PS 188 Digital Art Showcase!

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K-2 Student Art Showcase

3-5 Student Art Showcase

We are thankful for our wonderful Art teacher, Mrs. Tracy Dykeman, and all she does to provide our student’s with the skills needed to become confident, successful artists here at PS 188.  Check out the links above to see some of our student’s beautiful artwork!


May 11, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

EngageNY – A Resource for All




About EngageNY   (taken from is developed and maintained by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda. This is the official web site for current materials and resources related to the Regents Reform Agenda. The agenda includes the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI). is dedicated to providing educators across New York State with real-time, professional learning tools and resources to support educators in reaching the State’s vision for a college and career ready education for all students.

What you will find on

Common Core icon Common Core Standards, curriculum and instructional resources, bilingual resources, performance tasks and assessment guidelines and materials developed by NYSED and our partners
Teacher/Leader Effectiveness icon Teacher/Leader Effectiveness materials such as leading and planning for APPR, various Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and Growth Reporting System resources and information on the Value Added Measure (VAM)
Data Driven Instruction icon Data Driven Instruction and Inquiry resources including calendars, case studies, planning templates, implementation materials and sample assessments to improve student learning throughout the year
Video Library icon Video library featuring Common Core teaching, information on the instructional shifts and highlights from NYSED’s Network Team Institutes
Professional Development library icon Professional Development materials designed to support everything from school leaders and teachers to district-wide training
Parents and Families Library Resources for Parents and Families designed to build understanding of the New York State education reform initiatives and how the changes help children

Try it out!

Here is a great link answering a common question from parents,


“What can I do to help my child learn?”


May 3, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Calling All Field Day Volunteers!

Field Day

Dear Families,


Field Day is Friday, May 15th.  We are still looking for volunteers to help with you child’s class.  If you are able to volunteer, please email Mrs. Gambeski at Please include your child’s name and class.  If you already sent in a volunteer slip, please do not email me.   I will be putting together the volunteer schedule this weekend.


Thank you for your support!


Mrs. Gambeski


April 23, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

To All Perspective Parents:

school tours

Thank you for visiting our webpage. P.S. 188Q is located in two buildings. Our 1st to 5th grade children are located in our main building on Hartland Avenue. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten are located in our annex off of Bell Blvd and Union Turnpike. We are asking families interested in our Gifted and Talented, Pre-K or Kindergarten program to please contact Myrna Perez-Fung, our Parent Coordinator, for tour dates and information. She can be reached at 718-464-5768, ext. 1165. Please do not come to the school without an appointment. We are unable to accommodate families who visit without an appointment and will ask you to set one up and come back at another time. Thank you.



April 12, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Queens Writing Contest!

We encourage our students to enter the contest below!

 (Click on the picture for a larger, printable version.)

Good luck, everyone!


Writing Contest Flyer 1

March 22, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Pre-K Registration: March 16 – April 23, 2015


prek registration



Parents can now access the NYCDOE Pre-K Application on-line or at a Family Welcome Center!


*Please be reminded applications for Pre-K are not done at our school. The school does not place children in the program. Parents need to either apply online through the Department of Education Website or at a Family Welcome Center.



March 22, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

New York City’s PlaNYC Survey


Every four years, New York City creates a plan called PlaNYC to help chart our course forward as a city. This year, the City is asking New Yorkers to share their ideas on how to make New York City a better place to live. To help with this effort, and to ensure that the voices in your community are heard, please take this brief PlaNYC survey. The survey will be available from March 6 through April 22 and is offered in seven languages. Responses to personal information on the survey are optional and responders are asked permission to share their responses publicly.


March 22, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Parent Teacher Conferences ~ Reminder

Important Reminder from Dr. Caraisco – Parent Teacher Conference Dates/Times
Evening Conference is Wednesday, March 18th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dismissal will be at regular time.
Afternoon Conference is Thursday, March 19th – also a half day for children.
Annex dismissal will be at 11:20 a.m.
Main building, 11:35 a.m. for 1st grade and 2nd to 5th grade 11:40 a.m.
Afternoon conferences in the annex will be from 12:20 to 2:20 p.m.
Afternoon conferences in the main building will be from 12:40 to 2:40 p.m.
Only students who eat school lunch will have lunch before dismissal.
There will be NO IN-SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS in the building on Wednesday, March 18th and Thursday, March 19th. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at the end of the school day.



March 16, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

PS 188 Water Bottle Project!



The PS 188 Student Council is participating in the Wellspring for the World project.  The mission of Wellspring for the World is to provide safe drinking water for the people of the world. The project will raise money to provide safe drinking water for the people of Mali, Ghana, and other areas of the world.  The cost of a drinking well is $5000.  To help with this project, Student Council will be collecting 5 cent deposit plastic bottles (water, soda, etc.) and 5 cent cans (NO GLASS) to raise money to build water wells.   Please do not send in Gatorade or Vitamin Water bottles because they are not 5 cent deposit bottles.

The bottles will be collected in the gym.  Thank you for your support of the PS 188 Student Council.


March 10, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Lunar New Year Show!

lunar new year 2015

Please note, the new date for the PS 188 Lunar New Year Show is

Friday, March 13th!

We look forward to seeing you there.



February 16, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

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