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Mission Statement at PS 163Q


The Mission of P.S. 163Q is to engage all students in learning experiences that build upon their strengths and natural curiosities. We believe that each and every student is special and unique, enabling us to better understand and nurture their gifts.Through a partnership with parents and teachers we will create an engaging, rigorous environment where students are able to talk about their thinking, challenge their ideas, grow new ideas, and put their thoughts into action. Through this collaboration, we are creating a body of learners that will have the skills to be the change agents of today’s world.  Our students will “USE THEIR MINDS TO CREATE CHANGE”.

Pumpkin Patch


Thursday, October 27th will be our Pumpkin Patch for all students.  Every student will have the opportunity to visit our Pumpkin Patch and pick a Pumpkin!

Fall Festival


Friday, October 28th at 9:00 AM  is our PTA Meeting and Student Awards.  Also, join us that evening at 6:15 for our Fall Festival!!!

Report Card Distribution


Report Card Distribution for Grades K-5 will take place on November 1st

Parent Teacher Conferences


Conferences will take place on November 3rd

Morning Ingress and Dismissal Changes


Due to the ongoing construction in our building, more changes in morning ingress and dismissal for grades K, 1, 2 and 3.  

These changes are not permanent and will begin in mid-November and last possibly through January.  

The following changes will go into effect on Monday, November 7th :

Morning Ingress                              Afternoon Dismissal

Grades 2 and 3:                               160th near 59th Ave                           Stays the same

Grades K and 1                                Stays the same                                   160th near 59th Ave


Department of Education Calendar for School Year 2016/17


 NYCDOE School Calendar 2016/17

The NYCDOE Calendar homepage has been updated; the school year calendar, including holidays and important dates, can now be downloaded in the ten DOE languages and viewed in additional Google-translated languages. To view a Google translation, click on the small box in the upper right-hand corner of the NYCDOE Calendar homepage to select a language.