This Week @ PS 88Q
October 30th, 2022
Reminder: 11:20 am Dismissal Thursday November 3, 2022
A Message From Mrs. O'Shaughnessy
I hope everyone had a wonderful week this week. It was a busy one! And Halloween on a Monday, oh boy. It is shaping up to be another full, but wonderful upcoming week.
This past week was a great return to what we know and love, even for me. Our monthly principal meeting, held by Dr. Chan, our Superintendent, was a visit to a neighboring school, where not only I, but other district 24 school leaders visited classrooms and met as a team to plan. It was so purposeful for me to see other practices, and discuss with fellow leaders. I was at PS/IS 119, and I even ran into our graduates who attend IS 119 now.
We had families join us in school this week for many events as well. Ms. Wang-Silonga provided an opportunity for a hands on activity based on the book Wonderful Worms in classes, our Family Pumpkin event, courtesy of the Italian-American Federation of Brooklyn and Queens, a Family Movie Night, and our monthly SLT meeting.
Our movie night was FABULOUS! Thank you all for coming out. It was wonderful seeing you all, having the time to talk, meet other families, classmates and have fun! So many more to come!
Here are some updates and current information:
- Our Instructional Leadership Team has made the decision to NOT ADMINISTER THE DESSA Screening. Thank you to those of you who voiced your opinion in opting out. The assessment will not be given.
- Parent Teacher Conferences are this week, November 3. Dismissal is at 11:30am. Please make your virtual appointment with your child's teacher. They will be discuss the assessments they have taken (Acadience, MAP and IReady). Report cards will be released on December 5th.
- Please complete the SLT survey in the newsletter. We want to hear what you would like to see!
- Any families who have not completed the Annual Income Survey, please complete. We need 100% to secure Title I funds. Any questions, please reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates to Remember:
October 31: Halloween Parade around the block. https://www.smore.com/vsn3y
November 3: Parent Teacher Conferences: 11:20am dismissal
November 3 and 4: Student Council Candidate Speeches: Auditorium
November 7: Student Council Election Day: All Students go to the polls
November 8: Election Day: NO STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE
November 11: Veterans Day: NO SCHOOL
November 14, 15, 16: FDNY Classroom Visits
November 15: Inauguration of Student Council/IS 77 Band Performance
November 19: Free Basketball Clinic @ PS 88Q
November 21: NYPD Jazz Bank Performance
November 21: SLT @ 3:45pm
November 24-November 25: Thanksgiving Break
December 5: Report Cards released
This Week In Pictures
PS 88Q Celebrates The World Cup. ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽
Our amazing Social Justice and SMILE Committees have created a great way to get PS 88Q into the World Cup Spirit! We are proud to have our own Soccer Club, coached by Mr. Anthony Andrew, but now ALL OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY can be involved.
For the next month, students will learn about their host country. The Social Justice and SMILE Committee will then distribute activities related to the World Cup and their host country. Our school will proudly display the flags of all of the countries.
Each teacher randomly picked their classrooms host country. Below is the video, which features soccer songs from past and present World Cup Championships, along with some soccer tips. Watch the fun video below to see what country your child's classroom will be 'hosting".
Our School Leadership Team Wants To Hear From You!
Our School Leadership Team meets once a month to discuss, plan and implement all things related to our schools CEP (Comprehensive Educational Plan). The SLT represent all members of the school community. At this months meeting, we created a survey for our families to share their voice. Please take a minute to complete the survey. It will our work this week to implement what you would like to see, or perhaps contribute, to PS 88Q.
September Student of The Month and SMILE Student of The Month
We are so proud of our September Students of The Month. They will receive their certificate and announced during morning announcements this week. October students will be honored at our assemblies this month.
September Student of the Month:
Veda Louise Zadrozny Ralphi Flores Joaquin Torres Ulises Miranda Isabella Barboto Max Delgado Delilah Briggs Hajar Azougagh. Akilan Suren JasperBarnes Yvannah Javier Anthony Maura John Tabala Lukas Filja Daniel Pillco Leo Henriquez. Aleena Guzman. Aaron Kumal. Filomena Badea Winona Carey. Emilia Quevedo. Kaily Morocho Jax Lema. Adam Pupovic. Theo Newell. Andres Castillo. Anaya Leufroy. Ashton Perez
September SMILE Student of the Month
April Ron. Dalila Pupovich Shantal Pazmino. Allison Arellano-Ortega. Noah Kemp.
Noah Kerekes Ian Rodriguez, Jeffrey Aybar Victor Acevedo, Allison Lopez Grade Camacho Daniela Guzman. Dayana Vidals Edgar Moran. Layla Flores, Gabriella Marcos Aaron Regulado Veda Zadrozny Erin O'Mara. Isabella Dotan. Alessia Fortunato. Ana Morales. Mark Bermeo. Cynthia Zhao. Youseff Aitraho. Zuzanna Chwialkowska. Miyah Rose Musse.
PS 88Q Students Forever
Mr. Canales , Mr. Anthony and I had a Halloween surprise visit this past week! As you can see in the video, the Admin at IS 77 got all our sixth and seventh graders (8th didn't have lunch that period) in the auditorium to watch Mr. Canales' epic Cat in the Hat video. Little did they know, they were part 2!
After the initial surprise, we all talked about the transition, life at 77 and most importantly if they had a "go to" person at IS 77. They all did. 88 taught them well! How lucky are we to be part of their journey. Check out the video below. This is the work!