Parent Volunteers

New & Veteran

We have been welcoming our newest Learning Leader Parent Volunteers during the last couple of weeks. The latest training took place back in January for the parents who signed up, but the badges and clearance from the Learning Leaders organization, an outside entity, only started coming in toward the beginning of March. Pretty much at the same time we were informed that the organization was closing its doors for good on March 15th, 2017. For the time being our wonderful parents can volunteer with their Learning Leader badges, valid until June 2017. Principal Pavone will decide how to proceed thereafter.

The primary area volunteers are needed for is lunch and recess monitoring. Our “veteran” parents (and grandparents) have been most helpful. Now we have even more sets of eyes to help keep our students safe during the recess-to-lunch and lunch-to-recess transitions. We are still refining the schedule. Once all the volunteers confirm the days and times of their availability, we hope to cover most days and lunch/recess periods in both the Early Childhood Center and Middle School buildings.

Our volunteers have been incredibly cooperative about monitoring recess, be it outdoors or indoors, and helping out in the lunchrooms. Many thanks to Christina Nieto-Arias, Cornelia Whitley, Bea Murphy, Maria Vrachnos, Nina Karchava, Nickia Joannides, Alicia Gljiva, Lajos Geenen, Yiota Dimitriou, Ana Abreu, Maryam Mizani-Bertrand, Mary Jobaida, Charmaine Mendoza, and Rebecca Barnes.

Everything Kids Expo

Community School District 30

Healthy Kids Day

Long Island City Y.M.C.A

April 29th, 2017

10:00AM – 3:00PM


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Science and STEM Summer Programs

Grades Pre-K through High School

 Programs will run during the months of July and August 2017.

The application deadline is Friday, April 28th, 2017.

For more information:

To apply:


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Family Ukulele Workshop

The Family Ukulele Workshop runs for the entire school year

The FAMILY UKULELE WORKSHOP, created and directed by our very own Mr. Gianutsos, known as Mr. G to many, takes place after school every Tuesday from 2:30PM to 3:15PM in the auditorium. Students in grades 2 through 8, along with their families, learn to play the ukulele and make music together.

The participants have already performed at the P.S./I.S. 78Q Winter Concert and are slated to perform at the Spring Concert too. They have also graciously performed for the Community Education Council back in December.

It is a delight to watch the group as Mr. Gianutsos strums along with the members.




¡ En Español Por Favor!

P.S/I.S. 78Q kicked off March with its new Spanish Club spearheaded by Ms. Barales. Interested students meet once weekly on Fridays after school. It is an engaging and interactive program. Students will not only develop or improve on their conversational skills, but will also have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of the Spanish language by reading and writing. Culture will be introducedthrough the incorporation of classic stories. Ms. Barales knows the benefits of being bilingual and certainly wants to bring that to her students.

Students are still welcome to join!

Social Studies In The 21st Century

District 30 Workshop

Little Green Thumbs

District 30 Workshop

N.Y.C.D.O.E. Annual Survey


The yearly New York City Department of Education school survey will be distributed to parents during the Parent-Teacher conferences on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. Please take a moment to complete the survey as it helps us understand what our school community is thinking about the learning environment of P.S./I.S. 78Q and provides useful information that can help us enhance student performance.

The survey can be mailed or compiled online at:


For more information:




Parent Coordinator Contact Information

Coordinadora De Padres/Datos De Contacto

Claudia Lieto-McKenna

 (718) 392-5402   ext. 1232





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