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Welcome to the new school year!

Principal Gregg Lopez SmilingWelcome to school year 2018/2019.   I am very excited to begin this year as the new Principal of P255Q. I started teaching at 255Q in 1998 and then became an Assistant Principal in 2001.  During my tenure, I have learned many things from the teaching professionals, our students and their families. Our school community is our greatest resource! We will continue many of our best teaching practices, as well as seek out additional resources and ways to support the development of your child.

We have welcomed many new students, their parents as well as new staff to the P255 family on September 5th.  There will be much to do, and it will take a few days for all to get back into the routine of a full school day.

Parents, be sure to include a communication book in your child’s backpack so we may begin communicating to you as the year begins. You will receive many notifications from the school and opportunities to participate in parent workshops, support groups as well as participation in school events. Parents of new students will also have a new student orientation to meet the teachers and myself.  I look forward to seeing you at one of the many school functions.

Sincerely,

Gregg Lopez

Principal

P 255Q @ PS 307, P255Q at PS128

End of Summer Celebration at 128 / 307!

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On Thursday we said good bye to the summer at 128!  We had a surprise visit from our newly retired principal, Richard Marowitz and his grandson.  We celebrated with outdoor water activities which were set up by our Speech Department. The students enjoyed the sprinkler, water balloons and were able to squirt water on both friends and staff!

Our OT’s and PT’s created a science exploration room where the students made worms in dirt cups, used a flashlight to explore the stars and used fine motor skills to pick up fish and put them in the boat.  We were also lucky enough to have two APE teachers that were able to set up activity stations in the gym for our students.

Our students enjoyed pizza and the Speech Department created an ice cream sundae cart which traveled to each classroom at the end of the day.  It was a great way to end a wonderful summer session.

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A cool treat that can’t be beat!
PS255 at PS7

P7 Camp Day!

 

P7 OTs and PTs created an exciting obstacle course in the gym with a tunnel, row boat, tent and a campfire to eat some yummy marshmallows!

Speech teachers created a fun summer camp photo booth!  The students had fun being silly with the props!

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On Water Day, the students played in the sprinkler, went fishing, blew some bubbles, and had fun wetting each other with the water squirters. 

Our kids and staff had so much fun!!

PS255 at PS154

Summer Gladness at P 255Q @ PS 154!

Our theme for summer school this year was summer camp. As a culminating event, the staff thought simulated camping activities would not only be fun and engaging, but would be a perfect way for the students to experience what they had been learning about throughout July and August.

Campsite: We were going for a traditional campsite experience. The students made S’mores (no flame necessary-we used marshmallow fluff and chocolate spread). Speech teachers created visuals to help the students prepare their snacks. Next, the students sat around a “campfire” to sing songs and tell stories. Finally, we had a campground photo booth for some great photo ops.

Our hiking course was put together by the OT / PT Department. What summer camp experience is complete without a good hike!

Last, but not least, we created a Water Park at our playground, with the help of our OT / PT Department. What better way to spend a sunny day than splashing around with your friends?

Staff members, students and special guests enjoyed our Summer Camp at P 255Q @ PS 154! We can’t wait for next summer to do it all over again!

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Summer Fun at P 255Q!

Summer school at P255Q is both educational and a lot of fun! This year, each unit created their own special events to commemorate the completion of another action-packed summer. Thank you to all the staff that worked so hard to provide our students with these experiences. You may have heard this before but it never gets old – You are the BEST STAFF IN NEW YORK CITY!

Principled Principals!
You never know who you will run into during Chapter 683!
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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye!

Gregg Lopez and Richard Marowitz smiling.
Gregg Lopez & Richard Marowitz

We were all sorry to hear our wonderful principal Mr Richard Marowitz made the decision to retire earlier this year. Mr Marowitz has been an integral part of P255Q for over 20 years. During his career he has been an instrumental advocate for students with disabilities in District 75. He has seen our marvelous school grow from its infancy to eight sites. We are excited to be honoring him at a retirement party in October.

Although we are sorry to lose Mr Marowitz, the staff of P255Q was delighted to hear that Gregg Lopez was formally appointed principal of our school on June 21st. Mr Lopez began his career with P255Q as a teacher and has been assistant principal with our school for over 16 years. He has supervised almost every site at one time or another and is very familiar with all our staff and students, making him the perfect leader to continue with the vision and mission of our school. Congratulations, Gregg. We welcome you as our new principal and look forward to working with you.

Ketler Louissaint and Gregg Lopez
District 75 Superintendent Ketler Louissaint formally appoints Gregg Lopez as Principal of Q255
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P255Q Student Recipient of 2018 Samuel Stern Award

Gary Steven, a 5th grader who is in the P255Q inclusion program at The Renaissance Charter School, was honored on Wednesday May 23, for receiving the M. Samuel Stern Award.  Gary was selected out of over one thousand other students as a winner of this award due to his outstanding performance at school, his ability to overcome difficult situations and his perseverance in academic and social situations.
Take a look at his speech during the awards ceremony:
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Submitted by:
Allie Weiss
P255Q D75 SETSS Provider
P255Q@ The Renaissance Charter School