Birch Family Services & Lieutenant Governor
to celebrate Read Across America Day
BY BRONX TIMES
In celebration of Dr.
Seuss’s birthday on March
2, hundreds of preschool
students at Birch Family
Services schools will participate
in virtual Read Across
America Day events.
Birch Family Services
is a leading provider of education
support services for people
with autism and developmental
disabilities in New
New York Lieutenant
Governor Kathy Hochul
and local leaders will join
Birch staff and board members
in reading their favorite
Dr. Seuss books such as
“Fox in Socks” and “Green
Eggs and Ham” to students
and will answer questions.
In partnership with Birch
Family Services, the apparel
brand Bombas will
also donate 250 pairs of
socks to be shared with the
126 children and adults living
in Birch residences as
well as other families in
need within the community.
Every year, Birch Family
Services eight preschool
programs participate in the
national Read Across America
campaign, an annual
celebration of Dr. Seuss’s
birthday established by the
National Education Association
in 1998 to promote
literacy and a love for reading.
East Flatbush Early
Childhood Center, Brooklyn
Long Island City Early
Childhood Center, Queens
Springfi eld Gardens Education
Mill Basin Early Childhood
Pelham Bay Early Childhood
Riverdale Early Childhood
Soundview Early Childhood
Washington Heights Education
FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF THE BRONX
Docket # NN-11190-2/20
In the Matter of
A Child(ren) Under Eighteen Years Alleged to be Neglected by
BRONX FAMILY COURT
PART B- CONFERENCE ID - 786 626 481
PLEASE CALL ABOVE NUMBER ON DATE AND TIME STATED BELOW.
NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN YOUR LOSS OF YOUR
RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. IF YOUR CHILD STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE MOST RECENT
22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE
AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. IN SOME CASES, THE AGENCY MAY FILE BEFORE
THE END OF THE 15-MONTH PERIOD. IF SEVERE OR REPEATED CHILD ABUSE IS PROVEN BY
CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE, THIS FINDING MAY CONSTITUTE THE BASIS TO TERMINATE
YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO
THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION.
TO: OSCAR CASTELLANOS
A petition under ARTICLE 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT having been filed with this court alleging that the
above-named child(ren) is a neglected child(ren), a copy of said petition being annexed hereto:
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this court at 900 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx, New York
10451, Part B, on April 5, 2021, at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon of said day to answer the petition and
to show cause why said child(ren) should not be adjudicated to be a neglected child(ren) and why you
should not be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of ARTICLE 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT and
why an order of support under SECTION 235 of the FAMILY COURT ACT should not be made if the final
disposition is an order of placement.
On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
FURTHER NOTICE: Family Court Act §154(c) provides that petitions brought pursuant to Articles 4,5,6,8
and 10 of the Family Court Act, in which an order of protection is sought or in which a violation of an order
of protection is alleged, may be served outside the State of New York upon a Respondent who is not a
resident or domiciliary of the State of New York. If no other grounds for obtaining personal jurisdiction over
the Respondent exist aside from the application of this provision, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over
the respondent is limited to the issue of the request for, or alleged violation of, the order of protection. Where
the Respondent has been served with this summons and petition and does not appear, the Family Court
may proceed to a hearing with respect to issuance or enforcement of the order of protection.
SABYNE NICOLAS, ESQ
Dated: March 3, 2021
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, M 32 ARCH 12-18, 2021 BTR
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