PS 188 Coat Drive!

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P.S.188Q is hosting a Winter Coat Drive!

When: Now through Friday, December 19th

Please make sure that the coats are in decent shape.

Coats will be donated to NY Cares.

December 14, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Last Call for Penny Harvest!

The last day to collect pennies for our Annual Penny Harvest is Monday, December 1, 2014! 
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Here is a little more information about our Annual Penny Harvest from our PS 188 Student Council:

P.S. 188’s goal is to collect 25 thirty pound bags of pennies.  We are collecting pennies to help people in need and help solve problems in the community.  Every dollar and cent of Penny Harvest is allocated by our students for grants and service projects.  In the past, P.S. 188 has donated to organizations such as Windsor Park Library, Our Lady of Lourdes Food Pantry, Patriot Paws, 911 Memorial, Ronald McDonald House of New Hyde Park, and North Shore Animal League.

We need your help to have a successful Penny Harvest.  If you want more information about Penny Harvest, please visit www.PennyHarvest.org.  Thank you for your ongoing support.  Happy Harvesting!!!

 

 

November 30, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Send in your Holiday Cards!

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We would like to display family holiday photo cards again this year in the lobbies of our annex and main building!  If you have a holiday photo card or a family photo you would like to display in the lobby, please be sure to send it to school with your child in the month of December.  We will tape them on the walls in the main lobbies.  In past years, the children enjoyed seeing their family pictures.  We are excited to continue this tradition.  Please note that photographs will not be returned.  If you have any questions, please let us know. 
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November 28, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Congratulations Mrs. Berk!!

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The entire P.S. 188 community would like to congratulate Phyllis Berk on being selected by The Big Apple Awards Review Committee as one of the twelve award recipients for the 2014 Big Apple Awards: Recognizing Teacher Excellence in NYC! Throughout the review process, the review team was continually inspired by Mrs. Berk’s professional contributions and the outstanding commitment and effort put forth every day on behalf of our students and school community. Mrs. Berk will be celebrated at three events during June and July – the Big Apple Awards Ceremony at Gracie Mansion on June 19, a meet-and-greet at the Tweed Courthouse on June 27, and Mets’ Teacher Appreciation Day at Citi Field on July 12.  Congratulations Mrs. Berk! 

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June 17, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to the following students for their wonderful efforts in the 2014 Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Art & Essay Contest!  Both our art and essay winners had their work displayed in the Little Neck Library after the parade on Monday, May 25th, 2014.

Krupa Sekhar ~ 1st Prize Essay ~ Grade 5

Owen Torio ~ 3rd Prize Essay ~ Grade 5

Megan Leavy ~ 2nd Prize Art ~ Grade 5

Robin Pan ~ 3rd Prize Essay ~ Grade 4

Megan Gu ~ Second Prize Art ~ Kindergarten

Cynthia Li ~ 1st Prize Art ~ Grade 4

Kristen Ho ~ 2nd Prize Art ~ Grade 4

Congratulations to our many winners!!

June 11, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

$2900 Raised for St. Judes Children’s Hospital!

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Congratulations to the entire PS 188Q community for raising $2900 for St. Judes Children’s Hospital during our schoolwide Math-A-Thon!  What a wonderful way to give back to our community!

 

 

May 19, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

 

Congratulations, Iris Wu from 4-303!

 

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Iris Wu won three violin competitions which are International Young Gifted Musicians Festival “Passion of Music 2014″, American Protege International Piano & Strings Competition and the Golden Key Music Festival of the United States. She competed with kids from across the United States and other countries.  During Memorial Day weekend, Iris will perform “Spring from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, the first movement at winner concerts at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center. 

 

 

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SENATOR AVELLA HOSTS AWARDS CEREMONY

FOR LOCAL SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST!

 P.S. 188 is pleased to announce that two students from our very own school have won top prizes in the Tony Avella District-wide Essay Contest.  Students were asked to submit essays with suggestions for our new mayor, Bill de Blasio.  Shuba Rajagopal (Class 3-118) and Irene Kuang (Class 5-304) beat out hundreds of applicants from around District 26 with their well-written essays and amazing suggestions to win 1st place and 3rd place in the contest.  This is a wonderful accomplishment. We could not be more proud of both girls. Way to go Shuba and Irene!

 

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May 8, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Kidney for Kinsey ~ A Wonderful Kindergartener of PS 188

 *UPDATE!  Check out Kinsey’s story on many media platforms!

The New York Daily News 

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We love you, Kinsey!

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Dear PS 188 Families,
 
One of our Kindergarten students, Kinsey Saleh, is very ill and needs our help.  From her YouCaring website:
 
Kinsey was recently diagnosed with end stage renal disease. Kinsey was a healthy, active, little 5 year old girl who suddenly developed this unimaginable, life threatening condition, which is extremely rare in children. She was hospitalized for over 2 weeks in January 2014, underwent a total of 4 surgeries, and suffered from a seizure among other complications. She takes numerous medications and daily shots to survive. She also follows a very restricted renal diet that prevents her from eating all of her favorite foods and retards her growth. She is currently on dialysis 3 times a week for 3 hours each session.
 
As a community, we can certainly help Kinsey and her family.  To find out how, please visit the following websites:
 
 
Kinsey’s YouCaring Website
 
 
Kidney for Kinsey Facebook Page
 
 
Please share the links above on your own social media sites to help spread the word of Kinsey’s needs and wonderful spirit.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
The PS 188 Community
 
 
 
Kinsey was in kidney failure and diagnosed with end stage renal disease. Kinsey was a healthy, active, little 5 year old girl who suddenly developed this unimaginable, life threatening condition, which is extremely rare in children. She was hospitalized for over 2 weeks in January 2014, underwent a total of 4 surgeries, and suffered from a seizure among other complications. She takes numerous medications and daily shots to survive. She also follows a very restricted renal diet that prevents her from eating all of her favorite foods and retards her growth. She is currently on dialysis 3 times a week for 3 hours each session where she is hooked up to a machine – See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/kidney-for-kinsey/153063#sthash.eEapBfPk.dpuf
Kinsey was in kidney failure and diagnosed with end stage renal disease. Kinsey was a healthy, active, little 5 year old girl who suddenly developed this unimaginable, life threatening condition, which is extremely rare in children. She was hospitalized for over 2 weeks in January 2014, underwent a total of 4 surgeries, and suffered from a seizure among other complications. She takes numerous medications and daily shots to survive. She also follows a very restricted renal diet that prevents her from eating all of her favorite foods and retards her growth. She is currently on dialysis 3 times a week for 3 hours each session where she is hooked up to a machine – See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/kidney-for-kinsey/153063#sthash.eEapBfPk.dpuf
Kinsey was in kidney failure and diagnosed with end stage renal disease. Kinsey was a healthy, active, little 5 year old girl who suddenly developed this unimaginable, life threatening condition, which is extremely rare in children. She was hospitalized for over 2 weeks in January 2014, underwent a total of 4 surgeries, and suffered from a seizure among other complications. She takes numerous medications and daily shots to survive. She also follows a very restricted renal diet that prevents her from eating all of her favorite foods and retards her growth. She is currently on dialysis 3 times a week for 3 hours each session where she is hooked up to a machine – See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/kidney-for-kinsey/153063#sthash.eEapBfPk.dpuf
Kinsey was in kidney failure and diagnosed with end stage renal disease. Kinsey was a healthy, active, little 5 year old girl who suddenly developed this unimaginable, life threatening condition, which is extremely rare in children. She was hospitalized for over 2 weeks in January 2014, underwent a total of 4 surgeries, and suffered from a seizure among other complications. She takes numerous medications and daily shots to survive. She also follows a very restricted renal diet that prevents her from eating all of her favorite foods and retards her growth. She is currently on dialysis 3 times a week for 3 hours each session where she is hooked up to a machine – See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/kidney-for-kinsey/153063#sthash.eEapBfPk.dpuf

 

March 26, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Welcome to PS 188Q!

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A Common Core Resource:  Common Core Works ~ From the Page to the Classroom

From the website:

The Council of the Great City Schools has designed this Common Core Works website to provide member districts quick access to reliable information, tools, and resources for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards. For example, you will find English Language Arts/Literacy videos or Mathematics videos that can be used for professional development as well as Parent Roadmaps that will help you communicate grade-level standards to parents and the community.
-http://www.cgcs.org/common
Take a look at http://www.cgcs.org/common for a wealth of knowledge regarding our CCLS!

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Check out the new PTA website!  The PS 188 community is so fortunate to have a wonderful PTA.  If you haven’t been to a PTA meeting yet, check out our monthly calendar to find the next meeting date!

We would love to see all of our PS 188 families attend PTA meetings.  The PTA meets both in the morning and at night to best accommodate the many family/staff schedules of our PS 188 community. 

To contact the PTA of P.S. 188Q, email them at  pta@ps188q.org!

January 3, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed