Principal’s Message:May 2018

I can’t believe that May is already here, where does the time go? Sunday, May 13th is Mother’s Day. I would like to thank all of the wonderful mommies for the tireless work that you do each and every day. Monday, May 28th there is no school, in...

Welcome Council Member Robert Holden to P.S. 88

We are excited to welcome District 30 Council Member Robert Holden to P.S. 88 today.   Robert F. Holden was raised in Maspeth and has been married to his wife Amy for 44 years. They have lived in Middle Village for decades and have three children and three...

"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

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...
Photo of Principal Quintana reading a book to a kindergarten class

Each week, I am making time to read a book aloud to a different kindergarten class. This week, it was a pleasure reading to the children in Mrs. Becker's and Mrs. Agostino's class! I love visiting the classes and interacting with the students. 

Reading aloud is important. The language in books is very rich, and in books there are complete sentences. In books, newspapers, and magazines, the language is more complicated and more sophisticated. A child who hears more sophisticated words has a giant advantage over a child who hasn’t heard those words. Research also shows that reading aloud also increases a child’s attention span. I look forward to reading to more classes through-out year.