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Principal's Message :

Principal’s Message:

Dear Families of P.S.253Q,  


Amazing events are occurring at PS 253Q!

We hosted our second Annual MLK Day of  Service   on January 20th!  Thank you to all teachers, parents, families, and students who took the time out of their busy day to support our community. Care packages were assembled for the homeless in Far Rockaway, pillows were crafted for children in temporary housing, school supply welcome kits were assembled, Valentine’s Day cards for Veterans were created and canvases were painted to brighten the rooms of those in nursing homes/The Ronald McDonald House; all in an effort to live out Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy.   We thank you for your contributions!


At P.S. 253Q, teamwork is an essential component in our school community and diversity impacts the process of each team. During Respect for All Week, beginning February 10th, we will recognize what makes each of us different to promote unity within our school. Recognizing our unique qualities creates a sense of oneness among people who may seem to have many differences. Accepting and respecting each other’s uniqueness helps our team flourish and succeed.


We continue to encourage our students to build healthy relationships with one another and to work effectively with others to achieve optimal results. This month we begin Habit #4 - Think Win-Win. This Habit teaches the importance of thinking about another’s perspective as well as your own. Having students think about the world and transforming life into a cooperative field instead of a competition will build and create future leaders. You can encourage your child at home to think about ways to make others happy as well as themselves.  Making a “Wish Poster” is a great project to work with your child at home. Start by drawing a line down the middle. On one side, cut and paste magazine pictures of things you want. On the other side have your child cut and paste pictures of things they want. Together, you can look at your “wish poster.” Then you can decide how you can work with each other to make both of your wishes come true!


We want every day to be productive for all students. You can help by reinforcing our school’s expectations for both learning and behavior at school and at home.  Let’s continue to R.O.A.R towards success with Respect, Optimism, Achievement and Resilience while winning with kindness!


Champion On,            

Phoebe Robinson, Principal



Phoebe Grant Robinson

Assistant Principal:

Candra Sutherland
Matthew Goodman

Parent Coordinator: 

Phyllis James

Executive Superintendent:

Andre D. Spencer, Ed. D.


Jennifer Ambert

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


    • Respect For All Week: February 10th-14th
    • Mid-Winter Recess: February 17th- 21st
    • PTA meeting/ Family Fun Night: February 25th
    • Black History Month Step Show: February 28th @9:00am


    Read Aloud

    Spork by Kyo Naclear

Student Corner:


Student Corner

What is your GPS?

“My teachers always tell me to use strategies I know best. I use the 5 finger rule to help me understand what I’m reading.”

 Doris Valderamos 3-309



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