P.S. 51 Queens 87-45 117th StREET, Richmond Hill, NY 11418

Tel: (718) 850-0738

Fax: (718) 850-0738

Magdaly Saint-Juste, Principal

Bridget O'Dea, Instructional Coach

Tatiana Arboleda, Secretary

Andrea Kelly, Parent Coordinator

Tel: (718)850-0738, Ext. 1021

Temporary Tel. # (347) 558-3522

Email: akelly8@schools.nyc.gov

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Dear PS 51Q Families:

On behalf of all the staff, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to PS 51 Q and to extend a particularly warm welcome to all those families new to the school. I know you will find out that PS 51 Q is a great place to learn.

The past few months have been challenging ones for all of New York City’s residents, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope that you and your family are doing as well as possible under those circumstances.

Our staff and you want the same thing: the opportunity for your children to experience a first class education. If we work closely together, we can create a safe, nurturing environment that enables your children to achieve their potential.

Although I observe an open door policy, please consider the classroom teacher as the first step in our process of information exchange. You may also call the office to schedule an appointment, so we have time to gather necessary information about your concerns or questions. Our parent coordinator is also always available to assist you.

The year ahead will be both challenging and rewarding. Whether our school engages in brick-and-mortar learning only, remote learning only, or blended learning, our commitment to your children’s success remains steadfast. I am looking forward to meeting you at the variety of great events planned for this year and to working with you to fulfill Public School 51 Q ’s mission.


Magdaly Saint-Juste



Public School 51 Q strives to create the best opportunity for all children to learn in a creative and nurturing environment. Our entire school community commits to provide excellence in education by developing a community of lifelong learners and critical thinkers. In an atmosphere rich with cultural diversity, we provide a program that sets the highest standards for our students while celebrating individuality and encouraging creativity.


We are working towards a vision where education at P.S. 51Q leads our learners to long-term academic and personal success.


Please note that the arrival and dismissal information below pertains to our schedule when we are physically at PS 51 Q. Variations in the schedule will be updated as necessary.

Pre-K students are admitted and discharged at the rear door of the school, which can be reached through the school yard on the north side of the school, closest to Jamaica Avenue. Drop-off time is 8:00 a.m. and pick-up time is 2:15 p.m.

Kindergarten and first grade students will attend school from 8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. In the morning, both grades will assemble in the multi-purpose room on the lower level. The door opens at 7:40 a.m. Students may not be dropped off any earlier than this time. Children brought to school late must enter through the front door and must be accompanied by an adult.

Kindergarten students will be dismissed from the multi-purpose room on the lower level. Classes 1-215 & 1-216 will be dismissed from the playground on the south side of the school, closest to 89th Avenue. Classes 1-210 & 1-213 will be dismissed from the yard on the north side of the school, closest to Jamaica Avenue. Pick-up time is 2:15 p.m.

Teachers will release students one at a time, and must document who picks up each child. Please do not call out to your child to come to you. Only adults listed on the blue emergency card are authorized to pick up your child. The adults must always carry proper photo identification. This procedure ensures the safety of all students. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Your child counts on YOU to be on time for arrival and dismissal! If you are not at school in time for dismissal, you must come to the main entrance of the school and sign in at the security desk. Please remember to carry proper identification (ID) with you at all times. If you know you will be delayed, please call the main office at (718) 850-0738 to let us know.

Thank you for your cooperation!