Mrs. Roman's kindergarten class was featured in an Inside Schools Blog about the role of play in kindergarten.
"One day last school year, a girl in Fanny Roman's kindergarten class at PS 244 in Flushing, Queens arrived bubbling with excitement about her new shoes. With Roman's encouragement, she began tracing classmates' feet on paper and constructing "shoes," using pipe cleaners for laces. Her enthusiasm proved contagious; in response, Roman read poetry and picture books about shoes and students set up a play shoe store of their own, with different-sized shoes in boxes, labeled "Jellies" or "Sneakers", as they categorized by size and even priced their wares. In their writing, they started using words such as "Velcro," buckles" and "shoelaces."
Read about it in the link below!
We are excited to welcome everyone back for a new school year!
As we move into the fall, we hope that all families and students are excited to move into new their new classrooms and work with new teachers. This is a difficult time of year in transition but a fun one as well.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to get more involved in your child's class or in another way, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The T.A.L.E.S. Team
Day 1 letters and supply list for each grade has been updated. Please check out the parent resources tab to find these documents.
Our site has been updated with the February calendar and the February Lunch and Breakfast Menu.
We have also posted the third grade NYS test parent workshop if you were not able to attend. You can find it under the PTA & Parent Resources tab under Parent Resources.
Our TALES open house will be on December 15th, 2015. There will be a morning session and an evening session.
The morning session will be from 8:30AM to 9:30AM.
The evening session will be from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.
Two of our marathoner teachers run an after school enrichment running club program for our students. Ms. Esther and Ms. Reilly lead two different age group of young runners to demonstrate to them the benefits of living an active lifestyle.
Ms. Esther leads runners in kindergarten and first grade, while Ms. Reilly is in charge of the third grade runners.
As a part of after school running club, TALES has been participating in the Mighty Milers Program. We would like to congratulate participants on their hard work. Through running laps and learning about health and fitness, they have earned several rewards including books for the school. This month they will be competing in the Mighty Milers fun run even at Icahn Stadium. We would like to congratulate them and wish them luck at the competition.
The Active Learning Elementary School, P.S244Q prepares for Teacher Fit Day and celebrates Move in May! (Let's Move!)
Special thanks to FIT4LifeNYC and the dedicated and fun staff of P.S 244Q especially Ms. Reilly, Ms. A, Mr. Andy, Ms. Liang, Mrs. Nesser, Ms. Brittany, Mrs. Rivera, Mrs. Levitt, Mrs. Tracy, Mrs. Moss, Ms. Taunonico, Ms. Mark, Mrs. Dershowitz, Mrs. Zarian, Mr. Woodburn, Ms. Kim, Mrs. Crocitto, Mrs.Nicholson, Ms. Tina, Agent Minter, school turtle Toby and our very own principal Mr. Groff.
TALES Fit Day Video!
As we approach closer to the TALES Read-a-thon, our teachers want to show students that we are readers too! Our teachers have shared their favorite titles as well as reasons why these books are their personal favorites!
If you've noticed on the school calendar, the TALES Read-a-thon will begin commence toward the end of the month. Please check out the information below!
What is it?
The TALES Read-A-Thon will be a month-long event that will help raise money to upgrade our school's playground as well as encourage students to read! Families and friends of the student will pledge a donation. The student will embark on a month long journey to read as many minutes as they can. These minutes will be logged onto a separate Read-A-Thon reading log. Minutes logged for homework can also be used towards the Read-A-Thon!
Who can participate?
Students from all grades can take part in the TALES Read-A-Thon! Children who can read are encouraged to read as many minutes on their own or with their parents. For the kids that cannot read yet, parents can read to them and those minutes can be used toward the Read-A-Thon.
When will it take place?
The TALES Read-A-Thon will be a month long event beginning on January 23rd and ending on February 24th. Information and Read-A-Thon reading logs will be handed out before then.
Where will it take place?
Anywhere you can read a book and log it! Whether your child is reading at home, in after school, during school, at the library, or during Fridays when the TALES library is open to families, we encourage you and your child to enter the wonderful world of reading!
Why is it important?
Reading is very important and studies show that children who read for pleasure do significantly better in school than peers who do not. We want to encourage our students to see the importance of reading and foster the development of a great habit with ultimate goal of turning them into lifelong readers. At the same time, we also want to take the opportunity to raise money to upgrade our playground!
How can you participate?
When the month long Read-A-Thon begins, make a donation to show your support! Each day, encourage your child to read or read with them. Keep track of the minutes spent reading and enter it into the Read-A-Thon reading log.
At the end of the week, the Read-A-Thon reading logs will be collected and the minutes will be tallied for every class. Their minutes will be displayed on a Read-A-Thon graph.
Each week, the class with the most amount of minutes per recorded per grade that week will get a prize!
At the end of the Read-A-Thon, the class with most minutes recorded over all will receive a prize!
The student will the most minutes recorded in each grade throughout the month will receive a special prize!
Class Prizes will range from extra recess and/or play centers!
Individual Prizes will consist of a set of classic/quality books that will enhance your home library!
TALES - P.S.244Q
Located in the heart of Flushing, Queens, we pride ourselves in providing an excellent academic education as well as teaching kids to live happy, healthy lives.