WELCOME

Our Mission


At P.S. 68, kindness and respect guide our daily journeys. We believe in building a strong foundation for our students to achieve success in school and beyond. Embracing diversity while promoting pride in our school community results in confident and motivated learners. Using the workshop model, our classrooms promote independent learners who are creative, curious and engaged. P.S. 68 offers a variety of enrichment programs, from a community garden on campus to state-of-the-art technology in every room. We strive to nurture the whole child through our dedication to standards-based instructional programs, while also focusing on practical skills and social awareness. We wish to impart a love for learning on our students necessary for a rich academic future.

Welcome to PS68Q!

2022 Welcome Letter from the Principal

Welcome Back to our wonderful PS68 Community!
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer and are relaxed, recharged, ready to start a new school year. I am so excited to begin school year 2022-2023 here at PS68 where learning never ends. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to our school community and I look forward to working with you and your children.
This year, face coverings/masks are not mandatory unless otherwise noted. Please note that it will be your responsibility to check your child’s temperature at home prior to entering school. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. Continue to notify the school if your child tests positive for COVID-19.
We are excited to open our doors to our students this year at 7:35 a.m. to enjoy hot breakfast in cafeteria together with their peers. All students will enter through the Park Side – Cafeteria door.

Our school day begins at 8:05 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. Monday through Friday. Greater Ridgewood Youth Council will be partnering with us once again and provide tutoring, daycare and fun activities after-school 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday for our students in grades K-5. If you are interested in this service, please register your child as seats are limited. This service, GRYC after-school, will begin September 14, 2022, for registered students.
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Madelyn Ramirez and Mary Frances Heinz as our new professional administrators/secretaries. In addition, let’s celebrate the new arrival of Sarika Narang, 1st grade / ESL teacher, Tina Gericke, 2nd grade / ESL teacher, Maureen Kaiser, 5th Grade ICT Teacher and Tiffany Carlo, ART cluster. We are looking forward to a great year together.

Thank you to all who have helped prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that PS 68Q remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring.
I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest Regards,

Mrs. Scalfaro, Principal

Celebrating Diversity

At PS68 we are proud of our diverse, multi-lingual, and multi-ethnic community, which reflects the ethnic makeup of the Ridgewood neighborhood. We celebrate and support our families with multicultural events and curricula centered around inclusion and social justice.

Family Engagement

The parents and families that send their children to PS68 are important partners in all of our work at the school. Through family participation in the classroom, to regular parent-teacher conferences, sharing ideas and feedback at PTA meetings, and showing up for school events. The PTA and school Administration welcome parent involvement, and we know that the school and the children we serve are the most successful when parents are actively involved in the school community.

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CONTACT

PS68

Address: 59-09 St Felix Ave, Queens, NY 11385

Phone: (718) 821-7246

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