My 2 daughters are currently enrolled in this school. The school is wonderful. The principal, Mr. Dempsey, seems to know the names of every student enrolled in this school. He would do stuff I wouldn't imagine other principals would do like helping the teachers get their car out of the snow by shoveling for them, greeting children every morning outside the school in the snow. I would get a positive call from him (on my daughter/s) on a Sunday! My children had the best teachers like Ms. Fredrick, Mr. Licata and Ms. Valte. The security guard is strict but friendly (except to out-of-control parents). Ms. Lloyd, the Parent Coordinator is a darling and very helpful. The PTA is ok, They worked hard this year, but I think they have to improve the way they present themselves to the students and parents. I think they have to act in a more professional manner (not chewing gum while addressing parents and the children!). My daughter had a 3 in ELA and a 4 in Math last year. My kindergartner jumped more than 10 levels in reading from September. I wished this school was a K-12 school so my daughter won't have to go anywhere for MS and a G&T program so my daughter can stay for first grade.
My son will be entering Kindergarten this fall . I have two other children in another school which my son did not get into. I recently registered my son at ps.35 and so far I'm pleased with the appearance of the school, the staff seemed friendly and I had the oppertunity of meeting the principal who seemed very involved and approachable. The parent coordinator was welcoming and happy, she made my son feel very comfortable.
P.s.35 is amazing. My daughter graduated last year with great academic scores and passed the ela and math exam with high scores. The principal cares for his students and staff and. Calls to give you updates on your child. Love this scbool and my daughter loved it too. She is now in the honors program at her jhs and has a 90 average and that is because p.s.35 prepared her for her new challenges.
Both of my boys went to this school and they loved it there. Mr Dempsey was always great to my boys and took very good care of the school. We now live upstate NY and my boys always talk about their years at PS 35.
As I read all the glowing comments about Mr. Dempsey all I can do is shake my head. All of those comments can be true as long as you agree with what he says. My son has been in P.S. 35 for three years and for the most part I had no problems with him until I didn't go along with what he wanted me to do. The end result was me getting an ACS case.
My daughter has been a student at P.S. 35 since kindergarten. I have no complaints. The only complaint that I have was with a particular parent and Mr. Dempsey settled it and corrected the issue. He made these years very very easy. He listens to his students and listens to the parents. He is a very positive leader which makes his staff a wonderful staff to deal with. I will miss this school wish it went all the way to eighth grade : ) P.S. 35 of hollis queens is the best elementary and thank you for these great years. Regarding the negative review - If a parent has had any problems they should make an appointment with the principal or teacher they will help you and your child.
You all must be talking about another school because that has not been my experience for the last year since my chils started this school.
P.S.35 is the most wonderful school I have ever come across. It is under the administration of one of the most incredible principal- Mr. Mark Dempsey. He takes extreme care of the children. He is very cooperative and he coordinates very well with the parents. His extreme dedication and hardwork for the school will one day lead the school to reach on top. The staff is also good.
I have served the PS 35 school community for the past thirteen years. I love working in this community. The parents, students and staff work together. It is our village.
was so worried about my son going to this school for CTT class setting but was pleasantly surprised! Mr. Singh is a very good special Ed. teacher with lots of patience. Mr Ruiz(Science) and Ms. Calucci(SS) are very good too-They make kids enjoy learning! The principal is Amazing! He is always available, always walking hallways and in the lunchroom. He knows everything that's going on in the school, keeps the school neat and clean, and really cares about the well being of his students!! Mr Dempsey is also the Track Coach which was a great experience for my son. My son was only there for 5th grade(1 year) and I wish he was there all his school years!
I would also like to commend this school Mr. Dempsey the principle really cares about the students and it shows ! And if your child is blessed enough to have Mrs. Wealcatch and Mrs.Young for Pre- K they will soar Mrs.Wealcatch is an excellent teacher who goes above and beyond .
I would like to commend the principal, Mr. Mark Dempsey for engaging with both the parents and children on a daily basis. He cares about the students and knows their names. We have received a few calls in the school year at home on a Sunday evening from Mr. Dempsey informing us on our child's improvement. We have never heard of a principal that does that. Mr. Demsey goes above and beyond for the children in the community and at P.S. 35. Mr. Dempsey is a wonderful principal. I would highly recommend this school. The teachers are very dedicated to the students excellence.
My husband and I are very pleased with PS 35 in Queens. Our son came from a private school, but we had to place our son in a public school environment, we were very concerned. However, Ms. Gallello, our son's fourth grade teacher, has certainly brought out the best in our son. He is almost one grade above in reading, he scored a 4 in Math and English. Ms. Gallello is very thorough with every child and she distributes a homework sheet every week, so that it's easy for us as parents to check our son's homework on a daily basis. Ms. Gallello is an excellent teacher and she truly cares about every child in her class! She has changed our perception about the public school environment.
I am happy with my kids going to PS 35 Q. There are some great teachers in this school. One of the most outstanding one is Ms. Valte. She has exceeded almost all my standards as what i think a teacher should be. I wish most other teachers can learn from her. Student recongnition (student of the month, and other school wide recognition) system is biased and not transparent. I wish they look into this and make them more transparent.
My child had never been without a family member until she stated going to PS 35 at first I was reluctant to send her but I must say the staff and students there are wonderful. The teachers go beyond the call of duty to help students and the results are found in my child's academic and social improvements.
I've been teaching at P.S. 35 for more than 15 years... the staff is the absolute best.
I wasn't sure what the school would be like and it turned out enrolling my children there was the best decision. Mr. Dempsey and the assistant principal are very hands on and always available. The teachers are wonderful and my children are so happy. They are already reading books and are only in kindergarten. The school is excellent.
My son has been going to P.S 35 for a year now and I love it. His teacher and principle are excellant. Mr. Dempsey looks like he loves his job and he really cares about his students. He even called me personally to let me now how my son was adapting to the school. What other principle would do that? The school also promotes family time and togetherness by holding family nights. I would recommend this school to anyone.
this school has shown so much improvement in the last 2 years.. hats off to the staff, principal and assistant principal ..good job
some teachers are strict but others let things bounce off their back.if you moving to the shirley area i would sign up because have ALOT of fun times there and test scores are higher then state average! stuff like the E.L.A. and stuff aint that bad because teachers know what theyre doing(and the library is pretty cool too)
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