Blue Card Tutorial!

Please click on the picture below to watch a short YouTube video on how to complete the Blue Card.  

blue card

August 24, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

We’ll See You in September!

 

We hope our entire PS 188Q community has a wonderful summer. 

Remember to read, relax, and recharge! 

We’ll see everyone on September 9th, 2015¬†for the first day of school!

 

summer-break

 

And of course, best of luck to our 5th grade graduates!  We will miss you!

 

June 29, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Congratulations to Our Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for June 2015!

Theme: Friendship

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PK-B8 TIFFANY CHENG
PK-B9 SARAH HERSH
K-103 AMELIA WU
K-104 ISABELLA DIMOPOULOS
K-105 DIANA ROSALES
K-106 DANIEL ISAACS
K-107 CONSTANTINE JANGARATHIS
1-102 IVETTE BLEIKHMAN
1-102 SYNTHIA YANG
1-202B DANNY CHAN
1-203 SOPHIA KATZ
1-203 DAHLIA ZAVELIN
1-204 AUDREY CHAN
1-204 ANNIKA PACHECO
1-213 SARA MA
1-213 SAMANTHA TAN
2-201 ISABELLA DIEP
2-201 CHARLIE LEROUX
2-217 LELAINA MADRAZO
2-217 BRANDON TSAO
2-303 AUDREY GAO
2-303 NITIN MALEPATI
2-303 ELISIA ZENG
2-317 DANIEL ZAVELIN
3-118 MAGGIE KWAN
3-118 NITIN MAHADEVAN
3-216 MIA-ANGELINA FORTUNA-JIKKO
3-216 MEGAN LAU
3-218 YUNHAN LUO
3-218 SELENE MOONEY
4-202A LEANNA KATAEV
4-313 CHLOE FELDMAN
4-313 MATTHEW KURNIAWAN
4-313 SHUBA-SHREE RAJAGOPAL
4-316 HANNA CHEN
4-318 JULIA FARLEY
5-301 LIAM CHUNG
5-302 DANIEL CHAN
5-304 ROBIN PAN

June 29, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Crazy Shoe Day!

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Friday, June 26th is the last Student Council sponsored Spirit Day! Our school community invites everyone to participate in Crazy Shoe Day on the last day of school this year!

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June 15, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Students of the Month for May!

The Student of the Month list for May has arrived!

Congratulations to all of our wonderful children highlighted since September!

Student of the Month

May 2015

Theme: Respect

international-students

PK-B8 HAILEY CACCAVALE
PK-B9 RYAN LO
K-103 ISABELLA ANTAL
K-104 RYAN LEE
K-105 ISHAN AKSOY
K-106 SOPHIA YANG
K-107 DEVIN GRAHAM
1-102 NICOLE GRINGUZ
1-102 GREGORY LUZHANSKY
1-203 VANESSA KEILBACH
1-203 JOHNSON ZHENG
1-204 ELLA CHEN
1-204 RACHEL DEPAULA
1-213 CLAIRE PARK
1-213 JOSHUA TSUCHIDA
2-201 NORA BAQUI
2-202b HAILY TRIVINO
2-217 SOPHIA WONG
2-217 JAYDA ZHOU
2-303 CHLOE MO
2-303 YEON-WOO OH
2-317 BRYAN XIE
3-118 OWEN CHAN
3-118 TIFFANY NG
3-216 JACOB BABAYEV
3-216 ZAREEN ISLAM
3-218 ANNABELLA SENRA
3-218 MELISSA WONG
4-202A SHANNON SOTO
4-313 ELIZABETH CHAN
4-313 JOHN GUPTA-SHE
4-313 KIRSTIE QIAN
4-316 DAVID CHAZBANI
4-318 NATHANIAL GRINGUZ
5-301 NATHAN LIN
5-302 MELISSA CHENG
5-304 VIVI LU

June 15, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Spring Concert and Art Show!

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Wednesday, June 10th is the evening performance of the Spring Concert and Art Show!  Below is the schedule for the evening.

·         Art Show begins at 6:00 p.m.
·         Guitar Students arrive at 6:30 p.m.
·         Chorus and Recorder arrive at 6:45 p.m.
·         Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
 
At 6:30 p.m. we will stop admitting parents to the art show and ask families to lineup on the ramp outside. This is to allow the children who will be performing to come into the building and report to their designated classrooms. Parents who are attending the art show will have to wait in the gym until the main doors open to be admitted into the auditorium. We will begin admitting families at 6:50 p.m.
 
The art show will be available until 7:50 p.m. for those families who would like to drop in to see the artwork.
 
Any questions please let us know! Thank you!
 

June 3, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Change to the Dismissal Procedure @ the Main Building

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DR. CARAISCO

 

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Due to the enormous congestion at the corner of Kingsbury and Hartland at 2:40 p.m. each day, and the numerous unsafe traffic conditions for students, the Building Response Team has decided that beginning on Tuesday, May 26, we will dismissing grade 4 & 5 students into the big school yard at the end of the day. Teachers will lead their classes out the back doors and down into the school yard.  Parents may pick up from the school yard only(parents may not pick up children from the line leading to the school yard. Once the children are in the big school yard, students will be dismissed. Because of safety concerns, parents may not enter the school through the back doors of the building if they need to go to the office or late pick up.  Parents may only enter through the front doors.  This will prevent strangers from entering the building.  A school aide will be posted at the back door to ensure that parents are not going back into the school.  We are hoping that this new procedure will (1) be safer for students; and (2) prevent parents from double parking and illegally parking on Hartland.  Parents should park their cars and walk to the school yard to pick up children.  Please do not double park on Kingsbury and PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE YELLOW BUS PICK UP SPOTS along Kingsbury.  As you can imagine, that will cause horrible traffic delays.  When I began as principal at P.S. 188Q in 2004, we had about 420 students dismissing from the main building each day.   We currently have about 550 students dismissing from the main building.  As we look toward 2015-2016, that number will be increasing.  It is imperative that we adjust our dismissal plans to ensure that students are safe and we are being respectful to our neighbors and the community.  Thank you.

 

June 1, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

ALL NEW!

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

 

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About EngageNY   (taken from engageny.org)

EngageNY.org 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). EngageNY.org 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 EngageNY.org:

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¬†hgambeski@schools.nyc.gov.¬†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


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