Important Dates: 

The NYS Math Test for Grades 3-5 will be held on May 2, 3 & 4!

The NYS Science Performance Test (Grade 4) will be held between May 24 – June 2.  The Written Science Test (Grade 4) will be on Monday, June 5.


*      The PTA will be bringing in FDNY for Fire Safety visits to classrooms from May 8 – 10!

FDNY will also be here on May 11th with the Smokehouse for the upper grades to learn about planning fire escape routes from your home!


*      JOIN US for PS 173’s “WALK TO SCHOOL DAY” on May 10th! Watch for the flyer!


*      The PTA’s Annual Mother’s Day Plant and Gift Sale on Friday, May 12. Volunteers needed!

Flyers for this event have been sent home.


*      The next day, Saturday, May 13th, is our annual “It’s My Park” day.  School parents, staff and students volunteer to spread mulch, clean up our school grounds and plant flowers.

Thank you to all of the families who brought in their redeemable water bottles and soda cans during the Earth Day Recycle Challenge!  We recycled 8,664 redeemable bottles & cans and earned $433.20 to help pay for this planting project! There was a 3-way TIE for class with the most bottles/cans: K-103, 1-212 and 5-303 each contributed 979 bottles & cans to win a pizza party!


*      Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (by invitation only) will be held on Thursday, May 17th.


*      The PTA meeting on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 pm will include the ELECTION of new PTA Executive Board Officers & School Leadership Team parent members. Please consider running for office to help our PTA! Following the business meeting & elections, we will have our Annual Family Arts & Crafts Night! Everyone in the family is invited to come and have Fun with Art!


*      Violin Assemblies (daytime for students) and Recital (nighttime for parents) will be held on Wednesday, May 24th.


*      PTA sponsored Carnival will be held on Friday, May 26th (rain date June 2).


*      NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor the men & women of the Armed Services who gave their lives to keep country FREE!

Thank you all for making P.S. 173Q such a great school ~ our staff, teachers, parents and students ALL are the BEST!  Looking forward to seeing you at school events ~ Jean Mendler

For information on any of the above items, contact me at:
or (347) 563-4513