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...

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