Access for Young Women (AFYW) is a program of Queens Community House aimed at promoting gender equity and leadership in girls ages 11-18. Groups meet once a week for two hours starting January and ending in late May and are held at our main site in Forest Hills. In addition to the leadership component, We are offering community service projects and STEM Career Panels.
AFYW is now in its 24th year of providing valuable leadership opportunities to young women residing in Queens. The program has demonstrated proven results in increasing participant’s self-esteem, academic performance, leadership skills, and knowledge of gender issues.
All AFYW programs are free! Participants can earn up to sixty hours of community service credit.
We currently have openings in the leadership program.
If you have any students that you would like to refer, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Faber, Leadership Coordinator, at 718-592-5757 ext. 221 or via email SFaber@qchnyc.org.
Download the AFYW Flyer
Download the AFYW new member application form
Dear Halsey Parents,
Please, consider #Giving to your child’s school! As of today, about 75 families representing the 1,600 children enrolled have sent in donations.
If only we could get more people to donate, even just a little, we could achieve our fundraising goal!
It’s easy, just send in a check with your child with the voucher attached (halsey-pta-annual-appeal-letter-2017-18), or donate via PayPal or Credit Card by clicking on this link!
General Supply List
Below is a general list of supplies that children will need. Included in this list are items that children should NOT buy and cannot bring to school.
5 Marble notebooks (purchase different colors)
7 Pocket folders (purchase different colors)
Package of colored pencils
10 pack sheet protectors
1 one inch binder
Mini – stapler
Gym uniforms are mandatory. The following items can be purchased at the school store:
Gym Uniform: Shorts – $12.00/ Shirts – $10.00
Gym lock – $8.00
DO NOT Buy & DO NOT Bring to School:
• Book bags on wheels
• Liquid glue
A.M. Home Room 8:00-8:15
Period 1 8:19-8:59
Period 2 9:03-9:43
Period 3 9:47-10:28
Period 4 10:32-11:13
Period 5 11:17-11:58
Period 6 12:02-12:43
Period 7 12:47-1:27
Period 8 1:31-2:11
P.M. Home Room 2:15-2:20
** Homeroom begins promptly at 8:00 A.M.
Rules and Regulations
1) Lateness, cutting and truancy are prohibited.
2) Students may not bring in any unauthorized person into the school at any time.
3) All electronic devices must be turned off during the school day. Devices such as HEADPHONES, IPODS, MP3/4, OR ANY HAND HELD GAMING DEVICES, CELL PHONES/ MOBILE DEVICES used in the building will result in confiscation. Parent must pick up device on Friday from grade dean.
4) The school will not be responsible for items confiscated.
5) Hats or headgear (except religious attire) are NOT to be worn in the building.
6) Students must have an official pass to go from one place to another in the building.
7) Students who become ill may not be sent home alone, a Parent/Guardian listed on the Emergency Blue Card must pick them up at school.
8) Students are to leave the school grounds at the end of their school day.
9) Students may only go to the school store during AM Homeroom.
Tank tops and short shorts, sunglasses, headbands, visors, ski masks, spiked bracelets, inappropriate words or slogans on clothing, glass bottles, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, basketballs, soccer balls, bats and other sporting equipment. Food or beverages of any kind (unless in cafeteria).
The Following Infractions May Result in Suspension
1) Fighting and disrupting the orderly operation of school activities.
2) Engaging in physical assault and/or sexual assault.
3) Engaging in, or causing riotous conditions.
4) Recklessly endangering students and/or staff.
5) Possessing or using a weapon or a laser light/pointer.
6) Engaging in theft of personal or school property.
7) Engaging in cheating or plagiarizing.
8) Ringing a false alarm or engaging in acts of arson.
9) Using intimidation, coercion, force or extortion.
Pupil Path is a student information system for parents and students. Pupil Path allows parents and students to view important student and school information such as student attendance records, class schedule, assignment due dates and grades, and announcements. Parents are also able to communicate with teachers via this tool.
Attention Halsey Parents & Guardians
There is an amazing App where we can do hassle free fundraising for Halsey JHS 157. The App is called Shoparoo and can be downloaded in the Apple App store or in the Google Play store.
The concept is simple:
SHOP: When you go shopping at grocery stores and other retailers you will get a receipt from your purchase.
SNAP: Inside the Shoparoo App, you can take a picture of your receipt.
EARN: The more receipts we upload to Shoparoo the more money we can earn for Halsey JHS 157. Some receipts uploaded will enter us into monthly sweepstakes as well.
Its so simple:
1. Download the Shoparoo App
2. Select Halsey JHS 157 as your school
3. Go back to your regularly scheduled shopping
4. Upload pic of your receipts to Shoparoo
5. Halsey earns money
We hope you will join us in this hassle-free fundraising so we can continue to support wonderful programs, clubs, and after-school activities at Halsey JHS 157.
Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157