Safety Advisory for PS 188 Families


Please be advised: the crossing guard located on Bell Boulevard and Union Turnpike will be reassigned to Hartland and Kingsbury Avenue from January 22nd to February 10, 2015.  Please use caution when crossing Union Turnpike at Bell Boulevard. Thank you.


January 22, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

The Kingsbury Royals: Our schedule is here!

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Basketball Schedule – 2015

*ALL games begin at 10:00am.  

January 29 Away Game vs PS 162

February 26 Away Game vs PS 41

March 26 HOME Game vs PS 162

April 27 Away Game vs PS 205

May 6 HOME Game vs PS 46

June 12 HOME Game vs PS 205

We hope you can come down to the gymnasium and support our team!

January 22, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 begins the application period for Kindergarten. Families wishing to apply for Kindergarten have to apply either online at Kindergarten Connect, at a Borough Enrollment Office, or over the phone by calling 718-935-2400. You do not have to go to the individual schools to apply. Please be reminded our district still gives priority to zoned students. Please do not come to the school to fill out an application. We do not have any applications and will direct you to fill out the online application. The application period will end Friday, February 13, 2015.



January 6, 2015   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

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! 

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  Thank you for your ongoing support.  Happy Harvesting!!!



November 30, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Send in your Holiday Cards!

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. 

November 28, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

Congratulations Mrs. Berk!!


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!




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. 







 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!



May 8, 2014   Posted in: Uncategorized  Comments Closed

After many years of PS 188 support, the Aveda Bottle Cap Collection has ended! We thank our families for their amazing participation!