23-70 31st Street

Astoria, NY  11105


Tel: 718.278.3630

Fax: 718.278.8312

follow us: @ps85q


"We recognize the genius in every child."


Ann Gordon Chang, Principal

Maria Samolis, Assistant Principal

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Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


Take a virtual tour of our facility!

We strongly believe in offering a program that promotes healthy development in all aspects by creating a warm, loving, safe, positive and fun environment. 

Our Programs
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Welcome to Sample Daycare Centre. We are a fully licensed day care centre with excellent reputation in the neighbourhood. Our centre is committed to providing quality child care and play programs specialized for children ages 3 months to 5 years. 

Welcome to the 2016 - 2017  School Year!! 

       If you would like to register your child, please bring the following: 

  • Proof of Address: Two proofs of address must be provided. Current copies of the  following documents may be used as proof of address. Any two of the documents below will be accepted as proof.
  • Gas or electric bill in parent's or guardian's name*Document or letter from a federal, state or  local government agency, including the  IRS, Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, Administration for Children's Services, and US Citizenship  and Immigration Services.
  • An original lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
  • A property tax bill for the residence
  • A water bill for the residence
  • Official payroll documents issued within the last 60 days. A letter form an employer is not acceptable.
  • Proof of Age: Original Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport or Immigration Record.
  • Proof of Immunization: 3DPT, 3 Polio, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B and 1 Varicella
  • The child you are registering MUST come with you.

NYC Schools Account

Welcome to PS85Q

The Judge Charles J. Vallone School







Pre-Kindergarten Admissions


In free, full-day, high-quality pre-K, teachers are sparking wonder and igniting learning in our children. Pre-K for All gives children stronger math and reading skills in elementary school…and a better chance at success in life

Kindergarten Admissions


The deadline to submit a Kindergarten application was February 18, 2015. The Kindergarten Late Application period is also closed. If you have any questions about applying for Kindergarten, please call 718-935-2009.

Elementary School Admissions


It is easy to enroll in a New York City public school. Register today in just a few steps.  Click on the link below to be forwarded to the NYC DOE website.

Middle School Admissions


IFifth grade public school students must participate in Middle School Admissions. Each fall, all fifth graders currently enrolled in a New York City public elementary school receive customized middle school applications. The application will include all the middle schools to which each student is eligible to apply. To complete the application, students rank schools in preference order and return the application to their current school. Decision letters are available in the spring. Review the Middle School Admissions Checklist.

PS85Q Cell Phone Policy



Please view the following document regarding PS85's policy on student cell phone usage.

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Starting June 8, you will have a new way to access key information about your child's progress in school. With a NYC Schools account, you will be able to view your child's attendance, report card grades, and general student information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.

The video below is the orientation video for parents and families of English Language Learners in 13 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Please scroll through (using the 'Next' and 'Prev' buttons) to find the video in the appropriate language.
Albanian,       Arabic,     Bengali,       Chinese,       English,      French,
Haitian Creole,        Hindi,       Korean,       Polish,       Punjabi,
Russian,       Spanish,       Urdu

Parent Handbook

Please click on the button below to download the 2015 - 2016 Parent Handbook

Title 1 Parent Involvement


Please click on the following links regarding policy on District 30 Parent Involvement.





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