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Congratulations VSA Winners!

Two of our very talented students, Yusuf Sayedy and Alexandra Martinez-Narcia’s  artwork was selected for the 2019 VSA NYC Calendar by Marquis Studios. Marquis Studios is an arts education organization that publishes a calendar every year to feature the work of our most talented student artists. 

On Dec. 5th our students  went to receive their awards at the Annual VSA NYC Ceremony in New York City. Many NYC Council Members were honored for their funding to support arts programs in District 75 schools. Yusef and Alexandra were supported by our amazing Art teacher, Mrs. Wendy Schwerdt. Well Done!

Their winning artwork was exhibited in the Pratt Manhattan Gallery in an exhibit entitled” Community Heroes and Helpers”. Collaborating on this project not only fostered our students artistic growth, but also allowed them to share ideas about people in our community who work hard to protect our environment. As you can see, Yusuf and Alexandra are very proud of themselves!       

2 students holding a calendar featuring their artwork, accompanied by their art teacher.
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A letter from our new Assistant Principal

Dear Parents and Families:

Meghan KozakI am honored to have been chosen to become the next assistant principal at P255Q. I began my educational career as a 1:1 paraprofessional for students with autism. Soon thereafter, I was hired as a literacy coverage teacher for P255Q in February, 2009. I then taught in both 6:1:1 and 8:1:1 middle school classrooms up until last year when I became the unit coordinator at our elementary site in Middle Village. All of these experiences have shaped my educational philosophy and passion for working with our students and their families. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your child in this new role as the assistant principal at our P7 and PS 307 sites. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at any time. I can be reached via email at mkozak@schools.nyc.gov as well as by phone at 718-899-6528 (P7) or 718-779-5241 (PS 307). Looking forward to an exciting school year together!

Respectfully yours,

Meghan Kozak

Assistant Principal

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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

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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