Maple Street School celebrates the Week of the Young Child April 10-16, 2011 to recognize the needs of young children and thank educators, leaders, and community members involved in building better futures for all children. The 2011 theme of the Week of the Young Child is Early Years are Learning Years.
On Friday, April 8, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams joined the parents of slain NYPD Detective Russel Timoshenko to announce the second annual Bridging the Gap Basketball Scholarship Tournament in memory of slain NYPD Detective Russel Timoshenko. The tournament, was hosted by the Student Government Association in collaboration with the 71st Precinct Detectives Unit. The money raised will benefit the Detective Russel Timoshenko Scholarship Fund for tuition assistance to Medgar Evers College students.
On Thursday, April 14, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams hosted the Second Annual 20th Senatorial District Spelling Bee for students to showcase their spelling capabilities in the hopes to win a $100 savings bond. It is crucial that school students comprehend literacy skills such as spelling, vocabulary and correct English language usage. This spelling bee will not only bring attention to the importance of literacy, but also address skills such as developing poise, enhancing the art of public speaking and sportsmanship, important life skills that will guarantee future success.
On Saturday, April 30, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams joined Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighbors and shopkeepers to clean up trash, garbage and litter in an effort to help beautify the community. Between the hours of 11:00am and 4:00pm, several areas in this neighborhood were cleaned up. In light of Earth Day and in response to the recent illegal dumping incidences in the community, this neighborhood clean up will encourage others to be responsible and have an appreciation of the community in which they live.
On Thursday, May 26, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes held a press conference to announce the proposed legislation that will require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to an newborn infant that they do not want.