PS 188Q Weekly Newsletter

Week of Monday, May 30 - Friday, June 3, 2022

Message from Mrs. Figueroa

This week's events in Texas have been difficult to hear for all of us here at P.S. 188Q. Our heart breaks for their entire school community. Safety is our biggest concern here at P.S. 188Q and we will continue to review with students safety protocols and do everything we can to keep everyone at P.S. 188Q safe. Attached is Chancellor Bank's letter that was sent out to families on May 26th.

Thank you for all who came out to our Dancing Classrooms Family Celebration. We had a lot fun learning various dances. Thank you to Councilmember Grodenchik for sponsoring this event.

We will begin our annual Field Day this week. Students will be asked to wear the matching color of their class on the given date. Wednesday is Field Day for 1st and 2nd grade in the Main Building school yard. Thursday will be Field Day at the Annex for PreK and Kindergarten.

We will have an Art and Music show in the Main Building School yard on Thursday, June 2nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We hope you can join us! See the flyer below.

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!

Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey that will help us plan for the rest of the year and next year.

There will be one more Gifted and Talented information session on June 1st at 1 p.m. Click the link to sign up.

Reminder, if you are planning on moving over the summer or attending a private or parochial school in September and will not be returning to PS 188Q, please respond back to this email to let Mrs. Kennedy know so she is aware and knows which students will be receiving requests for school records. We want to ensure records and/or information is sent out in a timely manner to the school that is requesting them. Thank you.
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☕Coffee and Conversation Presentation

Letter from the Chancellor on School Safety

Gifted and Talented Application💭

Interested families with children entering grades 1, 2, or 3 can apply this spring to enter G&T programs in fall 2022.

PS 188Q Book of the Month

📅Upcoming Events

May 30th No School Memorial Day

June 1st 1st and 2nd Grade Field Day; Kindergarten Tour of 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.; Kindergarten students tour the Main building 9:00 a.m.

June 4th PTA Sponsored Clothing Drive in Annex parking lot 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sign up to volunteer:

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; PTA Happy Hour (Adults ONLY) 5-9 p.m.
June 13th Kindergarten Parent Virtual Orientation
June 14th PreK Parent Virtual Orientation; DEI Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m.; PTA Father’s Day Sale

June 15th PTA Father’s Day Sale
June 17th 5th Grade Graduation 9:00 a.m. in P.S. 188Q School Yard

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

June 21st 5th Grade Graduation Rain Date☔ Bring Your Own Chairs (BYOC) 9:00 a.m.

June 22nd 4th Grade Parent Workshop- What to Expect for Middle School Application Process

June 23rd Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa 10:00 a.m.
June 24th PTA Sponsored Movie Night in P.S. 188Q School Yard

June 27th Last Day of School