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23-70 31st Street
Astoria, NY  11105
Phone: (718) 278-3630
Fax:  (718) 278-8312
follow us:  @ps85q

The Judge Charles J. Vallone School

 "We recognize the genius in every child"

Ann Gordon-Chang, Principal                                                                                                                                                       Maria Samolis, Assistant Principal

Welcome to PS85Q

School will reopen on September 9, 2015

If you would like to register your child for the upcoming 2015 - 2016 school year, please call beginning August 31,2015 to make an appointment.
Registrations are handled by appointment only.
Registration Requirements:
  • 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.
Transportation Information
Look up your child's Transportation Information
Under Student Transportation Information, enter your child's ID and Education Type (General Ed. or Special Ed.) and click go.
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PS85Q Cell Phone Policy


Please click on the following links regarding policy on District 30 Parent Involvement.
Please view the following document regarding PS85's policy on student cell phone usage.

School Uniform

Setting Goals

Please view the policy on the School Uniform.

“The mandatory uniform policy is intended to promote a more effective learning climate; foster school unity and pride; improve student performance; foster self esteem; eliminate label competition; simplify dressing and minimize costs to parents, teach children appropriate dress and decorum in their “work”; and help improve student conduct and discipline”



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
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.



Fifth 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.
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.
Parent Orientation Video for Parent of English Language Learners
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
Dowload Handbook