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
P.S. 173Q is holding a Pre-K Open House on March 2
February's Parent Coordinator Letter
February Grade Newsletters
February 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
Learn more about your child's IEP at a workshop on March 6th
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 


February 2018 - April 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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February 2018

Friday, February 9
PTA Valentine’s Bake Sale

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

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

Friday, February 16
Lunar New Year

Monday, February 19 - Friday, February 23

March 2018

Friday, March 2
Grade 5 Graduation Committee
7:30 am, Room 125

PTA E-Board
8:15 AM Room 125

Pre-K Open House
8:30 am Auditorium

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

Guidance Workshop: Parenting & Behavior Management
8:30 am Auditorium

Friday, March 9
PTA Sponsored Movie Day

Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16
Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, March 15
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal at 11:30am!

Wednesday, March 21
Grade 3 - 5 Assembly

Thursday, March 22
School Leadership Team 2:30 - 5:30 pm

PTA Meeting 6:30 pm & Family “GO” Workshop

Friday, March 23
Grade 5 Panoramic Photo (Stage)

Monday, March 26
ICT Workshop with Principal Wang 8:45 am

Friday, March 30
for Good Friday

March 30 - April 6

April 2018

Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6
for Spring Break

Monday, April 9
School Reopens

Wednesday April 11 and Thursday April 12
NYS ELA TEST (Grades 3 - 5)

Friday, April 13
Grade 5 Graduation Committee 7:30 am
PTA E-Board Meeting 8:15 am

Saturday, April 14

Ronald McDonald House Fun Run/Walk

Monday, April 16 - Monday April 23
Earth Day Recycling Challenge

Thursday, April 19
SLT Meeting, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm
Family Science Night, 7:00 pm

Friday, April 20

PTA Sponsored Bake Sale


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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