Important! ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
- ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
Parents will stay with child on Wednesday and Thursday. Enter the building through the SMALL SCHOOL YARD PRE-K Blue Doors on 68th Road for both arrival and dismissal.
Wednesday, September 5
Session 1: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Session 2: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Thurdsday, September 6
8:00 am to 10:30 am (2 1/2 hour session for all pre-K students and parents!
Friday, September 7
Parents must show teachers the COLORED INDEX “PICK-UP” CARD sent with the Kindergarten name tags in order for the child to be released.
Wednesday, September 5
Arival: 8:30 am in the SMALL school yard (68th Road)
Dismissal: 11:00 am in the LARGE school yard (68th Road)
Thurdsday, September 6: FULL DAY of Classes
Arival: 8:00 am in the SMALL school yard (68th Road)
Dismissal: 2:20 pm in the LARGE school yard (68th Road)
GRADES 1 THROUGH 5: FULL DAY STARTING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
Regular school hours are 8:00 AM to 2:20 PM, Monday through Friday. School begins promptly at 8:00 AM. All children must be in the schoolyard (68th Road Entrance) by 7:50 AM. Children arriving after gates are closed will be marked late.
Grades 1 and 2: LARGE School Yard (68th Road)
Grades 3, 4 and 5: SMALL School Yard (68th Road)
If you have any questions, please call the main office at (718) 821-8121.
Ms. O'Shaughnessy, P.S. 88’s Interim-Acting Principal
Dear P.S.88 Families,
My name is Linda O’Shaughnessy and I am excited to introduce myself as the Interim Acting Principal for P.S. 88. I am honored and humbled to be selected for this most significant role, and elated to join the P.S. 88 community. I want to introduce myself to you and tell you a little about who I am.
I have been a teacher for 24 years. I am lucky to have found my passion for teaching and learning early on, and have been blessed to call this passion my work. I am a product of the New York City Public School system, and chose to “give back” to the system that helped me become who I am today. I started teaching in Brooklyn, where I live. Having taught every grade from Pre-K to 7th grade, both general education and special education, I feel that the best part of teaching is the learning you do alongside your students. During these 24 years of teaching, I also became a mother to two girls. My daughters are now 19 and 17 years old, and balancing motherhood and work is always the challenge, but one I am grateful for. Five years ago I made the decision to pursue a leadership role. I became an Assistant Principal in District 24 in 2015, and it is a role I am extremely proud of. I was part of an amazing team that opened up 18 Pre-K Centers within District 24. Being part of the mayors initiative to provide a Pre-K seat to every four year old was a dream come true. Joining the P.S. 88 team, working collaboratively with teachers, families and the community is something I am extremely excited for. My heart is in elementary education, and feel that having a successful start in your educational career provides students with immeasurable opportunities.
My main motivation for becoming a leader was to create an environment where staff, students, and families feel inspired and passionate about teaching and learning. A school is indeed a second home for all. I am looking forward to meeting with all of you and learn more about the amazing school community I am joining. Your children are always my priority, and getting to know them is my goal. During the year, you will be just as big a part of this journey as your child. I strive to create a community of families who share experiences, knowledge and learn together. As a parent, I know how important it is to be part of the school experience, and I value each one of you. I will have a monthly “Coffee with Mrs. O’Shaughnessy” where all families are welcome and you can ask me anything. You can always reach me via email. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. More information will be forthcoming on an evening meeting where I can introduce myself and the staff formally.
To the families, I look forward to meeting you all. To the students, I hope you are enjoying your summer playing and reading with your friends and family. It will be a fun year learning together!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Mrs. Linda O’Shaughnessy
2018-19 Supply Lists
All Supplies Should Be Labeled with your child’s Name and Class
- All students should have a school bag without wheels, large enough to fit necessary school supplies
- Please bring the supplies listed BELOW to school.
Note: Keep additional supplies at home for homework and projects
Question: How should I get all of these supplies to school?
Answer: Do not send in school supplies on the first day of school. Starting on Thursday, September 6, have children bring in supplies little by little.
Back To School!
We are so excited to welcome you back to another school year! The first day of school for all students will be Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. However, the schedule is different for each grade in the beginning of the year. Please see below for details.
Regular school hours for students in Pre K – Grade 5 are 8:00 AM to 2:20 PM, Monday through Friday. School begins promptly at 8:00 AM. All children must be in the schoolyard (68th Road Entrance) by 8:00 AM. School yard opens at 7:50 AM. Students in grades 1-5 have regular hours starting on Wednesday, September 5th. Hours are different for Pre K and K students in the beginning ONLY.
Schedule for PRE K
Students If your child is in PRE K – you should receive your welcome back packet in the mail by August 10th with important information.
Wednesday, September 5
- Session 1: 9am - 10:30am
- Session 2: 11am - 12:30pm
Schedule for Kindergarten
Students Please note the following schedule for the first day of school for Kindergarteners only:
Wednesday, September 5
- Arrival: 8:30am through the back yard of P.S. 88 (68th Road)
- Dismissal: 11am through the back yard of P.S. 88 (68th Road)
Regular school hours begin THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 for students in Pre K – Grade 5. Regular school hours are 8:00 AM to 2:20 PM, Monday through Friday.
Message from Senator Addabbo
Hello to the entire P.S. 88Q family. It has been an honor to represent you as your State Senator. As a member of the Senate Education Committee, and a father of two children in the elementary public school system, I hold educational issues as a high priority for me.
This past legislative session, your state government heard the concerns of parents, teachers and administrators regarding the Common Core testing and made the following changes: Eliminated testing for grades K-2, reduced instruction time for tests to allow teachers the flexibility to concentrate on other subjects, decided that state tests are to be used for data purposes only and not for student promotion or transcripts, eliminated the transfer of personal student information, and for the first time, gave parents and teachers the chance to get copies of actual test questions and results. I was also pleased to support a state budget this year that increased funding for our schools and libraries.
If I can be of any assistance to you, please call my office at 718-497-1630. Thank you for making P.S. 88Q a jewel in this great city.