"We take pride in our diversity. Immigrant parents, students, principals, teachers and other staff are a part of what makes our schools, and New York City, the amazing, strong, vibrant places they are. Whether you or your family arrived
100 years or 100 days ago — you are New Yorkers — and we stand with you."

Read NYC Department of Education Chancellor Fariña's letter and FAQ
regarding immigration and undocumented students.
On March 21, the Chancellor sent an update to parents and students regarding immigration.

Latest Updates

On February 1, 2017, every potential source of water for drinking or preparing food at P.S. 173 Fresh Meadows was tested for lead. The laboratory results showed elevated levels of lead in 4 of the 108 samples of water taken and tested from outlets in the building. A more detailed letter from the Department of Education regarding the testing for lead in our school can be found here.

The next Community District Education Council 26 Public Meeting
will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 22

at MS 74 – 61-15 Oceania Street, Bayside – Room 128


2016-17 PTA Calendar

May 2017 Fresh Meadow Observer Newsletter
May Parent Coordinator Letter

June 2017 Monthly Calendar
School Leadership Team
NYC Department of Education: 2016-2017 Public School Calendars
Dual Language Program
Throughout July and August, District 26 will be offering
FREE Parent Workshops and Classes.
The Little Neck / Douglaston Soccer Club is now registering players for Fall 2017


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 


May and June 2017: Important Dates

(Click here to download the NYC Department of Education Calendar for School Year 2016-17)

June 2017

Friday, June 23
Grade 5 Graduation (9 am)

Monday, June 26
Eid al-Fitr Holiday SCHOOL CLOSED

Wednesday, June 28



You may be hearing about Zika virus in the news.

The latest letter from the Office of the Chancellor has information for parents, including where to find
more information, alerts and warnings.

Read in English. Chinese. Korean. Russian. and



Click here to open the new 2016-17 School Calendar (pdf)


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 (JMendler@schools.nyc.gov, 347-563-4513) 
for more information, and to apply for a NYC Schools login.





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