P.S. 361Q Curriculum and Programs


Core Subject Areas

Reading and Writing





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Social Studies


Special Subject Areas


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Ms. brosnan


Ms. Schwartz

Ms. Schwartz

Physical Education

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Mr. Golas

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports)

Our school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) system focuses on three primary behavioral expectations that connect to our school’s core values:  

  1. I am a hard worker. (RIGOR) 

  2. I am a problem solver. (RELEVANCE) 

  3. I am a good friend. (RELATIONSHIPS) 

Our three PBIS characters, the “Secret School Superheroes,” represent these three behavioral expectations.  

Our School-Wide PBIS matrix shows what each behavioral expectation looks like, sounds like, and feels like in different areas of our school. 


Special Programs 2018-2019


Yearly Curriculum Overviews 2018-2019


Instructional Focus 2018-2019

All Woodside Community School students will show measurable growth in their ability to interpret authentic texts, think critically, on grade-level, and present their ideas clearly, using academic language to reflect content and conceptual knowledge.


Our Community Partnerships

NYC Kid Rise for D30 Kindergarten Students

Ballet Hispanico


Teacher's College TESOL Program

YOung audiences (grade 3 students)

YOung audiences (grade 3 students)


Cool Culture


New Victory Theater


Studio in A School


Advisory Program (SEL)

"When students feel safe and supported, they are truly ready and able to learn." -Laura Weaver and Mark Wilding

We have created our own unique and special advisory program for P.S. 361 Q students.  Our students meet with their advisor in a small group each Monday to learn more about 5 Core Competencies.  In a student advisory program, each student in the school is assigned a teacher or staff member who assists the student in achieving his or her academic and personal goals.

Advisory offers emotional support for students in two forms:

  • First, it supplies built-in peer groups for all students, including new students.

  • Second, it provides students with an adult who knows them well and who can offer advocacy and support in difficult social and academic situations. 

5 Core Competencies:

  • Self Awareness

  • Self-Management

  • Social Awareness

  • Relationship Skills

  • Responsible Decision-Making

Here's a Sneak Peek into our Advisory Program schedule:

  • Read Aloud with Accountable Talk

  • Books on Topics around Social-emotional Issues (self-awareness, resolving conflict, maintaining friendship, demonstrating empathy, etc.)

  • Books on Topics around Academic & Personal Behaviors (Persistence, engagement, collaboration, self-regulation, etc.)

  • Extended Group Discussion

  • Goal-setting

  • Conference & Follow-up


Academies Program

Academies for 2018-2019 feature Performing Arts, STEM, Cultural Art, Social and Emotional work, Fitness, Health and Nutrition, and Sustainability efforts! 

Based on students’ individual Student Profile, each student is matched to an Academy of his or her interest. In partnership with Renzulli Learning/ Go Quest, students will be deeply engaged in inquiry and project-based study within the content of each Academy. 

This year's academies include:

  • Show Stoppers (Performing Arts Theater)

  • Fantastic Filmmakers (Performing Arts)

  • Creative Composers (Performing Arts)

  • Mad Scientists (S.T.E.M)

  • Dancing Around the World (Performing Arts)

  • Healthy Heroes (Health and Nutrition)

  • Green Team (S.T.E.M)

  • Artistic Explorers (Visual Arts)

  • Curious Cooks (Health and Nutrition)

  • Daring Detectives (STEM)

  • Fit 4 Life (Health and Nutrition)

  • Kids on the Move (Health and Nutrition)

  • The Book Worms (Literacy)

  • Awesome Artists (Visual Arts)

  • Hip Hoppers (Performing Arts)



We utilize the interdisciplinary units of study from NYC Pre-K for all for our class instruction.

We utilize the interdisciplinary units of study from NYC Pre-K for all for our class instruction.

In our, full-day, high-quality P.S. 361 Q Pre-K, teachers are sparking wonder and igniting learning in our students.  Our Pre-K for All program gives our students stronger math and reading skills in elementary school and a better chance at success in life.  Students are in a safe learning environment with opportunities to explore, create, and participate in engaging learning activities and to interact with other children and teaching staff.  Students learn through engaging in centers and through daily opportunities for play.  Language development and social and emotional development are a primary focus for our students.  As an Explore track school, our students also have instruction in mathematics through the use of the Building Blocks curriculum.

Unit 1: Welcome to Pre-K Explore

Unit 2: My Five Senses Explore

Unit 3: All About Us Explore

Unit 4: Where We Live Explore

Unit 5: Transportation Explore

Unit 6: Light Explore

Unit 7: Water Explore

Unit 8: Plants Explore

Unit 9: Babies Explore

Unit 10: Transformation Explore


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