2022 Summer Rising Information (Updated August 9th)



K-5 Summer Rising
Academics, social-emotional learning, and enrichment activities for 6 weeks, followed by a 7th week of DYCD CBO-led enrichment and trips

July 5-August 19
Monday to Thursday: 8am to 12pm,

followed by CBO extended day enrichment until 6pm

Friday: 8am - 6pm CBO (No DOE program)


Students with 12-month IEPs (Districts 1-32 Extended School Year)
Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning (in collaboration with CBOs/enrichment providers)

July 5-August 12
Monday to Friday, 8:10am to 2:10pm (or similar 6-hour day)*
Check for updates at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/summer/grades-k-8  


Summer Rising Survey - August 5, 2022

Dear Families of Summer Rising Students:   


You should have recently received an email from the NYCDOE to complete a short online survey about Summer Rising. If you have completed the survey, I want to thank you. 

If you have not yet completed the survey, there is still time! It should only take 10 minutes, and your responses will be kept private. Only researchers will see individual responses.    

If you would like to take the short survey, here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRParentFamilySurvey


Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. The information you share will help us improve the program for next summer!   


親愛的Summer Rising學生的家人:   


您最近应该收到一封来自 NYCDOE 的电子邮件,其中要求您完成关于 Summer Rising 的简短在线调查。如果您已完成该调查,我想对您表示感谢

 如果您尚未完成该调查,您还有时间将其完成。只需 10 分钟,您的回答将保密。只有研究人员会看到答题者的回答。    





Estimadas familias de los estudiantes de Summer Rising:   


Debería haber recibido recientemente un correo electrónico del NYCDOE para completar una breve encuesta en línea sobre Summer Rising. Si ha completado la encuesta, quiero darle las gracias.

Si aún no ha completado la encuesta, ¡todavía está a tiempo! La encuesta sólo debería durar 10 minutos, y sus respuestas se mantendrán privadas. Sólo los investigadores verán las respuestas individuales.    

Si desea realizar la breve encuesta, este es el enlace:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRParentFamilySurvey


Gracias de antemano por tomarse el tiempo de completar la encuesta. La información que comparta nos ayudará a mejorar el programa para el próximo verano. 

5th Grade Party!


PTA June Meeting Presentation

We apologize for the technical issues with our Zoom meeting link for the PTA Meeting on June 22, 2022. Please see below for the presentation slides.

 Revised PTA General Meeting 06_22_2022 6_30PM.pptx 

Please email the PTA at pta163q@gmail.com or call the school if you have any questions.

2022-23 PTA/SLT/PAC Elections

ALL (PTA/SLT/Title 1) Elections ran successively on Monday June 6, 2022 @7PM. BELOW are the positions that are still open.

PTA Core Members

  • Treasurer
  • keeps records of all income and expenses by the PTA
  • prepares the January Interim Financial Report, June Annual Financial Report and all other monthly reports
  • sign and deposit checks and money to PTA checking account

All parents and/or legally appointed guardians are eligible to run for a position on the Executive Board.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone you know, please email the P.S.163Q PTA at pta163q@gmail.com

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and PAC Chairperson Election

The Title I PAC will participate with the School Leadership Team (SLT) in the joint review, planning, and improvement of the school’s Title I program, and the development, revision and review of the parent

and family engagement policy.

Responsibilities of Title I PAC Members:

All Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) members and officers shall regularly attend all scheduled meetings of the Title I PAC as representatives of the school’s Title I parent body to provide input and feedback on the school’s:

  • Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP), which also serves as the Schoolwide Program Plan (SWP) for SWP schools
  • Parent and Family Engagement Policy (PFEP) and School-Parent Compact (SPC).
  • Proposed spending plan for the use of the Title I parent and family engagement set-aside funding (a minimum of 1% of the school's Title I allocation) to support Title I parent and family engagement activities.

Alternate Chairperson Responsibilities:

  • Serve on the School Leadership Team (SLT) as the Title I PAC representative.
  • Decide how 1% of our Title I money should support your child’s education. Coordinate and draft a proposed spending plan for the use of the Title I parent and family engagement set-aside funding (a minimum of 1% of the school's Title I allocation) for approval by the Title I parents and SLT to support Title I parent and family engagement activities.

If you are interested in running, please fill out the PAC Willingness to Serve Form (located on our school website) and email the PTA at pta163q@gmail.com 

Summer Meals 2022 (中文/Español)


Dear Parents or Guardians,

Starting Tuesday, June 28, 2022, free summer meals will be available to all New York City children and teens ages 18 years and younger at hundreds of public schools, community pool centers and designated parks throughout New York City.  No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal.

Free Summer Meal Program Details:

  • Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger who visit a summer meals site.
  • Breakfast and lunch meals served follow USDA nutrition guidelines and include a variety of fresh and delicious foods.  
  • Breakfast will be available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 9:15AM and lunch from 11:00 AM to 1:15PM* at participating locations.
  • To find participating locations near you, visit schools.nyc.gov/summermeals, call 311 or text NYC Food to 304-304**
  • No registration, documentation, or ID needed. You can just bring your child to a summer meals site in your community.
  • Three (3) open sites near this school are:
  1. Queens Public Library at Pomonok. 158-21 Jewel Ave, Flushing, NY 11365

Monday-Friday, Lunch ONLY: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

  1. S 237. 46-21 Colden Street, Queens, NY 11355

Monday-Friday, Breakfast: 8:00AM - 9:15AM, Lunch: 11:00AM - 1:15PM

  1. H.S 216 George J. Ryan. 64-20 175th St, Queens, NY 11365

Monday-Friday, Breakfast: 8:00AM – 9:15AM, Lunch: 11:00AM – 1:15PM

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – Friday, September 2, 2022
  • There is no service Monday, July 4, 2022

中文 -  34223-ofns-2022-may-summer-meal-site-parent-guardian-letter_chinese.docx  

Español - 34223-ofns-2022-may-summer-meal-site-parent-guardian-letter_spanish.docx 

5th Grade Device Collection

June 15, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the end of the school year nears, we will be starting the collection of 5th Grade school devices. Please bring in your devices (IPAD or Macbook) from Tuesday June 21, 2022 to Thursday June 23, 2022.

An adult can return the device to the school’s main office –OR– the student can bring it in and return it to their classroom teacher. The school will mark the device as returned.

You MUST RETURN your device if:

  • You received it from PS 163Q. (We need devices back for next year’s students)
  • The DOE mailed the device to your home but you WILL NOT be attending a DOE school in the 2022-23 school year.

DO NOT RETURN your device if:

  • The DOE mailed the device to your home and you WILL continue attending a DOE school in the 2022-23 school year.

Please remember to bring back ALL the accessories that came with the device (ex. charger/case) otherwise your return may not be accepted or considered complete.

Your child’s middle school will be able to provide new devices.


Thank you,

Francine Marsaggi and Tiffany Tung

Principal      and       Parent Coordinator


COVID-19 High Alert Level Message (DOHMH and DOE) - May 17, 2022


Class 201 Indian Dance

202 Indian Dance

203 Indian Dance

Class 204 Indian Dance

Update for Families on Continued COVID-19 Home Test Kit Distribution: April 27, 2022

Dear Families,

Our school communities remain safe following spring recess. We thank you for using the COVID-19
home tests that were distributed earlier this month. As cases rise again across New York City, we will
continue to provide every student with four COVID-19 home tests each week until further notice. Two
tests are for use on your child and two are for a family member to use. Please use these tests every week,
at least five days apart, unless experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Please note, if there is a classroom
exposure your child will still receive two test kits and a notification letter from the Situation Room, and
would then receive two more test kits during the week.
If you or anyone in your household tests positive, we are very pleased that safe, effective COVID-19
treatments, including anti-viral medications, are available for some individuals ages 12 and older who test
positive. You can access these medications through your doctor or health care provider, or you can call
212-COVID19 to discuss treatment options with a medical professional. Treatment works best when it is
started as soon as possible after symptoms start and can help reduce symptoms and help to avoid
hospitalization. For more information, please see
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/treatments-available.pdf for additional
What should I do if my child tests positive on one of the tests?
• Kindergarten and older: Please inform your school and isolate your child at home for five days.
Your child may return to school on the sixth day if they have no symptoms or their symptoms are
improving (including being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication). Your child
must wear a well-fitting mask while at school through the tenth day after their positive test.
• Pre-K and younger: please inform your school/program and isolate your child at home for ten
days. Your child may return to your school/program after the tenth day.
• For all ages:
o Please remember that if your child tests positive, your child is entitled to asynchronous
remote learning and Office Hours for the duration of your child’s isolation period.
o Please refer to our COVID-19 Guidance Charts, available at schools.nyc.gov/2022Health
for additional steps to take if your child tests positive.
Where can I find instructions about the test kit?
• The test kits come with printed instructions that you should follow when administering the test.
You can also watch videos in multiple languages on how to use your test kit at
Please make sure your child completes the daily health screening form every day, available at
As a reminder, vaccination is the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 and keep our schools safe for all
our students. Children ages 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is
eligible but not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, please make an appointment for vaccination at
vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 311 to find a vaccine site near you. The vaccine is free to all New Yorkers,
regardless of immigration or insurance status.
Vaccine booster shots are also now available for all fully vaccinated people ages 12 and older who
received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine at least five months ago. For more information about
booster shots, see www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19vaccines.page#boost.
Thank you for your continued partnership,
Dr. Cristina Meléndez
Executive Director
Family and Community Engagement

Estimada familia:

Nuestras comunidades educativas permanecen seguras luego del receso de primavera. Gracias por usar las pruebas caseras de COVID-19 que se distribuyeron a principios del mes. Con el aumento de casos en la Ciudad de Nueva York, les seguiremos suministrando cuatro pruebas caseras de COVID-19 a los estudiantes cada semana hasta nuevo aviso. Dos de las pruebas son para que las use su hijo y las otras dos son para un familiar. Utilice estas pruebas cada semana, con un intervalo de por lo menos cinco días entre cada prueba, a menos que tenga síntomas de COVID-19. Tenga en cuenta que, si tenemos algún caso de contagio en el salón de clases, su hijo recibirá dos kits de pruebas caseras y una carta de notificación de la sala de estrategia, y luego recibirá dos kits más durante la semana.

Si usted o alguien de la familia da positivo, existen tratamientos seguros y efectivos para el COVID-19, entre ellos medicamentos antivirales, disponibles para algunas personas de 12 años en adelante. Estos medicamentos se pueden obtener a través de su médico u otro proveedor de salud, o puede llamar al 212- COVID19 para hablar de otros tratamientos con un médico. El tratamiento es más eficaz si se inicia lo antes posible después de que comienzan los síntomas, y podría ayudar a reducir los síntomas y a evitar una hospitalización. Para obtener información adicional, consulte COVID-19: When You Are Sick - NYC Health.

¿Qué debo hacer si mi hijo da positivo en una de las pruebas?

  • Estudiantes de kínder en adelante: avísele a la escuela y aísle a su hijo por 5 días. Su hijo puede regresar a la escuela el día 6 si no tiene síntomas o si los síntomas han mejorado (si no presenta fiebre por 24 horas sin el uso de medicamentos). Su hijo debe usar una mascarilla bien ajustada en la escuela hasta el día 10 después del resultado positivo.
  • Estudiantes de prekínder y más pequeños: avísele al programa o escuela y aísle al niño por 10 días. Su hijo puede regresar a la escuela o programa después del día
  • Todas las edades:
    • Recuerde que, si su hijo da positivo en la prueba, tiene derecho a recibir clases asincrónicas a distancia y horario de atención de los maestros por el período que dure el

Consulte nuestros diagramas de orientación sobre COVID-19, disponibles en schools.nyc.gov/2022Health para saber cuáles son las medidas adicionales que debe tomar si su hijo da positivo en la prueba.

Cerciórese de que su hijo complete diariamente el cuestionario de salud, disponible en healthscreening.schools.nyc.

Dra. Cristina Meléndez  
Muchas gracias por su constante colaboración.

Directora ejecutiva de Participación familiar y comunitaria



我們的學校社區繼續在春假之後保持安全。我們衷心感謝各位使用這個月早些時間分發給大家的新冠家用檢測劑。由於紐約市的病例再次在增加中,我們將繼續每周為每個學生提供四份新冠家用檢測劑,直至未來另有通知。兩份供您子女使用,兩份供一名家庭成員使用。除非出現新冠症狀,否則,請每個星期都使用這些檢測劑(至少相隔五天)。請注意,如果在教室内出現接觸到新冠病毒的情況,您子女仍將收到兩盒檢測劑,並收到疫情應對室(Situation Room)的一封通知函,然後會在該星期另外多收到兩盒檢測劑。

如果您或您家裏任何人檢測結果呈陽性,我們很樂意可為一些檢測結果呈陽性的 12 歲及以上人士提供安全有效的新冠病毒治療(包括抗病毒藥物)。您可向您的醫生或健康護理提供者獲得這些藥物,或者,您可致電 212-COVID19,與醫療專業人員討論治療選擇。症狀出現之後儘快開始治療效果最佳,可以幫助減輕症狀並避免住院。更多資訊,請參看 COVID-19: When You Are Sick - NYC Health


  • 幼稚園及以上:請通知您的學校,並讓子女在家隔離五天。如果您的子女沒有任何症狀或症狀正在改善(包括在不使用藥物的情況下 24 小時不發燒),則他們可在第六天返回學校。您子女在檢測呈陽性後,在校期間必須佩戴大小合適的口罩,直至第十天為止。
  • 學前班及以下:請通知您的學校/課程,並讓子女在家隔離十天。您子女可在第十天之後返回您的學校/課程。
  • 所有年齡的學生:
    • 請記住,如果您子女檢測結果為陽性,則您子女有資格在隔離期間獲得非同步遠程教學指導以及辦公時間幫助。
    • 請參考登載於 nyc.gov/2022Health 的新冠病毒指引圖表,瞭解您子女若檢測結果呈陽性應採取的其他步驟。

請務必讓子女每一天都填妥每日健康篩查表。該表列於 healthscreening.schools.nyc

Dr. Cristina Meléndez


100 Days of School Parade! (02/17/2022)

4th Grade Inside Broadway Performance

Black History Month Pictures (2/10 - 2/11) (Pre-K 3/10)

COVID-19 Guidance Flowcharts for Families (K–12)(Pre-K)/關於新冠病毒(COVID-19)的家庭指引 (K–12)(Pre-K)/Guía para las familias sobre COVID-19 (K-12)(Pre-K)

COVID-19 Guidance Flowcharts for Families (Pre-K)covid-flowchart-early-childhood.pdf  

Guía para las familias sobre COVID-19 (Pre-K): doe-quarantine-flowchart-earlychildhood-spanish.pdf

關於新冠病毒(COVID-19)的家庭指引 (Pre-K): doe-quarantine-flowchart-earlychildhood-chinese.pdf  


COVID-19 Guidance Flowcharts for Families (K–12): covid-19-flowchart-k-12.pdf  

Guía para las familias sobre COVID-19 (K-12): doe-quarantine-flowchart-k-12-spanish.pdf  

關於新冠病毒(COVID-19)的家庭指引 (K–12): doe-quarantine-flowchart-k-12-chinese.pdf 

Cool Culture: How To Use Your Family Pass and List of Places


PS163Q 2021 Holiday Show

DESSA Letter- October 22, 2021

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

We understand just how challenging the past 18 months of the pandemic have been for you as parents, families, and caregivers. We are in awe of the work you have done, and continue to do each and every day, to support your child(ren) and we thank you for your continued partnership with us. Our work together is more important than ever as we strive to ensure your child thrives this school year and beyond. To further support you, our teachers, counselors, and social workers as champions of your child(ren)’s academic and social and emotional needs, are excited to let you know about a wonderful opportunity in our school this year!

Research has consistently shown that developing the social and emotional skills of students helps them to succeed academically, gain confidence, and be happier. Social-emotional learning, or SEL, includes developing relationship skills, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, and optimistic thinking.

To identify and support the social-emotional growth of all children in our school, we are excited to be administering a strengths-based SEL screener, known as the Devereaux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA). The DESSA asks questions about areas of social-emotional functioning including decision making, relationship building, confidence, and others. This tool will be completed by someone who knows your child really well—in most cases a teacher.

The responses we gather will help us provide targeted, highly responsive support to each individual student. Perhaps most importantly, the tool enables us to build on each student’s strengths while identifying the social-emotional skills they need to further develop. Once our students’ growth areas are identified, we can create highly responsive plans to target and enhance those skills in the most appropriate manner and settings.

The results of this screener will not be included on report cards, will not have any impact on grades, and will not be used to make any diagnostic or evaluation decisions. The results will be stored securely in an online portal that meets the DOE’s strictest privacy and security settings and will only be viewable by your child(ren)’s teachers and select school staff such as the principal or counselor.

The information gathered from the DESSA screening tool will allow us to provide the very best support to your child and will be beneficial to their overall success, both inside and outside of school. Families will have an opportunity to hear about their student’s SEL skills during family conferences.

We are excited to implement the DESSA beginning October 26, 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Tina Mavrikos-Kual at 718-353-2514 X 3332 Or Parent Coordinator Tiffany Tung at 718-353-2514 .

If you do not want a staff member to complete the DESSA screener for your student, you must write a letter to me stating that. This letter needs to be received by the school by Monday, October 25, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding social-emotional learning or the DESSA, please call/email me or Assistant Principal Tina Kual.


Francine A. Marsaggi





我們很高興將會進行一次著眼於學生强項的SEL篩查,也稱爲「Devereux學生强項評估」(Devereux Student Strengths Assessment,簡稱DESSA),來確定我校每名學生的社交情緒發展狀況並予以支援。DESSA提出社交情緒功能方面的問題,包括作決策、建立關係、自信心等等。這一工具將由十分瞭解您子女的人員(大多數時候是老師)完成。




我們很高興將從10月26日2021年開始進行「Devereux學生强項評估」(DESSA)。如果您有任何疑問,請隨時致電Tina Mavrikos-Kual,其電話號碼是718-353-2514x3332 或 Tiffany Tung, 718-353-2514

如果您不想讓教職員對您的子女進行DESSA篩查,那麽您必須寫信給我,説明您的這一想法。您需要確保學校在10月25日2021年, 星期一 之前收到此信。

如果您就社交情緒學習或DESSA有任何疑問,請給我或 副學校 Tina Kual打電話或發電郵.


Francine A. Marsaggi



Estimados padres / tutores,

Entendemos cuán desafiantes han sido los últimos 18 meses de la pandemia para ustedes como padres, familias y cuidadores. Estamos asombrados por el trabajo que ha realizado y continuamos haciendo todos los días para apoyar a sus hijos y le agradecemos su colaboración continua con nosotros. Nuestro trabajo en conjunto es más importante que nunca, ya que nos esforzamos por asegurar que su hijo prospere este año escolar y en el futuro. Para brindarle más apoyo, nuestros maestros, consejeros y trabajadores sociales como campeones de las necesidades académicas, sociales y emocionales de su (s) hijo (s), ¡estamos emocionados de informarles acerca de una maravillosa oportunidad en nuestra escuela este año!

Las investigaciones han demostrado consistentemente que desarrollar las habilidades sociales y emocionales de los estudiantes les ayuda a tener éxito académicamente, ganar confianza y ser más felices. El aprendizaje socioemocional, o SEL, incluye el desarrollo de habilidades para relacionarse, la autoconciencia, la toma de decisiones responsable y el pensamiento optimista.

Para identificar y apoyar el crecimiento socioemocional de todos los niños de nuestra escuela, estamos muy contentos de administrar un evaluador SEL basado en las fortalezas, conocido como la Evaluación de las Fortalezas del Estudiante Devereaux (DESSA). La DESSA hace preguntas sobre áreas del funcionamiento socioemocional, incluida la toma de decisiones, la construcción de relaciones, la confianza y otras. Esta herramienta la completará alguien que conozca muy bien a su hijo, en la mayoría de los casos un maestro.

Las respuestas que recopilemos nos ayudarán a brindar un apoyo específico y altamente receptivo a cada estudiante individual. Quizás lo más importante es que la herramienta nos permite aprovechar las fortalezas de cada estudiante mientras identificamos las habilidades socioemocionales que necesitan para desarrollarse más. Una vez que se identifican las áreas de crecimiento de nuestros estudiantes, podemos crear planes altamente receptivos para enfocar y mejorar esas habilidades de la manera y el entorno más apropiados.

Los resultados de este evaluador no se incluirán en las boletas de calificaciones, no tendrán ningún impacto en las calificaciones y no se utilizarán para tomar decisiones de diagnóstico o evaluación. Los resultados se almacenarán de forma segura en un portal en línea que cumpla con las configuraciones de privacidad y seguridad más estrictas del DOE y solo los maestros de sus hijos y el personal escolar selecto, como el director o el consejero, podrán verlos.

La información recopilada de la herramienta de evaluación DESSA nos permitirá brindar el mejor apoyo a su hijo y será beneficiosa para su éxito general, tanto dentro como fuera de la escuela. Las familias tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar acerca de las habilidades de SEL de sus estudiantes durante las conferencias familiares.

Estamos muy contentos de implementar DESSA a partir del 26 de octubre de 2021. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en llamar a Tina Mavrikos-Kual al 718-353-2514 X 3332 oa la coordinadora de padres Tiffany Tung al 718-353-2514.

Si no desea que un miembro del personal complete la evaluación DESSA para su estudiante, debe escribirme una carta indicándome eso. La escuela debe recibir esta carta antes del lunes 25 de octubre de 2021.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el aprendizaje socioemocional o el DESSA, por favor llámeme / envíeme un correo electrónico o la subdirectora Tina Kual.



Francine A. Marsaggi

Respect for All @ PS 163- October 22, 2021

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A school-wide ribbon-tying activity took place at our school today.  This involved all our students joining together to tie orange ribbons around the perimeter of our building to show Respect for All!


Hispanic Heritage Month Scavenger Hunt Pictures! (10/14 - 10/15)

Welcome Back to School- Homecoming!



Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973(Open external link) requires public schools to offer accommodations for eligible students with disabilities. These accommodations help students with special health needs to participate in New York City Department of Education (DOE) programs and activities on an equal basis with their peers who do not have disabilities. Your child may be eligible for health services and/or other types of accommodations.




Statement of Accessibility

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Our Visit from Chancellor Carranza-November 12, 2019

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”.