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Principal's Message :

Principal’s Message

Dear P.S. 253Q Families,

As we prepare to celebrate the upcoming holidays and say our good-byes to 2019, I invite you to celebrate the many successes of our students thus far! The students of P.S. 253Q are working diligently to gain academic knowledge in all content areas. In our 3K classrooms through 5th grade, students are taking ownership of their learning, engaging in guided reading practices, and are using various strategies to sharpen their math skills. As I walk through the hallways and visit classrooms, I am overwhelmed by the increase in positivity among the students. Students are contributing to the implementation of our 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids!

This month, we continue with Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind! Habit 2 is about visualizing how you would like something to turn out before it happens. If a smooth morning is the goal, brainstorm with your child how that will look and feel. Your child may actually have time to do something extra in the morning if he or she is organized and you will all have a smooth start to the day. Setting goals and creating a plan to achieve those goals, no matter how big or small it may seem, applies to all areas of life. It can help students in school and adults at work. I challenge you to identify a goal for yourself and create your plan!

In addition to your child’s academic success in the classroom, your child has been working hard to showcase their talent in the arts, music and dance. We encourage each of you this month to join us in our celebrations. On Thursday December 12th, students will showcase their talents at the Arts Festival from 6:00-7:30 pm. Furthermore, students in 3K- 5th grade will participate in our annual Holiday Showcase, the week of December 16th. We welcome all families to attend these joyous celebrations.

I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. School is closed beginning December 23rd. During winter break there will be many opportunities to create a stronger bond with your child and continue to support their academic growth and success. The holidays are a good time for story telling around the dinner table or routines like bedtime reading that cultivate connections between home and school expectations. Children do best with regular schedules.  I encourage you to prepare for their return to school on January 2nd by instilling in them an understanding about the importance of being rested and ready to learn when they return!

I look forward to continued partnerships throughout the school year. Please check the monthly calendar for additional opportunities to connect with your child, the staff, and administration.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the P.S. 253Q Family to yours!


Champion On,

Phoebe Robinson                                                                                                                                                                         




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


  • Art Festival: December 12th 6:00-7:30pm
  • Parent Workshop: December 13th 9:00am
  • Holiday Showcase @9:00am
  • December 17th- Grades 4-5
  • December 18th- Grades 2-3
  • December 19th- Grades K-1
  • December 20th- Grades 3K-Pre-K
  • Winter Recess: December 23rd- January 1st


Read Aloud:

Making a Friend by Alison McGhee

Student Corner:


Student Corner

What is your GPS?

RACE is a good strategy to use for short response questions. You Restate the question, Answer the question, Cite evidence and Explain how it relates to the text. This strategy helps me answer questions.

-Jordan Lane



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