Thankful Tuesday: November activities at P255@154

November was a busy month at the 154 unit!

In the spirit of P255’s UNIQUE theme “School Leaders” for September and October as well as Election Day, all the students at 154 collaborated to vote on their favorite school subject. This Election Day event was held on Wednesday, November 4. Staff created modified ballots and our very own voting booth!

Later in the month we celebrated our student of the month awardees with a special visit from our very own school leader, Principal Richard Marowitz. Check out the photos of all the activities below.

P255@PEC School Learning Garden

P255@PEC School Learning Garden

The students have done a great job watering and maintaining the school garden as part of our Vocational Education Program. Special thanks to Mr.Kelbyn’s class for overseeing the Gardening Program this summer. The students planted tomatoes, peppers, butternut squash, basil, thyme, and sage. They harvested and bundled them so they were ready for our Garden Harvest Stand. Thanks to all of our parents and staff who bought our herbs and vegetables at the first PTA meeting of the school year. These funds will enable our Gardening Program to continue. Enjoy the pictures!

Submitted by: Mary Ellen Rice/PEC

For more updates on the school garden, check out their website:



First PTA Meeting 2015 – 2016 School Year



 When: October 8, 2016 6-8pm

WHERE: PEC (JHS168) 158-40 76th Road, Flushing, NY

                   3rd Floor- Room 329

 The PTA meeting is a great opportunity to meet the Executive Board Members, other parents, the administration, teachers and our coordinators. During this meeting, our Assistant Principals will be speaking about the assessments utilized to evaluate our children and each coordinator will be speaking about their unit. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

It is vital to the success of a school to have parent involvement.

We know it is far to travel for some of you, but it is important to attend meetings when your schedule allows. Respite care will be available and we will serve pizza for all!

Check out more information from the PTA by clicking here.

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Health Fair at 255!

On Feb. 26,2015 P255@154 hosted a Health Fair. It was the culminating activity of the health and fitness theme that we had been working on the last two months. One class created social story using the Smartboard. One class took the students’ blood pressure, others created displays based on the theme. Homework was provided. Students exercised in the gym using Activity Works DVD. Students were provided with a healthy snack when they left.

Students were engaged during the fair and it was very successful!

– Submitted by Debbie Kaye (PS255 at 154)

Storm Alert: Expect bus delays tomorrow, March 5th

All Parents,
Please expect delays with buses both in the AM and PM on Thursday March 5, 2015. Listen to the news for any announcements from the Department of Education. We expect school to be open  but road conditions could be difficult.
Below is an announcement from Notify NYC this morning:
Notification issued 3/4/15 at 7:06 AM. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens from 7:00 PM, March 4th to 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 5th. The current forecast calls for 4-8 inches of snow. Visibilities are expected to be approximately one quarter to one half mile at times. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Manhattan and The Bronx from 7:00 PM, March 4th to 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 5th. The current forecast calls for 3-6 inches of snow. For updates please visit: