Programs at PS78Q

Values of the Month

  • September: Effort
  • October: Responsibility
  • November: Friendship
  • December: Kindness
  • January: Courage
  • February: Leadership
  • March: Respect
  • April: Honesty
  • May: Citizenship
  • June: Environment

STEM Urban Ecology

A new FREE program has been added to our science curriculum for 4 - 8 graders. Details: Newtown Creek Alliance Curriculum. More information (PDF format): STEM Urban Ecology

Mandarin Chinese Program

Last year third graders has a wonderful opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese with a teacher from China. The kids loved it! We hope to continue and expand this program to include fourth and fifth graders and more grades. See it in action: My Chinese Teacher. Read about fundraising for Mandarin Chinese Program.

School Garden

Please help us keep our gardens healthy and happy! Sign up at:

We need your help to care for our school's two gardens at the MS Building (next to school entrance) and inside Gantry Park (across from Rainbow Park). We grow a variety of organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. A one-week commitment to water, weed, prune, harvest and cleanup either gardens every other day. An orientation session is mandatory for new volunteers. Volunteer spots for spring are OPEN now, spots for summer and fall will open up in mid-June. No prior gardening experience necessary. Children participation encouraged with adult supervision. If you are interested in getting more involved with the planning of the gardens, please contact

To learn more about our gardens or be a part of our Garden Committee, please email

Future activities:

Partnering up with SchoolFood, Grow To Learn, and GrowNYC’s Greenmarket to provide a nutritional testing menu during lunch period with vegetables and herbs harvested from our school garden or local farms on select days.

Link to our Facebook page: PS-78-Garden Facebook Page.

Link to garden information: PS78 Garden.

More about Programs at PS/IS 78Q

To learn more about the programs being offered at our school, visit the PS/IS 78Q school website.

PS/IS 78Q Garden Photos

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