Enjoy a family fun event of coding, robotics and more at the Queens Hall of Science! Download the event flyer below:
May 25th, 2017 from 4 pm to 8 pm
Con Edison is making emergency repairs to the electric facilities on Catalpa Avenue between 60th Lane and 65th Street/Otto Road. They will be working around the clock. This project is expected to be completed in 4-5 weeks.
What to expect:
- Limited street parking
- Excavation work
- Night work in residential area
Con Edison apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause. We will provide updates as more details become available. Service interruptions are not anticipated.
Con Edison's original work notice is attached, just below.
Mrs. Baker fills a bucket with 25 liters of water. She then fills another bucket with 19 liters of water. What is the total liquid volume of water in both buckets?
Mia has 2,590 digital photos saved on her computer. Ella has 5 times as many saved on her computer. How many digital photos does Ella have saved on her computer?
Grades 4 & 5
Anne earned $3 an hour baby-sitting, and $4 an hour working in the garden. Last week she did baby-sitting for 5 hours and garden work for 3 hours. How much more money does she need to buy a game that costs $35?
Starting on March 1, P.S. 88 will be opening a salad bar that will offer daily farm fresh vegetables to accompany your child’s lunch. Our salad bar will include such food items like a corn salad, chick peas, garbanzo beans and a fresh spring mix salad that will be accompanied with a different salad dressing each day. EVERY STUDENT will have the opportunity to create their own unique salad combination each and every day.
On October 21st, P.S. 88 participated in their FIRST COLOR RUN! Over 600 students, staff, and families gathered to support our Safe and Caring school. The event was a huge success where the entire community joined together to race through Ridgewood. The 104th precinct escorted our students safely through the town where hundreds of people were doused with colored powder ! At the finish line, the entire P.S. 88 family had a dance party that lasted until sunset! Thank you for making this event a huge success!
Click "Read more..." to see the gallery of photos!
PS 88 has enrolled in the Pennies for Patients Fundraiser in the fight against blood cancers with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The fundraiser will be held from March 20, 2017 through April 7, 2017. Through participation in this program, students learn leadership skills, teamwork, the importance of helping others, and how their involvement can make a difference in helping save lives! Thank you in advance for your support!
It's not easy being a parent. There's no manual to tell you what you have to do. There is, though, Parent Toolkit, the next best thing.
Parent Toolkit promotes itself as a way to "help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage."
Try it out for yourself: http://www.parenttoolkit.com/
The Office of School Wellness Programs invites students K-12 to show us what school wellness looks like! Submit artwork (including digital artwork), photography, or video to the 8th annual School Wellness Poster Contest. Artwork should capture and celebrate the cornerstones of school wellness: physical education and health education classes, wellness programs that engage students and families, and a supportive school environment.
Of course New York has a lot of things to do, but how do you find out everything that's going on for your child? I'm Maggie Ramos, your parent coordinator, and look what I've found for you! https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/
Simply select your child's age group to find out everything you can take advantage of. Maybe I'll run into you at one of these events!
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's GOALS for Girls program invites you to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math at the fifth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Enjoy hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and engaging discussions provided by science-rich organizations, colleges, and NYC public school students.
Hi Parents. It's me, Maggie Ramos, inviting you to our English language classes for parents, right here at P.S. 88. Download the flyer right below to find out more.....
If your child was born in 2013, now the time to enroll your child in free universal Pre-k.
Apply online: schools.nyc.gov/applyonline
New York State has set standards that each child is expected to meet. These standards are written in academic language to help teachers guide instruction. Mrs. Mendez points us to a more friendly version of these standards.
This is a follow up to my December 19 letter outlining the additional measures the New York City Department of Education (DOE) is taking to ensure that the water in New York City schools is safe for students and staff.
During the 2016-2017 school year, P.S. 88 will be departmentalizing the fifth grade. For more information on what departmentalizing is and how you can support your child, please view the attached resource. We welcome any feedback you may have on your child's program thus far and look forward to working with you in making this initiative a success!
If you have any further questions, concerns or just need clarification on any of the information in the powerpoint, please reach out to your child's teacher today or you can contact Ms. Palesty
By Kira Perry, Adamaris Lopez, & Angelice Rodriguez, all from 5-402 (re-printed from The Seneca Scoop)
My partners and I (Kira Perry) Interviewed Mr. Perry about the Lego Robotics program. This new program will take place after school. Mr. Perry is sponsoring the program. The club will meet on the third floor in the school Media Center. Students will meet Wednesday and Thursdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm. There will be about 20-30 5th graders in the program. This program will see how the 5th graders connect to the program. Mr. Perry has this program for a purpose. He wants children to explore different things and use their minds. Mr. Perry is trying to do this because he wants to get children to step out their shell. He wants them to expand the minds and ideas. He wants children to be able to explore different things in the world and see where it takes them.
Our Bedtime Math workshop was very popular and a lot of parents have asked for the PowerPoint presentation. It's here, just below (in PDF format)
New York City provides families with quick access to important school data. Please click on the following link to view the following documents:
- School Quality Review
- School Quality Snapshot
- School Quality Guide
- NYC Environmental School Survey
- Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP)
- School Budget
- N.Y. State Report Card
- Annual Arts Survey
PS 88 will be participating in the American Heart Association Fundraiser which will be held from February 1, 2017 through February 7, 2017. Our students are learning the importance of taking care of their heart and helping others. In addition to jumping rope and shooting hoops during their gym time, the students have accepted a challenge for the month of February to help keep their heart healthy. The challenge consists of choosing one of the following:
Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools, has the most current information regarding the City’s public schools. The guide contains: important dates, details about enrolling in City schools, who to speak to in schools when you have concerns, grade-specific learning expectations, transportation options for students, and how to obtain financial aid for college.
Read about it in your language! Click one of the links below.
Other languages are available here. Sorry, New York City doesn't offer a Polish version.
Each week, I am making time to read a book aloud to a different kindergarten class. This week, it was a pleasure reading to the children in Mrs. Becker's and Mrs. Agostino's class! I love visiting the classes and interacting with the students.
Students in grades 3-8 will receive number grades ranging from 0-100, instead of the 1-4 grading system of the past. A breakdown of the new grading system is attached here, just below. This document will help you understand your child's grades this year.
At P.S. 88, we love to celebrate our students' achievement. Sometimes the achievement is for perfect attendance, sometimes for becoming student of the month or Ambassador of Peace, and sometimes for their excellent scores on the New York State exams.
Here is our photo gallery for those students achieving a 4 on one or both of the 2015-16 New York State exams:
Hi, it Maggie Ramos, your parent coordinator. Do you want to improve your English but you just don't have time to attend a class? Easy World of English easyworldofenglish.com is a free, online resource that may be just what you need. Try it, and let me know how you like it!
By Melissa Womble, Melanie Vasques, Victoria Varga, Asma Abdullah, (class 3-302) & Cindy Truong (5-410)
My partners and I (Melissa) did a survey with some students in grades K through 3 on what their favorite Spring fruit is. The choices were: strawberries, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, and grapefruit.
Hi, I'm Ms. Brito, P.S. 88’s new guidance counselor. As a new member of the team, I am eager to get to know the P.S. 88 family and take an active role in serving and help decrease barriers to academic achievement through student advocacy, individual and group counseling.
In the past I worked in the social services field and provided counseling services to assigned children and families. I look forward to applying my experience and hope to meet all the families that make P.S. 88 such a wonderful community!
In this month's Seneca Scoop, students talk about the traditional dishes that their parents prepare for them, direct from their native countries!
Oriz dhe qumësht (Albania), by Viktora Pepaj, Class 4-408; Shawarma (Egypt) by Maria Farag, Class 4-407; Zarda (Pakistan) by Zaryab Khan, Class 4-408; Pita/Pie (Montenegro) by Emina Sinanaj, Class 4-222; Couscous (Morocco) by Ayoub Elmouchin, Class 4-407; Dumplings (Vitenam/China) by Helen Truong, Class 4-222; Pierogis (Poland) by Victoria Dawidowics, Class 4-224
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