• March Math Madness

    Math is important!! Math teaches how to do simple calculations that can be used in your everyday life.  Math helps us become better problem- solvers. In P.S. 144 we use math everyday.  
    Pi Day is celebrated every year on the fourteenth of March, since the date written numerically corresponds with the first three digits of π. Students in one of our 4th grade classes were challenged on Pi Day to memorize the digits of Pi.  Congratulations to Olivia B. and Olivia G. for memorizing 100 digits of Pi.  The students celebrated with some PIE! Way to go!!!
    On March 21, some students in Grades 1-5 participated in the First in Math New York Statewide Mathematics Tournament during the day with Ms. Kessler.   The competition focused on the popular 24 game series.  These games test fact fluency, automaticity problem solving, procedural fluency and other critical math skills.  As children practice, the games' simple structure allows learners to engage quickly, seek out higher levels of challenge, and increase confidence in mental math abilities.  Ms. Kessler invites students from kindergarten to Grade 5 on Wednesday mornings to practice under her supervision.  Check your email for the next date. Keep practicing your math skills using First in Math.
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  • Grand Opening of Our Library

    On Wednesday, February 7 we opened our newly renovated library.  Our Councilperson, Lynn Schulman had the esteemed honor of cutting our ribbon.  She is a huge supporter of P.S. 144 and public education for our young people in Forest Hills.  Last year she funded hydroponic kits for many of our students.  Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Hall joined us representing our district office.  She commended the efforts of Mrs. Lucadamo's persistence and grand vision to reopen our library in a bigger and more creative way so our students can appreciate and have access to books.   Teachers and staff from the present and past joined in the celebration. Their love and support for PS 144 continues.   A special thank you for all of the hard work of many people involved in this project.  A love of reading opens the door to adventures and our students will be able to explore!

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  • Open House-Students Entering 3K, PreK, Kindergarten for the School Year 2024-2025

    We are hosting 3 Open Houses for any families with children entering 3K, PreK and/or Kindergarten for the school year 2024-2025. 

    All 3 open houses will cover the same information.

    Open House Dates:

    -December 13th at 6:00 P.M.

    -January 10th at 8:30 A.M.

    -January 17th at 6:00 P.M. 


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  • October 31st, Character Day Parade

    Our P.S. 144 Community had a blast on October 31st for Character Day Parade. 

    We spotted Ken & Barbies, Queen Bees, Cat in the Hat with Thing 1 and Thing 2! We even saw The Beatles & Cousin Itt came to visit! 


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  • Fall Festival Rain Date

    Due to rain predicted for Saturday, we will be holding the Fall Festival on the rain date, Sunday, October 15, from 11am-4pm. We hope to see you there for crafts, games, sports, an obstacle course, and local food vendors! 
    Please reach out to with any questions. 
    Thank you for your support of the PA-funded in-school enrichment programs!
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  • Back to School

    Meet & Greet

    Date: Wednesday, 9/6/23

    Location: School Yard (Weather Permitting)


    9:00-9:30- 3K, PreK, Kindergarten

    9:45-10:15- Grades 1 & 2

    10:30-11:00- Grades 3,4, 5


    ***First day of school for NYC DOE schools is Thursday, September 7, 2023***


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  • Last Week of School! Zoom off to Summer Vacation!

    Our second grade students celebrated the last week of school with a Luau Party! There were plenty of fun in the arts & craft room, game room, movie room and of course everyone loved the ice cream sundaes! The students & teachers had a blast! 

    On behalf of the P.S. 144 administration, teachers and staff, we would like to wish everyone an amazing summer break! We will see you back in school in September! 

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  • Big Shout Out to our P.S. 144 Green Team

    During the month of April, our Sustainability Group, the Green Team spent some time on a Saturday morning to clean our school yard. 

    Thank you Green Team for integrating sustainability awareness to our school, and for making sure that our school yard is nice and clean for our students & the community! 

    A special shout out to our amazing teachers, Ms. Vella, Ms. Maher & Ms. Hoyt for leading our Green Team! ❤

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  • 3rd Place First in Math Statewide Mathematics Tournament!

     P.S. 144 Grade 1team was one of the 10 qualified regional winners for the Statewide Elementary Mathematics Tournament!

    On May 20, 2023, the three Grade 1 students were invited to compete at the Statewide Mathematics Tournament for top honors and prizes & they won 3rd place! 

    We are so proud of you! 😎

    A special shout out to Ms. Kessler for leading the team! 


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  • Annual Career Day

    On May 12 we were excited to bring back our annual Career Day.  Many parents and friends volunteered their time to come in and speak with our students.  3K-Grade 4 were assigned presenters and our 5th graders were able to choose presenters from the list.  The day was fun for all! This experience gave our students an opportunity to hear about different careers.  Our students asked many questions to the presenters.  The sky is the limit and our students will soar in their future endeavors!!

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