The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens

P.S. 354

PS 354 The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens is proud to be a magnet school. We offer a specially designed curriculum, created around our theme of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our students learn in a stimulating and nurturing environment; with a “hands-on”, performance/project based approach.

126 - 10 Bedell Street. Jamaica, New York 11434

Phone: (718) 276-1348

Mrs. Raevan Askew, Principal

Mrs. Catherine Glaser, Assistant Principal

Mr. Leslie King, Assistant Principal I.A.

School Uniform Ordering Info

2017 Summer Vacation Packet- Blank Template.pdf

Learn about the app we are using for student dismissal:

The PikMyKid app allows parents/guardians to make pick-up changes if an emergency arises. The app also automatically notifies you of your kids dismissal, status, delays, and emergencies.

Click the image below for instructions on how to use it.

Link to pikmykid phone app:



Registration - complete enrollment packet.pdf


Update to Breakfast Program

As of Monday, May 15th Breakfast in the Classrooms has begun for all students. Breakfast will be provided from 8:00-8:20 am every morning.

Doors will no longer open at 7:30 for hot breakfast.

The 2016-2017 Parent Handbook!

School Hours

We can be reached

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 2:20pm

Monday - 8:00am - 2:20pm

Tuesday - 8:00am - 2:20pm

Wednesday - 8:00am - 2:20pm

Thursday - 8:00am - 2:20pm

Friday - 8:00am - 2:20pm

For safety reasons, students should not arrive prior to 8:00. Staff members do not begin work until 8:00am.

Back to School Information...

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Our first day of school is September 7, 2017 and begins promptly at 8am. Our school day is from 8:00-2:20 pm.

Students in Pre-K have a partial day for a family orientation from 8-9 am on September 7th and a half day from 8-11:20 am on September 8th. Students in Kindergarten have a half day on September 7th from 8-11:20 am. All students in grades 1-5 have a full day of school on September 7th from 8-2:20 pm.

Please see the information below about the new school year.

Grade Welcome Letters and tentative class assignments will be mailed home by mid - August.

School Supply Lists for all Students:

We have purchased all of the supplies necessary for your child to be successful in school each day.

  • Please make sure your child has a backpack, lunch box (if they prefer), and any supplies needed at home to complete their homework. Some sample items to have at home:
    • Pencils
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Access to a computer with wifi
    • Paper

Instructional Focus:

At PS 354 we believe that children learn best and teachers teach best when an environment is fully supportive of their social, emotional and academic needs. Our students learn in different ways on different days, so we give our children the opportunity to make meaning of their own learning by engaging in hands-on exploration, inquiry and discussions between their classmates and teachers. This year we are placing a greater emphasis on writing for all students to make their thinking evident across all content areas. We use on-going assessments to show learning progress. Questions are designed to meet individual needs to lead students to mastery of grade appropriate standards. Our work is guided by the Common Core Standards and the use of rubrics and checklists to hold all students to our high expectations of college and career readiness. We share the progress of our students with their families to be sure that we are supportive of additional learning and engagement at home.

PS 354 Student Oath

I will prepare for tomorrow by making the most of today.

I will listen, follow the rules and monitor my behavior because I am the leader of my own learning.

I will think creatively, try new things and do my best to complete my tasks independently.

I will ask questions, give thoughtful answers and discuss my ideas with my teachers and classmates.

I will respect myself and others by using kind words and making smart choices.

I know that I am supported.

I will make it to college and choose an exciting career because I won’t accept anything less.

Mrs. Raevan Askew, Principal,

Mrs. Catherine Glaser, Assistant Principal

126 - 10 Bedell Street. Jamaica

New York 11434

Phone (718) 276-1348

Fax (718) 276-2498