P.S. 188Q Weekly Newsletter

Week of April 4th to April 8th

Message from Mrs. Figueroa

April is here!!!!! The flowers are starting to bloom and buds are appearing on the trees. I continue to see amazing discussions and ideas being shared among all the students here at P.S. 188Q. As we move into warmer weather, please remember the following:

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 do not block the road or leave your car double parked to drop off or pick up your child. We cannot block the busses.
  • Please do not move the cones so you can park on Hartland at dismissal.
  • There is NO PARKING in front of the school between the times of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

All classes will begin eating in the cafeteria starting Monday, April 4th. The lunch schedule is posted below.

Masks are still required for students ages two to four years old. The Mayor made this update on 4/1/2022.

All students will have one session of Yoga throughout the month of April and May thanks to our PTA! It will start on Tuesday and continue throughout April and May on selected dates.

April is Poetry Month. See below to learn about different types of poems. The challenge is for your children to write a poem about April or Spring.

Thank you for continuing to work with us! Here's to a great week ahead!

Big picture

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion April Newsletter

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Parent Committee shared the April newsletter with families on Monday, March 28th. If you missed it, see the download below. I have also attached the read-aloud the team provided for the book entitled Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson.


Monthly Cluster Award Winners

Starting with this month, March, the Cluster teachers will present an award to one student from each class from 1st-5th grade. Kindergarten will be receiving awards starting in April.

The award is titled “Super Citizen Award” and being presented to students for displaying outstanding citizen qualities, being a dependable student, and having good moral character in the cluster classes. The initiative is to recognize and bring positive attention to the students who are always on, always doing the right thing.

Big picture

“Spring Break Mindful Mornings” workshop offered for families during Spring Break

🚩NYC School Survey EXTENDED to April 15th

As of Monday, March 28th, only 48.8% of our families have filled out the survey. The survey period 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)

💻Affordable Connectivity Program

All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)(Open external link), which offers monthly discounts up to $30 on internet bills, and a one-time device discount up to $100 with participating providers.

This program, launched by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is a replacement to the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which provided broadband internet service for eligible New York City households at a reduced cost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply for this program, confirm your household’s eligibility, and find participating broadband internet providers, visit the ACP website(Open external link). Families may also call the ACP helpline at (877) 384-2575.

There are several free or low-cost internet options available to New York City students and families.

Please click here for additional information and directions translated in multiple languages.

Upcoming Dates to Remember📅

April 6th SLT Meeting 6:30 p.m.

April 8th Coffee and Conversations with Mrs. Figueroa 10 a.m.

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

April 13-14th PTA Scholastic Book Fair (Main and Annex)📚

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

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

May 6th PTA Mother's Day Plant Sale

May 4th SLT Meeting 6:30 p.m.

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

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

May 14th PTA Sponsored Spring Family Day