P255Q at PS128, Uncategorized

P255 @ 128 New Unit Coordinator


P255 @ 128 now has a new coordinator and she certainly is fitting in like she has always been here at this unit.  Meghan Kozak has been spicing up things here at 128.  She has put the “fun” in fundraising by having biweekly raffles that give our staff the chance to win gift cards.  Everyone is more than excited to win a gift card to Target or Starbucks.  It also gives us something to look forward to and helps us raise money for our students.


Meghan has also broke barriers here by helping open up the conversation with our general education school.  She has met with 8th graders and spread some awareness to them about our population.  So now when our students see each other, they give one another an appropriate greeting.  In the past our students were less accepted by the general education population. It’s so wonderful to see our students being social and saying hello to students in the hallway.  The school is now preparing to have a social skills group, where the eighth graders will come and buddy up with some of our students.  This is a wonderful opportunity for both our students and the eighth graders. Not only is this program giving our stedents the opportunity for more socialization, it also gives the general education students more knowledge of our population.  It’s a win win!!

We are loving our new coordinator and are looking forward to what will come next.



Grand Opening at 397

20180124_100813We had a very exciting morning on January 24th at 397 when Mr Marowitz, all four Assistant Principals, City Councilman Costa Constantinides, Lt. Suzanne Catoggio, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens North’s School Safety Division, Josephine Morales, former unit coordinator at  our P151 site, and some of our amazing parents of current and past students came to celebrate the official opening ceremony of our new building with us.

We started the celebration with a few words from Mr Marowitz, former PTA presidents, Victor Ty and Nora Echart, and Mr Constanitinides who gave us the fantastic news that we are getting a grant for a technology upgrade! Then, teachers Ms Jennifer and Ms Rebecca brought tears to our eyes with their fantastic presentation remembering the chaos of packing up while teaching summer school, the complicated logistics of moving an entire school, setting up 17 classrooms and finally some words about our new luxurious-to-us surroundings.

Miss Victoria’s class outdid themselves with their words about what they love about our new building. Afterwards, we headed outside for a ribbon-cutting ceremony with a real-life drumroll, followed by the awarding of Honorary P255Q Member certificates to our wonderful advocates. The morning ended with a quick tour of some of our fantastic new learning spaces and classes for the attending parents. It really was a wonderful morning and we hope to have many more such events in our wonderful new building. Thank you so much to all that made it happen and of course to our wonderful coordinator Katie McLaughlin who makes it all work. You can check out some videos and photos of the event at our photo site here.

students sitting around a table waiting to speak

Parent Workshops, Uncategorized

Our Family Support Group makes Ornaments for their families!

FullSizeRenderCome join our family support groups that meet twice a month in the mornings (9:30-11:00) with coffee and donuts and at nights (6:00-8:00) with pizza and soda(siblings are welcome at night too)!

This month the meetings are on Tuesday, January 23 at our main site in the morning and at night:

P255 @ J.H. 168 (Parsons Ed. Complex)
158-40 76th Rd. Flushing, NY 11366
718 380-1247