DOE Student Accounts

Hello PS 88Q! In order to be ready for September, all students must activate their DOE Student Accounts. This account gives all students access to MANY, MANY educational platforms. Students can begin using it this summer as well to access these programs. Through this account, the DOE will be sending important surveys for parents in the next week. Below you […]

A Wonderful Send-Off

On Monday, June 22nd, our amazing fifth graders closed one chapter and began another. For these graduates, it was bittersweet, ending in the remote world, but nothing could replace their memories at PS 88Q. We are so proud of our students, their families and the P.S. 88Q staff who have become family over these past years. The commencement was beautiful. […]

Weekly Parent Meetings

Hello P.S. 88Q Community! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. As you all know, having Coffee and Conversation is one of my favorite times. What was a bi-monthly meeting pre-remote learning became a bi-weekly meeting in the remote world. Our time together, with the staff has been something that I feel we all needed! Our summer meetings […]

Citywide Grading Policy

 I hope you are all safe and healthy at home.  Our Chancellor has just released the citywide grading policy for all schools.  The policy is attached.  I will be discussing this and open to all questions tomorrow at Coffee with Mrs. O’Shaughnessy at 11:00am and 4:00 pm.  Also, please feel free to email me any questions if you like!    […]

Today’s Announcements

Good Morning PS 88Q!!! I hope you had a wonderful night! My question of the day is, How do you communicate with your family when you can’t “see” your family! Have a great day!

Grade Specific Family Meetings

Hello Families, I would love to spend some time with the families during this time. My mornings spent greeting you all at the gate or afternoons in the school yard are one of my favorite parts of the day. Whether it is during coffee, or Tuesday time, or just seeing your faces around the building, my conversations with you all […]

Morning Announcements April 6, 2020

On Friday , our students, families and staff took time to honor our healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers. Today’s announcements celebrate our students who honor those heroes

Morning Announcement Friday April 3

Good Morning Everyone! Today we celebrate our Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Essential Workers. please join us by sharing a picture with the #District24Grateful. I’ll be sharing throughout the day. And yesterday’s baby was Mr. Tripotseris! Guess who today’s is!

Wednesday April 1, 2020

For those of you who guessed, it was Ms. Menkes. Please join my office to see our Flipgrid and leave me a video message for today’s mystery baby ! classroom code vsjkdq4

Come into My Office !

Hello P.S.88Q Families, We hope you are all well and with your families. We miss you all very much and want to stay connected in so many ways. I know that last week you all began remote learning through Google Classrooms. It has been a lot of learning for all of us! I am so proud of the staff and […]

Morning Arrival

Monday, March 23 begins our remote learning. Mr. Canales, our amazing guidance counselor created this video to remind you that we are all still here! See you in the morning!

Parents: Take the Remote Learning Device Request Form

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the Request form. The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you to discuss when and […]

Today’s Read Aloud

Today was a busy day! We are building THE ABSOLUTE BEST VIRTUAL LEARNING EVER!! Mr. Dumont, our music teacher stopped to read a wonderful book for all of you! Enjoy!

We are Officially on Google Classroom!

Good Morning,      I hope everyone is adjusting to this new virtual school.  We are almost ready for online instruction!  Although we do not go live until Monday, March 23, we want everyone to be as ready as possible.  Your child has been invited to each teachers classroom.  Please follow the directions below.   Thank you, Linda O’Shaughnessy Principal, P.S. 88Q Go […]

March 17, 2020 Update ☘️

Hello PS 88 Families !I hope you all had a wonderful day. Today all staff were in the building getting ready to launch our remote learning platform. I am so excited for you all to join. Thank you for sending us vital information. I hope hearing from your teachers brought a smile to your child’s face. We miss them already. […]

Important Updates

It has been decided, by our Mayor, Mayor DiBlasio, that school in the traditional sense, will be closed until April 20th. Grab and Go breakfast and lunch will be served this week at our school door at approximately 8:00am and 11:30 am. Distant Learning will begin on Monday March 23. Please click on the link for up do date information. […]

Updates for the Week of March 16th

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Saturday. I understand what a challenging time this time is, but I want all families to be informed as to any updates we receive. PS 88Q is completely adhering to all citywide procedures and protocols. I want to update all of our families of some new guidelines we received as per our Chancellor […]

Spring Concert: Friday March 13

We have decided to postpone tomorrow’s Spring Concert. I know how excited the students , and Mr. Dumont are to show you their amazing musical talent. I saw and heard them earlier in the week and am in awe of their performance. We will let you know the date as soon as it is rescheduled.

NYC School Survey

Your School. Your Child. Your Voice. Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of their school community think about the learning environment at their school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school […]

Sign Up for a NYC Schools Account

Parents and Guardians: We’ve made it easier to  sign up for a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). Setting up a basic account will allow you to get emergency notifications from the DOE.   You can create a basic account online from any computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is: Go to https://mystudent.nyc/saa/signup  Set up the account by: Entering  your […]

Enjoy The February Break:

We hope you enjoy your February Break. School will be closed from Monday, February 17-Friday, February 21, 2020. We will be return on Monday, February 24, 2020. There is a lot of amazing things going on at P.S. 88Q, and we want to see you! Tuesday, February, 25th: Parent Engagement Time: 2:20-3:00pm Free Resources in the lobby Ambassador of Peace […]

PS 88Q Basketball Kicks Off Season

After their successful year last year, PS 88Q had basketball try-outs earlier in the year. Lasts years team was solely fifth graders, so the roster was empty! With over 40 students at try-outs, it became clear that basketball was something our students wanted ! With that many students, why not start our own league, with four teams. Twice a week […]

We are a CS For All School

PS 88Q is a proud participant in the Computer Science for All Initiative. During the week of December 9th, our CS Team had so many amazing activities both in school and after school. From Scratch, to Code.org to Coding with Cops (partnering with the 110Pct) , it was a wonderful week. All participants celebrated their excitement and commitment to CS […]

Words For Success: UPDATE

Our Tab has been updated with the words!! Encourage your child to incorporate these words at home. They love using them all day at school. We are excited to begin our Word for Success protocol. Beginning Tuesday, November 12, our “Words for Success” initiative will begin. As you walk around on Tuesday, you will see around the building the word ANALYZE, which […]

November Principal’s Book of the Month

Dear P.S. 88Q Families,                                                                                 November 2019      Happy November!  I hope everyone has transitioned from our warm weather to a more chilly temperature.  With the Fall, comes many holidays that we celebrate.  One in particular is Thanksgiving, which happens to be one of my favorite holidays.  What is there not to love about being surrounded by family, and most […]

Words For Success

We are excited to begin our Word for Success protocol. Beginning Tuesday, November 12, our “Words for Success” initiative will begin. As you walk around on Tuesday, you will see around the building the word ANALYZE, which will kick off the initiative. Each morning, Mrs. O’Shaughnessy will introduce the “Word for Success” for that week, along with information about the word.   On Monday, Mrs. O’Shaughnessy will […]

Big Apple Teacher Awards

It is a citywide recognition program celebrating New York City teachers who: inspire students model great teaching enrich their school communities By honoring these teachers, we recognize all those who go above and beyond to serve our students and families! https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5238244/2019-Big-Apple-Awards-Nomination-Form For The Second Year: Big Apple College and Career Counselor Ambassador Award! We are also pleased to recognize individuals […]

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying (TM) in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal; to encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of […]

Ms. Racareanu

Dear P.S. 88 Families,  It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Mrs. Racareanu passed away. This loss is sure to raise many emotions for our entire school, especially our students.  Our school has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of a professionals trained to help […]

Family Income Inquiry Form

Hello P.S. 88 Families! Please take a few minutes to fill out the following form. P.S. 88Q prides itself in always having 100% completion! This secures federal funding that is so vital to our school. Last year the funding we received from this information bought books, technology and extra programs for our students. If you have any questions about this […]

Parent Teacher Conferences

Normally, our May conferences consist of a celebration of all the wonderful things going on at PS 88Q. It’s a chance for you to visit the next years classrooms, see all of our extra curricular activities in action, and have the chance to speak to your child’s teachers. Although we are not in the building, we are available remotely. Please […]