This Friday is our SEL: UNDER THE STARS event. We will have activities starting at 3:30pm. After, we will watch the Inside Out movie.

The activities are teacher led and will be held in the student lunchroom from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The activities are:

Calming center: Mr. Vega will create a space in one corner of the lunchroom for a calming center. He will teach breathing exercises, yoga, and stretching that can be use for self-regulation/self-management.

Art center: Create your own Mood Meter- Ms. Kelleher and Ms. Song will run this center.

Parent center: Learn about RULER, Mood Meter, and SEL competencies.

499 Family SEL Survey

Dear 499 Families,

​PS/IS 499 is committed to fostering a positive learning environment for our students and families. Our school is focusing on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in effort to strengthen this work. SEL is a process through which children and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions. SEL will help our children to become more self-aware, self-manage emotions, develop positive social skills, become responsible decision makers and increase their relationship skills.

Our school’s SEL team meets weekly to plan how to best support students and our school community. As parents, you are valuable partners in this work. We would like to know your family and your child/children’s needs so we can better support you.

Please take a few moments to complete this family SEL survey. Your feedback is invaluable to us!

499 Family SEL Survey


499 SEL team

Teen Podcast Training

Queens Library: Teen Podcast Training

Attention Teens! If you are interested in a career in broadcast journalism, audio engineering, news reporting, or radio, this program will take you one step closer to your dreams. You can make your own podcasts to be shared with Queens Library’s community and the public!

You will learn how to produce podcasts, edit audio recordings, and interview a variety of interesting people. This program is for ages 12-19 and will take place at Central Library as well as at the Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway. Choose the topic you want to explore and take it from there – the sky is the limit! This is a great experience to put on your resume and to help you in earning scholarships for your future education.

The first 15 people to fulfill the program requirements will receive a Samsung Tablet.

To hear some of the podcasts made by previous participants, click here.

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499 Family Feast


Our 499 Family Feast has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The Family Feast will be during school hours.

Our 499 Community, Ms. Rowe, 499 PTA and Positive School Environment Teacher Team are working together to finalize the details.