I am excited to announce the start of the Honor Roll program here at P.S. 120. It is important to recognize our highest achieving scholars, and we would like to reward them with Honor Roll certificates which will accompany their report cards.
Students will have the opportunity to receive the following awards:
Gold Dragon Award: Awarded to students who achieve a Level 4 for all subjects
Silver Dragon Award: Awarded to students who achieve Levels 3 and 4 for all subjects
Bronze Dragon Award: Awarded to students who achieve Level 3 for all subjects
Order by April 18th to get all of your Dragon Gear. Read More
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Fest @ Flushing, Queens on Saturday, April 20.
Take in a spring day in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and enjoy this festival showcasing traditional Japanese customs, including drumming, dancing, and a tea ceremony. FREE Read More
Test Prep Tips for Parents
Every parent wants to see their child experience success in the classroom. So, what’s the best way to help your child prepare for tests—and keep a healthy mindset while doing so? Here’s some simple tips for parents to help your child perform his or her best on testing days. Read More
Research has shown that 15 minutes seems to be the “magic number” at which students start seeing substantial positive gains in reading.
- helps students learn how to use language to make sense of the world.
-improves students information processing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension.
-targets the skills of audio learners. Read More
Parent Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching. On March 14th 2019, conferences will take place at P.S.120 from 12:40pm-2:40 pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. This is a great opportunity for both parents and teachers to build a partnership with one another so that students receive all of the support that they might need. Below are some effective questions to ask at the upcoming parent-teacher conference. Read More
The March Fitness calendar is a great way to get moving at home! Not only is this a great way to get children active, but it can also be a family activity. After completing a daily task, you can check it off on your calendar. There are so many fun activities included in the calendar for your children to complete. If your child is having a good time with the daily activity, challenge them to complete it more than once! Read More
Have you ever wondered what your children are eating for breakfast or lunch at school? No need to worry because thanks to the NYC Department of Education students are able to enjoy delicious and nutritious meals everyday when they come to school. For parents who would like to learn more about what their children are eating there are useful resources and websites available with those details. Read More
This year in order to celebrate Lunar New Year teachers prepared activities such as lantern making for the students. Students not only created small arts and crafts, but also learned about Chinese customs. Two of our lower grade teachers paid a visit to the Queens Public Library to take part of their Lunar New Year celebration. They were able to spend time with parents and some of our P.S.120 students at the event. Read More
Time seems to be flying by, but for many families, the midwinter recess is a great time to slow things down and create some special memories. The 2019 midwinter break kicks off for New York City public schools on Saturday, February 16 and continues through Sunday, February 24, giving kids 9 full days of holiday playtime. To help you make the most of the February vacation, we've rounded up 35 things to do with kids across all five boroughs. Click here to view the list of activities! Read More
This year’s Lunar New Year’s celebration will take place on February 9th, 2019. Flushing, Queens is home to the largest Chinese community in New York City. There will be a parade and performances from local groups to help celebrate. The meeting point for the parade is: Read More
Apply Now for Exciting STEM Enrichment Programs for Spring Break! Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend exciting spring break STEM enrichment and experiential learning programs. A wide range of programs are offered. Explore, tinker, discover, and design with us! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, February 15. Read More
On the 15th, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) held the "2018 Fall Parent-child English Course Closing Ceremony" at the Public 120 Elementary School. In addition to holding large-scale awards, parents and children were invited to take the stage to share their experiences. Read More
P.S. 120 would like to wish all the students, staff and families a very Happy Holiday. We hope that you enjoy the time off with your family during the holiday break. As you celebrate, don’t forget to review your school work or make time for reading. Read More
Queens Library provides a free curriculum-based afterschool program for children 6-14. The free afterschool program is called STACKS. STACKS operates from 3pm to 5:30 pm Monday-Friday throughout the school year. STACKS Provides your children with homework help and a variety of enrichment activities, as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Read More
Here are some questions that can be adapted to any text that your child is reading. By asking your child questions about what they are reading you are supporting their reading and overall enjoyment of the stories that they choose. Read More
In the spring of 2018, I had the pleasure of visiting four cities and eleven schools in China. Read More
We have purchased access to Go Math! Academy™, a supplemental online resource for K-5th grade students to use for math practice at home. ** Contact the Main Office or Parent Coordinator (Ms. Zhao) if you don't have the Access Read More
Thanks to P.S. 120’s participation in the Scholastic Book Fair, parents are able to take advantage of a great discount code. If parents use the coupon code they are able to save 15% on all Schoolastic Book Fair content. Read More
Students in Pre- K- 3rd grade have access to Raz-Kids. Raz-Kids. It is an award-winning resource that provides a library of differentiated books at 29 reading levels. Students can use this to practice reading in school, at home, or on the go. Read More