Author: Mrs. McCabe

Computer Teacher

Holiday Pajama Drive



Holiday Pajama Drive

The third grade students at P.S. 122, Mamie Fay School participated in a pajama drive collection between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Mr. Hartofilis, our third grade teacher, took charge of this charitable donation program. At the end of the day, our students felt gratified to help other children less fortunate, and the children receiving the pajamas and books were thankful for such a generous gesture of caring.

Thank you to all our third graders and their families for their generous and caring donations and support to this year’s pajama drive.



5th Grade



5th Grade Vocabulary


5TH grade has decided to “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Wizard of Words”.  We are learning 40 words that 5th grade students need to master in preparation for middle in addition to all our content vocabulary.

In order to make the curriculum more exciting and challenging, we will have our first annual PS 122Q Vocabulary Bee in May 2018.


                                             5th Grade Teachers

Winter Concert 2017

Winter Concert 2017


The P.S. 122 CHORUS and CHORUS Club performed their winter concert, under the direction of Ms. Leah Robinson, on the evening of December 14. The audience was treated to a variety of songs including some traditional – “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “Light One Candle” and “Caroling, Caroling” – as well as some contemporary – “Hanukkah Dreams” and “This Magic Season”. The 13-voice Academy CHORUS Club also sang a piece in Latin, “Dona Nobis Pacem” and ended their set with “Sleigh Ride”. The 81-voice 4th/5th Grade CHORUS ended their set with a rousing rendition of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”. As is tradition for these concerts, the two groups sang the finale, “This Magic Season”, together. Mr. Tom Blake accompanied two of the songs on guitar. The students also performed a daytime concert for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades on December 13.


7th Grade Stop Motion Animations

The 7th grade classes worked with Magic Box Productions and Ms. Kamaris to create a series of original short stop-motion animations.

Over a 5 week period, students learned the various jobs of the motion picture industry to create a film describing a relationship between a pair of antonyms.

Please take the time to view their hard work!

Special thanks to the PTA for making this program possible.

P.S. 122 stop-motion 2016 from Magic Box Productions on Vimeo.


Project Citizen is a curricular program for middle grade, high school and post-secondary students that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. The program helps young people learn how to monitor and influence public policy. Research studies have show that students using Project Citizen believe that they can make a difference in their communities.

Students work for months on their projects conducting interviews, researching public policy issues and creating a photo display board that showcases the problem, alternative policies, their class policy, and their action plan. Teams begin competing in local tournaments and must advance to compete in the state showcase.

Our Mission

Through a collaborative school community, we will provide an excellent standards driven curricula to all students. Students will achieve their full potential and become life long learners and productive citizens of the 21st century. The mission of P.S. 122, the Core Knowledge Magnet School, is to provide our student with an enhanced global awareness of an evolving world. The program, using a sequential course of study, will link Social Studies throughout the curriculum using literature based resources and technology. This will provide our students with the solid foundation they require to be successful members of our new century.

School Information

P.S. 122

21-21 Ditmars Boulevard

Astoria, New York 11105

Phone: 718 721-6401

Fax: 718 726-0016

Grades K-5th

Grades 6th, 7th, & 8th Academy for the Gifted & Intellectually Talented

Principal: Pamela Sabel

Assistant Principal: Anna Aprea

Assistant Principal: Alba Carlucci

Parent Coordinator: Judith Milo

Co-PTA President: Claudia Lieto-McKenna & Clara Oza

District Family Advocate Phone: 718 391-8261

Cluster Name: Cluster 04

Network Leader: Altagrac Santana Phone: 718 759-4809

Community School District: 30

Community School District Office Phone: 718 391-8223

Community District Superintendent: Philip Composto

Education Council President: Isaac Comaianni

Police Precinct: 114