Happy 1st Day of Spring – School will be CLOSED

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City district schools will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.

Tomorrow’s PTA meeting at 6:15 pm will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for details!


NYC School Survey

Your school. Your child. Your voice. Take the 2018 NYCSchoolSurvey online at

Each year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey is aligned to the DOE’s Framework for Great Schools. It is designed to collect important information about each school’s ability to support student success. School leaders can use feedback from the survey to reflect and improve schools and programs. You can learn more about the NYC School Survey by contacting your school or program.

The 2017 NYC School Survey results are now available

The 2017 NYC School Survey results are a part of the 2016-17 School Quality Guide, which also includes the latest Quality Review Reports and the 2016-17 Framework ratings. This online report format replaces the NYC School Survey PDFs that were used to report survey results in prior years.

Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Fundraiser

Thank you to all the families who contributed to the success of the student council bake sale last week. The Student Council raised $627.29! All of the money will be used to purchase the requested items for our partner school, Escuela Elpidio H Rivera in Mayaguez, PR. We want to extend a special thanks to Ms. Wine who helped our student council organize this amazing event and to our wonderful student council.


Volunteers Needed

We need your help –

Book Fair is next week (March 12 – 16): We need people to help set up, help shop keep, help the students choose age appropriate books that match the interests, help students calculate prices. We desperately need volunteers for Wednesday March 14 and Friday March 16.

Picture Day is March 27th (Main Building) and March 28 (Annex). We need at least three volunteers for the main building and would appreciate two more for the Annex.

Movie Night (en espanol) is March 23. We need people to help set up and man the concession stand, as well as donate (nut-free) baked goods.

Please contact the PTA with dates and times that you are available at

Note to Families Regarding the National School Walkout

Information for students who wish to participate on March 14.
from Carmen Fariña on March 8, 2018


Dear Students and Families:

The horrific school 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.

Young people, through actions like civil disobedience and peaceful protest, have been at the forefront of many movements and struggles for justice in our City’s and our nation’s history, and we recognize that many of our students may similarly decide to engage in forms of discourse and protest in response to the tragic event in Parkland.

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.

While we support students participating in civic engagement and exercising of their First Amendment rights, we also want to remind you of our attendance procedures, and inform you of additional measures the New York City Department of Education will be taking to help ensure the safety of students and staff members.

Participating in a walkout like the one planned is an individual decision that we encourage families to discuss together. For anyone who participates in the walkout, it is important to do so in a safe and respectful manner. Staff members from each school will be assigned outside their school buildings during the walkout to help ensure safety and order.

If your child is planning to participate, please notify your school by following your school’s regular attendance protocol. For middle and high school students, walking out for 17 minutes and returning to school will be considered cutting class, not an absence. Students will not face consequences beyond a notation in their student attendance record and a conversation with an administrator. Please be aware that regular classroom schedules will continue as usual.

If middle and high school students are planning to attend events after the 17 minutes, they will be considered absent from the classes they miss. With parent or guardian permission, this will be an excused absence. Without parent or guardian permission, this will be an unexcused absence. If you have any questions about your school’s attendance protocol, please call your school’s main office.

Elementary school students who wish to participate in the walkout need to be signed out by their parents or guardians. For students of all ages with nurses or paraprofessionals required for safety, parents or qualified staff members must be willing to accompany participating students who wish to participate in the walkout. If a parent or qualified staff member is not willing to walk out and accompany the student, the student must remain inside the school. Schools must ensure that the individual needs of each student are taken into account and addressed at all times.

We know young people can and do make a difference, and many school staff members will be speaking with students about their individual reactions to this event, including the accompanying calls for action and civic engagement, in their classrooms and school communities. As part of our Civic Education for All initiative, we are encouraging teachers to facilitate opportunities for students to have respectful discussions on current events in greater depth and from multiple points of view. For a list of civic engagement resources and other information, please visit our Safety webpage.

Schools must promote safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environments for all students. We commend all students and staff members who help make our schools safe and respectful places where all students can learn free from the threat of deadly violence.

Thank you for your partnership.

Carmen Fariña
Schools Chancellor


Disaster Relief Effort

The student council at PS 150Q is participating in the District 30 Disaster Relief Effort for those affected by Hurricane Maria.

Our students have partnered with La Escuela Elpido H. Rivera in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. They recently spoke with Principal Caro, who described the devastating effects Hurricane Maria had on the school. They hope to enough raise funds to cover the cost of repairs and to supply books, school supplies, etc to the students in Puerto Rico.

On Thursday, March 15th (Parent-Teacher Conference day), the PS 150Q student council will be holding a fundraiser from 1pm to 5:30pm. They will be selling baked goods and hot cocoa. Please come and support their cause.

See their facebook post!