Principal Mitchell's Educational Philosophy

  1. I believe in seeing the potential of children.
  2. I believe that, despite life’s circumstances, every child can learn.
  3. I strongly believe that every child is entitled to a high quality education.
  4. Children must be provided with opportunities to be active participants in the learning process-instead of remaining passive recipients.
  5. As educators, our role is to have children ask questions, explore, and assess what they know and incorporate their experiences in instruction so that they are able to construct meaning and understanding of the world in which they live, a world which is culturally diverse and technologically advanced.
  6. It is our responsibility to educate children in an environment which is safe, clean and structured.
  7. In order for students to be successful learners, they need to have teachers who set high expectations and standards for all students.
  8. Teachers must be provided with ongoing training and support so that they can flourish in their professional growth.
  9. We must cultivate a school climate which believes in the important role of the students’ families and must continuously strive to foster family engagement.
  10. All decisions must be evaluated to determine how they impact on the children and their education. If a decision will enhance their education, only then is it a worthwhile decision.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Mitchell, Principal

82-01 101st Avenue
Queens, NY 11416

Tel:  718-845-8290
Fax:  718-848-0052

Joseph P. Addabbo

School Self-Reported Positive Result

March 30, 2020  

Dear PS 64Q School Community,

As you know, the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Much has changed very rapidly with respect to COVID-19 in our school community and citywide. School buildings are now closed to students until April 20, 2020, and remote learning has begun for all students.

With respect to the PS 64Q community, I am writing to inform you that a member of our school community has self-reported that they tested positive for COVID-19.  A disinfection of the school building has been completed in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines.  As a reminder, the DOE routinely conducts deep cleanings in your school. 

Please also note that according to the NYC Department of Health, there is now widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in New York City, meaning the sources of new infections are unknown.  Everyone in New York City should act as if they have been exposed to COVID-19. That means monitoring your health closely and staying home if you are sick. New Yorkers who are not sick should also stay home as much as possible and avoid all unnecessary social interactions.

What You Should Do  

  • If you feel sick, do not go to school or to work.   
  • Call your doctor if you have symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, fever, or sore throat and tell your doctor that you may have been exposed to COVID-19. If you need help finding medical care, call 311.
  • Educate yourself about COVID-19 through the NYC Health Department’s website at and
  • Continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:  
    • Wash your hands with soap and water often.  
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.  
    • Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.  
    • Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump.  
    • Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.   
    • Get your flu shot – it’s never too late.  
    • Reduce overcrowding by walking or biking, if possible.  
    • If the train is too packed, wait for the next one. 

Please visit for important school-related guidance and at any time for critical updates, including ways to fight stigma and bias around the coronavirus. It’s important we come together and support one another during this time.  

  Nothing matters more than the health and safety of our staff and students, and we are committed to keeping our school community fully informed.

 Please do not hesitate reach out with any questions.





Elizabeth Mitchell


2019-2020 School Wide (CEP) WIGs (Wildly Important Goals)

English Language Arts:

  • To enhance and build students’ academic and literary vocabulary
  • To strengthen students’ composite skills (inferring, summarizing, making connection, etc.)


  • To improve problem-solving skills for attacking multi-step math task
  • To build students conceptual understanding in math
  • To make deep connections with math content

Chronic Absenteeism:

  • Use bi-weekly attendance meetings to develop tiered interventions across the school community and targeted interventions for students who are chronically absent.


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