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     

Virtual Family Engagement Night: Thursday, 5/16/24 from 5 - 8 PM on Zoom

Thank you for joining us at our HMH Literacy Workshop series (HMH Family Literacy Workshop January 2024). 

Lexile measures help you find books for your child. 

Lexile Parent Guide (PDF English) 

Lexile Framework (PDF Chinese)  

Lexile Framework (PDF Spanish)  

HMH K-5 Parent Workshop Overview Slides

Broadway Jr., Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. Production Details

Dear Middle School PS/MS 219 Families, our school has been accepted into Broadway Jr., a Shubert Foundation-sponsored program and will be producing a musical production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. The production will include a staff-assigned director, choreographer, and musical director. We are hoping to generate interest and commitment from 30-50 middle school students to participate as actors or ensemble members and a technical crew to work on sets and costumes. This opportunity is open to ALL grade 6-8 students!  Willy Wonka Intro Letter with Sign Up Link


National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) New Membership 2024

Attention 6th and 7th Grade Students, if you are interested in becoming a member of our school's National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), access our National Junior Honor Society page to find out more information about our chapter, expectations, and requirements for membership. A parent information meeting will be on Thursday, February 8th at 6:00 PM on Zoom (Meeting ID: 937 7533 5737 Passcode: 123567). New candidate forms will open February 9th and close March 8th.  Contact Christie Mistretta, the chapter adviser, at if you have any questions.       


We recently introduced an exciting, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) program that can help our students better engage in learning, learn to self-regulate their behavior, and improve their attention skills and well-being. MindUP™ is a classroom-based program that teaches children strategies guided by the fields of neuroscience, mindful awareness training, social and emotional learning, and positive psychology to support success in the classroom and life. Learn more via the Family Welcome Letter and visit the Mind Up Website.

* Join us for a Parent Workshop on January 24th during the virtual Parent Association (PA) meeting: Bringing MindUP Home Family Workshop Flyer *

 Mind Up Logo 

Instructional Focus/Mission and Vision

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

Messages from the Chancellor

Elementary School Afterschool Program (Updates!)

We have great news to share! Our Elementary School Afterschool Program will begin in January. View our NYJTL Welcome Letter to learn about important details and fees, such as registration and orientation dates. (Translated NYJTL Welcome Letter.)

Registration for the PS/MS 219 NYJTL Elementary Afterschool Program has been postponed and will occur during in-person orientation on Friday, January 12th, to ensure that families have an opportunity to ask questions before signing up for the program. To register for the orientation, use our  NYJTL Registration Google Form Join in person Friday, January 12th at 4:30 PM (Location, PS/MS 219 Cafeteria) to fully register. Bring ID with you to sign in. The first 50 families that attend in person on Friday, January 12th will have priority in admittance into the program due to the completion of the necessary documentation that will be done at the in-person meeting. After the first 50 slots are allotted, families will be added to a wait list and given a later start date. An information session will also occur virtually on Thursday, January 11th at 4:30 PM via Teams (Join via Meeting ID: 242 585 086 912 Passcode: LEuP8k). Questions? Contact Site Director Nyesha Scott at 631-913-5684. (Translated NYJTL Elementary Afterschool Program Updates)

 Welcome letter for NYJTL 

*ACCESS* New York City School Account (NYCSA)

Parents/Guardians and Students, find directions to access 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. (website with Zoom links

(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! (Zoom Link)  (Meeting ID: 859 5241 0313 Passcode: 339766) Thank you and see you then!

Meet the Staff Night Memo

Meet the Staff Night 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.