Queens Community House Afterschoool program for PreK-5th grade

We are excited to announce the start of Queens Community House after school program for preK-5th grade.
*NYC approved and license
*On 9/20 an email will be sent with registration information and it will also be posted on this website.
*The cost is $325 per month and $300 per month for siblings.
*Program supervisor will present the program at the 9/26 PTA meeting.
*Tentative date students will begin the program is 10/15.
*Parent Orientation is 10/12 fron 3:30-5:30pm

Parent Teacher Night

Parent Teacher Night:
**Date Change**- Parents/guardians are invited to participate in a Parent Teacher Night on
Monday, September 17th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. You will hear an overview of our school’s successes and this year’s goals, meet your child’s teacher(s) to learn what your child will be learning this year. A detailed letter will follow.

After-School Program

Welcome back to a brand new school year. Sorry to announce Thinking Caps will not be having their After-School program in our school at this time. We are sorry for the information you received August concerning registration. We know and understand your frustration we are working to correct this matter.

After School Program Update

Dear Parents,
Hope you are enjoying your summer!
We are working to setup registration for the upcoming 2018-2019 PS/IS 499 after school program with Thinking Caps. We will publish registration information on this website as soon as it is available.

If you haven’t done so yet, subscribe to receive e-mail notifications for this website so you are alerted once additional information is available.

Thank you!

Free NYC Summer Lunch Program

Queens Library is honored to partner with the NYC Department of Education to provide an essential summer service — FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long.

Queens Library will provide summer meals from Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, August 31. Summer meals are OPEN to all children, 18 and younger.

Enrollment is not required and there is no cost.
Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at specific locations.

Go to the website for more information:
http://www.queenslibrary.org/events/summer-meals?utm_source=oracle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=summermealspromo

Parent Information Session Support Contacts

Dear Parents,
As a follow up to the June 13, 2018 Parent Information Session. See the contact information below to further support families that have questions.

Esther Maluto
Family Leadership Coordinator
emaluto@schools.nyc.gov
718-281-7626

Jinmei Yin
Family Support Coordinator
jyin4@schools.nyc.gov
718-281-3536

Damarine Reyes
Special Education Community Support Coordinator
Dreyes3@schools.nyc.gov

Remediation Letter for Elevated Levels of Lead Outlets

Principal Minhas has asked the PTA to share the following communications from the Deputy Chancellor.

On October 13, 2017 and March 02, 2018, every potential source of water for drinking or preparing food at P.S./I.S. 499 – Queens was tested for lead. The laboratory results showed elevated levels of lead in 2 of the 146 samples of water taken and tested from outlets in the building.

Each affected fixture at P.S./I.S. 499 was taken out of service on February 15, 2017, and the remediation work was completed.

On June 01, 2018, the remediated fixtures were tested and the final laboratory results indicate that all samples taken and tested were below the action level of 15 ppb.

Families can visit http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/watersafety.htm to learn more about the robust protocol we use to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school, as well as to look up water test results for their child’s school.

Remediation Letter from the Deputy Chancellor