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...

Important! ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES   PRE-K ONLY 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:...

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...

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...

Therapy Dog International (TDI) is a reading therapy program that is being piloted this year at PS 88Q.

  This program consists of trained hypo-allergenic dogs and their owners who volunteer their time at many different schools to enhance the reading skills of children. Throughout the school year, participating students will have the opportunity to bond with a therapy dog in their own classroom environment.

Every child in the class will have a chance to interact and read to the dog while the dog sits and listens. Each Tuesday students from class 007, 005 and 201 are visited by Ms. Amy (dog owner) and Sammy (the dog). 

Sammy is approximately 13 years old.  Sammy had to pass a test in order to visit hospitals, nursing homes or schools.

The test incorporated items that could happen in a facility and it focused on temperament as well as obedience.  Sammy has worked in nursing homes and last year he visited with an autistic 14 year old boy.  He was non-verbal, but would sing to Sammy.  His mother would get teary eyed. Sammy seems to know just what kids and adults need to make them smile.  His first visit was to PS 88Q was a huge success!