Principal's Message: June 2017

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...

"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!"

 Is your child entering kindergarten in September? I found some great resources for you: https://www.ps88q.com/en/maggie-ramos-parent-coordinator

"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...

Dear Families:

I am delighted to inform you that our school has been selected to participate in the School Mental Health Consultant Program and will begin to receive services during the second phase of the program roll out, starting this academic year, in September.

The School Mental Health Consultant Program (SMHCP) is part of ThriveNYC, the City’s strategic plan to improve and promote the mental health of its residents and facilitated by the DOE Office of School Health.  Schools are the most common point of entry for children seeking help for mental health concerns and the adults on our staff are the most reliable sources of referrals for our students.  School staff members have a perfect vantage point to observe students, notice change over time, spot concerns, and work closely with our School Mental Health Consultant to link students to supports. Building capacity in the school building for early identification of mental health issues through training, consultation, and support will increase our student’s mental health and academic success.

The School Mental Health Consultant will support our school by:

  1. Promoting mental health and informing our school community about the program. 
  2. Identifying our school’s internal resources, gaps and creating School Mental Health Plans to connect schools with community based providers and other resources. 
  3. Provide training and consultation to our staff in order to raise their awareness about mental health and address mental health concerns for students.  

We want to create a culture where good mental health is an essential part of the academic environment! If you have any questions please contact me or visit the website at ThriveNYC. Thank you for helping make this program a great success!

Sincerely, 

 

Robert Quintana, Principal

 

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