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...

As of November 6, has your child missed two days of school or more? Then your child is not meeting the goal, and that can affect his grades, behavior and interest in school. 

Parents feel this stress, too.

Lack of interest in school, bad reports from teachers and below grade-level report cards cause more problems and unhappiness at home.

What can you do?

AttendanceWorks.org has a lot of great ideas.

  • Establish and stick to the basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.) that will help your child develop the habit of on-time attendance.
  • Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with the teacher, administrator or afterschool provider to get them excited about going to school.
  • Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).
  • Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, afterschool providers or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.
  • If your child is absent, work with the teacher to make sure she or he has an opportunity to learn and make up for the academics missed.

Why is this so important?

 English version: Attendance in the early grades

Spanish version: Asistencia en los primeros grados

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