• Thank you in advance to all of our dedicated teachers and paras for their hard work with their students on the Annual Lunar New Year Multicultural Shows! This year, the Year of the Dog, students in Grades 1 – 5 will enjoy watching their friends perform at two daytime assemblies on February 13th. Parents and guests will be treated to an expanded show at 7 pm on the same date.  The evening show will include not only our student performers, but also guest performers (Lion Dancers, Korean Folk Dancers) and a parent/student fashion show.

  • The PTA meeting in February will be held on FRIDAY MORNING, February 2nd in the school Library.  The PTA meeting will begin at 8:15 AM and will be followed by a workshop presented by Ms. Dell Italia and myself, based on the book “We are All Wonders!” 

  • The Kids Care Club of P.S. 173Q will be participating in World Read Aloud Day!  During the month of February (date TBD), the Kids Care Club members will read to all classes in Grades Pre-K through Grade 2, and will present each class with a gift of the book which was read aloud to the class!

  • The PTA will be sponsoring the Annual Movie Day on Friday, March 9th, 2018. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!! Notice for sign-up will be sent home after the February Mid-Winter Break.

  • All grades will be treated to a movie in the Auditorium, as well as chips and a juice box.  Thank you, PTA for this generous treat for the students!

*      SPECIAL THANK YOU’s !!!:

o   Thank you to our Brownie Girl Scout Troop for their service project fundraiser for the Hurricane victims of Puerto Rico!  The final tally of funds raised = $1,374.50! The funds will be sent to Puerto Rico through “One America Appeal”, the charitable organization founded by our 5 Living Past Presidents.  Thank you, Brownies!

o   Thank you to our Student Council for their service project for Bobbi and the Strays Dog and Cat Shelter!  The Student Council collected many donations from our School population and packed them in boxes for the Shelter to pick up on January 26th!



SCHOOL IS CLOSED from Friday, February 16, 2018 (Lunar New Year) through Friday, February 23, 2018 (MID-WINTER RECESS)! We will re-open on Monday, February 26.

Have a safe and healthy school break!

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