Dear Parents of P.S. 232Q,

While you and your child are enjoying the summer, please make reading a part of your summer fun! Not only will your child be entertained by books, but summer reading will maintain and reinforce important reading skills taught over the course of the year. We are strongly recommending that your child join the summer reading program at your local public library.

In addition to that, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is supporting us with our summer reading initiative. Our hope is that we will reach more students this summer, and as a result, Assemblyman Goldfeder will recognize them at our October assembly with an award. Our assembly in October, 2013 awarded many students, but this year’s goal is to award every student in our building. Please be sure to complete the form and mail it directly to his office. We, in turn, will receive the confirmation from his office that your child did read over the summer.

Senator Joseph Addabbo is also sponsoring his own “Summer Reading Program” for all students. It is his reading initiative that rewards our students for logging in their own reading time over the summer. His website ADDABBO.NYSENATE.GOV. You can have your child log on and create a profile, record their reading progress, share books, and then a reading certificate will be generated. Remember, parents must log into the website in order for children to be recognized.

Summer reading and writing book reports (reading responses) are expected this summer by us too! In order for your child to be recognized at our own assembly early in the new school year, book report/reading responses must be completed as follows:

•Grades K, 1, 2 – read 6 books accompanied by 6 responses

•Grades 3, 4 – read 5 books accompanied by 5 responses

•Grades 5 – read 4 books accompanied by 4 reading responses

•Grades 6, 7, 8 – read 3 books from assigned list accompanied by 3 reading responses

•All reading responses are due the first week of school and must be handed to his/her teacher

Families can complete their meal application online at I encourage all P.S. 232Q  families to do so as soon as possible so that it allows the NYCDOE to process applications more quickly. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Mrs. DiBenedetto, our parent coordinator, so that you can use one of our computers.

Eligible students will receive meal services as soon as possible. Families of students who are new to NYCDOE schools and who do not complete the application before school opens will need to pay full price for meals until they complete an application to establish their eligibility for free meals. All students in K-8 schools must complete an application. Free lunch does not apply to grades 6, 7, and 8 in K-8 schools.

Kindergarten through eighth grade students will begin their school day at 8:05 a.m. and will end at 2:25 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no extended day session.

Registration will take place on August 28th and August 29th from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Check for registration rules by clicking on the link to your left.



Khaki beige or blue pants or shorts (in warmer weather)
Navy blue or light blue polo (golf) shirt (short or long-sleeved)
Comfortable shoes or sneakers (not carried by Flynn & O’Hara)


Khaki beige or blue pants, skirts, skorts, capris, shorts (in warmer weather)
Navy blue or light blue polo (golf) shirt (short or long-sleeved)
Comfortable shoes or sneakers (no flip flops)

Dear Parents of PS 232Q,

What an energizing school year! Your children have worked hard and accomplished a lot, and I want to thank you for the joy they have brought to our classrooms. As your children head off for summer break, I have one request: please encourage ongoing engagement and learning. This is a great opportunity to continue your child’s education. Doing enriching, educational activities during the summer is fun and enables kids to sharpen their academic skills, priming them for success in the next school year.

Here are three simple ways to keep the learning going:
  • Have your children read  books over the summer. Help them select a mix of fiction and non-fiction in areas of their interest, and engage them in discussions about what they’ve read. This teaches kids how to think critically and confidently express their opinions, skills that will serve them throughout their lives. Promoting literacy and language skills is one of the most important ways parents can support their kids.


  • Take your kids to at least one cultural institution or live performance. We are privileged to live in a city with amazing theater, dance, music, and an abundance of museums—from art and design to science and history. These are the kinds of experiences that both inspire kids and cultivate high-level learning. Many institutions offer free days or times. For more, see the NYC Culture Calendar.


  • Involve your children in community service. Giving back to the community is not only rewarding, it helps kids become civic-minded citizens. There are a wide range of opportunities, from volunteering at a compost site or helping to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, to assisting at a thrift shop. To find ways to serve your fellow New Yorkers, visit NYC Service.

Finally, please give your children time and space to just hang out. As I tell my daughter, learning is important but it’s equally important to enjoy being a kid. Have a wonderful summer. I look forward to welcoming you to an exciting new school year in my favorite month of the year, September!

Mrs. Josephson

Thursday, September 4
1st Day of School for Students
Kindergarten is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Friday, September 5
From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Kindergarten Meet the Teacher at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 16
Meet the Staff Night
Elementary School Only K-5 only
Thursday, September 18
Meet the Staff Night
Middle School Only 6th - 8th grades only
Tuesday, September 23

Today, 9/1/2014
High: 84 Low: 71
Chance thunderstorms
49% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/2/2014
High: 87 Low: 73
Slight chance thunderstorms
28% chance of precipitation.