This Week @ PS 88Q

May 15, 2022

A Message From Mrs. O'Shaughnessy

I hope everyone had a wonderful week. We are all looking forward to this weeks Field Day. It is a wonderful opportunity to gather together, have fun, spend the day outside of the building and enjoy being with the staff and students together. Mr. Tripotseris and Ms. Corniel have planned a phenomenal day for us. Please see the details below.


It has been busy here at PS 88Q. Many of you may have joined our Superintendent Chan's Gifted and Talented meeting for our community last week. We are excited to be considered for this new program. We are awaiting details, but all good things for PS 88Q!


Dates to Remember:



  • Field Day: Grades K-2 May 17. Grades 3-5. May 18. (Raindate May 19, 20)
  • PTA meeting May 18th @ 7pm
  • Animal experience week of May 23rd
  • Memorial Day May 30th: No School
  • Grade 4 Hands On Science Test May 31-June 3
  • Grade 4 Written Science Test June 6
  • Clerical Day: June 7: No Students
  • PS 88Q Carnival: June 8 (during the day)
  • Chancellors Day: June 9. No Students
  • 3k/Prek/Kindergarten Stepping Up Week of June 13-June 17
  • Juneteenth (June 20) No School
  • Grade 5 Breakfast and Yearbooks June 21
  • Grade 5 Graduation June 22 (Raindate June 23)
  • Grade 5 Dance June 24 (12:30pm)
  • Last Day of School Monday June 27

Field Day

Dear Families,

We are very excited about the school-wide Field Day that will take place on Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday May 18th. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for the entire school to come together and experience some high energy and exciting activities! Please read the following information

Important note: Since this is a school-wide event and will require a lot of parent volunteers to make the day a success. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to fill out the volunteer form. Click Here

9:30-9:45am: Students proceed to Joseph Mafera Park. We will walk straight down Catalpa Avenue to the park.

Opening Ceremonies: Our students meet as a school to hear about the activities planned for the day.

The Flow of the Day will go as follows:

Morning Rotations: Students will visit half of the stations on a rotation.

Picnic lunch outside: Families are welcome to come and eat lunch with their children. All students will eat outside at the field. It will be easiest if students bring a lunch for that day, just as they would for a field trip. A sack-type lunch will be available as well which will be provided by the school.

Afternoon Rotations: Students will visit the other half of the stations on a rotation.

Closing Ceremonies: Celebrate the day with the entire school and cheer on the teachers as they get a chance to challenge each other.

Students return to school to finish the day. If you are here and planning on signing your child out early you will need to go to the main office to sign them out at PS 88Q. Children can not be dismissed from the park.

We are providing the students with shirts to help show their spirit

For Tuesday May 17 and Wednesday May 18th ,please

● Complete the trip permission form on Operoo/Paper Form (distributed May 10th) No students can attend without the permission form.

● ∙ Wear gym shoes or other shoes suitable running and playing. Sandals are not a good idea.

● Bring a water bottle, labeled clearly with their name.

● ∙ Put sunscreen on them before they come to school, it cannot be applied at school.

● ∙Pack them a lunch, or bring a lunch to enjoy with them.

Please click for the form to sign up to be a volunteer and sign up! We need many volunteers to make this day successful.

https://forms.gle/tBVBaWm74eDpnzo58

Any questions, please reach out to loshaughnessy@schools.nyc.gov

Loss and Grief From the Social Justice Committee

Our Social Justice Committee has been discussing the topic of grief and loss. Many of our students have expressed a need for guidance on this topic. Mr. Canales created a wonderful video in this months episode of PS 88Q FM-LY.
PS 88q FM LY Season 2 Episode 16 Loss and Grief
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Our Soccer Club

Our wonderful soccer club, lead by Mr. Anthony Andrew finally got their nets this week. These grade 4 and 5 students take this game very seriously. Each lunch time these students carry out their gear and spend this time to learn more than soccer. Teamwork, collaboration and responsibility. Great job everyone!
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