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
December's Parent Coordinator Letter
January Grade Newsletters
January 2018 School Calendar
The Fresh Meadow Observer Newsletter's December Issue
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 


December 2017 and January 2018: 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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January 2018

Monday, January 15

Wednesday, January 17
Special Event for Fifth Grade: "Twin Day"

Thursday, January 18

PTA Meeting and Family Health and Wellness Night

Friday, January 19
Assembly for Grades 3-5

Wednesday. January 24
Special Event for Fifth Grade: "Pajama Day"

Wednesday, January 31
Special Event for Fifth Grade: "Career Day"
(including Career Day Assembly - parent volunteers needed for program)

February 2018

February 2
SLT Meeting: 7:00 am
Grade 5 Graduation Committee: 7:30 am
PTA E-Board & General Membership Meeting: 8:15 AM

February 9
PTA Valentine’s Bake Sale

February 12-15
10th Anniversary Celebrations of PS 173’s Dual Language Program

February 13
Lunar New Year Multicultural Show
Daytime Assemblies for Students and Evening Performance for Parents: 7:00 pm

February 16

February 19-23

March 2018

March 2
SLT Meeting: 7:00 am
Grade 5 Graduation Committee: 7:30 am
PTA E-Board & General Membership Meeting: 8:15 AM

March 8
Spring Picture Day (including Clubs, Teams, Groups)

March 9
PTA Sponsored Movie Day

March 12 - 16
Spring Scholastic Book Fair

March 15
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal at 11:20am!

March 20
2:30 pm: Parent Coordinator Parent Workshop: Community Service

March 21
Grades 3 - 5 Assembly

March 23
Grade 5 Panoramic Photo (Stage)

March 30 - April 6




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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