Upcoming Town Hall on Proposed New Site

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has posted a proposal to open and co-locate a new elementary site of P.S. Q255 (75Q255) in building Q011 (Q011), to be called P255Q@Q011, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.

Q011 is located at 54-25 Skillman Avenue, Queens, NY 11377 in Community School District 30. If this proposal is approved, P255Q@Q011 will open and be co-located with P.S.11 Kathryn Phelan (30Q011). A co-location means that two or more schools are located in the same building and
may share common spaces, such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, libraries, and cafeterias.

There is no expected impact on the P.S. Q255 site that your student currently attends.

Where can I learn more about this proposal?

This letter serves as notice that the Educational Impact Statement for this proposal has been posted on the NYCDOE’s website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/panel-for-education-policy/2021-2022-pages/march-23-2022-school-utilization-proposals. We encourage you to visit that website as we will update it with important dates and new information as it becomes available.

How can I provide feedback?

This proposal must be voted on and approved by the PEP prior to implementation. We anticipate that the PEP will vote on this proposal on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Long Island City High School, located at 14-30 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106. Feedback about this proposal may be shared at the March 23, 2022 PEP meeting.

In advance of the PEP vote, a Joint Public Hearing for this proposal will be held in building Q011 on
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6 p.m. All community members will have the opportunity to share feedback about this proposal at the Joint Public Hearing. Feedback about this proposal may also be shared at any time by e-mailing D30proposals@schools.nyc.gov or by calling 212-374-7621.

Thank you very much,
Ketler Louissaint
District 75 Superintendent


Happy New Year!

Welcome back to P255Q! We hope you all had a wonderful, peaceful break. We understand it is a confusing time with ever changing guidance but here at P255, we are doing our best to keep learning happening and all of our students safe..

Here is the latest guidance from our new chancellor.

Health and Safety in our schools NYC DOE

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Dear P255Q Families, 

Thanksgiving is a season that gives us a chance to pause and reflect. As I think of what I am grateful for, my thoughts go to how grateful I am for our 255Q school community.  I wish you much health and happiness in abundance, during this time with the people you love.  
Sincerely,

Gregg Lopez

Principal

Reminder: Schools are closed Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for Thanksgiving. 

Election Day Arrangements

Tuesday, November 2nd is a fully remote, asynchronous instructional day.

Election Day is this upcoming Tuesday, November 2nd. Please note that although the school buildings are closed, it will be a fully remote, asynchronous instructional day. Your child’s classroom teacher will reach out to you with your child’s email address, Google classroom information and necessary links. Instruction will not be live instruction. Log on to your child’s Google classroom on Election Day and complete the assigned work posted in the classroom. Attendance will be taken as you complete the assignments. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher.

Sibling Connections

Does your 255Q student have a sister or brother between the ages of 8 and 18? Please consider having them join our Sibling Connections group created just for them on Thursday, November 4th at 6PM. 255Q Speech Teacher, Kimberly Klein will be joining us to help our siblings understand some of the challenges with communication and to answer their questions. Hope they can join us then! 
Sibling Connections Registration Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcO-trjIvH9IAZONVWwmChZ2eNh8rNg8a

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
ghUlXukvhTiK46b

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.