Dear Parents and Guardians of Flushing Manor,
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020!
To all of our returning families, I would like to welcome you back to another exciting school year. For our new families, I would like to welcome each of you to the P.S. 184Q (Flushing Manor School) community. As we begin the first full week of school, our children have met their new teachers and become acquainted with their new classmates. Our goals for this year are connected to our school vision of ensuring authentic experiences for our students that will help prepare them for the real world.
First and foremost, we will continue to provide a highly safe and supportive environment for our students with a focus on Physical and Mental Wellness. Some of these supports will include our Just Say Hi, Kindness Counts and Move to Improve initiatives. We will also be highlighting and introducing new initiatives in this area. In Math, we will continue to provide our students with a strong foundation for critical thinking and creative problem solving for success in the future, with a focus on communication in math. Our NYS Math Exam data indicated an increase of 7.6% with 80.3% of students meeting or exceeding the standards. In ELA we showed a 2% gain with 71.6% of our students meeting or exceeding the standards. This year we will continue to work on planning an authentic literacy curriculum. Our focus will be on implementing an engaging, relevant, culturally diverse literacy curriculum, that will continue to support all of our students in reaching and exceeding proficiency. More about these three focus areas will be available on the school’s final Comprehensive Educational Plan when it is finalized.
The success of our school and continued growth for our students is a reflection of the commitment, hard work and teamwork of our community. Our dedicated teaching staff and supportive families, along with our motivated young students contribute to our positive outcomes. As we continue on our journey to excellence, I would like to start the year by joining the PTA of P.S. 184Q in hosting a FREE PIZZA DAY FOR ALL Event on Friday, September 27, 2019. Please see the attached flyer with more details. Only permission is needed and your child may participate in this FREE welcome back lunch for all students.
With parents as partners we are confident that our children will continue to be Learners for Life, for life!