Principal’s Message: December 2017

December marks the end of the year 2017. Many of your children are very excited to celebrate the time away from school as well as the many holidays that exist in December such as Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Many Jewish communities in the...

"I'm Maggie Ramos, P.S. 88's parent coordinator. I have my own P.S. 88 page now where you can see what I'Ve found for you & your children!"

Please let me know if the narrative below is okay. Welcome back PS 88 Family! I’m so happy to see old and new smiles around the school this year. I'm planning a year filled with family fun and learning. Please come visit me, call me or send me an...

"The ease in which I am able to move around the room to assist and conference with students is a huge improvement from the old lab. " says Mr. Nolan

"Parents can explore the P.S. 88 website on the office iPad kiosk while they wait," says Mr. Quintana.

Story by Elissa Staib & Alexandra Kikolski, both from 4-408

Council Member Crowley's Contribution to P.S. 88Q

Council Member Elizabeth Crowley has served the communities of Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, and parts of Woodside and Woodhaven since 2009. Every day she fights for our local families addressing quality of life in the neighborhoods with a strong...

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...

Do you or your child need glasses but they are too expensive to afford at the moment? Any of the several organizations listed below may be able to help.

CHILD SIGHT-Helen Keller Foundation

Martha Moses

Telephone: 917-892-2790

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Service: Free Vision Screening and Voucher for free glasses

New Eyes for the Needy

Address: 549 Millburn Av., Short Hills NJ 07078

Telephone: (973) 376-4903

Service: Voucher for free glasses

Eligible: People of any age who can demonstrate need AND already have a prescription for glasses

Procedure: A member of the school staff must write a letter on school stationery stating that the child is financially needy, as indicated by eligibility for free or low-cost lunch. The child’s name and age must be clearly stated. A photocopy of the child’s eyeglass prescription must be enclosed. New Eyes then sends a voucher for a pair of glasses back to the school. The school gives it to the parent, who can use it at any participating optical establishment.

Prevent Blindness Tristate/Sight for Students Program

Address: 984 Southford Rd., Middlebury CT 06762

Telephone: (800) 850-2020

Service: Voucher for free eye exam from a participating doctor, and voucher for free glasses if prescribed.

Eligibility criteria: 1. Family income is no more than 200% of poverty level

2. Child does not have any vision insurance

3. Child is 18 or younger and attending school

4. Someone in the family has a Social Security number.

5. Child has not used this program during the past 12 months

Procedure: The adult making the referral calls (800) 850-2020, ext. 21, with the child’s name, address and date of birth, and a family Social Security number. Sight for Students sends the referrer a list of participating doctors, a voucher, and an application form, and forms for the doctor to fill out. The referrer assists the family in filling out the application form and making an appointment with a participating provider. The family takes all relevant forms to the doctor’s visit.

Lenscrafters: Gift of Sight Voucher (participating vendors)

Need a letter from the school, on letterhead, with tax exempt form

Kress Vision Center

NYU Downtown Hospital, 170 William Street, 2nd floor

Mon – Fri., 9 – 4 - Parent has to call and make an appointment. Call 212 233-8483