P.S. 188Q Weekly Newsletter

October 3rd to October 7th

A Message from Mrs. Figueroa

This week was a short, but jammed packed week. We had our first soft lockdown drill and our second fire drill. We hope you will join us for our Town Hall Safety Meeting this Friday, October 7th via Zoom where we will go over these drills and our safety procedures. School Safety Level 3 supervisor will join us as well. Look for Mrs. Perez-Fung's email for the Zoom link.

Monday, October 3rd- 5th grade students can try out for our Spirit Team. This group will encourage and motivate our basketball teams during their games. Students need to wear sneakers and come to try-outs on Monday, October 3rd during 5th period lunch.

😍Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring two Yoga classes for each class from October to January. The PS188Q PTA Cultural Arts + Enrichment Committee have also secured Mobile Ed.'s Planetarium for all students in PreK-5 on October 27th and 28th.

📸School pictures are October 24th and October 26th. Send in your forms to order your school pictures!

🚩We were just informed that the Middle School Application will open on October 26th. More information to follow!

A Few Reminders:

📅There is no school Wednesday, October 5th in observance of Yom Kippur. There is also no school on Monday, October 10th in observance of Indigenous People's Day.

🚫NO PARKING is allowed in the Annex parking lot when you are dropping off your child. Please park on the street and walk your child to the Annex.

🛑Stop-Drop-and-Go Please think about volunteering for Stop-Drop-and-Go at either the Main or the Annex. PreK stop and drop begins MONDAY!!!

📑Self-Sustaining Afterschool is BACK! Notices were sent out on Thursday, September 29th. We will be offering a few afterschool programs on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 4:30 p.m. Be on the lookout for confirmation that your child is accepted into the program. It will be backpacked home!

🚩PTA School Store is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 7:40-7:55 a.m.

📣Snack Shack is up and running at dismissal. Everything will be $1. All proceeds will go to provide needed supplies and enrichment opportunities for the students.

✔iReady and Acadience assessments continue to be administered in your child's classroom. Results will be shared with you at parent-teacher conferences on November 3rd.

💡 PTA Empower Our Children Fundraiser is kicking off soon! Any way you can support the PTA and ultimately support the school is greatly appreciated! Partner with us to provide opportunities for your children to "dream, believe and achieve!" Also, if you have ordered a T-shirt, they will arrive in a few weeks.

It was a short, but jam packed week for all! Thank you for your continued support. Reach out if you have any concerns or questions:

❓Need to Contact Your Child's Teacher?

Every Wednesday, teachers have office hours from 2:20-2:50 p.m. You can make an appointment with the teacher to speak with them. You can find the teacher's email address on our website:

Main Building Classroom Teachers

Annex Classroom Teachers

Cluster Teachers Annex and Main Bldg

🍁🍂Join us for PTA Fall Family Day- October 15th🍁🍂

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Respect For All Resources

Here are NYCDOE policies and procedures for preventing and addressing student-to-student sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, bullying, intimidation, and/or discrimination.

Free Family Community Events

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Flushing Town Hall Rangoli Competition

Call For All Creative Minds From NYC And Beyond! As Flushing Town Hall kicks off our annual celebration for Diwali, we are excited to invite all creative minds from local & international areas to participate in our second Rangoli Design Competition.

🗓 Important Dates

  • October 3rd: 5th grade Spirit Team tryout during 5th period lunch
  • October 4th: PTA Sponsored Yoga begins- each class, PreK-5th grade, will receive two sessions from October 4th to January 17th
  • October 5th: No School for Yom Kippur
  • October 6th: Recess Committee Meeting @ 8:45-9:45 a.m. via Zoom💻
  • October 7th: Town Hall Safety Meeting presented by Mrs. Gamebski, Building Response Leader, with NYPD School Safety and NYPD @ 10 a.m. via Zoom
  • October 10th: No School Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People's Day
  • October 11th: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Meeting @ 9:30 a.m. via Zoom💻
  • October 12th: SLT Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • October 13th: CDEC Meeting 7:00 p.m. TBD
  • October 14th: Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa and Mrs. Nartowicz via Zoom @ 10 a.m.
  • October 15th: PTA Sponsored Fall Family Day
  • October 18th: Morgan Library Trip- Class 4-318 and 4-316
  • October 19th: Morgan Library Trip- Class 4-313 and 4-317; Self-Sustaining Afterschool begins; PTA meeting 7 p.m. via Zoom
  • October 20th: Morgan Library Trip- Class 5-301 and 5-302
  • October 21st: Morgan Library Trip- Class 5-303 and 5-304
  • October 24th: Picture Day in the Main Building and Annex (schedule will be sent home)
  • October 26th: Picture Day in the Main Building (schedule will be sent home); Middle School Application OPENS
  • October 27th: PTA Sponsored Mobile Ed Planetarium in the gymnasium for all students; Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa and Mrs. Nartowicz tentatively at 9:30 a.m
  • October 28th: PTA Sponsored Mobile Ed Planetarium in the gymnasium for all students
  • October 31st: Halloween Parade 9:00 a.m. in school yards
  • November 1st: Morgan Library in-classroom session for 4-313; 4-317; 4-318
  • November 2nd: Morgan Library in-classroom session for 5-304; 4-316; 5-301
  • November 3rd 1/2 day of school- students dismissed by 11:20 a.m.; Parent Teacher Conferences via Zoom 12:20-2:20 p.m. and 4:30-7:00 p.m.
  • November 4th: Morgan Library in-classroom session for 5-303 and 5-302
  • November 8th Election Day- Students do not attend school
  • November 11th No School Veteran's Day