P.S. 188Q Weekly Newsletter

April 11th-April 15th

A Message from Mrs. Figueroa

This past week was "National Assistant Principals Week." P.S. 188Q is grateful for all the work that Mrs. Nartowicz does each day!


As the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers," we are starting to see flowers blooming right outside our school building. Here are a few important reminders for this week:


School begins at 8:00 a.m. The doors at the main building open at 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. at the Annex. We have allotted a ten minute window for students to arrive to school without being marked late. Students that arrive after 8:10 a.m. will be marked late. We need your help getting your children to school on time. Every minute counts


Stop-Drop-and Go at the Main needs your help. Please abide by the following guidelines so we can ensure the safety of all here at PS 188Q:

  • Please arrive early to find parking on the streets around the school building. There is NO PARKING in front of the school or the schoolyard. There is NO PARKING in front of the school between the times of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Please do not block the road or leave your car double parked to drop off or pick up your child. We cannot block the road.
  • Please do not block the neighbor's driveways.
  • Please do not move the cones so you can park on Hartland at dismissal.

Please work with us to ensure that arrival and dismissal go smoothly.



April is Poetry Month. On Wednesday, we will be celebrating "Poem in Your Pocket" day. We are doing this early due to NYS Math testing so all of our students can participate. Make sure your child has their poem ready. Some suggestions are below.


To ensure that students have a COVID-19 test kit to use prior to returning from the Spring Recess, home test kits will be distributed on April 14th. Students will receive four test kits. Students should use the test kit on the evening of April 23, and again on the evening of April 24, before returning to school on April 25. Please note that while use of the test kit is strongly encouraged, participation is voluntary and staff and students are not required to show proof of a negative test result before being allowed to return to work and school.

The Proudest Blue

Our second grade students and teachers created an amazing display of various activities after reading the book, The Proudest Blue. If you come to the Main Building, look to your right when you stop at the security desk and you will see their amazing work!

1-118 are Bucket Fillers!💕

Students in clas1-118 wrote Mrs. Figueroa a letter stating their appreciation for the things that she does each day. Bravo 1-118 for filling Mrs. Figueroa's bucket!
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Some Student Work from the Annex

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Poem in Your Pocket Day Ideas

Need to find a poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day on Wednesday? Try and write your own or write out one of these. Make sure to give credit to the author if you are using some else's poem.

https://poetry4kids.com/poems/

https://www.rd.com/list/popular-short-poems-for-kids/

https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/best-poems-for-children-julia-donaldson

NYC School Survey Deadline EXTENDED🚩

As of Wednesday, April 6th, only 55.5% of our families have filled out the survey. The survey deadline has been extended to April 15th. Please take a moment to complete the survey. It is important because it gives us a snapshot of how we are doing. For more information please follow this link www.nycschoolsurvey.org.


If you are unable to find the paper survey, please follow the link below to take the survey. All you need is your child’s 9-digit OSIS (Student Identification Number) number. When asked for the access number, enter a lowercase “f” followed by their child’s nine-digit OSIS number (see example below). This will bring you to the survey.


Take the 2021-2022 NYC School Survey NOW!(Open external link)

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten offers have been made for the 2022-2023 school year. Please check your MySchools account for your offer. Mrs. Kennedy will be reaching out to families to begin the registration process.

☕Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa

Here is the latest power point from Mrs. Figueroa's Coffee and Conversations on April 8th.

Upcoming Events📅

April 12th DEI Parent Meeting 9:30 a.m.

April 12-13th PTA Scholastic Book Fair (Main and Annex)📚 Date changed

April 13th Poem in Pocket Day; PTA Meeting 7;00 p.m.; CDEC Meeting 7:00 p.m.

April 14th Goal Setting for Kids Workshop with Mrs. Hollis an Mrs. Perez-Fung 9:30 a.m.

April 14th Ukulele Show recorded and posted for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade students to the Google Classroom

April 15th-April 22nd Spring Break---Rest, Relax and Recharge

April 25th Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa 10 a.m.

April 26th and 27th NYS Math Test

April 27th Administrative Assistant's Day

April 30th PTA Sponsored Kid's Spring Bike Ride

May 2nd No School-Eid-al-Fitr

May 2nd to May 6th Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3rd Teacher Appreciation Day; PTA Mother's Day Plant Sale

May 4th PTA Sponsored BMX Bike Show All Grades; SLT meeting 6 p.m.

May 5th Kids' Heart Challenge Culminating Event for ALL Grades

May 6th Safety Meeting 7:30 a.m.

May 6th PTA Mother's Day Plant Sale

May 10th Parent DEI Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m.

May 14th PTA Sponsored Spring Family Day

May 17th Watching Television and Movies Wisely with Mrs. Hollis and Mrs. Perez-Fung 9 a.m.

May 18th Kindergarten Parents Virtual Visit to the Main Building; PTA meeting 7 p.m.

May 19th Library Books Returned

May 20th Last Day of Morning Library

May 23rd Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa 10 a.m.

May 26th CDEC Meeting 7 p.m.

May 24th-June 3rd 4th grade NYS Science Performance Test

May 30th No School- Memorial Day