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
June 2018 School Calendar
The Fresh Meadow Observer Newsletter's April 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
Now Queens students can Learn to Swim with Gateway Sports and Pools
Art of the Dance World has opened a new Academy on Northern Blvd in Little Neck.
They are offering a free trial class to children ages 5 to 11.
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 


 June - September 2018
Important Dates

(Click here to download the NYC Department of Education Calendar in pdf for 2017-18)

June 2018

Friday, June 1
Grade 4 Science Performance Tests

Monday, June 4
NYS Science Written Test (Grade 4)
Grade 5 Field Day (Rain Date)

Tuesday, June 5

Carnival Rain Date

Wednesday, June 6

PTA E-Board Meeting and Parent Volunteer Breakfast: 8:15 am
Spring Concert Assemblies (Day)
Evening Performance for Parents: 7 pm

Thursday, June 7
Anniversary Day
NO SCHOOL for Students

Friday, June 8
Grade 5 Senior Trip to Camp Coleman

Monday, June 11
NO SCHOOL for Students
Staff Clerical Day & Luncheon

Wednesday, June 13
Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation: 8:30—10 am
School Leadership Team: 2:30—5:30pm
PTA Family Picnic: 6:30 ( in small playground)

Thursday, June 14
Senior Awards Assembly
PTA Family Picnic: 6:30 pm

Friday, June 15
Eid al-Fitr

Monday, June 18
Grade 5 Yearbook Breakfast: 8:30 am

Tuesday, June 19
Bike Safety Assemblies

Friday, June 22
Grade 5 Graduation: 9 am
Grade 5 Graduation Party: 11:30 am

Tuesday, June 26
Early Dismissal at 11:20 am

July—August 2018
PS 173 Summer Camp Monday - Friday July 2nd - August 10
(Closed on Wednesday July 4th!)

September 2018
Wednesday, September 5
First Day of School for Students


Click on each month for the calendar




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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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