Ms McGrath Retiring

Dear parents of MS 67:

Ms. McGrath has informed us that she will be retiring this summer. She has been a great leader and educator for our school and children, and we will be very sad to see her go.  We will miss her energy, enthusiasm, leadership and advocacy.  We wish her the best and thank her for her years of service.

Here is the letter from Ms. McGrath.

Graduation Reminders

Dear Parents/Guardians of Graduating Seniors:

As the school year quickly comes to a close, we look forward to many upcoming celebrations for our graduating seniors, including prom night. The prom is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 6:00 pm- 9:30 pm, and will take place at Douglaston Manor. Please note, there will be no adult supervision after 9:30 pm, therefore children must be picked up promptly at that time.

As a reminder, the graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place at Francis Lewis High School on Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 9:30 am. Student yearbooks and two graduation ceremony tickets per student will be distributed on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. Teachers will collect textbooks on June 21st, 2016. Graduation Caps and Gowns will be distributed on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. In order for students to receive their graduation caps and gowns, the following criteria must be met:

  • All books must be returned to their subject teachers.
  • Library books must be returned.
  • Senior dues must be paid.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact me directly if you have any questions.


Taso Lampoutis
Assistant Principal

Parent Advisory Board Meeting

Dear PTA members, Parents, Parent Coordinators, Principals and Councils:

The Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to the next Parent Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6:00pm at Queens Borough Hall located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424  Conference Room 213.  All parents and educators are invited to attend this informative meeting.

We will have the President of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Michael Mulgrew as our guest speaker.  The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) represents teachers in the New York City public schools.  Mr. Mulgrew will speak on several important issues related to education.  Topics that are expected to be covered include the recent changes to the Common Core and how this will affect students and teachers, teacher and student evaluations,  parent involvement,  efforts to improve innovation and academic achievement, new disciplinary actions, Community Learning Schools Initiative, class size matters and teacher training.

The Parent Advisory Board meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss current concerns and future objectives with regards to teachers and education and you will have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q and A. Please feel free to share this invitation with other parents, teachers from your school and friends.  Please RSVP via email at or via phone at (718) 286-2850.

Thank You,

Monica Gutierrez
Education Director
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

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