These are exciting times at P.S. 69Q in Jackson Heights, the School of Cultural and Performing Arts. The diverse and multicultural students, who speak 24 different  languages at P.S. 69Q, have been engaged in a variety of arts and enrichment activities,  supplementing the rigorous academic instructional expectations and achievements  throughout this dynamic school year. We were awarded a competitive grant from the  Office of Arts and Special Projects that allowed our students to explore African  storytelling through dance, theater and visual arts. A CASA grant helped bring musical  theater once again to P.S. 69Q through an afterschool residency which included trips to  see live theater performances on Broadway. Our music teachers procured a grant  enabling them to offer instruction in the Little Kids Rock program before and  afterschool this year in addition to the instruction they already offer in guitar, violin and  wind instruments to more than 150 students. Our award winning chorus program  continues to flourish and annually receives top ratings at NYSSMA festivals. P.S. 69Q  continues our rich history of cultural partnerships with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dancing  Classrooms, Joyce Theater, to name a few, while having guest artists like renowned  pianaist Randy Weston share their talents with our students. We continue to implement  the Schoolwide Enrichment Model throughout the year, offering approximately fifty  different interest or magnet based enrichment clusters to almost six hundred of our  students. We are proudly integrating this year’s magnet theme of Africa successfully  through literacy, our Early Grade Literacy Enrichment program (EaGLE), our social  studies curriculum and the arts.

 At P.S. 69Q, we strive for an instructionally focused learning environment  emphasizing positive character development where all students are encouraged to be  meaningfully engaged in academic, artistic, collaborative and socially conscious tasks.  Being named a New York City “Respect for All” school is the embodiment of our goal  where every student is accepted and honored for their accomplishments, potential and  individuality. Together with our community members, one way we endeavor for our  students to become college and career ready is by hosting our successful annual Career  Day. This event encourages our students to meet accomplished role models, share in  their knowledge and expertise while broadening both their personal and academic  experiences. By working collectively with our dedicated parents and a caring,  professional staff, the students of P.S. 69 are learning today for the challenges of  tomorrow. Great things are truly happening at P.S. 69Q!