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Parent Association (PTA)

Erin Lisowski (President)
Samir Mahmoud (Co- Vice President)
Giuseppe Spolentini (Co- Vice President)
Andrea Bender (Co-Treasurer)
Nadia Samaroo (Co-Treasurer)
Ita Lee (Co-Secretary)
Jacquie Sideri (Co-Secretary)

School Leadership Team (SLT)

E. Anne Wine (UTF Chapter Leader, SLT co-chair)

News Archives

  • PS150Q – SLT Agenda (February 12, 2019) Posted 2/11/2019
    1. Call to order
    2. Reading and Approval of January 22nd Meeting Minutes
    3. Principal, Title 1, and PTA report
    4. Budget and CEP review
    5. New Business
      1. Participatory Budget
      2. Recess Policy
      3. Communication (Class Dojo, Website, Remind)
    6. Old Business
      1. Technology Committee
    7. Sign SLT Bylaws
    8. March 12th SLT Agenda

  • PS150Q – SLT Agenda (January 22, 2019) Posted 1/17/2019
    1. Call to order
    2. Reading and Approval of January 8th Meeting Minutes
    3. Principal, Title 1, and PTA report
    4. CEP review and Budget
    5. SLT Bylaws Review
    6. Old Business
      1. Committees (Technology Committee, Field Trip Committee)
      2. Communication (Class Dojo, Website, Remind)
      3. Recess Policy
    7. February 12 SLT Agenda

  • Engage New York – 2018 ELA and Math State Questions Posted Posted 1/17/2019
    On this page you will find links to access released questions used on the 2018 ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Grade 3-8 state tests. There are questions available in every grade (3-8) for both ELA and Mathematics.

    Provided with the released questions are the scoring materials that are used by scoring leaders to train educators to score the constructed-response questions. These files include the scoring rubrics and sample student responses at each score point attainable. Annotations are provided with many of the sample responses to help illustrate how the score was determined.

    Click to go to Engage New York.

  • Update: Grandpa Bus Service Posted 9/13/2018
    Principal Parache has met with the director of Grandpa bus service. They have reassured us that they are working to rectify the current situation. They have another manager helping with the coordination. The buses have clear bus routes. This is a district 30 hotline that they have established: 718-475-7585, 718-475-7586 and 718-475-7587. Please call if you experience any problems.

  • Rainbow Day – Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Posted 9/7/2018
    Please have your child dress in the below colors:

    Pre-K and K= Each class will be assigned a color
    1st Grade = Green
    2nd Grade= Pink
    3rd Grade= Light Blue
    4th Grade= Dark Blue
    5th Grade =Purple
    6th Grades= Yellow
    Out of Classroom teachers and other staff – Red

  • Annex Arrrival and Dismissal Posted 9/7/2018
    K Students
    Morning Arrival: Line up in the yard – 43rd Street
    Dismissal – Parents line up in two single lines and wait for students against the 43rd Street gate. Please do not congregate at gate entrance.
    During dismissal, the playground is closed. As soon as you pick up your child, please exit.

    Inclement weather
    K students will enter through the 43rd Street doors and go out through the multi-purpose area.

    PK Students
    – Parents enter and exit through the main entrance for both arrival and dismissal.

  • Main Building Arrival and Dismissal Procedures Posted 9/7/2018
    Parents, please leave your child at the gate.
    ARRIVAL – Yard
    1st grade – Lower yard by 40th Street gate
    2nd grade – Lower yard by 41st Street gate
    3rd grade – Gates closest to the Apartment buildings
    4th grade – Gates closest to the school building
    5th and 6th grade – Upper yard: 5th Wall facing auditorium and 6th grade by cafeteria ramp
    Please wait for your child at his/her line-spot. For safety reasons, we ask all parents to please stay away from congregating in the middle of the yard.
    DISMISSAL – Yard
    1st grade – Cafeteria – Please wait and enter through the upper yard cafeteria ramp.
    2nd grade – Lower yard by 41st Street gate
    3rd grade – Lower yard by 40th Street gate
    4th grade – Exit through the auditorium side and released to parents by 41st Street gate. Parents wait outside the gate.
    5th and 6th grade – Exit by gazebo by parent coordinator’s room.

    ARRIVAL Indoor – Morning
    1st and 6th grade – Cafeteria: Enter through ramp and exit by side door
    2nd grade – Enter main entrance and stay in blue area (main entrance)
    3rd – 4th – Auditorium – Enter through yard into auditorium and exit through the 41st Street exit
    (4th Grade will go up to classroom the last week of September).
    *5th and 6th grade – Go to classrooms

    Inclement Weather Indoor Dismissal – We will ONLY implement on a very stormy afternoon.
    1st grade – Cafeteria: Enter through ramp and exit by side door (Exit 13)
    2nd grade – Enter main entrance and exit through gazebo exit
    3rd – 4th – Auditorium – Enter through yard into auditorium and exit through the 41st Street exit
    *5th and 6th grade – Exit by gazebo
    Please note: Left over 1st grade students should be taken to blue area (main entrance) and wait for their parents.
    Afterschool Programs:
    During inclement weather, ALL afterschool programs will wait until receive notification from an administrator prior to going to their assigned locations. We want to make sure that all parent traffic is over.

  • Sneak Peek (Meet and Greet) Session August 29, 2018 Posted 7/20/2018
    Please join us on August 29th, 2018 at 3:00 PM. This activity will take place in the main building. New parents will have the opportunity of meeting existing parents and learn more about our wonderful school. Light refreshments will be served.

  • September 5th, 2018 is the first day of school! Posted 7/20/2018
    It will be a full day for students in grades 1-6.
    Kindergartners will be dismissed at 12:55 PM.
    PK students have a partial day on September 5th and 6th. They will come in from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

  • Warm Weather School Dress Code Posted 5/30/2018
    Students may dress for the warm weather but they must continue to come to school dressed appropriately.

    Students MAY wear:
    Bermuda short, jeans, slacks, skirts, or dresses
    Closed toe shoes or sneakers
    **Skirts, shorts, and dresses should be no higher than 2 inches above the knee

    Gym days:
    Rubber soled-shoes, sneakers
    Sweat pants or shorts, t-shirts

    Students MAY NOT wear:
    Inappropriate language, graphics, or symbols on shirts
    Ripped or torn clothing
    Low-rise jeans (exposing undergarments)
    Short shorts
    Tank tops or spaghetti Straps
    Strapless, off the shoulder tops or tube top shirts
    Exposed midriffs
    Sandals and open toed shoes are not allowed for safety reasons

    If your child’s outfit is not aligned with the above dress code, parents will be contacted and may need to bring a change of clothes. We continue to be committed to an atmosphere of respect and serious learning. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • We are a Participatory Budget Winner! – Thank you Posted 5/10/2018
    Last night, the Participatory Budgeting winners were announced by Councilman Van Bramer. There was a record 7100 votes with $2.5 million allocated and all of these projects will improve quality of life in our neighborhoods!

    The top winning project went to:
    – $500,000 for Tech Upgrades at PS112, PS150, PS12, PS166, IS125 with 4785 votes
    Thank you to our PTA and our parent volunteers, especially Diana Dumitru our PTA co-President, for spearheading this effort to bring $100,000 for technology upgrades to our school and a special thanks to the parents, community, and the students who voted for us.

  • Participatory Budget– VOTE FOR OUR SCHOOL #4 AND #7 Posted 4/10/2018
    PS150Q has an opportunity to receive $500,000 in city funding but we need the help from ALL parents and guardians. This week our parent volunteers will be at the Annex and the Main Building collecting votes. The funds will go toward Auditorium repairs and Technology upgrades.

    You may also vote online: Participatory Budget Ballot
    Our school is listed as #4 and #7 on the ballot. You may vote for up to 5 items.

    In order to vote, you must live in District 26 (not to be confused with school district 30) and you must be 11 years old and older. You DO NOT need to be a citizen to vote. The items with the most votes will receive the funds. We cannot do this alone, we need the help from our community. Please ask your neighbors and friends to vote too. Thank you!

  • Open House Tours – New Kindergarten Families Posted 3/30/2018
    Open house tours for new families have been posted for the week of April 9th. Please see the calendar at the right and view the month of April. There are morning and evening hours. All tours will be meeting at the Main Building, please note the evening tour does not tour the Annex. The Annex is where our Pre-K and K classes are held. The facility has its own cafeteria and playground.

    If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to:

    Janice Q. Reyes, Parent Coordinator

  • School Open — Thursday Posted 3/21/2018
    Please take extra care during tomorrow’s commute to and from school. All programs will operate as scheduled on Thursday. Thank you to the custodians and custodial staff who worked all day today to clear the snow and to ensure that our buildings are ready to welcome the students and staff tomorrow.

  • School Closed Tomorrow Posted 3/20/2018
    Due to expected severe weather conditions, all NYC public schools will be closed Wed, March 21, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled. Tomorrow’s PTA meeting at 6:15pm will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for details. Stay safe and enjoy the snow day!

  • PS150Q – Walk Up for Parkland Challenge Posted 3/11/2018
    On Wednesday, March 14 stand with students around the country.

    We’re asking all students to walk up!
    walk up
    to someone sitting alone at lunch and ask them to sit with you;
    walk up to someone who’s having a hard time in class and ask if you can help;
    walk up to your teachers and thank them;
    walk up to someone new and get to know them.

    On March 14, we’re challenging all students to be brave and walk up to 14 students and 3 teachers and say something nice. Wednesday’s the day, but you can always start practicing now!

    Download Printable WalkUp Flyers.

  • Chancellor’s Notes: Note to Families Regarding National School Walkout Posted 3/9/2018
    From Chancellor Carmen Fariña:
    The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, has profoundly affected communities across the country, and many young people feel spurred to take action.

    We have been made aware that as part of their civic engagement, some students are planning to participate in what is being called the “#ENOUGH National School Walkout” on Wednesday, March 14. The walkout is scheduled to be 17 minutes long to commemorate the 17 Parkland victims who lost their lives.

    In advance of the walkout, we want to remind students and families of our attendance procedures, and inform you of additional measures the DOE will be taking to help ensure the safety of students and staff members.
    Students and families who wish you participate in the national school walkout on March 14 please read: Chancellor’s Notes: Note to Families Regarding National School Walkout a printed letter will also be sent to our families.

  • School Open Thursday Posted 3/7/2018
    DOE schools will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2018.
    Field trips, Afterschool, PSAL, Public Hearings and all other programs and activities will continue as planned. Please use mass transit wherever possible and please leave extra time to get to school as roads may be slower than usual. We will continue to closely monitor the weather and keep you apprised of any updates. Many thanks for your cooperation and support today.

  • Snow Update — After School and Other Program Updates Posted 3/7/2018
    From Elizabeth A. Rose
    Deputy Chancellor, Division of Operations, NYC Department of Education

    While this morning’s weather had less precipitation than was predicted, snow has begun to fall and we expect heavy snowfall between 2-5pm. In addition to previously announced changes, evening adult education and YABC programs will be cancelled. After school programs will remain open. Parents have the option to pick-up their child(ren) at regular dismissal, but we will provide programs for all students whose parents cannot.

  • School to Remain Open Posted 3/6/2018
    From Elizabeth A. Rose (Deputy Chancellor, Division of Operations, NYC Department of Education)

    DOE schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
    Afterschool programs will continue as planned.
    Field trips using yellow bus service will be cancelled.

    Please use mass transit wherever possible and please leave extra time to get to school as roads may will be slower than usual. We will closely monitor the weather overnight and keep you apprised of any updates. You can also stay up-to-date on the DOE website or come back here. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

  • Project Intervention & ENL Programs — Cancelled Posted 3/6/2018
    Due to projected inclement weather, these programs have been cancelled. Please monitor our website or the Department of Education for any further information regarding weather and school closings.

  • Letter from Chancellor Carmen Fariña on the Tragedy in Florida Posted 2/28/2018
    Dear Families,

    I write today with a heavy heart after the school shooting in Broward County, Florida.

    I am heartbroken for the students and families directly impacted. I also feel for the many families and students across the country – including here in New York City – who see what happened in Florida and may be fearful about their safety in schools.

    It is our job to ensure that every school is a safe haven for our children and families.

    I want to assure you that the Department of Education works in lockstep with the NYPD to keep all students and school staff safe – both physically and emotionally. We have a standing requirement that all schools conduct safety drills, including one between February 2 and March 15, and principals will also be reviewing the individual safety protocol for their school buildings with school staff. I’ve asked our educators to also discuss why they are conducting these drills and what their purpose is with the entire school community. Additionally, within our classrooms, I have asked educators to engage in the challenging questions and conversations about tragedies like this one. It is important that we have these conversations at school and at home, and to always remind our children that they are safe in our schools and that we will do everything within our power to keep it that way.

    We also need your vigilance and partnership to ensure that any safety concern is immediately reported through the proper channels. If you see something, we need you to say something. Please reach out to your school administration, your parent coordinator or call 311, which will refer the issue to the NYPD or the DOE as appropriate. If it is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

    As an educator who has always strived to help children grow, succeed, and live out their potential, what happened yesterday cut me to the core. I know many of you must feel the same way, and I hope you will discuss these feelings with your loved ones.

    Carmen Fariña
    Chancellor, Department of Education

  • School Safety – Photo IDs Mandatory Posted 2/15/2018
    In light of yesterday’s devastating incident in a South Florida high school, we ask that ALL parents and visitors bring a photo ID to the school if you are entering the building. Please present it to security. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Annual School Safety Meeting Posted 1/17/2018
    We will have our annual school safety meeting on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8:30am in the Main Building. This meeting is open to all members of our school community. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

  • School Open Friday Posted 1/4/2018
    We hope everyone is safe and enjoyed the snow day. School will open and classes will resume on Friday. Parents are welcome to join their children in their classrooms for “Parents as Learning Partners” from 8:30–9:30am. We look forward to seeing you.

  • School Closed Due to Weather Posted 1/3/2018
    From the DOE:

    WEATHER ADVISORY: Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.

    DOE central and field offices will remain open. Information for staff can be found on the Staff Emergency Page.

    New York City district schools will be open, Friday, January 5, 2018. All programs and activities will be held as scheduled.

    Thank you to all custodial engineers and custodial staff who have been out in full force to shovel snow, clear sidewalks, and ensure our buildings are ready for staff and students to safely return.

    For more information you may visit: NYC Department of Education Facebook Page
    Be safe and stay warm.

  • Arts for Recess Returns! Posted 1/3/2018
    Starting January 3, students will engage in “Arts for Recess”. Arts for Recess is a fun, interactive way for our students to remain active during the cold winter months when they can’t go outside for recess. This year’s line up will include Bollywood, Irish traditional dance, and dance/movement games and activities.

    Arts for Recess is scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays at the Annex, and for Mondays and Fridays at the Main building. Art for Recess is sponsored by the PTA. Parent volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join the students for this creatively fun activity. Please contact Ita Lee via email at

  • Shop at Amazon and Raise Money for our School PTA Posted 12/21/2017
    Visit AmazonSmile, select “PS 150 Queens PTA” as the organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Sign into your Amazon or Amazon Prime account, and shop! AmazonSmile will remember your organization selection, a portion of eligible purchases will result in a donation to PS150Q PTA. Thank you for all your support!

  • Bike Lane Proposal Posted 12/18/2017
    Please join a representative from Jimmy Van Brammer’s office after Wednesday morning’s PTA meeting to discuss the Bike Lane Proposal for Skillman and 43rd Avenue. These bike lanes will have a direct impact on our school as the proposed changes are for the streets in front and behind the school.

    Please note, the scheduled Town Hall Meeting on Skillman & 43rd Ave Street Redesign at Sunnyside Community Services for tomorrow evening has been postponed until January.

    From JVB’s offices: The Department of Transportation informed us today that they do not have the presentation we expected them to give tomorrow evening. We will postpone the town hall until after the holidays and will be back to everyone with a new date with plenty of notice.

    I had very much hoped we would be able to meet tomorrow evening to discuss these plans and look forward to gathering in January.

  • 6th Grade Fundraising to Help Raise Money for Off Grid Relief Posted 12/15/2017
    Help us to Help others
    6th graders are conducting a fundraiser to help raise money for Off Grid Relief. Off Grid Relief is a non-profit fundraising effort that is raising money to provide homes in Puerto Rico with a complete solar kit. 80% of Puerto Rico has been without power since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. Off the Grid designed a simple solar kit that not only helps families in dire need right now, but supports solar energy for long term use as well.

    Here is how you can help: from now until December 22, 2017, our senior 6th graders will be collecting donations, there is no amount too big or too small. We will compile the donations and help get these solar kits into the hands of families who are in need of our help! For more information please click: Off-Grid Relief GoFundMe

    Donation forms have also been sent home to all our students. Thank you.

  • Pre-K No School Posted 12/1/2017
    Please note, only the Pre-K classes will not have school on Tuesday, December 5th.

  • Parent Advisory Board Meeting Posted 10/24/2017
    The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6 pm in Queens Borough Hall at 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. The topic of the meeting will be bullying. For more information please see Parent Advisory Meeting Information

  • No Outside Balls Posted 10/10/2017
    Starting on October 10th, students will not be allowed to bring any soccer balls, basketballs, hand balls, footballs, etc. from home. There have been several arguments due to students wanting to control and exclude other students. Balls will be provided by the school to the children and we expect to see more collaborative play. We appreciate your collaboration. Thank you.

  • Message from Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Fariña: Hurricanes Maria and Irma Posted 10/3/2017
    Dear Families, We are deeply saddened and concerned about the widespread devastation in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean islands in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much. As many New Yorkers prepare to welcome displaced relatives and friends into their homes, we stand ready to welcome their children into our schools. Click for full Message from Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Fariña.

  • Emergency Procedures Posted 9/7/2017
    The staff and students have just had the first fire and bus drill of the school year. Families are also encouraged to register with Notify NYC to receive information about emergency events In New York City. 

  • Arrival and Dismissal Policies Posted 9/7/2017
    Welcome back to school, please review the arrival and dismissal policies for your child’s entering grade. Some information may have changed.