Meet The Staff: Mrs. Páez, Family Worker
I am looking forward to joining the 88 community. I will be the family worker this year. I have an associate degree in Science and Math. I also obtained a scholarship in the education department at City College. I worked as a director at Gymboree for ten years and as a classroom teacher at Ivy Day School for two years. I have always love children and through education even as a senior explainer at the New York Hall of science I learned that my passion and heart is in the right place. I love to be outside, either at the beach or taking a hike. I like to spend time with my children and be around family. My enthusiasm and creativity are my qualities.
I have over fifteen years of experience to offer to this new career challenge. You can expect your child to be welcomed each day into a safe and warm environment. I will provide assistance to families dealing with various problems. I will be assessing family needs, developing intervention plans, collaborating with psychologists and social workers, adhering to equality and diversity policies, assisting families during crisis situations, helping with home management, and helping families dealing with language and cultural barriers. Your child will embark on a yearlong adventure filled with new learning experiences and opportunities to grow and make new friends. I look forward to kicking off the 2018-2019 school year and starting this year’s adventure!
Zoongoro: A Mexican Musical Tale (at Queens College)
You are invited to see Zoongoro: A Mexican Musical Tale at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center!
Friday, June 15Th or Saturday, June 16th
At 12 pm
Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY
After the show you’ll have the chance to give your creative feedback! Visit www.kupferbergcenter.org for more information and check the flyer attached below!
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's GOALS for Girls program
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.
Learn English at OACE
Check out the flyer for free summer English classes in Long Island City!
Universal Pre-K Registration
If your child was born in 2014, now the time to enroll your child in free universal Pre-k.
Apply online: schools.nyc.gov/applyonline
Stem Night At The NY Hall of Science
The NY Hall of Science is hosting a family fun night of technology, science, engineering and math!
Save the date!
Wednesday, May 30th
The Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona, Queens.
Download the flyers just below...
Important! Lead Levels In Drinking Water at P.S. 88
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.
P.S. 88 Superhero Wall of Fame
Welcome to the P.S. 88 SUPERHERO WALL OF FAME!
In September, PS 88 paparazzi photographed these superhero dads, walking their children to school! Enjoy the photos from last year’s grand event.
Did you miss our Bedtime Math workshop...?
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)
Tips To Avoid Catching The Flu 😷
The single best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated each year, but healthy habits and other measures can also help. Download the NYC Department of Health’s flyer to learn how you can protect your family.
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
R.I.P. Low Expectations!!!
Have you seen our thriller?
Read Alouds With Principal Quintana
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.
Are you interested in being a parent volunteer during lunchtime and recess? Volunteers will monitor students to make the atmosphere more safe and caring for all our students and engage students in indoor and outdoor play. Look for additional details in a memo that will be backpacked home this week.
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:
Free Lunch For Everyone
We are pleased to announce that, beginning on the first day of school, lunch is free to all students in all of our schools, regardless of income eligibility. This means that all meals – both breakfast and lunch – served by the Department of Education’s SchoolFood program will be at no cost to families.
This announcement builds on the City’s effort to improve the atmosphere and experience for students in our school cafeterias.
Parents, Learn English Online For Free!
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!
Meet Mr. Tripotseris, Phys. Ed. Teacher
I am the new Physical Education Teacher at P.S. 88! I am very excited to be teaching your children skills & health related fitness concepts, so that they are able to take this information at a young age and apply it to their daily lives.
My goal as an educator is to create an environment full of positive energy, so that each child has every opportunity to be successful and make progress throughout the year. Each week, we will introduce a new skill that will be our primary focus and your child will be able to take on challenging tasks based on their current skill level. Your child will be exposed to a wide variety of sports, which will also encourage positive qualities like teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship and respect.
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/
Meet Ms. Dukagjini, Guidance Counselor
It is with great pleasure that I am joining the P.S. 88 community! After having been a counselor in high schools, I am happy to return to my roots of working with younger children. My years of teaching in an elementary school have greatly helped to inform my practices with assisting students, teachers and parents so children can reach their highest potential while having a positive experience at school!
I am eager to collaborate with the P.S. 88 team in further enhancing the amazing programs that are already in place as well as being a valuable resource in helping students to improve and feel successful. My intentions are to be accessible and helpful to everyone so I can be integral part of making P.S. 88 the best it can be!
Growing Up NYC
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!
Meet Ms. Ferguson, Grade 2 ICT Teacher
My name is Ms. Ferguson and I’m excited to be part of the P.S 88 community! I look forward to collaborating with you all! My philosophy in regard to education is that there is no such thing as one specific type of learner. Through many years of practice, I wholeheartedly feel that we all have unique needs and require supports to teach us in the ways in which we learn best as individuals. One way I achieve this is by providing multiple entry points for my students during lessons and small group work.
English Classes for Parents at P.S. 88
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.....
NYC School Food App
What's my child having for lunch today? Are these meals nutritious? These are some of the things you can find out on New York City's SchoolFood app! Available for iPhone and Android.
Fifth Grade Departmentalization Parent Resource
During the 2017-2018 school year, P.S. 88 will continue with the fifth grade departmentalization. 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
What is your child expected to know by the end of the year?
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.
I am delighted to inform you that our school has been selected to participate in the School Mental Health Consultant Program and will begin to receive services during the second phase of the program roll out, starting this academic year, in September.
2017-18 Supply Lists
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.
Cafeteria Salad Bar!
On March 1, P.S. 88 opened a salad bar that with daily farm fresh vegetables to accompany your child’s lunch. Our salad bar includes 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 has the opportunity to create their own unique salad combination each and every day.
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.
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