Phoebe Robinson, Principal

Welcome to PS 253Q: Where We R.O.A.R. Towards Success!!

Principal's Message

 Dear P.S. 253Q Families,


Welcome to the Month of May...  I can hardly believe that we are ushering in the last two months for the 2016-2017 school year.  While our students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be testing during the first week of the month, we must continue to emphasize our academic and behavioral expectations through the very last day of school.  Teaching and Learning will continue to be experienced at an optimal level.  It is my expectation that students' attendance is daily and punctual.  Students must also be dressed in academic attire and prepared with their completed homework assignments.  You are encouraged to continue conversations with teachers to gain suggestions and strategies you may apply at home to support your child at home. If you are ever unclear about anything, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's teacher, a staff member or myself.  We are all here to help. 


During the Month of May, trips, activities and celebrations have been scheduled for all students.  Students' behavior and preparedness will determine whether or not they participate.  It is important that all students demonstrate responsible and safe behaviors in and out of school.  We are excited and look forward to your participation at our Science Fair, Open School Night and Book Fair during this month as well.  For dates and time, please review our school calendar and website @


Our Leader in Me Habit is Sharpen the Saw.

We would like all students and families to share in our commitment to cultivating a school of leaders, growing in a sense of knowing ones strengths and areas of need, as they mature in character and purpose.


 Remember, this month and always, here at P.S.253Q, we are Motivating Mastery‚Ķ

 Champion On,



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Dance Troop:  2:20 pm - 4:00 pm

Boys - Tuesdays , Girls - Fridays

Academic After school: Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:20 pm - 4:00 pm

Homework Help / Extended Day Theater Program:  Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:20 pm - 5:15 pm

Piano in the Schools:  Mondays 2:20 pm - 4:00 pm

Chess Club: Mondays 2:20 pm - 5:00 pm

Lego Club: Tuesday and Wednesdays: 2:20 pm - 4:00 pm



Celebrating Black and Women's History Through Dance

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

                                                                                                                                           - Albert Einstein






Thank you MS. Leary for coordinating a successful event.