Ms. Oshaunessy, 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 mostsignificant role, and elated to join the P.S. 88 community. I want...

To My P.S. 88 Family...

Leadership is a wonderful thing because there are always new opportunities that abound. I have been fortunate enough to be given one of those opportunities by Superintendent Chan, which I have agreed to accept. It is with a heavy heart that I say...

Meet The Teacher Night!

By August 31st, you should receive a letter in the mail informing you of your child’s class. If you do not receive a letter by then, please email Ms. Williams on Tuesday, September 5th at This email address is being protected from spambots. You...

First Day of School!

Your child should come to school with several important documents on the first day of school. They will be mailed to you during the last week of August. Your child’s NEW class will be written on the outside of the envelope. A completed copy of the...

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...

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...

Dates to Remember:

June 7-9th –Disney’s Will Wonka (Thursday and Fri. 6pm, Saturday 1pm)

June 11th- Clerical Day (Non Attendance day for students)

June 13th-PTA Elections

June 15th –Schools closed in observance of Eid al-Fitr

June 18th-SLT meeting

June 19th-Last day of GRYC

June 20th –Awards Ceremony

June 21-5th grade graduation

June 26th- Last day for students (Early dismissal for students)


I am extremely proud of our graduates for their dedication and commitment to learning. I wish our graduates continued success in middle school, high school, college and beyond. PS88Q has provided each and every one our graduating students with the necessary skills to succeed. I wish our graduates the best of luck and continued success!

Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day. Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday of June. It honors all fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and father figures for their contribution. It was created to complement Mother's Day.

Father's Day is a time to recognize fathers and father figures who have influenced a person's life. It is celebrated through cards, gifts, dining out, gifts such as electronic gadgets, sports attire, household tools or time spent together.

Father's Day started in the early 20th century in the United States to celebrate fatherhood and to complement Mother's Day. It was first celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd. She heard about Mother's Day in 1909 and told her pastor she thought fathers should have a similar holiday. Her father raised six children as a single parent. The local clergymen agreed to the idea and the first Father's Day sermon was given on June 19, 1910. Happy Father’s Day!

Tuesday, June 26th is a half day for students and is also the last day of school for all NYC students. I would like to wish everyone a safe and restful summer. 

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Robert Quintana