Dear Parents,

We hope you all are having a fantastic summer! While we enjoy the changes in routine that summer brings, we are also looking ahead to the upcoming school year.

We are hosting two new student play dates at PS 144 in the school yard on Saturday, August 5, 9-11 AM, and on Saturday September 9, also from 9-11. Board members will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions.

School supply lists for all grades listed here for your convenience. If you ordered a SchoolKit through us, there are paper products and supplies that are not included in the kit, highlighted in yellow, so please be sure to check the list for your grade. If you are buying on line, please consider ordering through Amazon Smile, Amazon’s charitable giving. The prices at Amazon Smile are the same, but they include a donation from Amazon to the charity of your choice. Hopefully, that’s The Parents’ Association of PS 144 Queens. Start at the “Shopping Fundraisers” page on our website, http://pa144.com/support.html. Look for the “Shop at Amazon Smile” box on the lower right hand side and hit the “Get started” button

Spirit Wear is currently on sale at https://ssastores.com/store/ps-144-queens-forest-hills-ny. There, you will find a wide range of colors, and other spirit products available in the online store. In addition, we are planning a bulk order of shirts in early fall.

After school registration is open for all grades as of July 17. Mondays and Tuesdays, the program is run by the Central Queens Y at PS 144. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the program is run by parent volunteers as part of the Parent Association, and classes are taught by PS 144 faculty and staff and outside vendors. The link to our after school page, where you can register for our program and print forms for the Y is http://www.pa144.com/afterschool.html.

Calendar Planning:

First Day of School, September 7

Parent Information Night, September 13

First Parent Association Meeting, September 25

Upcoming Help Wanted:

School Kits Delivery Help (around 2 hours, AM), Late August/Early September TBA Spirit Wear Sales, September TBA

Copying help, school hours, week of September 18

Chairs needed:

Halloween party

Co Chair Backpack News (school paper, Quarterly)

Class Parent Coordinator


We look forward to seeing you in September! Elizabeth, Jon, and the PA board



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