On Tuesday, November 6, paraprofessional staff from each site gathered at PS 154 for a half-day of training. The day began with a Back to Basics PowerPoint by Coach Vernice Borleo and 397 Coordinator Katie McLaughlin. Speech Teachers, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists from each site created presentations to refresh the staff on best practices from their respective disciplines as well. Throughout the AM sessions, the paraprofessionals were engaged, entertained, and rewarded for their participation!
Halloween Movie Night was a great success. We had over 70 family members attend. It was a great opportunity for our families to not have any concern of ridicule or complaints by those around them. We had a few kids dancing in the aisle, walking up and down the aisle and a few who made use of the gym for some respite. The kids clapped at the end of the movie and I was truly proud of how many of them were able to handle the evening in their own way. I’m truly encouraged to do it again in the spring!
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!
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!
P.S. 255Q PTA
PARENTS AND STAFF BUILDING A BETTER WORLD
WHEN: October 13, 2016
80-55 Cornish Ave, East Elmhurst NY 11377, Auditorium
TIME: 5:30 PM
The PTA Board is excited to invite you to our first meeting for the school year! This is a great opportunity to come and meet the Executive Board Members, Principal, Staff, Parent Coordinator and other parents.
We are also thrilled to invite you to the mini resource fair being held after the PTA meeting. This is an excellent occasion for you to obtain information on Medicaid coordination, resources and services. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn valuable information.
Please come and support the PTA and our school. Parent involvement is a crucial part of a successful school year!
We will be providing Respite, coffee and snacks.
From the Principal:
On Friday, February 26, 2016 The PTA sponsored our first student “Valentine’s Day” dance. The were 200 people including students, parents, family members and 30 of our staff members.
A DJ was hired to play music in the gym for our children. The faces of the students were priceless as they danced the night away.
The parents and staff also had great time right alongside the kids .
I would like to thank Nora (PTA president) as well as her team (Helen, Erica, Emily) for all their hard work and creative ideas that made this night so special. I would also like to thank our staff.
Many of our staff helped the parents set up and clean up after the event and had a great time dancing and taking pictures (see our picture!) in the photo booth also run by a parent. Thank you Midas!
The next big event is Family Fun Night on April 14, DON’T MISS IT!!!!
FIRST PTA MEETING OF THE 2014-2015 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.