Welcome to P.S. 244Q
The Active Learning Elementary School

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Chancellor Walcott Spotlights P.S. 244 for Vegetarian Menu

"Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott congratulated PS 244, the Active Learning Elementary School, in Flushing for being the first New York City public school to serve an all-vegetarian menu. It is believed to be one of the first public schools in America to do so.

The menu includes healthy recipes such as roasted chickpeas, braised black beans with plantains, tofu vegetable wrap with cucumber salad, vegetarian chili served with brown rice, falafel, and roasted tofu with Asian sesame sauce. The school, which opened in 2008, began offering a vegetarian lunch three times a week and then increased it to four times a week. This year it became the first NYC public school to have a vegetarian menu for all meals."

To learn more about it, please read the press release:


You can also read Principal Groff's speech here:

CAPA Afterschool Program
CAPA works closely with the TALES community to provide quality Afterschool programming and a 7 week Day Camp during the summer.  To find out more about their programs, please click on the link to their website below or stop by the CAPA office in room 402 of our school.  


E-Waste Recycling Fundraiser
TALES will be participating in a school wide
electronic waste recycling fundraiser. Help save the
Earth from harmful electronic waste by bringing in your old
or broken cell phones, ink cartridges and broken cameras to
school. We will send them in to a company that will recycle
them and give money to our school for each item donated.
Thank you!

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has awarded TALES its Silver Medal Award for the school's work around health and nutrition education.  We are only one of 9 New York State schools (2 in New York City) to receive this prestigious honor!

Official arrival and dismissal times for K-3 students in the 2011-2012 school year are as follows:

Monday to Friday 8:37AM-2:57PM
**selected students will attend extended class hours from Tuesday to Thursday beginning at 8:00AM
Pre-K times 8:50AM-2:55PM

Handouts from our last Reader's Workshop for Parents-CLICK on your grade!:
Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten
Grades 1 Grade 2 Grade 3

If you have any questions about school policies or your child's class, please call the school at 718-445-5730 with your questions.

Please be sure to check your child's homework folder for field trip notices and permission slips.  Several trips are scheduled in the next few months. 

Some of our teachers have set up their own classroom blogs and websites. Check them out!

Ms. Esther: www.msesthersclass.com

Do you need books for your child to read? 

The username and password was sent home with your child. 

RAZ KIDS is another great resource for students to use at home.  Your child should have his or her login information. 

ACUITY is a resource for 3rd graders and their parents.  Use this website to access practice tests, assignments, and Acuity test results. 


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