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PS 131Q

The Abigail Adams Elementary  School

PS 131, The Abigail Adams Elementary School, recognizes the diverse religious backgrounds and values represented in our school community and the importance of being sensitive to the needs of all students, families, and staff members.

NYC Parent Survey

Window is open from May 10 to June 11 
Please Complete Your PS 131Q Parent Survey

NYC Parent Survey results help us to improve our school. Now, more than ever, we need to hear feedback from our families about the school year!

 

  • This year families will use their OSIS number to access the survey.  

    • Families will enter "f" followed by their child's nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number to access the survey. Note that "f" must be lowercase. 

    • If you cannot find your child’s OSIS number, please reach out to your child’s teacher. 

  • All respondents can go to  NYCSchoolSurvey.org to access the survey starting on May 10 

  • Families will need to complete a survey for every child in a DOE school this year, instead of completing for their oldest student only 

  • New survey questions that have been added since COVID include:  

    • Student Well-Being  

    • Communication  

    • School Supports for Families  

    • Student Learning  

    • Teaching  

    • Student Engagement 

Emergency Broadband Internet Benefit Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide reduced cost broadband internet service for eligible New York City households during the COVID-19 pandemic. All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit, and funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program has exhausted available funds or six months after the US Department of Health and Human services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.

Families can find out if they are eligible, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website. There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:

 

  • Monthly Benefit: a discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or  

  • One-time Device Discount: up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10 - $50), where available.  

Families can visit the FCC’s EBB webpage and view this FAQ to learn more about the EBB program. Translated materials are available via the following links: SpanishArabicAmharicBurmeseChineseFrenchHaitian CreoleKoreanPortugueseRussianSomaliTagalog, and Vietnamese

If families have questions or require support with an application, they can email EBBHelp@usac.org or call (833) 511-0311.

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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

During all lessons, students are given opportunities to work in small instructional groups, engage in higher-order thinking that prompts discussion, and allows students to make their thinking visible. Through purposeful teacher models, facilitation, and checks for understanding, students will be supported in becoming critical thinkers. Students engage in challenging tasks that create a productive struggle, supporting them to think critically in a collaborative work environment.

Across all subjects, Thinking Maps provide students with the opportunity to make their thinking visible. Transference from the map to a task allows students to engage in quality, meaningful interactions with the content at a higher level.

Through our Bucket Filler initiative, students are provided social, emotional support that embodies a positive, nurturing, diverse learning environment.

By providing our students with a foundation in academics, as well as social and emotional needs, we are creating 21st-century learners.
 

Vision

We imagine a future where the students at P.S. 131 are conscious, critical thinkers of a diverse society.

Remote Learning

Remote learning allows teachers to deliver their lessons online, and students can complete assignments, projects, and assessments just like they would in the classroom. This will create an opportunity for students and teachers to interact online and allows students to continue learning subjects and material that are a key part of their curriculum.

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LOCATION

Main Building

170-45 84th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432

Phone: 718-480-2840

Fax:  718-658-5690

Kindergarten Annex (at P.S. 35)

191-2 90th Ave, Hollis, NY 11423

718-217-7701

The Abigail Adams Elementary School

170-45 84th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432

Phone: 718-480-2840

Fax:  718-658-5690

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