From the Principal's Desk
I am beyond excited to begin the 2023/2024 school year. The 2023/2024 academic year, like others, holds so much promise. If past performance is an indication of future performance, our entire school community will capitalize on the time we have the privilege of working with our students. We are committed to the positive outcomes for our students in the areas of their academics as well as the social emotional learning. To this end our Comprehensive Education Plan Goals are as follows:
By June 2024, 90% of students continuously enrolled in grades 3 through 8 in IEP-driven units will demonstrate an average growth of 1.5 reading levels from baseline as measured by Fountas & Pinnell.
By June 2024, 90% of students continuously enrolled in grades 3 through 8 in IEP-driven units will increase their school- and home-based utilization rate of IXL from the 2022/2023 school year to 80% in the 2023/2024 school year.
By June 2024, 50% of students who graduated from P23Q will remain engaged in their post-secondary plan based on academic followup and clinical interventions.
College, Career and Civic Readiness Goal:
By June 2024, 95% of students continuously enrolled in grades six through 10 in IEP-driven units will be programmed for a CDOS course aligned with the CDOS standards with an emphasis on Life skills.
Quality IEP Goal:
By June 2024, 90% of students continuously enrolled in grades K through 12 in IEP-driven units will have their IEPs conferenced by the compliance date.
Supportive Environment Framework:
By June 2024, 80% of students continuously enrolled in grades Kindergarten through grade eight in IEP-driven units will demonstrate average increase of one writing level as measured by school-created rubrics and MAP Growth, while demonstrating socially acceptable behaviors as measured by an increase of PBIS-levels.
I am happy to share that this year marks a momentous change in our school’s history. Our community has opened a new building (kindergarten to grade five) in western Queens. We are happy to have our new students and look forward to supporting them to meet and exceed their IEP goals and other milestones. Moreover, we look forward to building and strengthening our relationships with parents; without you, there is no us. Please check your emails, phones (text messages via Remind app), and your children’s bags for communications coming from our school.
Dr. Jude A. Arthur, Principal
P23Q ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
P23 Q School Calendar
Midwinter Recess, Schools closedP23 Q
Easter Weekend, Schools closedP23 Q
Eid al-Fitr, Schools closedP23 Q
Spring Recess, Schools closedP23 Q
Memorial Day, Schools closedP23 Q
Anniversary Day/Chancellor's Conference Day for Staff
Students do not attend school.P23 Q
Clerical Day, No classes for StudentsP23 Q
Regents AdministrationP23 Q
Eid al-Adha, Schools closedP23 Q
Regents AdministrationP23 Q
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IT DESK SERVICE LINK
The link for the NYC Service Center is:
What are MegaSkills?
Mega Skills implementation is a school-wide initiative intended to support the P23Q Social Emotional Learning and Writing goal.
Culturally Responsive and Affirming Mantra
The Mega Skills framework is designed to build character in action by incorporating social emotional learning alongside cultural diversity which supports students to become independent lifelong learners. Mega Skills will bridge the connection between the home and school, by encouraging high expectations for all students through different genres and resources as they demonstrate the skills they have acquired within a culturally responsive educational model.
Mega Skills Literacy Goal
Students' access to literacy increases through direct explicit instruction, incorporating Mega Skills teaching, modern literacy thinking and best practices reflective of all the literacy shifts, ex. (vocabulary practice, oral and guided reading, writing instruction, and social-emotional learning) by giving students more opportunities for creativity, higher order thinking and self-reflection.