• 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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  • STEM Hydroponic Kits funded by Council Member Lynn Schulman

    We are excited to receive the STEM Hydroponic Kits funded by Council Member Lynn Schulman! 

    Topics students and teachers can explore together with the STEM Hydroponic Kits include:
    • How to start seeds in a hydroponic substrate
    • How to care for plants as they grow by monitoring pH and adding nutrients on a regular basis
    • How to track plant growth and development by creating personal crop calendars
    • How to transplant seedlings into DIY hydroponic wick systems
    • Plant life cycles, parts, and nutrition
    • And more!
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