Phoebe Robinson, Principal

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

Principal's Message


 Dear P.S. 253Q Families,

 We’re marching into this month with a celebratory tone, as we honor women of the past and present.  It’s Women’s History Month! 

 I would like to celebrate all of the mothers and mother figures who are parents and staff of P.S.253Q.  Thank you for your commitment, dedicated efforts and ongoing support as we press onward to greater achievements.  Through our collaboration, I’m sure that our children will soar. 

 We look forward to seeing each of you during the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences.  This is another opportunity to continue conversations around the academic and social –emotional progression of your child.  If your child has received a Promotion in Doubt Letter, their teacher will be prepared to discuss a personalized Student Support Plan.  You should come with any questions you have.  We look forward to discussing strategies that you can use at home to strengthen your child in needed areas.  Also continue to visit our school’s website @ , where you can keep updated with school announcements and activities, while communicating directly with your child’s teacher. 

 Our Leader in Me Habit is Synergize.

We would like all students and families to share in our commitment to cultivating a school of leaders as we grow in collaborative practices as they mature in character and purpose.

 Looking onward, students in grades 3-5 will continue to experience test sophistication as we near the ELA and Math State Tests.  We ask for your continued support in:


  • Celebrating your child’s successes
  • Ensuring an adequate night’s rest
  • Daily and punctual arrival
  • Completion of homework
  • Communicating the importance of Respect for themselves, their peers and all adults


Remember, this month and always, here at P.S.253Q, we are cultivating a School of Leaders…

 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.