- School Closed Tomorrow
Due to expected severe weather conditions, all NYC public schools will be closed Wed, March 21, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled. Tomorrow’s PTA meeting at 6:15pm will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for details. Stay safe and enjoy the snow day!
- PS150Q – Walk Up for Parkland Challenge
On Wednesday, March 14 stand with students around the country.
We’re asking all students to walk up!
walk up to someone sitting alone at lunch and ask them to sit with you;
walk up to someone who’s having a hard time in class and ask if you can help;
walk up to your teachers and thank them;
walk up to someone new and get to know them.
On March 14, we’re challenging all students to be brave and walk up to 14 students and 3 teachers
and say something nice. Wednesday’s the day, but you can always start practicing now!
- Chancellor’s Notes: Note to Families Regarding National School Walkout
From Chancellor Carmen Fariña:
The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, has profoundly affected communities across the country, and many young people feel spurred to take action.
We have been made aware that as part of their civic engagement, some students are planning to participate in what is being called the “#ENOUGH National School Walkout” on Wednesday, March 14. The walkout is scheduled to be 17 minutes long to commemorate the 17 Parkland victims who lost their lives.
In advance of the walkout, we want to remind students and families of our attendance procedures, and inform you of additional measures the DOE will be taking to help ensure the safety of students and staff members.
Students and families who wish you participate in the national school walkout on March 14 please read: Chancellor’s Notes: Note to Families Regarding National School Walkout a printed letter will also be sent to our families.
- School Open Thursday
DOE schools will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Field trips, Afterschool, PSAL, Public Hearings and all other programs and activities will continue as planned. Please use mass transit wherever possible and please leave extra time to get to school as roads may be slower than usual. We will continue to closely monitor the weather and keep you apprised of any updates. Many thanks for your cooperation and support today.
- Snow Update — After School and Other Program Updates
Posted 3/7/2018From Elizabeth A. Rose
Deputy Chancellor, Division of Operations, NYC Department of Education
While this morning’s weather had less precipitation than was predicted, snow has begun to fall and we expect heavy snowfall between 2-5pm. In addition to previously announced changes, evening adult education and YABC programs will be cancelled. After school programs will remain open. Parents have the option to pick-up their child(ren) at regular dismissal, but we will provide programs for all students whose parents cannot.
- School to Remain Open
From Elizabeth A. Rose (Deputy Chancellor, Division of Operations, NYC Department of Education)
DOE schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Afterschool programs will continue as planned.
Field trips using yellow bus service will be cancelled.
Please use mass transit wherever possible and please leave extra time to get to school as roads may will be slower than usual. We will closely monitor the weather overnight and keep you apprised of any updates. You can also stay up-to-date on the DOE website or come back here. We will update this page as more information becomes available.
- Project Intervention & ENL Programs — Cancelled
- Letter from Chancellor Carmen Fariña on the Tragedy in Florida
I write today with a heavy heart after the school shooting in Broward County, Florida.
I am heartbroken for the students and families directly impacted. I also feel for the many families and students across the country – including here in New York City – who see what happened in Florida and may be fearful about their safety in schools.
It is our job to ensure that every school is a safe haven for our children and families.
I want to assure you that the Department of Education works in lockstep with the NYPD to keep all students and school staff safe – both physically and emotionally. We have a standing requirement that all schools conduct safety drills, including one between February 2 and March 15, and principals will also be reviewing the individual safety protocol for their school buildings with school staff. I’ve asked our educators to also discuss why they are conducting these drills and what their purpose is with the entire school community. Additionally, within our classrooms, I have asked educators to engage in the challenging questions and conversations about tragedies like this one. It is important that we have these conversations at school and at home, and to always remind our children that they are safe in our schools and that we will do everything within our power to keep it that way.
We also need your vigilance and partnership to ensure that any safety concern is immediately reported through the proper channels. If you see something, we need you to say something. Please reach out to your school administration, your parent coordinator or call 311, which will refer the issue to the NYPD or the DOE as appropriate. If it is an emergency, call 911 immediately.
As an educator who has always strived to help children grow, succeed, and live out their potential, what happened yesterday cut me to the core. I know many of you must feel the same way, and I hope you will discuss these feelings with your loved ones.
Chancellor, Department of Education
- School Safety – Photo IDs Mandatory
In light of yesterday’s devastating incident in a South Florida high school, we ask that ALL parents and visitors bring a photo ID to the school if you are entering the building. Please present it to security. Thank you for your understanding.
- Annual School Safety Meeting
We will have our annual school safety meeting on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8:30am in the Main Building. This meeting is open to all members of our school community. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.
- School Open Friday
We hope everyone is safe and enjoyed the snow day. School will open and classes will resume on Friday. Parents are welcome to join their children in their classrooms for “Parents as Learning Partners” from 8:30–9:30am. We look forward to seeing you.
- School Closed Due to Weather
From the DOE:
WEATHER ADVISORY: Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.
DOE central and field offices will remain open. Information for staff can be found on the Staff Emergency Page.
New York City district schools will be open, Friday, January 5, 2018. All programs and activities will be held as scheduled.
Thank you to all custodial engineers and custodial staff who have been out in full force to shovel snow, clear sidewalks, and ensure our buildings are ready for staff and students to safely return.
For more information you may visit: NYC Department of Education Facebook Page
Be safe and stay warm.
- Arts for Recess Returns!
Starting January 3, students will engage in “Arts for Recess”. Arts for Recess is a fun, interactive way for our students to remain active during the cold winter months when they can’t go outside for recess. This year’s line up will include Bollywood, Irish traditional dance, and dance/movement games and activities.
Arts for Recess is scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays at the Annex, and for Mondays and Fridays at the Main building. Art for Recess is sponsored by the PTA. Parent volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join the students for this creatively fun activity. Please contact Ita Lee at italee74@.
- Shop at Amazon and Raise Money for our School PTA
Visit AmazonSmile, select “PS 150 Queens PTA” as the organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Sign into your Amazon or Amazon Prime account, and shop! AmazonSmile will remember your organization selection, a portion of eligible purchases will result in a donation to PS150Q PTA. Thank you for all your support!
- Bike Lane Proposal
Please join a representative from Jimmy Van Brammer’s office after Wednesday morning’s PTA meeting to discuss the Bike Lane Proposal for Skillman and 43rd Avenue. These bike lanes will have a direct impact on our school as the proposed changes are for the streets in front and behind the school.
Please note, the scheduled Town Hall Meeting on Skillman & 43rd Ave Street Redesign at Sunnyside Community Services for tomorrow evening has been postponed until January.
From JVB’s offices: The Department of Transportation informed us today that they do not have the presentation we expected them to give tomorrow evening. We will postpone the town hall until after the holidays and will be back to everyone with a new date with plenty of notice.
I had very much hoped we would be able to meet tomorrow evening to discuss these plans and look forward to gathering in January.
- 6th Grade Fundraising to Help Raise Money for Off Grid Relief
Help us to Help others
6th graders are conducting a fundraiser to help raise money for Off Grid Relief. Off Grid Relief is a non-profit fundraising effort that is raising money to provide homes in Puerto Rico with a complete solar kit. 80% of Puerto Rico has been without power since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. Off the Grid designed a simple solar kit that not only helps families in dire need right now, but supports solar energy for long term use as well.
Here is how you can help: from now until December 22, 2017, our senior 6th graders will be collecting donations, there is no amount too big or too small. We will compile the donations and help get these solar kits into the hands of families who are in need of our help! For more information please click: Off-Grid-Link
Donation forms have also been sent home to all our students. Thank you.
- Pre-K No School
Please note, only the Pre-K classes will not have school on Tuesday, December 5th.
- Parent Advisory Board Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6 pm in Queens Borough Hall at 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. The topic of the meeting will be bullying. For more information please see Parent Advisory Meeting Information
- No Outside Balls
Starting on October 10th, students will not be allowed to bring any soccer balls, basketballs, hand balls, footballs, etc. from home. There have been several arguments due to students wanting to control and exclude other students. Balls will be provided by the school to the children and we expect to see more collaborative play. We appreciate your collaboration. Thank you.
- Message from Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Fariña: Hurricanes Maria and Irma
Dear Families, We are deeply saddened and concerned about the widespread devastation in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean islands in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much. As many New Yorkers prepare to welcome displaced relatives and friends into their homes, we stand ready to welcome their children into our schools. Expand
- Emergency Procedures
- Arrival and Dismissal Policies
Welcome back to school, please review the arrival and dismissal policies for your child’s entering grade. Some information may have changed.