Dear Urban Assembly School of Music and Art,
The safety and well-being of our students and staff members remain our highest priority. Toward that end, we are notifying you that this morning, we were informed of a potential threat to our school on social media.
NYPD was immediately contacted and is actively investigating the report. In the interim, we have been assured that there is no immediate threat to students, faculty or staff at our school. We therefore are proceeding with a regular day of instruction.
As part of our safety efforts, we have increased supports including additional school safety agents and NYPD presence on campus. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to ensure that our school continues to provide a safe, supportive learning environment for all of our students. It is important that we remain vigilant, and if we see something, say something.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (718) 858-0249.
Paul J. Thompson
Urban Assembly School for Music and Art
Link to our Letter (PDF)
This summer we are very excited to be offering a Summer Bridge Language & Thinking program at UAMA. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday July 31 – through Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The classes will be held Monday – Thursday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The Summer Program is designed to provide you with an opportunity to improve your academic skills in Literacy, Writing, Critical Thinking, and to earn a high school credit before you begin in the fall of 2017. Research shows that surpassing 11 credits by the end of 9th grade in an important target to stay on track for high school success and on-time graduation, as well as to be better prepared for college. The goal of this program is not only to develop your academic skills but also to have fun learning, build relationships, and help you transition into high school.
To access the Summer Bridge form, please click here.
What we saw…
In Ellis Island there was a lot of interesting things. Ellis Island showed me that the baggage’s that they had carried are a lot different from what we carry now. There was a good amount of little children that was working like big adults to help their parents.
– Jada Bonner, Section 1
The trip to liberty island was truly amazing I got to experience taking a picture and seeing an ancient statue that was over 100 years old. On Ellis island it was such an eye opening experience to walk on the same grounds that many immigrants have fought to stand on. It showed me that I need to be appreciative and grateful for everything I have today and we got to travel the same way that people many ages ago did. It was so amazing to see where apart of history took place.
– Maisea Neverson, Section 3
The Statue of Liberty was built by a former civil war general Charles P. Stones. The statue skin is made of copper, the reason they picked copper is because when it’s exposed to oxygen in the air it undergoes a chemical reaction called oxidation.
– Abdulrahman Aldailam, Section 1
The statue of liberty was built by France and was a gift to the United States. The statue was assembled on Bedloe’s Island on October 28 1886. In 1924 the Statue of Liberty was declared a National monument. In 1956 Bedloe’s was renamed Liberty Island.
– Nazir Reid, Section 1