Latest Updates

NYC Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña has announced
that all New York City Public School Students are now eligible for Free Lunch.
(Last year, all students became eligible for free breakfast)
Announcement letter.
For the online application form and menus, visit the Free School Lunch for All website.
2017-18 School Supply Lists
September / October Grade Newsletters
October's School Calendar
Read September's Parent Coordinator Letter
NYC Department of Education:
2017-2018 Public School Calendar
2017-18 PTA Calendar
Dates and times for School Leadership Team meetings, 2017-18
Information and Application for the Beacon Afterschool Program

The Queensborough Public Library is now offering free ESOL classes for new Americans who would like to learn English. Classes are available for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.

Families of PS173Q Students can now download Microsoft software at no cost:
Read Principal Wang's letter in either English or Chinese

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 Mrs. Jean Mendler, Parent Coordinator to request assistance 


October 2017: Important Dates

(Click here to download the NYC Department of Education Calendar in pdf for 2017-18)
Print a one-page flyer of the NYC DOE Calendar in the following languages:
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October 2017

Monday, October 9

Friday, October 13
Bring Dads to School Day!

Saturday, October 14
It's My Park Day!

Monday, October 16
Fall Picture Day

Thursday, October 19
6:30: PTA Meeting
Family Math Games

Friday, October 20
PTA Bake Sale

Wednesday, October 25
End PTA Candy Sale

Friday, October 27
Assembly: Grades 3 to 5
Assembly Attire: white shirt / blouse with dark pants / skirt

Also on Friday, October 27:
PTA Halloween Dances

Monday, October 30
Pumpkin Carving Contest

Tuesday, October 31

Happy Halloween!
March of Dimes Wonder Walk

November 2017

Friday, November 3
SLT Meeting: 7:00 am
Grade 5 Graduation Committee Meeting: 7:30 am
PTA E-Board Meeting: 8:15 am

Tuesday, November 7
NO SCHOOL ~ Election Day

Thursday, November 9
PTA Meeting: TOWN HALL with NYPD 107 Pct.: 6:30 pm

Friday, November 10
Grade 3-5 Assembly: Elections

Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17
Scholastic Book Fair!

Thursday, November 16
Parent Teacher Conferences ~ Early Dismissal at 11:20 am

Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
Thanksgiving Holiday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 28
Give Thanks for Grandparents

Wednesday, November 29
Picture Day: Makeup Photos for Fall Photos and Grade 5 Cap & Gown Photos

December 2017

Friday, December 1
SLT Meeting: 7:00 am
Grade 5 Graduation Committee: 7:30 am
PTA E-Board Meeting: 8:15 am

Friday, December 8
PTA Holiday Shop

Tuesday, December 12
Parent Coordinator. Parent / Child Workshop: 2:30 pm ~ Holiday Traditions & Snowflakes

Tuesday, December 19
School Safety Meeting 2:30 pm

Thursday, December 21
Ballroom Dance Assemblies
PTA Meeting 6:30 pm and Grade 4 Ballroom Dance performance

Monday, December 25 — Monday, January 1
Winter Break - NO SCHOOL




Click on each month for the calendar




Click the Grade icons to see and download the latest newsletters!


As of June 8, 2015, the NYC Department of Education is offering parents a new way to access key information about your child’s progress in school, in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet:

Through a
NYC Schools account, parents and guardians can see the following:

  • Attendance Records: View your child’s attendance for the current school year, including the number of days he or she was late or absent.
  • Grades: View your child’s report card grades and any teacher comments for each marking period in the current school year.
  • Student Profile: View the contact information on file at your school for your child

Please contact P.S. 173Q Parent Coordinator Jean Mendler (, 347-563-4513) 
for more information, and to apply for a NYC Schools login.





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