2017 End of Year Updates at Flushing Manor
Dear Parents and Guardians of Flushing Manor,
As we close out school year, 16-17, I would like to thank each and every one of our dedicated school community members for their contributions in making this year a highly successful one! Each and every day I am reminded of the special place that Flushing Manor has become, beginning with our exceptional students and their families and continuing with our devoted and passionate faculty and staff, who continue to strive for excellence each and every day! Now here are our June updates:
Reward School Status: As you know this year P.S. 184 has been recognized by the state education department as a reward school. This recognition comes from analysis of the NYS test data from the previous school year. We are so proud of our young students who have performed so well. We look forward to continued success.
LPP Learning Partner Program: P.S. 184 Q has been approved to be a host school in the NYC DOE Learning Partner Program. This program allows us to share best practices with partner schools in the district. We will be partnering with P.S. 201 and P.S. 193 and P.S./M.S. 200. We look forward to leading this work.
Enrichment Clusters: Grade 4 and 5 students have participated in the third year of enrichment clusters here at Flushing Manor. Students worked with other students across grades and classrooms under the direction of a teacher/facilitator who had the same interests to complete authentic, real life projects.
Arts Update: As you know this year budgetary concerns put our dance program at risk for next year. At this time, I am happy to report that as a result of a vote held at the most recent PTA meeting $20,000 has been committed to the program with an additional $10,000 coming from the fundraising the school has done over this school year. Thank you to all who have participated in the arts fundraisers including our candy sale.
RESO A Updates: Councilman Vallone has pledged continued support for our school with a $100,000 technology award. The merchandise purchased from this year’s $50,000 RESO will be delivered over the summer and will be used in September in many of our classrooms. Among the new technology, additional Promethean Boards have been purchased to improve interactive presentations in several classrooms.
CSA Boiler Upgrade Update: Our Boiler conversion project is well underway. The building is being converted from oil to gas, a new boiler is being installed and computerized thermostats are being installed in every classroom. This will make for even climate control during the winter months. This project will continue into 2018.
PTA Contributions: As we close the year I would like to once again recognize the contributions made by our PTA to enhance instructional programs at 184Q. One of the things that sets us apart from other schools in the district and across the city is the high level of support we receive from our parents and guardians throughout the year. That support extends to our PTA, whether through the membership drive or participation in school wide sales and events, or volunteering, supporting the PTA efforts supports all of our children in a variety of ways. This year, in addition to the usual support of purchasing student planners and folders for students and providing classroom donations for supplies and the funds that purchase 1/3 of our dance residency, additional highlights of donations made are as follows:
Finally, don’t forget to visit our school website over the summer to see opening of school procedures and class information for next year at www.ps184q.com.
CLICK HERE and check out our new updated art page! See some samples of the wonderful art each grade has created during the school year.
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