P.S. 188Q Weekly Newsletter

Week of May 16th to May 20th

“Being a fish out of water is tough, but that’s how you evolve.”

- Kumail Nanjiani

A Message from Mrs. Figueroa

Dear P.S. 188Q families,

As we continue to move closer to the end of the school year, the students continue to learn each day. 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!


Our school crossing guard is currently out. I will do my best to be outside to help with students crossing the street. Please be patient, careful and vigilant.


Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring the BMX Bike Show. It was an amazing event. We hope you will join the PTA on Saturday for the Spring Family Day.


As part of the District 26 Civics for All initiative, some of our students are taking part "Take Action" projects. In class 1-101 and 2-202, the students are taking action to beautify our school. Mrs. Radigan's class cleaned out the science garden and planted some beautiful flowers. Mrs. Brellas and Mrs. Fitzpatrick's class weeded and planted some flowers in the planters in the front of the school and some other areas in the front of the school. Our upper grade classes are working on creating a "Buddy Bench" to ensure that all students have a friend at recess.


Please know that May 16th is "Plastic Free Lunch Day." To learn more, please click here!


Please ensure that your child's device is charged. We will begin the iReady assessment for ELA (grades 3-5) and Math (grades K-5).


Here's to a great week ahead!!!

Community Health Fair- May 15th

Council Member Linda Lee will be hosting a Community Health Fair on Sunday, May 15th at noon at Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue & Springfield Blvd, co-sponsored by Senator John Liu & Assemblyman David Weprin!
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🎞Watching Television and Movies Wisely Parent Workshop🎞

You are cordially invited to attend a virtual workshop on, "Watching Television/Movies Wisely." The workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 17th at 9:00 a.m.

This presentation will assist participants in understanding the various messages that television gives children and how to minimize the negative ones and maximize the positive ones.


The login information will be sent out the day before. Mrs. Perez-Fung will also send out a reminder on Tuesday, May 17th.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mrs. Corey Hollis, our school Social Worker. Please click Watching Television/ Movies Wisely and fill out the form to let us know if you will attending. Thank you.

District 26 "I Am" Project

As members of the District 26 community, we would like you to consider participating in this great project.


Since 2016, we have continued as a District Community to grow and learn from this work in many ways together. In response to the feedback we received from our students in our DEL Student Survey in the Spring 2021, we want to continue to build understanding of cultural awareness and racial identities by recreating the "I Am" Project video to share who the District 26 community is in 2022.

We welcome all members of District 26 - students, staff, families, and community members - to share their response to one or more of the following prompts in a short video:

  • Who are you?
  • Where are you from?
  • How do you want to be known?
  • What means most to you?
  • What you aspire to achieve?

Ending your video ultimately saying: “I am (one word)”

Please ensure your video is:

Compiled videos will be shared with the community in June 2022 with a guide to deepen conversations with each other towards our shared goals and commitments. Thank you for your support in continuing this work with us and in sharing it with the community.

Incoming 1st Grade Parents Virtual Tour📅

You are cordially invited to attend the Incoming 1st Grade Parent Orientation which will be held online, Wednesday, May 18th at 9:00 a.m. This is for parents only. Kindergarten children will visit the main building in June. Please click Incoming 1st Grade Orientation to get more information and to register.


The login information will be sent out the day before. Mrs. Perez-Fung will also send out a reminder on Wednesday, May 18th.


Look forward to seeing you all there.

Dancing Classrooms Registration Required 💃🏻🕺🏻

Sign up for our schoolwide Dancing Classrooms event on May 26th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

BMX Bike Show Photos

Check out some photos from our BMX Bike show.

May 12th Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa

Take a look at what was discussed at our recent coffee and conversations.

5th Grade Graduation Information

5th Grade parents---please check out next steps for graduation!!

📌NYC Gifted and Talented Program

Read all about the updated gifted and talented program. The G&T application will be open from May 31 - June 13, 2022. Offers will be made in July.

📅Upcoming Events

May 24th to May 27th 4th Grade NYS Science Performance Assessment

May 26th Dancing Classrooms Family Event 5:00 p.m.
May 30th No School Memorial Day

June 1st 1st and 2nd Grade Field Day; Kindergarten visit to the Main Building 9:00 a.m.;

SLT 6:30 p.m.
June 2nd PreK and Kindergarten Field Day; P.S. 188Q Art Show 5:30 p.m.
June 3rd Safety Meeting 7:30 a.m.

June 6th 4th Grade NYS Science Written Exam
June 7th No School for students–Clerical Day
June 8th 3rd and 4th Grade Field Day; Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa 10:00 a.m.

June 9th Anniversary Day, Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development, students do not attend
June 10th 5th Grade Picnic and Field Day at Alley Pond Park
June 13th Kindergarten Parent Virtual Orientation
June 14th PreK Parent Virtual Orientation; DEI Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m.
June 17th 5th Grade Graduation 9:30 a.m. in P.S. 188Q School Yard

June 19th Father's Day
June 20th No School in observance of Juneteeth

June 23rd Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa 10:00 a.m.
June 27th Last Day of School