Park Slope Education Complex

at Middle School 88

Welcome MS88 PTA - where Students  ROCK !

 
Please meet our PTA Board:
  • Co-President - Marie Hueston
  • Co-President - Margarita Zambrano
  • Vice President/SISTA - Aurelia Tantao-Thompson
  • Vice President/SMART - Kimberly Ruiz-Galan
  • Treasurer - Peter Cardillo
  • Secretaries - Antonia Martinelli
  • Fundraising and Events committee - Leah Oates and Chris Brown
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           Upcoming Events / Our Calendar:     
  • 09/15/2016 - Thur : PTA Curriculum Night, "Meet the Teachers", 6-7:30pm, Auditorium
  • 09/20/2016 - Tues : PTA Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm, Auditorium    
  • 09/21/2016 - Wed : High School Information Session, 5:30-7:00, Auditorium
  • 10/05/2016 - Wed : Executive PTA Meeting, 8am, Library    
  • 10/18/2016 - Tues : PTA Meeting, 6:00-7:00, Library
  • 10/28/2016 - Fri.   : Halloween Dance, 3:00-6:00pm
  • 10/29/2016 - Sat.   : MS88 PTA, "Meet & Greet" - see Flyer here
  • 11/02/2016 - Wed  : Executive PTA Meeting, 8am, Library
  • 11/03/2016 - Thur : School Pictures Day
  • 11/15/2016 - Tues : PTA Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm, Auditorium
  • 11/30/2016 - Wed  : Executive PTA Meeting, 8am, Library
  • 12/20/2016 - Tues : PTA Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm, Auditorium
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            Information for Tutors, Online and at Home:       
  • One with NYU       
  • Princeton Review       
  • Varsity Tutors       
  • Kaplan Test Prep       
  • Find local tutors          
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            On SHSAT (Specialized High School Test):       
  • Time Management is Key: There are a lot of questions to cover in not a lot of time. Test prep programs and/or tutoring can help with test taking strategies. PRACTICE made a huge difference. The more kids practice and get familiar with the format and timing, the more comfortable they’ll be test day.       
  • Scoring: Even though there are 95 questions that you’d think would be worth 100 points (those scrambled paragraphs count as 2 points each), it’s scored on a curve. The first 45 questions of math/English get a few points each. Anything over that, points given per correct answer go exponentially up. So, a kid who scored equally on math and English, say 43 questions correct in each half, will have a much lower final score than someone who got 50 questions right in math and 36 in English. And the scoring system is completely opaque. You never know how many questions your child answered correctly, how many points were assigned to each, what the curve was. In February, on your offer letter, you’ll see their score  (usually in the 400, 500, rarely 600 range) and that’s it, along with the offer if they are offered a specialized seat.        
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