ps201logo1a.gifThe Discovery School for Inquiry and Research  P.S. 201Q offers an array of enrichment clusters and resources, which affords students opportunities for self-selected, challenging, real-world learning experiences. Students at P.S. 201Q learn skills that will serve them throughout their lives. Students work cooperatively with our collaborative partnerships to develop authentic products that will enhance their investigations. After school and weekend outings are planned to extend student learning into the community.

Our Focus: Inquiry-Based Learning  P.S. 201Q uses a project-based approach to learning. This approach encourages students to become independent thinkers who ask questions and actively search for answers.  Students develop projects with the guidance of their teachers. Inquiry-based learning allows students to take responsibility for their learning by making informed decisions and using creativity.

Admission  Further information about P.S. 201Q Magnet Program can be obtained directly from Joyce Heskial. To ask questions or to set up an appointment, please call: 718-359-0620 ext.3040 or email Note: Students do not have to live within the P.S. 201Q assigned zone.

Transportation Students in Grades 4 and 5 may obtain Metro Cards. Busing is not guaranteed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Uniform Policy  P.S. 201 has a uniform policy.  Students must wear a light blue or gold shirt and navy pants.  Uniforms may be purchased from Cookie's Department Store, located at 166-21 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY.  P.S. 201 logo shirts may be purchased through the P.T.A.

Click Here to download the Uniform Letter and Order Form 

Security Requirements Your child's safety is one of our highest priorities. Please be aware that if you do not have valid New York State picture identification, you will not be allowed to enter the school building.  Valid New York State identification is required every time a person wishes to enter the school building.  Our security agents cannot allow anyone to pass the main entrance without first providing valid New York State picture identification, signing in to the guest book and obtaining a visitor's pass.

chef.jpgEat Well, Learn Well  It's a proven fact, a full stomach helps children stay alert and focused.  Our school cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch.  Be sure your child arrives at school by 7:45 to take advantage of our nutritous breakfasts.  Click here to check out the school food website and learn more about our cafeteria and the serving times.  Wondering what we are serving?  Click here to access the school food menu.

Announcing the exciting addition of a Snack Stall in the cafeteria.  Healthy and delicious choices for about $1.00.  Click here to read more about it! 












School Resumes on September 4, 2014 Welcome back to school P.S. 201 students and families.  Please refer to the documents below to make sure you have a successful start to a new school year!

September Calendar
Holiday Calendar
Kindergarten Opening Day Procedures
PreKindergarten Opening Day Procedures

 Supply Lists for the 2014-2015 school year are posted below. Click on your child's teacher/class to view the required supplies for the upcoming school year.  If you do not know your child's class for the fall, you may refer to the general supply list for his/her grade as a guide.



General Supplies


 PK-102 Mrs. Marini

Kindergarten General Supplies
  K-201, Mrs. Bard
Grade 1 General Supplies
Grade 2 2-216, Mrs. Joshua
  2-238, Ms. Barnett
  2-202, Mrs. Badea
  2-242, Ms. Keller
Grade 3 General Supplies
  3-304, Mrs. Mandel
   3-303, Mrs. Ricciardi
   3-302, Mr. Rini
Grade 4 Supply List (all classes)
Grade 5 General Supplies
  5-313, Mr. B
  5-316, Ms. Hassett
  5-317, Mrs. Lopez


Afterschool Program Available through the Queens Community House Pomonok Center Afterschool program  Click here to read the flyer.


Congratulations Debate Team! Some members of the P.S. 201 Q Debate Team went to the New York Historical Society in April to participate in the New York City Elementary Debate Championship.  Each student placed as well! Well done PS 201 Debate Team! 


 FromClass 4-313  
 James Hartley
 Eric Lall
 David Lin
 From Class 4-318  
 Rosaura Celedonio  13th
 From Class 5-317  
 Jasmine Wallace  11th









Family eEnvelope  If you are not sure that you received all notices sent home or may have misplaced one, visit our Family eEnvelope page.  This web page has a digital copy of all notices sent home. Just download and print!



Grade 5 Graduation Yearbooks are on sale throughout the year!    Click here to download the flyer with the school code for the website and ordering directions.



NYS Math Test for Grades 3-5 will be held on 4/30, 5/1 and 5/2. Be sure to have your child go to bed on time, eat a healthy breakfast and come to school on time with sufficient number 2 pencils.






flower.gifSecond Graders are blooming in technology!  They just completed their plant lifecycle multimedia presentations.  This is their first project in multimedia software. Click here to view the gallery . We hope you enjoy their shows! 







btn-Recycle.pngLet's Recycle! At P.S. 201 EVERY DAY is EARTH DAY. Did you know that P.S. 201 has several recycling programs in which you could also participate? Click here to learn more!










































































 P.S. 201 Queens,
The Discovery School for
Inquiry & Research
65-11 155 Street
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: (718) 359-0620
Fax: (718) 321-2081
 Rebecca Lozada, Principal
Ida Rowe, Assistant Principal
Joyce Heskial, Assistant Principal