Parent Meetings

We have a few opportunities for you to join the 255Q school community this week. Tonight is our first Parent Connections meeting. Join us at 6pm to connect with other 255Q families, the new Guidance Counselor Megan Stokes, the new School Social Worker Jollanda Brahelika and Principal Lopez. We hope that you can join us tonight! Please use the link below to register and receive the actual meeting link. Spanish Interpretation will be available. 
When: Oct 19, 2021 06:00 PM 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdOCupjgjGdHWSE4lPFPnxQz9xDjDwmlH

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

“How to plan for your child legally and financially” 
Please join me in welcoming Andrew Cohen, Esq. and Mitch Weisbrot, CLU, ChSNC for an informative webinar that addresses the legal and financial preparations crucial to safeguarding assets and benefits for your child with special needs. If you have questions about guardianship, government benefits and special needs trusts this workshop is for you. Spanish interpretation will be available. 
When: Oct 21, 2021 10:00 AM 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrde-urDktEtDYqXFcPEwq99ZBJUmtIsBt

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Back to School 2021-2022

Dear P255Q Families,
September 13th is the first day of school and the 255Q school community is excited to come together for a safe, healthy and productive school year! I recognize that you may have some questions or concerns about how it will look like this year for your child, but be confident that as a team we will work together to make this a great year. I invite you to attend our virtual “Welcome Back to School” Parent Town Hall next week on September 9th at 5:30pm so that I may help answer your questions.

If you haven’t registered to attend, please use the link below to register and receive the actual meeting link.
Hope to see you September 9th.

Principal Lopez

Town Hall Registration Link:
When: Sep 9, 2021 05:30 PM
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ocuCuqj8sGteEENX50
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
Spanish and Mandarin Interpretation will be available

Spanish Flyer

Chinese Flyer

September 9th, 2021
Parent Town Hall Meeting Agenda

  1. 2021 Welcome Back “A look into the school year ahead”
    -School vision and focus
    -Expectations
    -School culture
  2. What is the school’s schedule this year?
    -8:10-3:00 pm or
    -8:20-3:10 pm
  3. Building Safety Measures
    -Face coverings
    -Physical spacing
    -School cleaning/Air quality
    -Medically Necessary instruction
    4.Health and Safety
    -Daily health screening
    -Testing Updates- every 2-weeks/10%
    -Confirmed case-scenarios
  4. Staying Connected
    -NYCSA and bussing info
    -Email Distribution (updates and resources)
    -Remind APP (important flyers, reminders & updates)
    4.Questions?

March Merriment

We had a lot of fun this March. We celebrated Dr Seuss Week and Green Day across all of our sites and our remote classes and introduced Fun Friday afternoon activities!

Wishing our entire P255Q Community a fabulous Spring break and looking forward to seeing everyone whether in person or online on April 5th.

Black History Month at P255Q

Throughout February all sites spent some time focussing on the valuable contribution of black artists, musicians, scientists, civil rights activists and other notable African Americans to US history. Here are some photos of our work.

P255Q Holiday Food Drive

Hands putting food into a box marked donations.

Many of our neighbors in NYC will go hungry due to circumstances related to the COVID crisis. P255Q has launched a food drive  to support CITY HARVEST and we hope you will join us by making a healthy food donation.  If you are able to participate, it couldn’t be easier to do. 

Pick out and purchase the food you would like to donate and it will be delivered directly to CITY HARVEST once the drive is over. People struggling with food insecurity also struggle with high rates of diet related health issues due to lack of access to healthy food. Our food drive is designed to help them with the kind of food they really need. Thanks for your support!

Our food drive link is ready!! Visit the webpage P255Q Holiday Food Drive 2020

School Reopening December 2020

We hope you and your loved ones ​are safe and healthy. We appreciate your ongoing flexibility as we work to reopen school buildings safely. 

This is the schedule for when school buildings reopen for in-person learning. As Chancellor Richard Carranza announced on November 29, all blended learning students across all grade levels in District 75 will return to in-person instruction beginning Thursday, December 10. 

IMPORTANT: If your child is in Grade 1 or above and you opted for in-person learning, below you will find the upcoming cohort schedule and additional information about completing consent or exemption forms:

You can find consent forms and student disability exempt forms here.

Please note that one of these consent forms is required in order for your child to be able to participate in in-person learning** If a form is not submitted, your child will be moved to REMOTE only LEARNING.

Please note: Kindergarten students are EXEMPT from ALL COVID testing. These forms are NOT required for Kindergarten students.

 December Schedule

  • 12/10-Cohort B                       12/17-Cohort B                                  
  • 12/11-Cohort B                       12/18-Cohort B
  • 12/14-Cohort A                       12/21-Cohort B
  • 12/15-Cohort A                       12/22-Cohort A
  • 12/16-Cohort A                       12/23-Cohort A
  • Schools will be closed from December 24t January 1st for Winter Recess.

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Nora Eckert at Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov and join me at a parent forum on Wednesday, December 9th at 5:30pm for an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Here is the registration link:

When: Dec 9, 2020 05:30 PM

**Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcOmgqjovGt0Ie10Ygi4XPKXJCyTbUz-I

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sincerely, 

Gregg Lopez

Remote Learning

On behalf of our school’s administrative team and staff, we want to thank you for partnering with us as we journey through the 2020-2021 school year. On Wednesday 18th November, we received the news that schools in the NYCDOE will be operating with full time remote instruction for all students. The purpose of this letter is to give you an outline of what to expect while our buildings are closed. Please know you can always contact us at any time and we will be in constant communication as we proceed.

  • All students regardless of their cohort assignment will be expected to participate in remote learning everyday with their classroom teacher and cluster teachers using the google classroom platform
  • Related Service Providers will continue to follow the same schedules they set up for your child and all services will be provided remotely
  • The school day for all students will remain the same starting at 8:30am and ending at 2:00pm
  • Teacher office hours will be from 2:00-2:20pm everyday which will allow for you to communicate and engage with your child’s teachers

Please make every effort to have your child participate in live learning sessions offered throughout the school day

  • morning group lessons
  • one to one sessions scheduled with classroom teacher
  • cluster group lessons
  • classroom group lessons
  • related services (speech, OT, PT) and ENL services

By 8:30am daily, work and/or activities will be posted in your child’s google classroom for your child to complete throughout the day

We understand this shift from blended to remote learning is challenging and your child’s team will work with you as best as possible to encourage daily attendance and engagement. Please make sure that your child participates in the live sessions that we have mentioned above. We are here to support you in any way that we can. Please see the attached schedule on the next page for your reference.

Thank you,

Gregg Lopez

Principal