Principal's Letter


Fall is upon us. The leaves have turned different hues of brown, gold, and beige.  The assortment of brilliant colors are mesmerizing.  Take this opportunity to go hiking or visit northern corners of our state to enjoy nature’s bounty. 

I want to recognize teachers who infused the Mega Skills word for the month of September (Care) into their literacy, art, and other content areas.Your creativity and efforts foster our students’ ability to enhance their higher order thinking skills.  The Social Emotional Learning acumen of our students also improve as a direct result of your efforts.  Remember, the home-school component of Mega Skills Program. When students are able to generalize their Mega Skills, they become better students and they are better equipped to deal with many of life’s challenges.  I look forward to seeing how you incorporate “Confident” our word for October into your lessons

I would like to take an opportunity to “shout out” all of P23Q’s committees.Their work has been instrumental in improving our community for students and staff. Please take a few moments and review the minutes from the meeting when I send them out :

    • Climate Committee
    • Mega-PBIS Committee (Mega Skills and PBIS Committees have merged)
    • Data Team
    • Life Skills Committee

As a principal, I receive constructive feedback and support from District 75’s Superintendent and Deputy Superintendents.Their support has contributed to direct improvements in our community.  The assistant principals and I would like to support you in all aspects of teaching and learning. To this end, we will continue to visit your Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and provide feedback based on your PLC agendas. Non-Evaluative Learning Walks (NELs) allows us to provide feedback tailor on Danielson’s 1e (Designing Coherent Instruction, 2a (Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport), 2d (Classroom Management), 3b (Question and Discussion Techniques), 3c (Engaging Students in Learning), and 3d (Using Assessment in Instruction).  We are continuing to adjust our school-wide Professional Development Plan based on the survey you completed during the summer of 2022, and your Initial Planning Conferences (IPCs).  I would also encourage you to reach out to the unit coordinators, Ms. Catapano, Upper School, Ms. Potak, Lower School, and Ms. Caputo, Lifeline.   Ms. Castrillon, IEP/Testing Coordinator, and Ms. Murphy, School-Based Coach are also available to support you.

I would like to close by thanking all staff. Day-after-day you come to work reenergized, reinvigorated with purpose, and rejuvenated.  Your efforts do not go unnoticed. I want to say thank you for all you do.  Thank you for placing our students and families at the center of what we do.


Dr. Jude A. Arthur, Principal


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PS 23 Q Pink Team Participating in Walk for Breast Cancer at Jones Beach

Voting at P 23Q

Fun with Dr. Arthur and NYCCC Artwork and artists