Programs Available at PS 139Q

Art Residencies and Special Events

We are fortunate to be able to partner with The Broadway Class, an organization that brings music and theatrics to PS 139Q. Students participating in the art residency learn songs from a variety of genres including jazz, rock, Disney Classics, and Broadway hits. At the conclusion of their residency students showcase what they’ve learned about music theory and practice in a performance that delivers hand-clapping, toe-tapping music and is sure to bring smiles to all in the audience.

We also partner from time to time with Marquis Studios who bring culturally diverse visual art and movement activities to our students. In this partnership, students have engaged in mask-making, collage, creating models from clay, yoga, and more. These classes take place often during the school day but occasionally we have had the good fortune of sharing Marquis Studios talented teaching artists in after-school parent workshops as well.

Queens Performing Art Center is another wonderful partner of ours! Students have the opportunity to visit QPAC and watch performances, however, we also have been so lucky to have QPAC bring the shows to us! Just last year we were introduced to The Squeaky Clean Band and students were treated to a Rock & Roll performance across the decades. They discussed how music has evolved over the years, the types of instruments used, and had a full-on concert/dance party!

We are so grateful for our Art Partners; but, we don’t stop at art!

PS 139Q also has a longstanding partnership with the NY Hall of Science! Students participate in afterschool science activities through NYSCI and every year we are excited to bring to our families the Family Science Day at the NY Hall of Science where families get to tour the museum for free!

Our fourth and fifth-grade students are also benefitting this year from a CASA grant through Councilmember Holden. Through his generosity, we are partnering with the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. In this residency, students work after school to learn about concepts in science and STEAM that incorporate aspects of space and the sea. How fortunate our students are to have such amazing opportunities!


PBIS is a proactive approach that PS 139 uses to improve school safety and promote positive behavior.  The focus of PBIS is prevention.  Students are taught positive behavior strategies just like they are taught any other subject such as math or reading.  We recognize that students can only meet behavioral expectations if they know what is expected of them in school.  Students learn what is considered appropriate behavior in various locations throughout the school environment.  We use a common language to get the message across, so that there is consistency in all grades and subject areas.  Students are rewarded for demonstrating these expected, positive behaviors, which encourages a safe environment at PS 139.   


Students making paper chains for Funraiser activity.


Hour of Code

Hour of Code is celebrated around the globe every December for one week. PS139Q celebrates this event by doing special coding projects during the students' Technology classes. We also hold parent workshops and student live demonstrations during this week. Students lead demonstrations and tutorials for guests and parents showcase just how savvy they are in programming projects such as Scratch and CoSpaces.  Stickers and posters help this event become a true reason to celebrate!  

International Festival

The International Festival is an annual PS 139 event that highlights the multicultural diversity of our school and students. Students sing, dance, and play instrumental music in their culture. 


The Jump/Jog-a-thon is an annual Wellness event at PS 139. Every June, students in grades K through 3 jog, jump and skip around the lap lanes of our upper yard. Students in grades 4 and 5 jump rope. The students have a fun day exercising and  raise donations for our school. Parents are invited to cheer on their children and this adds to the fun.

Student Council

Do you have an interest in being an active member of your school community?

We are looking for individuals willing to provide a voice for the students in our school community.  This may involve raising an issue of concern as an agenda item or providing an opinion or feedback on an issue being discussed at the meeting. Two students from each grade will serve as representatives for grade 3, 4, and 5 as we continue to move PS139Q forward. 


  • Maintains good attendance record (in person and remote)
  • Completes and submits class assignments regularly
  • Consistently exhibits a high standard of positive behavior
  • Ability to lead peers
  • Confidence in public settings