Queens Community House After-School Program: Middle School

Dear Middle School Parents and Guardians,

My name is David DiTrapani, and I am the new Site Director for the QCH After-School Program here at P.S. / I.S. 499. I’m happy to be working with your students, and I’m looking forward to a great school year!

I have received a couple of emails regarding a parent orientation with an errant day and date. Please note that we will not be hosting a parent orientation tonight (9/19) or tomorrow (9/20). Instead, we will be hosting our parent orientation next Tuesday during Family Night, which will be held from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If your child is attending QCH After-School, please make sure you attend one of the mandatory information sessions during that timeframe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please always feel free to contact me. Email is the best method of reaching me, but you are always able to call the school and ask for the QCH office.

718-461-7462 ext. 1161

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PTA General Meeting: September 20, 2017

PTA General Meeting Agenda (download)
September 20, 2017 – 6-8pm

  • Review & Approval of the June 2017 PTA Meeting Minutes
  • PTA welcoming speech
    • Financial updates
    • SLT updates
    • PTA updates
  • Principal’s Welcoming speech
  • Mr. Strohschein’s Social Studies Project Presentation
  • Lincoln Center Education
    • Family-Linc
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Food Allergy Form

Please complete this form if your child has any food allergies and return Nurse Lata by September 25, 2017. For questions or concerns you can email the school nurse at lmurdeshwar@school.nyc.gov

Food Allergy Form

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Student Planner Fee: Update/Correction

(A message from the Parent Coordinator)

Many families have school supply lists that reflect a $4.00 student planner fee. However, the parent letter sent home last week requests a $3.00 fee for the student planners. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this error may have caused. The actual cost of the planner is about $4.00 dollars.

Any family that is able to pay the new cost of $4.00 we are asking you to please do so. If there is a family that can only pay the $3.00 this year, we understand. The student planner is an extremely helpful resource for our student’s efforts in staying organized.

Thank you.

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Fall 2017 Grade 7 & 8 Locker Policy

Fall 2017 Grades 7 & 8 Locker Policy and Form

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2017–18 Chancellor’s Town Hall Meeting Dates and Locations

Town hall meeting dates and locations for the 2017–18 school year can be found below. Town halls are hosted by Chancellor Fariña in conjunction with the Community Education Council (CEC) and are open to the public. This is an opportunity for your school community to ask questions to Chancellor Fariña and receive additional information about your district. You should review these dates and locations in preparation for the upcoming town hall meetings and share them with your school community.

Date Education Council Location Translation Services
September 14 CEC16 M.S.267 Math, Science & Technology
800 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
September 19 CEC27 M.S.137 America’s School of Heroes
109-15 98 street,
Queens, NY 11417
October 3 CEC31 P.S.048
1050 Targee Street,
Staten Island, NY 10304
Spanish, Russian
October 11 CEC11 P.S./M.S.194
2364 Waterbury Ave
(Second entrance 1301 Zerega Ave)
Bronx, NY 10462
Spanish, Chinese
October 17 CEC26 M.S.67
Queens, NY 11362
October 19 CEC24 P.S.199
39-20 48 Avenue,
Long Island City, NY 11104
November 2 CEC2 M.S.260 Clinton School
10 East 15th street,
New York, NY 10003
Spanish, Chinese
November 8 CEC21 I.S.96
99 avenue P,
Brooklyn, NY 11204
December 19 CEC13 K056
170 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Spanish, Chinese
January 9 CEC9 P.S.204
Morris Heights
1780 DR Martin Luther King JR BLVD
Bronx, NY 10453
Spanish, Bengali
January 16 CEC6 TBD Spanish
February 6 CEC1 TBD Spanish
February 13 CEC28 TBD Spanish
March 6 CEC29 TBD Spanish
March 20 CEC3 TBD Spanish, Chinese
April 17 CEC15 P.S.94
5010 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
May 8 CEC12 TBD Spanish
May 22 CEC25 TBD Spanish
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Fall 2017 Emergency Readiness Letter

Please view or download the Fall 2017 GRP Parent Letter Safety.

Additional information and resources are also available at the NYC DOE Office of Safety and Youth Development website.

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Hurricane Harvey Donations

A Message From:

Mrs. Mariel Salamanca
ARISTA Chapter Leader

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you very well know, Hurricane Harvey has affected over 13 million people from Texas, to Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. It also has caused at least $180 billion in damages. With 39,000 people forced out of their homes due to flooding and 250,000 people without power our school has felt an overwhelming desire to offer donations to those victims in need. We are hoping that you and your child can contribute in the relief effort.

We are partnering with Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organizations on Long Island, to collect & donate much needed supplies.

They are collecting the following items:

  1. Non-Perishable Items that don’t require electricity or other tools to open
    • Pop-Up Canned Foods
    • Food in Jars
  2. Baby Items
    • Baby food
    • Diapers
    • Wipes
  3. Personal Hygiene Products
    • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
    • Toilet paper
  4. Cleaning Products

The organization is only taking donations for one more week so we are asking you to bring in what you can from now until Friday, September 15th. We will have boxes available in the main lobby.

Thank you in advance for all your support.

Mrs. Mariel Salamanca
ARISTA Chapter Leader

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Dear Families,

We hope that you all enjoyed your summer!

As we look forward to another successful school year, we would like to welcome back all of our returning students and families, as well as welcome our new students and families! At this time, we ask for your support in order to help provide the very best for all of our students. We understand that your daily schedules can keep you pretty busy, however the amount of time you are able to participate is up to you. There are several ways that you can help! Your ideas, time and voice are truly valued and are essential in making our PTA successful as we make great strides that will further benefit our children and school community. Check back with us often to find out more about volunteering as well as the 2017-2018 PTA meeting schedule.

Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions, or would like more information about the PTA, please do not hesitate to contact us at 499pta@gmail.com. We hope to see you all for our first PTA meeting of the school year on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:00PM in the cafeteria.

PTA Executive Board

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Parent Communication

Parent Communication:



Upcoming Events:

* Stepping Up & Grade 8 Ceremonies – Parents can park on the Queens College campus: Field 5 & 14. Please enter the Queens College campus on the Reeves Ave. side for security.*

June 22                Field Day   Parents  are Welcome to come

June 23               Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony 9:30am

June 26               No School

June 27              Grade 8 Dance

June 28               Last Day of School  Early Dismissal

Important Update:

**Newly Updated Correction: Please see link on DOE website

First Day of School Thursday Sept. 7, 2017  *** Date Correction**


Listed below is the schedule for Field Day: June 22nd  Parents  are Welcome to come:

Red Team Blue Team
Pre-K, K-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, and 8-1 K-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 7-3, and 8-2

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

Grade Level Time/Periods
Pre-K thru 2 1:05-2:20 p.m.     Period 7 & 8
3-5 11:30-1:05 p.m.   Period 5 & 6


6-8 9:10-10:40a.m.    Period 2 & 3



 Important Update:

**Newly Updated Correction: Please see link on DOE website

First Day of School Thursday Sept. 7, 2017  *** Date Correction**


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