Happy Thanksgiving from P255Q!

Wishing all our families a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We have fabulous Thanksgiving feasts happening across our sites. Thank you all for your kind donations. Our students are having a fantastic time and really appreciate it.

Here is a link to some marvelous Thanksgiving work created by some of the students at our Q397 site.

Thanksgiving Site

Happy Thanksgiving!



Goodbye to the Old, Hello to the New

The last few days of summer school at 151 were hectic to say the least. Trying to keep our students occupied and engaged between last-minute packing, labeling and the loading of the giant moving trucks, alongside the ongoing refurbishment of the roof of the main building was rather challenging. Our students got lucky with a few extra trips and had plenty of fun bowling, at the movies and in the park. We thought we’d share a few of our moments as we said goodbye to our trailer park.

Student and parprofessional playing in a box
Rasheda and Ali have fun with the boxes.
People laughing in the office. Chalkboard reads 'Best Queens Principal R. Marowitz'
A final message from T10 for our principal as we packed up.













Demolished trailer.
And then it was gone. Goodbye T10




But look where we are going!

School building
Our new site.


School reopens on September 7th at 8.10. All former Q255@151 students should report to Q397.  32-52 37th Street, Astoria, NY 11103.

See you all there for the next chapter!


Summer School Culminating Event @151 Junior Chef Summer 2017

We had lots of edible, under-the-sea, seafood-free fun at our 151 site this week as we celebrate the last weeks of summer school. It’s a bitter-sweet time for us as these are also our last days at 151 in the little trailer park that we have now outgrown. Although, we are moving on to bigger, better things at our new PS397 site, we have been here a long time and we don’t all do so well with change.

Can’t you tell everything tasted amazing?

Our culminating event was a Jr Chef competition. Students worked really hard, aided by our amazingly creative paraprofessionals and teachers. We created grocery lists, took community walks to shop at local stores (they will miss us!) and used joint-action routines to create some of the most remarkable under-the-sea themed feasts for our judges to taste.


Ms Denise explains her complicated recipe. It tasted great!
Much excitement as dishes were scored.

Our judges were the wonderful school-aide Rosemarie and our favorite summer nurse Phong but students were especially delighted to see the special guest judge, their friend, Josephine. Dishes were marked on presentation, creativity and taste. Congratulations to the winners in each team Ms Rebecca’s class, Mr Shaun’s class and Ms Jenny’s class but it was agreed that all the dishes were amazing in their own special way.

One of the winning dishes – that’s a dolphin not the Loch Ness monster by the way.