87-45 117th Street
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Andrea Kelly (Primary Contact)
718-850-0738 Ext. 1021
Nature and Purpose of Agency
Public School 51, Early Childhood Center, strives to create the best opportunity for all students to learn in a creative and nurturing environment. The entire school community endeavors to provide excellence in education by developing a community of lifelong learners. In an atmosphere rich with cultural diversity, we provide a program that sets the highest standards for all students while celebrating individuality and encouraging creativity. Taken from: http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/27/Q051/default.htm.
Tasks Available for Students
ESL Program Assistance: Help with the ESL program called “Imagine Learning” at PS 51Q. Students can help with this program in self contained ESL classes or assist English language learners in their regular classroom. The time commitment is flexible during the school day.
Lunch/Recess Assistance: Facilitate games and interact with the children at PS51Q. Four volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
After School Homework Help: Work one on one with students to help them with their homework on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Library Day Assistance: Serve in the library on Fridays helping the students to select books to check out for the weekend. 1 to 2 students are needed every Friday, times are flexible throughout the day.
Note: A four week commitment is required to serve at this school for any of the programs above. You can serve one day per week for four weeks.
Student Awareness/Special Instructions
Please contact the Parent Coordinator, Andrea Kelly, above, and let her know which program you would like to serve with and when you are available to serve.
A recent PPD test is required to serve at the school. Your medical records can be provided free of charge by bringing the Medical Records release form to the nurse in DaSilva Hall. This form can be picked up from your professor, from the Office of AS-L in Lourdes Hall, or printed from our website: http://www.stjohns.edu/faith/visa/learning/forms.stj
Take the Q31 towards Sutphin Blvd. Exit Jamaica/Parsons Blvd. Walk to Jamaica Center- Parsons/Archer Blvd. Take the J train towards Broad Street. Ride two stops and exit at 121st Street. Walk to 117th Street (About 30 minutes from STJ)
Take the Grand Central Parkway West, Make a slight left onto the Jackie Robinson Parkway West. Take Exit 6, Metropolitan Avenue. Turn left on Metropolitan Avenue. Turn Right on Lefferts Blvd. Turn right on 89th Street. Turn right on 117th Street. (About 10 minutes from STJ)