My daughter has been enrolled here since the end of sept and I am very unhappy with the structure of this school. There is a lack of communication with the parents. Her grades have always been good and now she needs improvement. She has had issues with her classmates since day one. No child is perfect but where is the classroom discipline. This school needs some MAJOR structure improvement. Transferring her ASAP!
I graduated from this school on the year of 2013. I can happily say that 7 years of my life was happily spent at P.S. 223. I love all the teachers and I think that it is a very good school. I was apart of the tap program when I was in fifth grade, i really enjoyed that. Elementary school was enjoyable and anyone should be honored to attend there.
My eldest daughter recently graduated from this school and I am so sad to see her time at P.S. 223 come to an end. This teachers at this school have nurtured my daughters academically talents and artistic talents. In Second grade, my daughters class had a detailed debate on slavery. In Third grade, she was chosen to represent her school at a Technology Fair. In fourth grade, the class read MacBeth and in fifth grade the teacher had the students write a comparison essay utilizing Phenomenal Women by Maya Angelou and Ain't I Woman by Sojourner Truth. I will forever be grateful to the staff at P.S. 223Q for successfully building upon my daughter's educational foundation. The afterschool Tap Class is amazing as well.
I am very dissapointed with school. My son has been in this school for about 1 1/2 yr and he is so unhappy. A very small child ..always liked school....now he cries..he does not want to go to school. The teachers need to have more patience, they need to help the students who need the help. They need to teach them in school and parents re-inforce schoolwork at home NOT the other way around. The students who are bullies need to be told about it and notify their parents (not just let it go...and have other students face the consequences) The PTA sucks...all they talk about is raising funds...what happen to raising issues ..let the parents voices be heard so we can talke care of the problems...the students need to have a learning environment. Management in the office needs to be better...(sometimes they are so unprofessional) The Assistant principal is always chatting with the guard (the guard suppose to be doing a very important job) our kids should be safe...meanwhile the assistant principal does not have time to deal with issues with parents??? They need to have someone in front of the school on mornings when the students are entering the school (safety) Angy Parent
My daughter is now in the 2nd grade and is a part of the after school program OST which gives homework help and a little extracurricular activity which she seems to like. I am a little concerned as well that her Home FUN assignments are not consistent and seems to be all over the place which confuses not onyl my child but myself and her father as well. we have parent/teacher conference this evening and I will express my concerns then..overall my childs teacher is one of the best (so I've heard) and we'll see where this school year leads us.
PS 223 does have quite a few opportunities. There has to be a better teacher-parent communication. My daughter is in the gifted an talented program, I do not have a comfort level on the assignments that she is learning on a day to day basis. I have to rely on her to tell me homework expectations for the week. The homework sheets are great, but they have to be a little more consistant. For example, If the children are learning about the planets, I am looking for clarity from the teacher on the student expectations and expectations from the parent.
My daughter just started here for the 2006-2007 school year in the Gifted and Talented Program. I am disappointed by the fact that there are few non-academic activities for the children--no art, no gym and tons of classwork and homework. A recent discussion with the principal about these issues was extremely unproductive. I will be attending P.T.A. meetings to explore solutions.
My daughter is new to the school begining 1st grade. I was really upset that this was her zone school. Since the begining I have made myself known with her teachers and the principal Mrs. Otto who is terrific she keeps the kids in line and is a no-mess having authority figure which I love. So far so good and with more parent participation I think we can overcome the bad stigma attached to the school.
My daughter has attended this school since kindergarten, in 2001, and is stepping up to 6th grade, his year. My husband, and I have watched this school go through a lot of transformations. The teachers she has had are great, but with more parent involvment, which is critical, the school could be better. The present principal, who has been in six months, is caring and has an opendoor policy, which helps greatly. The PTA is struggling, because parents are not getting involved.