From 2016-2019 PS150Q was recognized as a NYC DOE Showcase School. Only 46 New York City public schools have been awarded this honor. The Showcase School program was designed to recognize, celebrate, and share promising practices across New York City Department of Education schools.
PS150Q’s Main Building is located on 40-01 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside NY 11104.
First through sixth grade children attend classes at this location. We currently have 1100 enrolled students. In addition to a playground in our school yard, we have a school garden, an auditorium, a dance studio, technology room, drama room, and art room. The building is ADA compliant.
PS150Q’s Annex is located on 41-12 44th Street, Sunnyside NY 11104.
Pre-K and Kindergarten attend classes at this location. The Annex has its own cafeteria and playground, which gives our younger students a smaller environment to help them in their new school.
During the school year, classes will visit the Main Building for performances and other events held there. Permission slips are required for field trips and whenever students leave the Annex during the school day.
Our mission is to help all of our students achieve at their highest level by providing instruction in a safe and nurturing environment. We also work hard to develop awareness and respect for cultural diversity.
Our mission includes the following:
- Promoting instruction aligned with Next Generation Standards
- Providing a wide range of academic and arts programs to develop critical thinking skills
- Supporting a positive learning environment through the collaborative work of dedicated staff, involved parents, and a supportive community
Our School Goals
Our instructional goals for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows. Please note: These goals were collaboratively developed by teachers. They are then presented to the School Leadership Team (SLT) where both teachers and parents reviewed and finalized them.
Students struggle to make inferences when reading complex text. Additionally, they need to be able to access academic vocabulary in order to make meaning.
- Establish structures that allow students the opportunity to improve academic and literary vocabulary that will increase reading comprehension.
- Enhance consistent structures in close reading that improve inference and interpretation skills in order to increase reading comprehension.
- Establish structures that allow students to share their learning with peers within the class and across classes as a way of increasing the transference reading strategies.
Students lack conceptual understanding and the ability to articulate a strong understanding of the math concepts.
- Ensure that students get rich and engaging math tasks that increase conceptual understanding.
- Ensure that student get opportunities to utilize academic math vocabulary to deepen mathematical understanding.
- Promote discourse and partnership work that allow students to justify and argue their mathematical thinking.
- Ensure that written explanations demonstrate students' mathematical thinking. Rationale:
- Implement G Fletchy tasks and units.
- Modify Go Math curriculum and add supports and scaffolds.
- Ensure that math centers spiral skills.
- Implement STEM activities.
Safety and Restorative Practices
We notice that students are having incidents during lunchtime. We need to increase students’ ability to resolve issues on their own. We need to continue to have students become more reflective and aware of their feelings.
- Increase students’ ability to identify their feelings and self-regulate.
- Continue to increase students’ ability to reflect and think of ways to handle conflict productively.
- Raise awareness of the diversity of our community in order to have activities that validate all types of families.
- Implement Ruler practices in the classroom.
- Enhance crisis intervention strategies.
- Ensure that think sheet becomes more consistent school-wide.
- Increase communication of social-emotional goals.
- Provide LGBT training to staff.