**TO ALL PARENTS /GUARDIANS : Please submit your child's Emergency Contact --Blue Card**
Emergency Blue Cards are given out each year to students to be filled out by you and sent back to the school. Blue cards are to be updated YEARLY.
It is extremely important that the school has the current, correct information for contacting parents or guardians at all times - especially during the school day. It is the responsibility of Parent/Guardian to see that the Blue Emergency Contact Card, which is kept on file in the main office, is completely filled out and accurate. Please notify the school in writing of any changes that may occur, so that we can update official Department of Education forms and databases.
If your child becomes ill or it is necessary to close school early due to an unforeseen emergency, we will use the Blue Emergency Card contact information to contact you. It is extremely important that we have ALL CURRENT phone numbers written clearly on the cards.
If you have family members or friends listed as emergency contacts please be sure that those adults you list on the Emergency Card know that they have been listed.
If there is a significant change (i.e. an address or name change) please contact Ms. McRae, Pupil Acct. Secretary @ (718) 206 -3240 x1013 to have this information updated in the NYC department of Education database. You will need to bring in proof of address for any address changes.
Thank you for your cooperation,
P.S./I.S. 268 Q
PS/IS 268 host its Annual Spelling Bee competition!
PS/IS 268 held its annual spelling bee at our local school in preparation for its finalist to compete in the State's national spelling bee competition.
Here are some snapshots from the exciting assembly held on Friday, November 10,2017
P.S. /I.S. 268 celebrates literacy with Character Day 2017!
On Friday, October 27th , our staff and students celebrated their love of literacy by dressing up as their favorite book character!
(Principal L. Grant-Stewart as Mary Poppins from the children's classic book entitled "Mary Poppins", Mr. Pataki (Paraprofessional) as the big bad wolf in "Red riding hood", Ms. Vieolt and Ms. Fay (Educators) are Fossey and Professor from the book "The case of the gasping garbage", Ms. Keough (Educator) as Omakayas from the book, "The Birchbark house".
Character Day -October 2017
In an effort to encourage literacy and foster love of reading our students dress up like their favorite book character for the day! The event made for creativity and individualized expression by way of costume and decor. What a fun way to encourage a love of reading in our students! They really enjoyed the days activities!
additional 268 Staff dressed as their favorite book characters...
PS/IS 268 celebrates Hispanic Heritage!
Hispanic Heritage Month is an official U.S. observance. The month is a time to learn about and recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
PS/IS 268 participates in NYCDOE "Dad's take your child to school day!" September 19, 2017
As part of New York State’s commitment to promote responsible fatherhood, one day in September has been set aside for fathers and father-figures to take their children to school as a way of becoming more involved in their child’s education throughout the year. This year P.S./ I.S. 268 's "Dad's take your child to school day" was supported by Councilman, Daneek Miller.
Front Center: D. Miller (Councilman), L. Grant-Stewart (Principal), From left to right: E. Perez (PTA), S. Estrada (PTA), D. Simms(Parent Coordinator), D. Rosenthal (PTA),C. Caipa (PTA), A. Psarris (Librarian), Z.Karim (PTA)
P.S./I.S. 268 observes First ever ~~P.S. I Love You Day!
February 10, 2017
P.S. I Love You Day is held every second Friday of February. On this day we ask everyone to wear purple to represent standing up against bullying, help end depression, and ultimately prevent suicide. We hope that on this day you walk around your community, school, or work office and see a sea of purple. We hope that you hear nothing but positive messages that make you feel special, loved, and remind you, you truly are never alone.
P.S./I.S. 268 shows appreciation for our teachers ~ May, 2017!
Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. For these reasons we celebrate you this Teacher's appreciation Week!
P.S./I.S. 268 celebrates our multi-cultures!
Multi-Cultural Day! 2017
Multi-Cultural Day--May, 2017
Multi-Cultural day is an annual event that P.S./I.S.268 Q engages in that embraces the diverse ethnicity that makes up our school culture. An entire day filled with unique attire and fun-filled activities that highlight each students individuality and culture. The day is completed with a smorgasbord of cultural eatery catered by our very own parents and faculty. An event that is eagerly anticipated by our students and faculty!