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See the Wizard of Oz with PS 253 Q


See the Wizard of Oz with PS 253 Q

See a production of the Wizard of Oz with the students of PS 253 Q. A bus will transport students and volunteers to and from the museum. Please bring $12 to cover your entrance fee and a bagged lunch.

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PS 253 Q’s mission is to cultivate academic pride and civic responsibility, as their students are infused with the love of learning through exploration and explicit instruction that integrates mathematics, the arts, science and technology. Located in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, they are also home to a diverse population of 579 students from Pre-K to Grade 5. Their school is comprised of over 60% Hispanic students and over 30% Black students, with the remaining population being White, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and multi-racial. Within their student population, nearly 25% are students with disabilities and over 30% are English Language Learners.