This week we had a Mother’s Day themed Support Group. One of our own P255Q@P397 paras, Celeste Astudillo, came by and taught our parents how to make colorful paper flowers. Parents enjoyed an opportunity to talk and share their stories while making beautiful flowers. Thank you Celeste!
Happy May! There are so many wonderful events happening this month at P255Q. We hope you are able to take advantage of these opportunities:
It was a great night for everyone at P255Q!
Our students, families, staff, and friends had a great time!
There was dancing upstairs in the big gym. Downstairs was arts and crafts, tattoos, and face painting. There was staff from all our sites! The night ended with a magic show, cotton candy, cake, and ice cream- as well as all the great prizes donated by our amazing friends and PTA!
It was a great night to LIGHT IT UP BLUE!
Teachers across all sites have been brainstorming how to improve our communication with parents. At 397Q some teachers began to use their new technology skills and resources to create class websites so parents can see some of the amazing work that their students are doing in their classrooms. Here are links to the first ones to be published. I hope there are more to follow soon. Click through the links to explore the wonderful work our teachers and students are doing.
Please join us for our free support group for parents and siblings of children with Autism at 6pm at: PEC 168
The address is: 158-40 76th Road, Flushing, NY 11366
Child care and Pizza will be provided.
Families from all eight P255Q sites are welcomed!
P7 Girls’ Club just celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Soda Bread and green drinks. Everything was Green!
All the girls spread the love for Valentine’s Day at P7 !
This week on Thursday, March 22nd we are having the next PTA meeting in the evening(6-8pm) at the 397 site located at: 32-52 37th St. Astoria, New York 11103. Please come and join us as we welcome guest speaker
Attorney Irina Yadgarova, Esq. in cooperation with Vlad Shafir, Financial Services Professional from New York Life Insurance. We have a very informative workshop planned to discuss how to prepare for the future of a child with special needs. Topics will include Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts. We’ll have pizza and Respite (childcare) available.
If you have any questions, please contact Nora Eckert, the Parent Coordinator at(718-316-6005 or Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov) and click the following for more details:
We hope to see you there!
Both the students and staff from PS/IS 128 and P255Q are so excited to be spending time together! A few months ago, we conducted some sensitivity training with the 8th grade students from PS/IS 128. After visiting the classrooms and interacting with the students, the 8th graders formed a committee and came up with some wonderful ideas on how to increase positive interactions between both schools under one roof. We worked together to create some wonderful opportunities to collaborate and are so excited to continue doing so!
One of our events was a Valentine’s Day Lollipop Sale. Students from P255Q brought the school store into the cafeteria and sold lollipops to the 8th graders from PS/IS 128. The sale was just as much of a success as the smiles on the students faces!
That same week, we had a special event for Valentines Day organized by the APE teacher, Ms. Kristy and ADL teacher Ms. Vanessa. All of the staff chipped in to make it an exciting and fun day for our students. We all enjoyed having our new buddies from PS/IS 128 come and celebrate with us that day! The buddies had just as much of a good time as our students did, here are the letters to prove it.
Every time it is one of our students birthdays, the students from PS/IS 128 will serenade them in the hallway to a happy birthday tune. It is a beautiful tribute to our students and demonstrates the impact we are having on one another here. Looking forward to many more events together in the future!
It has been a busy few weeks at the PS154 unit!
On Friday, March 2, we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss and our love of reading by wearing red and/or white. Students and staff participated in a celebration that involved silly Seuss- inspired games, story time, and making funny hats.
P. 255Q@P.S. 154 participated in the DOE Respect For All initiative the week of February 12, 2018. Students and staff celebrated individual accomplishments and targeted many activities based on the concepts of respect, kindness and acceptance for all.