Our Core Values


Our Mission

The mission of P.S.361Q, The Woodside Community School, is to provide rigorous instruction that supports each individual child’s strengths, interests, and needs. Our school recognizes the unique gifts that each child brings to the community and utilizes these talents to motivate children to become life-long learners. We encourage our children to explore their curiosities, ask questions, work through real-life challenges, and collaborate with others to solve problems. 


Our Vision

Through our work together at P.S. 361 Q, children will think critically, demonstrate effective problem solving skills, and communicate powerfully and compellingly with a wide-range of audiences. As a school community, we celebrate the unique gift in each child and support each child to become successful: academically, socially and emotionally in an environment of trust, safety and academic rigor that will prepare them for an ever changing global society. 


Our Core Values - RRR

Rigor - We think critically as we explore our individual curiosities
Relevance - We work through real-life challenges
Relationships - We collaborate with and celebrate one another


Our Performance Outcomes - CCC

Through our work together, our students will demonstrate:

Critical thinking skills - Evidenced by the ability to read and analyze rigorous texts across content areas
Creativity in problem solving - Evidenced by the performance level on project-based learning tasks
Communication skills - Evidenced by the quality of oral and written presentations


New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Resources

More About P.S. 361 Q:

P.S. 361Q is a new public elementary school in Woodside, Queens. We are excited to be a part of this dynamic, diverse community and are committed to providing a rigorous instruction, individualized for all our children in close partnership with our families and community. 

In our first year in 2015-16, we opened our doors with our young, "budding" scholars in PK and K. We will the be growing each year with our students until we reach 5th grade. When we are fully grown, we will be serving approximately 500 young scholars from PK-5 residing in the Woodside community. 

We are currently serving PK, K, G1, G2, and G3 students! We will add G4 in 2019-2020 and G5 in 2020-2021!

Meet The P.S. 361 Q Founding Principal, Nayeon Naomi Hwang

“Our children deserve the best in education. In order to accomplish this, we need to build a strong network of parents, students, educators, administrators and community members working collaboratively and in harmony towards the same vision; a vision of high expectations and success for every student. Success comes with collaborative planning and shared decision-making, which enhances the relationship of the team in the network. Together, every member of the school takes responsibility in equipping and furthering the student’s quest for knowledge. It is my belief that no man is an island. We can only gain success if we stand together as one educational community, with one shared vision of high academic achievement for all students.”
— Nayeon Naomi Hwang

I am the proud founding Principal of The Woodside Community School, P.S. 361 Q in Woodside, Queens.  In September of 2015. In our first year in 2015-16, we opened our doors with our young, "budding" scholars in PK and K. We will be growing each year with our students until we reach 5th grade. When we are fully grown, we will be serving approximately 500 young scholars from PK-5 residing in the Woodside community. 

The mission of P.S.361Q The Woodside Community School is to provide rigorous instruction that supports each individual child’s strengths, interests, and needs. Our school recognizes the unique gifts that each child brings to the community and utilizes these talents to motivate children to become life-long learners. We encourage our children to explore their curiosities, ask questions, work through real-life challenges, and collaborate with others to solve problems.

We believe that through our work together, children will think critically, demonstrate effective problem solving skills, and communicate powerfully and compellingly with a wide-range of audiences. As a school community, we celebrate the unique gift in each child and support each child to become successful: academically, socially and emotionally in an environment of trust, safety and academic rigor that will prepare them for an ever changing global society.

 

A Letter from Dr. Phillip A. Composto, Superintendent to the District 30 Community

District 30 Good News Newsletter

Click on the links below to learn more about the good news in District 30 from our Superintendent, Dr. P. Composto!

 

2018-2019 NYCDOE School Calendar