Mission Statement at PS 163Q


The Mission of P.S. 163Q We believe that our community of learners will lead us into the future by:

  • Using their critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • Tapping into their social emotional toolkits to self-regulate behaviors
  • Having a strong command of language to articulate the need for systemic changes
  • Promoting an equitable tomorrow through opportunities and resources FOR ALL

Statement of Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact ffiore2@schools.nyc.gov to request assistance.

District 25 Candidate Forum - Monday, March 20th @6:00 PM

Super Sabado (Sunday) FREE ACTIVITIES at El Museo del Barrio - Saturday, March 18, 2023


City Harvest Food Drive Certificate for PS163Q!


Lost & Found Update - ALL ITEMS will be donated on Monday, March 27, 2023




Career Day/職業日/ Dia de las Profesionales - April 4, 2023


We are looking for parents/family members to join us and share your career with PS163Q students in their classrooms. Please return the slip  –OR- use the QR code if you would like to participate. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 8:30am-11:00am

我們正在尋找家長/家庭成員加入我們,並在課堂上與 PS163Q 學生分享您的職業生涯。 請返回的單據 或者 如果您想參加,請使用二維碼。 將提供茶點。

2023 年 4 月 4 日,星期二,上午 8:30-11:00

 Estamos buscando padres/miembros de la familia para que se unan a nosotros y compartan su carrera con los estudiantes de PS163Q en sus salones de clase. Devuelva el formulario  -O- use el código QR si desea participar. Se proporcionarán refrigerios ligeros.

martes, 4 de abril de 2023 8:30 am-11:00 am

   Career Day 2023 Letter.docx 

2023 NYC School Survey Is Open! From February 13th - March 31st


Dear Parent,

Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the 2023 NYC School Survey. The survey gives school leaders a better understanding of what you and other members of our school community think about our school.

The deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023. The access code is your child’s OSIS number and a lower-case “f” in front. For example- f123456789

Go to


and select “Take the 2023 NYC School Survey” button


go to your child’s NYC Schools Account to take the survey.



請考慮花幾分鐘時間填寫 2023 年紐約市學校調查。 該調查讓學校領導更好地了解您和我們學校社區的其他成員對我們學校的看法。

截止日期為 2023 年3月 15 日星期五。訪問代碼是您孩子的 OSIS 號碼和前面的小寫“f”。例如- f123456789


並選擇“參加 2023 年紐約市學校調查”按鈕 - 或 - 前往您孩子的紐約市學校賬戶參加調查。


Querido padre,

Considere tomarse unos minutos para completar la Encuesta escolar de la ciudad de Nueva York de 2023. La encuesta brinda a los líderes escolares una mejor comprensión de lo que usted y otros miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar piensan sobre nuestra escuela.

La fecha límite es el viernes 31 de marzo de 2023. El código de acceso es el número OSIS de su hijo y una "f" minúscula al frente. Por ejemplo- f123456789



y seleccione el botón "Realizar la Encuesta Escolar de la Ciudad de Nueva York de 2023" -O- vaya a la Cuenta de Escuelas de la Ciudad de Nueva York de su hijo para realizar la encuesta.

Device Inventory Parent Letter - March 15 to March 20, 2023

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The New York City Department of Education is performing an inventory of all devices loaned to students. To achieve this, we are asking for ALL devices to be brought to school from WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2023 to MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023 to perform a device inventory. Devices include laptops and tablets (IPADs).

Throughout the pandemic, the DOE has loaned devices to the students; these devices MUST be brought back into the school on the days of the inventory. They do NOT need to bring accessories (for example, the charger or keyboard).

Please have your child bring the device to school even if it is broken or not in good condition. The DOE will look into replacing it under warranty.

A DOE vendor will scan the barcode on the device, verify that they are in good functioning condition and return it to your child to bring back home for continued learning. This should only take a few seconds. The device will have a sticker on it, indicating it has been scanned. Please do not remove this sticker.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office at 718-353-2514.


Tiffany Tung

Parent Coordinator


紐約市教育局正在清點所有借給學生的設備。 為實現這一目標,我們要求從 2023 年 3 月 15 日星期三到 2023 年 3 月 20 日星期三將所有設備帶到學校以執行設備清單。 設備包括筆記本電腦和平板電腦 (IPAD)。

在整個大流行期間,教育部向學生出借了設備; 這些設備必須在清點日帶回學校。 他們不需要攜帶配件(例如,充電器或鍵盤)。

即使設備損壞或狀況不佳,也請讓您的孩子將設備帶到學校。 美國能源部將考慮在保修期內更換它。

DOE 供應商將掃描設備上的條形碼,驗證它們是否處於良好的運行狀態,然後將其退還給您的孩子,讓他們帶回家繼續學習。 這應該只需要幾秒鐘。 該設備上會有一個標籤,表明它已被掃描。 請不要移除此標籤。

如果您有任何問題或疑慮,請致電 718-353-2514 聯繫主辦公室。


Tiffany Tung


Estimado padre o Guardianes,

El Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York está realizando un inventario de todos los dispositivos prestados a los estudiantes. Para lograr esto, estamos pidiendo que TODOS los dispositivos sean traídos a la escuela desde el MIÉRCOLES 15 DE MARZO DE 2023 hasta el MIÉRCOLES 20 DE MARZO DE 2023 para realizar un inventario de dispositivos. Los dispositivos incluyen computadoras portátiles y tabletas (IPAD).

Durante la pandemia, el DOE ha prestado dispositivos a los estudiantes; estos dispositivos DEBEN ser devueltos a la escuela en los días del inventario. NO necesitan traer accesorios (por ejemplo, el cargador o el teclado).

Haga que su hijo traiga el dispositivo a la escuela incluso si está roto o no está en buenas condiciones. El DOE buscará reemplazarlo bajo garantía.

Un proveedor del DOE escaneará el código de barras en el dispositivo, verificará que esté en buenas condiciones de funcionamiento y se lo devolverá a su hijo para que lo lleve a casa para continuar aprendiendo. Esto debería tomar sólo unos pocos segundos. El dispositivo tendrá una etiqueta que indica que ha sido escaneado. Por favor, no quite esta etiqueta.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con la oficina principal al 718-353-2514.


Tiffany Tung

Coordinadora de Padres

Dr. Seuss Story Time Pictures - March 2, 2023

Ready Song + Intro

Cat in the Hat + Fish Story

Ending of Turtle Story

Ending Song

100 Days of School Pictures + Parade - February 15, 2023

1st Grade Performance

3rd Grade Performance

5th Grade Performance

Pre-K Performance

PS163Q Lantern Parade 2023 Pictures -January 23, 2023

PS163Q School Dental Visit - Thursday January 26th - Wednesday February 1st

Dear PS163Q Parents/Guardians,

We are pleased to announce that in partnership with Smile New York Outreach, we are offering FREE in-school dental care. If your child does not receive regular dental care or getting to the dentist is a burden, dentists will be at PS163Q Flushing Heights on Thursday, January 26th -Wednesday, February 1st.

No Cost to You
You will be asked to provide your Medicaid or private insurance information, which covers all costs. For those without insurance, Smile New York Outreach will see your child at no cost to you. Your child will also receive a free toothbrush and a dental report card to take home afterwards!

Convenient, comfortable and clean
The in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed local professionals. The Smile New York Outreach program provides a complete dental exam, X-rays, cleaning, fluoride, sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings. Their staff will follow standard safety procedures and keep the process clean and safe for your child. We have uploaded their COVID Protocol for Schools on our school website: ps163.org

Dental care for a healthy life                                                                                                                          Children who see a dentist regularly may have fewer health issues like:

  • Early tooth loss due to dental decay
  • Gum disease
  • Heart disease
  • Impaired speech development

Help keep your child healthy, in school and smiling bright!
Complete the permission form and return it to the teacher/main office –OR- complete the online form at the unique link/QR Code for our school: https://www.myschooldentist.com/B8EA71_sch

Deadline for permission forms: Friday, January 6, 2023


Francine A. Marsaggi


2023 年 1 月 23 日

親愛的 PS163Q 家長/監護人,

我們很高興地宣布,我們與 Smile New York Outreach 合作,提供免費的校內牙科護理服務。 如果您的孩子沒有接受定期牙科護理或看牙醫是一種負擔,牙醫將於 1 月 26 日星期四至 2 月 1 日星期三在 PS163Q 法拉盛高地。


您將被要求提供您的 Medicaid 或私人保險信息,其中涵蓋所有費用。 對於沒有保險的人,Smile New York Outreach 將免費為您的孩子看病。 您的孩子還將獲得一把免費牙刷和一張牙科報告卡,之後可以帶回家!


校內牙科計劃可以節省您的時間,並為您的孩子提供一個安全舒適的場所,讓他們可以從當地有執照的專業人士那裡接受溫和的牙科護理。 Smile New York Outreach 計劃提供完整的牙科檢查、X 光、清潔、氟化物、必要時的密封劑,在某些情況下還提供補牙等修復護理。 他們的工作人員將遵循標準安全程序,並為您的孩子保持過程清潔和安全。 我們已經在我們的學校網站上上傳了他們的學校 COVID 協議:ps163.org

健康生活的牙科護理 定期看牙醫的兒童可能較少出現以下健康問題:

  • 蛀牙導致的早期牙齒脫落
  • 牙齦疾病
  • 心臟疾病
  • 言語發育受損



許可表格的截止日期:2023 年 1 月 6 日,星期五



Francine A. Marsaggi

23 de enero de 2022

Estimados padres/tutores de PS163Q,

Nos complace anunciar que, en asociación con Smile New York Outreach, ofrecemos atención dental GRATUITA en la escuela. Si su hijo no recibe atención dental regular o ir al dentista es una carga, los dentistas estarán en PS163Q Flushing Heights del jueves 26 de enero al miércoles 1 de febrero.

Sin costo para usted

Se le pedirá que proporcione su información de Medicaid o de su seguro privado, que cubre todos los costos. Para aquellos que no tienen seguro, Smile New York Outreach atenderá a su hijo sin costo alguno para usted. ¡Su hijo también recibirá un cepillo de dientes gratis y una boleta de calificaciones dentales para llevar a casa después!

Conveniente, cómodo y limpio.

El programa dental en la escuela le ahorra tiempo y proporciona un lugar seguro y cómodo para que su hijo reciba cuidados dentales suaves de profesionales locales autorizados. El programa Smile New York Outreach proporciona un examen dental completo, radiografías, limpieza, fluoruro, selladores cuando sea necesario y, en algunos casos, atención restaurativa como empastes. Su personal seguirá los procedimientos de seguridad estándar y mantendrá el proceso limpio y seguro para su hijo. Hemos subido su Protocolo COVID para escuelas en el sitio web de nuestra escuela: ps163.org

Cuidado dental para una vida saludable Los niños que visitan a un dentista regularmente pueden tener menos problemas de salud como:

  • Pérdida temprana de dientes debido a caries dental
  • Enfermedad de las encías
  • Enfermedad del corazón
  • Deterioro del desarrollo del habla

¡Ayude a mantener a su hijo saludable, en la escuela y con una sonrisa radiante!

Complete el formulario de permiso y devuélvalo al maestro/oficina principal –O- complete el formulario en línea en el enlace único/Código QR para nuestra escuela: https://www.myschooldentist.com/B8EA71_sch

Fecha límite para formularios de permiso: viernes, 6 de enero de 2023



Francine A. Marsaggi

Our Students Amazing Artwork!!!

Art Therapy by Artist Manju Jain - From The Experts' Mouth (FTEM)

Wow, what an amazing display of artwork our students have created in our Art Therapy Program!!!


PS163Q Christmas Pictures - December 23, 2022

PS163Q 2022 Holiday Show Intro + Band Performance

Holiday Show Chorus Performances


WOW!  A BIG THANK YOU to all who donated to our Toys for Tots this year!!  We filled 3 boxes, and the Marines were so excited when they came to pick all the toys up.  Both families and staff were so generous and with your donations many kids will be smiling this holiday season.


PS163Q Holiday Food Drive Update - November 30, 2022

A big Thank You to all our PS163Q families for donating to our PS163Q Holiday Food Drive! As a community, we donated over 30 boxes and an estimated 1000 pounds! City Harvest will ensure our donations reach families in need. We had to donate sooner than expected since we were running out of room and boxes!!!

Our PS163Q Food Drive continues until December 16th. Special shout-out to classes PK3, K01 and K04 for contributing the most donations so far!


Staff Costume Contest!


Annual Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notification - September 20, 2022 (中文/Español)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents and students age 18 and older rights over student education records. The Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security provides you with additional rights, and Chancellor’s Regulation A-820 provide additional information.

Please note that if you are a student and age 18 or over, these rights belong to you, and not your parents or guardians.

Among other things, you have the right to: 

  • Inspect and review your child’s education records within 45 days after the DOE receives your request. 
  • You should submit a written request that identifies the record(s) you wish to inspect. 
  • Your child’s school will notify you of the time and place where you may inspect the records. 
  • Request changes to your child’s education records when you believe they are inaccurate, misleading, or violate your child’s privacy rights under FERPA. 
    • You should make requests to amend records in writing, and identify what you want changed and the reason for doing so. 
    • If the DOE decides not to amend records as requested, you will be notified of the decision, and of your right to a hearing and certain hearing procedures. 
  • Provide written consent before personally identifiable information in your child’s education records is disclosed. However, in certain cases, FERPA allows disclosure without consent. Cases permitting disclosure without consent include: 
    • Disclosure to school officials who need to review education records to fulfill their professional responsibilities. School officials include: 
      • DOE employees (such as administrators, supervisors, teachers, other instructors, or support staff members); and 
      • People whom the DOE engages to perform services or functions for which it would otherwise use its employees. These include (a) individuals and entities providing DOE services and functions through contracts, (b) employees of other government agencies providing DOE-related services or functions, such as attorneys in the NYC Law Department representing the DOE, and school nurses and Office of School Health staff employed by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, (c) parents, students, or other volunteers assisting other school officials in performing their tasks, and (d) other qualifying individuals or organizations, such as consultants and community-based organizations, but only if they have agreed in writing to keep student information confidential. Such people are required to be under the direct control of the DOE with respect to the use and maintenance of personally identifiable information from education records. Direct control is achieved in various ways, including by written agreement. 
    • When records are requested by officials of another school, district or education institution in which your child seeks or plans to enroll, or is already enrolled if made for purposes of your child’s enrollment or transfer. 
  • Other exceptions exist that permit disclosure of personally identifiable information without consent include certain types of disclosures. Some are listed below. Most of these types of disclosures are subject to certain additional requirements and limitations. Please see FERPA and Chancellor’s Regulation A-820 for more information about them. 
    • to authorized representatives of government entities and officials in connection with audits, evaluations, or certain other activities; 
    • in connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received; 
    • to organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the NYCDOE; 
    • to accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions; 
    • to parents of students age 18 and over if the student is a dependent for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax purposes; 
    • to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; 
    • to appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency; and 
    • of information that the NYCDOE has designated as “directory information.”
  • File a complaint with the USDOE if you believe the NYC DOE failed to comply with FERPA’s requirements. Complaints may be filed here: 
    • Student Privacy Policy Office 
    • U.S. Department of Education 
    • 400 Maryland Avenue 
    • SW Washington, DC 20202-8520 
      or by email to FERPA.Complaints@ed.gov 

中文:  annual-ferpa-notice-chinese.pdf 

Español:  annual-ferpa-notice-spanish.pdf 

More information at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/policies/data-privacy-and-security-policies/annual-ferpa-notification

Welcome Back to School!

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2022-2023 Department of Education Health Policies - August 23, 2022

  • UPDATED Health screenings are NOT required for visitors or students to enter the school building.
  • UPDATED Schools will no longer be doing random testing. Each student will receive 4 take-home test kits every month.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they are required to isolate for 5 days and return to school on the 6th day with improving or no symptoms. They must wear a mask until day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier.
  • Families should continue reporting positive cases to the school.
  • Students exposed to COVID-19 will continue receiving take-home test kits.
  • Masks are recommended, not required. Schools will continue providing masks for those who want/need them.
  • Schools will continue having daily surface cleanings and air purifiers in the classrooms.
  • Proof of a negative test result is not required for students to return to school.
  • Visitors MUST show proof of at least 1 vaccination dose and ID to enter the school building.
We will continue sharing any updates we receive on our school Remind and on our school website.

Back to School 2022-2023 + NYC School Account + NEW DOE Application

In the link below, you will find important information and updates about academic policies, health and safety protocols, support services for students and families, and more!

The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal will allow you to

  • See your students grades, test scores and more in My Student
  • Take classes in Parent University
  • Report bullying
  • Access forms for your child
  • Reset your child's DOE account password
  • Access SupportHub

Create an account or log in at www.schoolsaccount.nyc

NEW DOE Grades, Attendance, and Messaging Application Guide

The DOE Grades application is an electronic gradebook for teachers. 

  • Teachers can create and grade assignments while maintaining all data fully secure and within the DOE. 
  • Teachers can import assignments from our school’s Learning Management System, [iLearn/Google Classroom], meaning that teachers will not have to do duplicate data entry. 
  • Students will be able to see assignments and assignment-level grades from the DOE Grades application in TeachHub in the fall. 
  • Parents will be able to see assignments and assignment-level grades in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal in the fall. 

DOE Attendance is an electronic attendance tool. 

  • Families already have access to their child’s attendance in NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal
  • Teachers and school administrators will be able to quickly and securely update student attendance throughout the day. 

The new DOE Messaging application offers multiple methods for outreach to families, such as voice calls, emails, and SMS texts. 

  • Our school staff will be able to send families messages by course/class, by grade, or even to the entire school. 
  • Messages can be sent in English and the nine DOE languages

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 

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


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!


Our Visit from Chancellor Carranza-November 12, 2019