Important Update – School is Closed

Dear P255Q Families,

By order of Mayor de Blasio, NYC Public School classes are suspended this week beginning Monday, March 16 to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This means that there will be no school buildings open for classes until at least April 20th.

I know this is a worrying time for all of us but rest assured P255Q staff are all committed to supporting our students and families. Monday 16th will be considered a snow day. There will be no school. From Tuesday 17th through Thursday 19th teachers will be brainstorming ways we can best help you through these difficult times. We will update you as we know more.


Gregg Lopez


COVID-19 Update from Mr Lopez

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Latest Updates from NYCDOE

Dear P255Q Families,

I’m writing this letter today to reassure you that as a school we continue to take necessary measures to ensure that the health and safety of our school community is a priority. We are working with students on proper hand washing techniques and best practices to keep a healthy and clean school environment. We will continue to update you as soon as we are given new information by the Department of Education. Now more than ever we need to stay connected and in order to keep best informed, please sign up for the Remind App to receive up to the minute, real time messages. You can also send an email to the Parent Coordinator email distribution

Please be aware that teachers have been asked to send home any useful materials or work that might be of additional support, but you should also check our school website( regularly for updated information, resources and educational website links that might be useful for your child in the event of any school closures or time at home.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your child’s Unit Coordinator or Assistant Principal.

Thank you,

Mr Gregg Lopez – Principal

Estimadas Familias de P255Q:

Hoy escribo esta carta para asegurarle que, como escuela, seguimos tomando las medidas necesarias para garantizar que la salud y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad escolar sean una prioridad. Estamos trabajando con los estudiantes en técnicas adecuadas de lavar sus manos y mejores prácticas para mantener un ambiente escolar saludable y limpio. Continuaremos actualizándolo tan pronto como el Departamento de Educación nos brinde nueva información. Ahora más que nunca necesitamos estar conectados y para mantenemos mejor informados, suscnbase a la aplicación Remind para recibir mensajes actualizados en tiempo real. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a la lista de distribución de correo electrónico del Coordinador de padres (Parentcoord

Tenga en cuenta que se les ha pedido a los maestros que envíen a casa cualquier material útil o trabajo que pueda ser de apoyo adicional, pero también deben consultar el sitio web de nuestra escuela ( regularmente para obtener información actualizada, recursos y enlaces a sitios web educativos que puedan sea útil para su hijo en caso de cierre de la escuela o tiempo en casa.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con el Coordinador(a) de la unidad o el Assistente Principal de su hijo.


Gregg Lopez


100 Days of School and Other Festivities

Before Winter Break we celebrated Respect for All Week, Valentine’s Day and 100 Hundred days of school. Each site had different festivities celebrating our students and families. Students had a lot of fun engaging in activities that showed how much our school’s community means to them.

All of us at P255Q wish you a peaceful and restful Winter Break. School resumes on February 24th. Looking forward to seeing you then.

The Islanders visit P255Q@PEC

On Wednesday December 18th the New York Islanders sent a photographer to take pictures of our students at P255Q participating in our brand new Islanders Floorball program! 

The New York Islanders provided us with 35 hockey sticks, 25 wiffle balls, 35 pinnies, 2 goals, and a curriculum guide to expose our students to the game and culture of hockey! We will also get the opportunity to attend a home game! To thank the New York Islanders for this amazing gift of hockey each class created ‘Thank you’ cards in Art with Ms. Annetta! 

These are some photos Ms. Shelly took of us and the photos taken by the Islanders will be posted on the following link.

Fall Fun at P255Q

We have had such an amazing start to the school year! Everyone has been busy making new friends and settling into their new routines. Our school theme was Government and we learned all about rules, leaders and good citizenship. We also had many traditional fall activities such as pumpkin painting, leaf art and trick-or-treating. Here are some highlight photos from around the sites.

Summer Fun at P255Q

What a wonderful summer we all had at P255Q! Our theme was amusement parks and rollercoasters and we our staff and students all worked hard to make it a fun and educational few weeks. Here is a roundup of some of the awesome activities and experiences we had.

Child jumping in sprinkler

P7 celebrated the end of summer with three days of exciting activities. As a culminating event we began with water day. P7 was fortunate to have two of our best APE teachers this summer. Along with our dynamic speech department, they put together water activity stations for students to engage in water play. They were able to play with bubbles, a sensory water table and use the sprinkler.

On day 2, the ice cream truck came to bring sweet treats for the students. The students were able to choose their favorite flavor and topping.

Finally, our fabulous OT and PTs created our very own amusement park. Children were treated to cotton candy, movement activities and a creative photo booth. The smiles on the faces of the staff and students says that a great time was had by all. This was a wonderful way to end a great summer!

We celebrated Heroes at 154 and 128! The NYPD was kind enough to send representatives to interact with P255Q students! The kids were able to see a K9 officer, a horse, a motorcycle, and a Mobile Command Unit. The officers gave our students basketballs as well! The students were also treated to a visit from Wonder Woman and Robin in their Super Hero Cars! It was a wonderful day for everyone!

At 397 we had a carnival day to celebrate the end of the summer. Students explored sensory bins and bottles, played carnival games, made and ate snow cones and created giant bubbles. All of our teams had a fantastic time. We also explored theme parks in the wonderful Minecraft Education world created for us by our wonderful volunteer Ben.


Manny in costume as Shrek
Manny is ready to hit the stage as Shrek!

Bravo and Congratulations to our Shrek, Manny Penin who was lead in the P154 Musical production of Shrek.
By all accounts he was an awesome Shrek!
Thank you to all who have assisted him in this process.  ‘no one gets there alone’