Strategic Planning Process: Inquiry

Gather and analyze data to monitor effects of actions and decisions on goal attainment and enable mid-course adjustments as needed to better enable success

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Staff, Student & Parent Surveys 

All members of the 177Q school community, beyond teachers, support the success of all students. Parent Coordinators; PTA; School Counselors;In School aides; secretaries; paraprofessionals and our community partners contribute to students’ success.

Surveys are intended to help us improve in all areas to improve students’ academic and social

development.

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Parent Engagement

The 177Q Community strives to ensure all parents

feel welcome, supported and understood. The

Parents’ Engagement Committee consists of 2

teachers; PTA members, one administrator and the Parent Coordinator. Based on the results of the Fall 2021 Parents Survey, 2 initiatives launched for this school year includes: Parents’ Captains and the Parents’ Monthly Book Club. Additionally, based on the survey results, all parents’ meetings and activities will be held in the late afternoon or early evening.

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Nuturing 

Paraprofessional Leaders

The 177Q mission statement of “We Do Care'' promotes engagement of all stakeholders. The Lead Para-Educator Program fosters collaboration and collegial conversations among administrators, lead para-educators, and substitute paraprofessionals. Lead paras assume the role as mentors and are assigned to share their expertise and experiences with their colleagues. The process of hiring a paraprofessional includes an interview with Lead Para Committee members and a writing sample. The following questions were developed to guide the interview process. 

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Community Partners

In order to increase students’ academic and social skills all stakeholders are involved in creating real world opportunities for students to advance socially and academically. To meet this goal we have established positive relations with the following community partners:

  • Educational partnerships with our Co-Located General Education Partners

  • Music Partnerships with Beat Global

  • The Shubert Foundation Theatre Program

  • Dance In Motion.

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Nuturing Teacher Leaders 

177Q administration promotes and supports the development of Teacher Leaders. Teachers have opportunities to interview for various leadership roles as they become available. However, as teachers become experts in their area of practice by attending professional development and utilizing new strategies, they are invited to lead Common Planning Cohort sessions, and provide school wide professional development.  Teacher Leaders make new ideas and strategies visible in their classrooms, and host inter-visitations so that other teachers can implement the new strategies

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Culture

Attitudes, knowledge, behaviors and beliefs that characterize the school environment and are shared by its stakeholders.

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177Q Worksites

177Q administration promotes and supports the development of Teacher Leaders. Teachers have opportunities to interview for various leadership roles as they become available. However, as teachers become experts in their area of practice by attending professional development and utilizing new strategies, they are invited to lead Common Planning Cohort sessions, and provide school wide professional development.  Teacher Leaders make new ideas and strategies visible in their classrooms, and host inter-visitations so that other teachers can implement the new strategies

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School-wide Traditions & Rituals

Knowing and valuing our students is at the heart of our school’s mission and vision to Empower all students. Teachers' knowledge of students go far beyond students’ academic skills to include students’ Social and Emotional learning skills. We believe that all learning is social and emotional and strive to provide students with opportunities to engage in social-interaction in the beyond the classroom setting.  Our yearly rituals and traditions includes: Fall Welcome Back Event; Fall Festival; Thanksgiving Luncheon; Diwali Celebration; Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration; Asian New Year Celebration and our African American and Springtime Graduation Ceremony. All events are documented in the Monthly Staff Newsletter.

Fall Festival
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Trunk or Treat
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Panther Pride
Diwali Celebration
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Extracurricular Activites

​In addition to core academic instruction, all students at 177Q have access to extra-curricular activities that promote positive communication and social interaction skills. 


Recently, our Special Olympics floor hockey team won the bronze medal at the Peter Aquilone Winter Classic Floor Hockey Tournament, at the Jacob K. Javit's Center in Manhattan.

177Q will also be starting its CHAMPS after-school program in the winter of 2021. 

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Sustainability

A focus on continuance and meaning beyond the present moment, contextualizing today’s successes and improvements as the legacy of the future

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Parent Engagement 

177Q implements a Multi-Tiered System of Support  to enhance the academic and behavioral outcomes of all students.  Parent engagement related to improving students' learning and behavior is promoted through parents’ education and training.

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Grants & Outside Funding

To enhance resources for our students, 177Q Stakeholders engage in on-going communication with our community stakeholders. Over the past several years we have established and maintained positive relationships with our community partners. Councilman Peter Koo is one of our partners who has generously given to support our students’ advancements in the area of technology. 

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