Please see the below update from Chancellor Carranza' for all families.
Free Meals

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children.

  • Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city.

  • Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children

  • Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city.

District 27 sites closest to P.S. 253Q:

P.S. 104 The Bays Water 26-01 MOTT AVENUE QUEENS, NY 11691

P.S. 183 Dr. Richard R. Green 2-45 BEACH 79 STREET QUEENS, NY 11693

Goldie Maple Academy 3-65 BEACH 56 STREET QUEENS, NY 11692

P.S. 253Q Concerns / Questions Parking Lot

Please select the link below to submit all questions.  We will do our best to answer all in a timely manner.

P.S. 253Q Remote Learning Parent Concerns / Questions

P.S. 253Q COVID -19 Academic Contingency Plan


To ensure the continuation of learning for all students, during the specified closings of NYC Public Schools, we have updated our website to include Remote Learning Resources.  

Please select the link below to access all staff websites:

P.S. 253Q Remote Learning Page


Additionally, to assist with keeping all of our students and families engaged, we have created the following  Family Remote Learning Schedule.pdf 



Mrs.  Phoebe  Grant - Robinson,  Principal



Parent / Guardian Remote Learning Survey

Parents / Guardians, 

Please select the link below to complete the Remote Learning Accessibility Survey.

Thank you,

Phoebe  Grant - Robinson, Principal




Principal's Message :

Principal’s Message

Dear Students & Families,

We miss you all tremendously and wish you safety and good health…

Due to COVID-19, the world has shifted practices, as an attempt to keep all communities safe and healthy.  During this period, NYC schools has closed and launched a Remote Learning to ensure that all students have continued access to high quality and purposeful teaching.   

I encourage you to complete the DOE’s Remote Learning Device Survey, if your child needs a device to maintain academic engagement with their teacher.  Parents, it is also important that you check the teachers’ messages on Remind/Class Dojo, and respond.  

We have entered a new world of teaching and learning and are committed to supporting you at home.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, if needed, or just to say hello.  We look forward to our continued collaboration, as we work towards advancing outcomes for all students.  

Please stay safe and healthy.  

 Remember to keep reading…

Mrs. Phoebe Grant-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: 


  • NY SCHOOLS CLOSED UNTIL 4/20 - Remote Learning Begins Today

    PS 253Q (27Q253)
View Monthly Calendar

The 3 R’s

The 3 R’s


  • Parent/Teacher Conferences March 5th
  • PTA meeting March 17th
  • NYS ELA Exams March 25th & March 26th
  • Spring Picture Day March 31st


Read Aloud

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Student Corner:

Student Corner

What is your GPS?

“When answering a short response or extended response question I should restate the question, then answer the question with evidence from the text to support my answer.”

  • Dulce Lemus 3-307

Photo Gallery

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.