PS 131 under a blue sky

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.

Dear Families,

As you might be aware, all New Yorkers age 5 and older can now receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. This is great news for the health and safety of your child, your family, your school community, and the whole city!

In partnership with the City’s vaccination effort, some school sites are offering the first dose of Pfizer vaccinations to eligible students ages 5-11 for one day during the month of November to make it as easy as possible to stay safe. No appointment is needed, and you can learn more about your site’s date and hours from your school or by visiting

Getting your child vaccinated is safe, confidential, and easy. Here’s what you need to know:

  •   COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 illness; millions of people have already been safely vaccinated in New York City.

  •   You do not need health insurance to get vaccinated—the vaccine is free.

  •   You will not need to provide proof of immigration status or a social security number to get vaccinated.

  •   Students ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult designated by the parent or guardian, while receiving their vaccine. If the student is accompanied by an adult who is not the parent or guardian, the vaccine provider must obtain verbal consent from the parent or guardian by phone at the time of vaccination.

  •   Vaccines are administered by trained medical professionals.

  •   Your school’s pop-up vaccination site will administer your student’s first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine provider will refer families to a local vaccine site for students to receive their second dose.

  •   All records and information associated with vaccination are kept strictly confidential.

  •   On-site telephone interpretation will be available in multiple languages.

  •   While strongly recommended, vaccinations are not currently mandatory for most students. You can learn more about vaccine requirements in schools by visiting

  •   You are encouraged to record your student’s vaccination status in the DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Portal at Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts, and help ensure that DOE schools and buildings remain safe places for all students and staff.

  •   By getting your child vaccinated, you are protecting them, your family and community from COVID-19 illness. Vaccinations help move our city forward, restore in-person gathering, and improve quality of life. If you, your student age 12 and up, or someone else you know is still in need of a vaccine, you can visit today to choose from hundreds of sites across the city offering appointments or walk-up vaccines at no cost.


If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit for all the facts. We strongly urge you to get your child vaccinated soon.


Christopher Groll
Acting Assistant Commissioner
Office of School Health
Division of School Climate & Wellness NYC Department of Education

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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.


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

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Main Building

170-45 84th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432

Phone: 718-480-2840

Fax:  718-480-2845

The Abigail Adams Elementary School

170-45 84th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432

Phone: 718-480-2840

Fax:  718-480-2845

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