PS/MS 219 Paul Klapper School

144-39 Gravett Road, Flushing, NY 11367 (718) 793-2130

Marlin Vellon, Principal - Erica Paley, Sheilah Papa, Martha Xenakis, Assistant Principals

Michael Tramontana, Dean of School Culture and Respect for All Liaison

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 QR code for mobile device app English   QR code for mobile device app Spanish    QR code for mobile device app Chinese     

Parent/Teacher Conferences (11/2/23)

Dear Parents of Students in Grades PK-8:

Parent/Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for the AFTERNOON and EVENING on Thursday, November 2nd from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. On THURSDAY students will be dismissed at 11:30 A.M. Grade PK-8 conferences will be held by appointment only. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All conferences will be held virtually. There are no in-person conferences.
  • Zoom Links and sign up links can be found on our website and also here:
  • All buses will be dismissed at 11:30AM. You must be at the bus stop early to meet your child.

Teachers are reaching out to families to schedule online appointments for Parent Teacher Conferences. If you have not yet heard from your child’s teacher, please do not hesitate to reach out to them. You can also find their sign-up link on the website above. If you have any questions, you can contact the school at (718) 793 – 2130. Thank you!


Marlin Vellon, Principal

*See the attached memo (PTC November 2023.pdf ) that was backpacked home, too. Also visit  


Middle School Open House (11/6/23)


Welcome Back Letter (Principal's Message) and Back to School Checklists

Dear PS/MS 219 Families,

Welcome to a new and exciting school year! We hope you had a safe, fun-filled and well-rested summer. We are ready to welcome you and your child back to PS/MS 219 as we open our doors for the first day of school on Thursday, September 7th. As you prepare for your child’s first day of school, please be sure to review the following attached information- Welcome Back Letter (Principal's Message) and Back to School Checklists. Enjoy the remaining days of summer!

Best, Marlin Vellon, Principal

Welcome Back September 2023.pdf  

back-to-school-2023-checklist English.pdf 

back-to-school-2023-checklist Chinese.pdf  

back-to-school-2023-checklist Spanish.pdf  

Instructional Focus/Mission and Vision

Access our school's Instructional Focus/Mission and Vision for the 2023-2024 School Year. 

Messages from the Chancellor

After School Program for Grades K-5 (Interest Survey)


Dear PS/MS 219 Families of students in grades K-5, as mentioned last Spring, we are excited to partner with the NYJTL who currently provide after school program services to our middle school community, and extend these services to our elementary grade community for the 2023-2024 school year. This is wonderful news! Please see the attached flyer, which is an interest survey (scan the QR code) or click on this link. Your responses will assist the Director of the program in planning for the anticipated program. Stay tuned for additional details. Thank you.  (219 Interest Form- Elementary.pdf

*ACCESS* New York City School Account (NYCSA)

Parents/Guardians and Students, click below for directions:  Access to NYCSA

 NYCSA Home Page 

Meet the Staff Night

PS/MS 219 Families, the first few days of school have been a success, all thanks to you and our partnership. Our administrative team and staff members have a lot to share about our upcoming school year. We invite you to attend virtual Meet the Staff Night via Zoom on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The website with Zoom links are here: in a new browser tab (Round 1) 5:00 - 5:45 PM and (Round 2) 6:00 – 6:45 PM

Principal Vellon’s Townhall and Parent Association Meeting will be at 7:00 PM. ALL are welcome! Join the Zoom Link here: (Meeting ID: 859 5241 0313 Passcode: 339766) Thank you and see you then!


*(Click here to access the event's details: Meet the Staff Night Memo September 2023.pdfOpens in a new browser tab) and Padlet 

CR-SE in Action: Our Mural!

See our Mural's creation in action, a representation of our PreK - 8 students' journey at PS/MS 219. What We Do Matters. How We Feel Matters. Our Work Together Matters.