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.


P255Q Student Art at the MET, Times Square!

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On Tuesday 6/20  – PS Art 2017 had a ceremony to celebrate the work of student artists.  Twenty seven student artists (pre-K to 12th grade) had work selected to be shown on the big screen in Times Square.   There were speakers from the Department of Education, the MET , student artists and also the Times Square Advertising Coalition.
It was wonderful to see all the beautiful artwork on display. Shamier Johnson, a 5th grade student at P255@154, created a beautiful picture entitled “Four flowers”.
His art teacher, Ms.  Wendy was in the crowd to see his accomplishment on the big screen.  All work will be on display at the MET thru October.
-submitted by Ms. Gwen Pressley (Classroom Teacher P255Q @ PS154

Honoring 3 Retiring Staff Members


These 3 staff members have devoted their life to educating our children. They attended their last Principal’s cabinet on June 2, 2017.

We wish them health, happiness and a world of fun as they retire from P255Q in August.

Virginia Fusi-Assistant Principal

Eileen Abrams, Coordinator

Judy Sherman, Coordinator

We hope to see them and continue to have their guidance at P255Q in the years to come!

District 75’s Annual Spelling Bee

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On Thursday, May 25, Manuel Penin, an inclusion student at PS154 and Azmayen Karim, a 6:1:1 student at PS151 attended District 75’s 8th Annual Spelling Bee. Both students had an awesome time competing in the spelling bee. Both Manuel and Azmayen made it through several rounds which left Manuel in 2nd place! Congratulations to both of our winners! All teachers and supporting staff at P255 are very proud of them!

Submitted by: Kerry Golden at 154  & Kate Thomas at 151

Family Fun Night 2017

The P255Q PTA organized  Family Fun Night 2017!! It was a wonderful opportunity for P255Q to come together and celebrate. They had great food, DJ dance party in the Gym, magic show, art activities, cotton candy and some exciting raffles! Thanks to all who came out to support P255Q in making it a special evening for our school and children.