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Summer's here...what are you READING??
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Join NYC's Summer Reading Program here
Join Scholastic's Summer Reading Program here
Click here for the summer assignment for INCOMING SIXTH GRADERS. 
Click here for the summer assignment for CURRENT SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADERS.  

Tuesday, October 6
Mandatory High School Meeting

6:00 - 8:000 pm - for 8th grade scholars

Saturday, October 10
Prospective Student Open House

10:00 am

Come out and learn about FDA VIII middle school as well as the selection and screen process.

Monday, October 12
Tuesday, October 13
Breast Cancer T-Shirts On Sale Now!

Get your tees before Friday!

8:30 am to 11:00 am - Today

PTA Meeting - Wednesday

8:30 am to 11:00 am - Thursday

Wednesday, October 14
PTA Meeting @ 6:00 pm

School Auditorium

Guest from the American Cancer Society


Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October Events 2015.pdf

See the attached notice sent home on Friday, 10/2/15 - by your PTA!

2015-2016 Parent Letter.pdf

FDA VIII participates in Box Tops for Education. Parents and scholars please save your box tops and submit to Ms. Balfour. 

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This year marks the thirteenth anniversary of P.S. Art, an annual exhibition of talented young artists from New York City's public schools. The selection showcases the creativity of eighty-eight prekindergarten through grade 12 students from all five boroughs and includes paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, collages, and drawings. Each piece demonstrates personal expression, imaginative use of media, close observation, and an understanding of artistic processes.

FDA VIII's own Nyah Alexis's self portrait was chosen to be displayed in Times Square as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

For more information, visit http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2015/ps-art-2015/works-of-art

Congratulations Nyah and Ms. Gathers! We look forward to seeing more work from FDA VIII artists in the future. 

According to a 2013 report from the New York City’s Comptroller’s Office entitled “Bridging the Digital Literacy Divide” (PDF), 26.7% of households do not subscribe to high speed Internet service. The Library HotSpot loan program attempts to address these issues through loaning 10,000 mobile hotspots through the city's three public library systems.

With the Library HotSpot, you will now be able to connect your device (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.) to the internet! To obtain a Library HotSpot, you must register* for and attend an orientation session. You can search the full calendar of orientation sessions here.

*We have a limited number of HotSpot devices and you will need to register early to guarantee a device.

In addition, you must agree to take surveys during the time you have the mobile hotspot. You can borrow the Library HotSpot for a year, with no renewals. Below are the general guidelines and lending policy for borrowing a Library HotSpot from Brooklyn Public Library (BPL).

In order to borrow a mobile hotspot from BPL, you must:

  • Be an adult aged 17 and older
  • Have a valid Brooklyn Public Library card with under $15 in fines*
  • Have a valid New York State ID (Driver's License, Permit, or Identification Card), Passport, or Armed Services card
  • Have less than $15 in overdue fines and be cleared of any BPL collection agency fees
  • Have a recent piece of mail postmarked within 90 days
  • Have no Internet access at home
  • Agree to participate in surveys and other outcome based evaluations
  • Agree to Sprint's acceptable use policy, which prohibits pirating, illegal downloads, viewing child pornography, etc.
For more information, visit http://www.bklynlibrary.org/hotspot or your local library. 

We are incredibly proud of all the honorees who received Honor Roll pins last week. 

Watch the anti-bullying video made by "Young Scholars Making a Difference."

Check out videos of what is happening inside the school by clicking:

School News

Please be sure you are aware of the new cell phone policies. Click the links below to read both the parent and student contracts.

2015 parent cell phone policy contract.docx

2015 student cell phone policy contract.docx

We're in the paper! Check out FDA VIII in the Spring Creek Sun newspaper as we walked for the cure!