What’s the Word, Mike?

Community Education Council 31 President Michael Reilly has been sharing important information with the Staten Island Community via Facebook. Now you can read about the trending topics every month in Mike’s column in Staten Island Parent. You can also ask Mike a question below and he may address it in an upcoming column for Staten Island Parent.



Read Mike’s latest columns below!

December 2017Comfort Dogs: Helping Students and Staff

November 2017 - What’s in a Name? New York State Learning Standards (the New Common Core)

October 2017- New York State Constitutional Convention…Yes or No?

September 2017Does Your Child Have a Sleep Disorder?

August 2017Cashless Tolls, Carpool Programs and more; What Staten Island Drivers Should Know

July 2017Charter School for Dyslexia Planned for Staten Island

June 2017The State Legislature Must Stop Kicking the Can on Mayoral Control

May 2017Syringes on Our Streets: How to Report Illegal Drug Activity

April 2017April is Earth Month!

March 2017Why Are Helicopters Flying Over My House?

February 2017Raise Your Hand For Our Kids…Your Voice Matters!

January 2017 - Outdoor Recess Policy

December 2016Traffic Safety & Enforcement

November 2016Driving High: An Increasing Concern

October 2016Emergency Incidents at Schools

September 2016Back to School: Opportunities for Parents and Families to Get Involved

August 2016 - Scam Alerts – Don’t Be A Victim!

July 2016 (web only)“Ready, Set, Pokemon G”….But Use Caution!

July 2016New School Coming to the North Shore

June 2016Staten Island Drug Awareness Resources for Schools

May 2016Digital Footprints



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  1. Brunch with Santa

    December 17
    December 17, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Harvest Cafe
    Call for time and reservations
  2. Nutcracker 2017 with Staten Island Ballet

    December 17 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  2:00 am - 5:00 pm
    College of Staten Island
    Sat. December 16 at 2pm & 5pm Sun. December 17 at 2pm & 5pm Click here for more information or call 718-980-0500
  3. NYRR Open Run

    December 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    December 17, 2017  |  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Conference House Park
    Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all
  4. Art Studio

    December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  5. Science Time

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  6. Merry Music Series

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    From 2-3PM and again from 3-4PM Celebrate Hanukkah with a special Jewish cultural music performance and sing along.
  7. Sea Shanty Sessions

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Noble Maritime Collection
    Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and
  8. Story Time

    December 17 @ 4:00 pm
    December 17, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join our staff each day to share and listen to a story related to this months theme, the Letter M. Books about Music, Magnets, Monsters and other fun themes. TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE, check by calling the Museum for daily
  9. Toddler Time

    December 18 @ 10:30 am
    December 18, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Huguenot Library
    Join us for some Toddler Time fun! This is an interactive program featuring songs, story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required
  10. Baby Time

    December 18 @ 10:30 am
    December 18, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    South Beach Library