Photo Gallery

Principal's Message :

October 1, 2018


Dear P.S. 253Q Families,


What a lovely start to a PROMISING school year!  I truly enjoyed seeing new and familiar faces at our Welcome Back and Open House events in September.  A huge applause to all of our dads and moms who were able to attend our Annual Dads Bring Your Children to School Day.  It was such an inspiring day with our Guest Speaker Pastor, Sgt. Anthony Mills, who encouraged us to “STAY IN THE FIGHT FOR OUR CHILDREN”.  As we greet October, please view our monthly calendar, class newsletters and website, for opportunities to stay involved and engaged.  Also view your 2018-2019 Parent Handbook for resources and important information. 

The procedures and daily activities of your child’s classroom should be familiar and comfortable to them by this time in the school year. If your child is still experiencing anxiety or any type of concerns, please contact your child’s teacher. You are welcome to also include me on those types of communications. We will be happy to meet with you or schedule a meeting to talk together regarding ideas to help your child or the situation. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us – we want to help.

During the month of October, we will Fall into LEARNING and FUN!  We look forward to our annual PBIS Kick Off, Character Day Parade, Family Fun Night and Parents as Reading Partners activities.


We ask that you continue to guide and support your child by reinforcing our school’s expectations for both learning and behavior at home and making sure that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, in full academic attire and ready for the day’s learning experience

 2)  Completes and submits all homework assignments given by teachers                      

 3)  Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills                        

4)  Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life                                                                                                                    

5)  Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject      

6)  Understands that you expect him/her to succeed in school and is college and career ready


Remember, this month, we’re Falling into LEARNING & FUN!

Champion On,

Mrs. Phoebe Grant-Robinson



Phoebe Grant Robinson

Assistant Principal:

Candra Sutherland
Matthew Goodman

Parent Coordinator: 

Phyllis James


Jennifer Ambert


Please look forward to our Annual P.S. 253Q Kick-off celebration!!


Please remember to reinforce our Leader in Me Social Emotional Balance Goals over the summer.  You can reference the below link for ideas and books to support each of the 8 Habits.

 Leader in Me: 

The 3 R’s

The 3 R’s



  • Don't Forget to Read Daily
  • First Day of School - September 5, 2018



Student Corner:

What is your GPS?

Before I read on a test, I read the questions, then I read the passage. I go back and find my answers, searching for evidence to prove my answer.

-Yonathan Taveras- 4/5-322


  • P.S. 253Q

    Annual Character Parade at 9 am

    Students and Staff are allowed to dress up as a character of their favorite book, to celebrate Reading.

    PS 253Q (27Q253)
View Monthly Calendar

Website Statement on Accessibility:

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site,

please contact Mr. Goodman, Assistant Principal at (718) 327 - 0895 to request assistance.