Magnet Applications are Open for the 2022-2023 School Year
If you are interested in attending our school and your child is in 1st to 5th Grade, please fill out an application today.
Depending on availability you will receive an email in June if you were accepted.
Any questions, please reach call the school at 718-558-7088.P.S. 316Q Queens Explorers
Student Pick-Up Form
Please fill out before school starts and alert your child's teachers if changes need to be made.P.S. 316Q Queens Explorers
Health Services Information
All health examination forms are located on the NYC DOE Website.P.S. 316Q Queens Explorers
Please fill out the lunch form
All Families need to fill out a lunch form as soon as possible even if you are remote. The lunch forms effect our school budget. So Please take a minute to fill it out! Thank you!
https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrictP.S. 316Q Queens Explorers
Need Help: Translation , Interpretation, Internet Connectivity and/or Remote Learning Services
A group of public school parents created a volunteer assistance program. If you need help with translation, interpretation, internet connectivity and/or remote learning platform, you can request free assistance from volunteers. Please fill out the request form on our website at www.parentvolunteers.nyc/. A volunteer will be contacting you within two to three days.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Parent Volunteers NYC Team
Un grupo de padres de las escuelas públicas ha creado un programa de asistencia voluntaria. Si necesita ayuda con la traducción, la interpretación, la conectividad a Internet y/o la plataforma de aprendizaje remoto, puede solicitar asistencia gratuita a los voluntarios. Por favor llene el formulario de solicitud en nuestro sitio web en www.parentvolunteers.nyc/. Un voluntario se pondrá en contacto con usted dentro de dos a tres días.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equipo de Proyecto de Los Padres Voluntarios de NYC
公立学校的父母制定了一项志愿者援助计划。 如果您需要翻译，口译，互联网连接或远程学习平台方面的帮助，则可以要求志愿者提供免费帮助。 请在我们的网站www.parentvolunteers.nyc/上填写申请表。 志愿者将在两到三天内与您联系。
뉴욕 공립학교 학생을 둔 부모들이 모여 자원봉사자들이 학생들의 온라인학습을 돕는 프로그램을 들었습니다. 번역, 통역, 인터넷 연결 및 온라인학습 플랫폼 관련 지원이 필요하시면, 자원봉사자들에게 무료지원을 요청할 수 있습니다. 저희 웹사이트 www.parentvolunteers.nyc/ 에 요청신청서를 작성해주세요. 자원봉사자가 이삼일내로 연락드릴 것입니다.
기타 질문있으시면 다음메일주소로 문의해주세요. email@example.com.
뉴욕시 학부모봉사프로젝트 팀 드림.
प्रिय माता - पिता / अभिभावक,
प्पब्लिक स्कूल के माता-पिता के एक समूह ने एक स्वयंसेवक सहायता कार्यक्रम बनाया। यदि आपको अनुवाद, व्याख्या, इंटरनेट कनेक्टिविटी और / या दूरस्थ शिक्षा मंच के साथ मदद चाहिए, तो आप स्वयंसेवकों से मुफ्त सहायता का अनुरोध कर सकते हैं। कृपया www.parentvolunteers.nyc/ पर हमारी वेबसाइट पर अनुरोध फ़ॉर्म भरें। एक स्वयंसेवक आपसे दो से तीन दिनों के भीतर संपर्क करेगा।
यदि आपके कोई प्रश्न हैं, तो कृपया firstname.lastname@example.org पर ईमेल करें।पैरेंट वॉलंटियर्स
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প্রিয় বাবা-মা / অভিভাবকরা,
একদল পাবলিক স্কুলের অভিভাবকরা একটি স্বেচ্ছাসেবীর সহায়তা প্রোগ্রাম তৈরি করেছেন। আপনার যদি অনুবাদ, ব্যাখ্যা, ইন্টারনেট সংযোগ এবং / অথবা রিমোট লার্নিং প্ল্যাটফর্মের সাহায্যের প্রয়োজন হয়, তাহলে আপনি স্বেচ্ছাসেবীদের কাছ থেকে বিনামূল্যে সহায়তার জন্য অনুরোধ করতে পারেন।অনুগ্রহ করে, আমাদের ওয়েবসাইটের অনুরোদের ফর্মটি পূরণ করুন https://www.parentvolunteers.nyc/।একজন স্বেচ্ছাসেবক দুই থেকে তিন দিনের মধ্যে আপনার সাথে যোগাযোগ করবে।
আপনার যদি কোনও প্রশ্ন থাকে তাহলে অনুগ্রহ করে ইমেল করুন এই ইমেলে email@example.com
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Staying Healthy and Positive
Tips for Parents & Caregivers
Even during challenging times, take steps to be your best for yourself and your kids!
1. Take time each day to do something for yourself, such as exercise, stretching, talking to friends, and reading.
2. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, give yourself a timeout, even if it’s just stepping into another room for a few minutes of peace and quiet.
3. Keep your sense of humor when things don’t go as planned. No one is a perfect parent—or a perfect child.
4. Accept that children sometimes make mistakes, are inconsistent, and act thoughtlessly—this is part of being a child.
5. Count to 10 before you react when you get angry.
6. Ease tension with a smile or joke, or by changing the subject.
7. Listen to your child and show you value your conversations. Good communication can prevent conflict.
8. Schedule in family fun and fitness.
9. Learn how children mature so your expectations for your child’s behavior are realistic.
10. Make household chores part of your children’s day so less busy work falls to you.
Stay Healthy, Stay Connected
Take care of yourself by washing your hands often, not touching your face, getting enough sleep, eating well-balanced meals, and staying active. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate-level activity five days a week.
Positive social interactions help relieve stress, depression, and anxiety. Maintain a support system of friends and family—keep in touch via phone calls, texts, email, and social media. Open up about how you’re feeling. If you’re in a relationship, make time for your partner without distractions. And if you need help, ask
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QE Contact Information
How to reach school staff
In all communication, include your first and last name, child’s first and last name, and grade.
Principal: Nicole Grant
Assistant Principal: Mr. David Simmons
Parent Coordinator: Vivian Alvarez
Technology Coordinator : Christina Tracy
Guidance Counselor : Maureen Abernethy
School Secretary: Margo Dodell
Questions about Registration, Immunization please reach out to me via email .
Social Worker : Ms. Avrill Blondell
Teachers hold "office hours' via google meet Wednesdays from 7:30am to 8:00am. Reach out to your child's teacher to set up on appointment through Class Dojo.
Family Weekly Update from Ms. Alvarez
Our Core Values
Celebrating Success at QE!
We are proud to have been named in the top 1% of Citywide Elementary Schools for Spring 2019—one of just 6 schools in the city to achieve this distinction! We were named in the top 5% each year for 2015 – 2018, based on MOSL scores and ratings from administrator visits. Thank you to our hardworking staff and students for demonstrating what inquiry and service learning can achieve!
Believe in the Creatures of the Deep Blue Sea
We will be collecting donations for the World Wildlife Fund.
Our school goal is to collect $3,000.
If everyone donates a minimum of $10.00 on 99 Pledges by 4/25/2022, we will be able to reach our goal. If you share our campaign with family and friends, we will be able to exceed our goal. Cash donations will not be accepted.
Thank you for your constant support.
Updated Letter to Families From Chancellor David C. Banks
District 27 Helpful Links For Families
Greetings From Our School Counselor: Ms. Abernethy
Dear Queens Explorers Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself! My name is Maureen Abernethy and I am the 3K-5 Elementary School Counselor. I am so excited to be part of the Queens Explorers family; it is so apparent how close-knit and welcoming this school community is, I feel very lucky to be part of it!
My passion for school counseling began during my time as a student at St John’s University where I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Education and then at Brooklyn College College where I earned my Masters of Science and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Counseling. I have 26 years combined school counseling and teaching experience. What I love most about the Queens Explorers is the genuine curiosity students have in their learning and the world around them, as well as the opportunity for early intervention support that can have a lifetime positive impact on a child.
As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students. Many times I get puzzled looks when I say I provide career development at the elementary level, but it is never too early for children to be exposed to the opportunities their futures will hold! I look forward to offering support to the students, staff, families, and community. I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom counseling lessons, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Queens Explorers students.
You may have noticed above that I put in bold and underlined the word, “all” students. Sometimes when the term “counselor” is heard, some may perceive that a counselor may only work with a select few students in a 1:1 counseling capacity, but that is not the case! School Counseling programs reach and meet the needs of all students in a school through many various ways, including those listed above. I am here to advocate for all students. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call (718) 558-7088 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
I have many roles and responsibilities at Queens Explorers. Some of my roles that support students and families are:
· Attendance Coordinator
· Respect for All Liaison
· 504 Coordinator
· Middle School Articulation Coordinator
· Special Education Liaison
· Safety Coordinator & BRT Leader
· Restorative Circle Facilitator
I am so excited to work with your children and get to know you throughout the school year!
All the best,
3K-5 School Counselor
Greeting from Our Social Worker: Ms. Blondell
Dear Queens Explorers parents and students,
I would like to introduce myself! My name is Avril Blondell and I am your child’s School Social Worker and I am super excited to be a part of Queens Explorers Elementary family. I’ve worked with children and families for many years in a variety of settings and bring years of experience to the school community.
My goal is to promote the Social Emotional wellbeing of our students and to provide services which promote the development of the school environment, create a sense of belonging and connectedness, develop positive relationships, enhance self- esteem, and empower every member of the school community which include you the parents.
There have been many changes for all of us over these past few years and together we will get through this! Remember, I am here to advocate and lend support the entire family which means collaborating with you about what works best for the student academically, socially, and emotionally!
Looking forward to collaborating with you in the future!
I can be reached @ Ablondell@schools.nyc.gov or 718-558-7088
Greetings From Our Parent Coordinator: Ms. Alvarez
September 21, 2021
Dear Queens Explorers Magnet School Parents,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Vivian Alvarez and I am the new parent coordinator for Queens Explorers. I thought I would share a little bit about my background to give you a better understanding of who I am.
I'm a proud parent of twin girls that have been attending Queens Explorers Elementary School since 2017. I have been involved in the school as a PTA member since 2017. I also served as the PTA President for the last three years as well as the Treasurer with the District 27 President Council since 2020.
In addition, I have over 10 years of Human Resources experience which allowed me to interact with employees and address their concerns as well as train my fellow coworkers.
As a parent, I understand your concerns and as a professional I am here to help. I'm looking forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions and concerns. I can be reached at 718.558.7088 ext. 2084. You can also email me at Valvarez8@schools.nyc.gov.
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