About PS 181Q,

The Brookfield School

PS 181Q  Mission Statement


As a collaborative school community of educators and parents, we are committed to a high quality of instruction, where the expectation for all students is to achieve high standards of academic excellence.

    Administrators and staff, working with the support of the School Leadership Team and parents, will provide students with standards-based classroom instruction, individualized student assessment and the necessary support services to attain success.

    We are committed to reflecting upon and refining our practice in order to strengthen the integration of the citywide instructional expectations to prepare all students, including students with disabilities, English Language Learners to graduate college. We will use a common language and build a shared understanding of high quality instruction.

    The physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth of all students including English Language learners, Special Education students within the New York Continuum, gifted and talented, and pupils in need of Academic Intervention Services will be discussed and assessed at Parent Teacher Conferences, staff conferences, PTA meetings, and school leadership committee meetings.

School Vision

Our school environment is one in which all learners grow and succeed. We value and accommodate diversity. We support our learners because they are capable, and we believe in them. Our teaching practices are both reflective of and responsive to the needs of our students. Families are recognized as partners in the learning process. We embrace communication between staff and the community as we work to create the best learning opportunities for all children.  

School Affirmation

I pledge allegiance to myself and who I would like to be.

I can make all my dreams come true if I believe in me.


I pledge to stay in school and learn the things I need to know to make the world a better place for every kid to grow.


I  pledge to keep my dreams alive and be all that I can be.


I pledge to do my best each day and always belive in ME. 

Welcome Back Families, 

I am so excited to start the new school year with those that are returning and those that are joining us for the first time! We are in for a whirl wind of learning, exploring and exciting, new school year. Our children will build on prior knowledge as they learn through productive struggle. We will challenge them! We will raise the expectation!  Productive frustration is OK!  One of our goals is to meet the students where they are and move them academically and socially.  


We are focusing on building vocabulary through reading, writing, math, science and social studies! You should see evidence of this in the homework.  You should notice that homework is challenging. We are emerging in the world of technology. Our children will have to use technology at home and in school to complete assignments. Continue to check their homework. Ask questions like: “What did you do in school today?” “Tell me about a book you’ve read?”  “What did you learn in Math?” These types of questions will ensure the students are retaining what they’ve learned. 

Continue to check our school’s website for vital information on what’s happening in our school on and across all grades. 

Once again, welcome to or/back to our school community. This is where learning takes places in a safe environment. 


Your Principal, 

Dina Wheeler