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
November's Parent Coordinator Letter
November Grade Newsletters
November's School Calendar
The Fresh Meadow Observer's October 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 


November - 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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November 2017

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

January 2018

Tuesday, January 2
School Reopens

Friday, January 5
PTA E-Board Meeting

Monday, January 8
Band Lessons Begin

Wednesday, January 10
Special Event for Fifth Grade: "Crazy Everything Day"

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)




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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