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Parent Involvement

The Key to Quality Education

At P.S.121, we strongly believe that parent involvement is pivotal to a child’s academic success. High levels of academic achievement can only be accomplished through a collaborative effort between home and school. We encourage parents to keep in close contact with teachers in order to motivate and strengthen our students' ability to become life-long learners. Throughout the year, monthly newsletters are sent home to keep families up to date on the current curriculum being taught in the classroom. Additionally, parents are given many opportunities to come into their child’s classroom to engage in lessons on Family Fridays. Parent workshops are provided throughout the year to inform parents about ways to help children at home. Parents are welcomed into the school on Tuesday afternoons from 2:20 to 3:00 to meet with teachers and discuss individual students' progress. Parents may also request to meet with classroom teachers at alternative times. Class Dojo is a helpful online communication tool that is used by teachers school-wide to track and communicate with parents regarding student behavior and concerns as well as class announcements. Together, we can help your child exceed standards and meet the high expectations set for them by their exceptional teachers. We are a family dedicated towards your child's success!


Mrs. Doreen Ramdath

School Counselor

My name is Doreen Ramdath and I have been a member of the PS121 family for 15 years. This year I will be working as your school counselor! As the counselor, I am here to help inspire and empower students to be knowledgeable, responsible, healthy, and compassionate citizens. My mission is to assist my students to better meet their life challenges and opportunities by preventing, reducing, or eliminating barriers that may interfere with their ability to be successful in the classroom and in life. This will be achieved through individual and group counseling, monthly guidance lessons, and community resources/referrals. It is my hope that we can work as partners as we strive together to ensure success for your child (please complete the attached paperwork). You are welcome to contact me at or at the school at 718-558-1560 ex. 3141.  

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop


Ms. Jessie Josse

Parent Coordinator

Dear PS 121Q Families,


My name is Ms. Josse and known by many as Jessie. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Parent Coordinator of PS 121Q. My role as Parent Coordinator is to support you as you navigate your children’s elementary school experience. I am here to answer questions and to support you with any concerns regarding your child's academics and well-being at school. I understand, being a parent myself, how terrifying it is to send your children off to school whether it is your first year or if this is your 5th year. We all want to ensure our children are safe and getting a great education. I will be here to walk you through whatever trepidation or inquiries you might have. I may not always have all the answers, but I will do my very best to find resources and help. My expectations for this year are to cover topics of interest that concern you as parents. I welcome any suggestions or ideas you may have for workshops, feel free to make your voice heard. All the workshops will be geared to helping you and your families. I encourage you to stay informed and involved in your children’s education and school activities. I understand that circumstances at home or work often prevent parents from coming into the school as often as they might like, which is why I will be sending you updates from time to time via e-mail with all the updates and details. Let’s work as a team to make 2023/2024 a year filled with great achievements and fond memories working together as a team for the betterment of our kids here at PS 121Q.

I can be reached by email at


Ms. Jacqln Odle, LMSW

School Social Worker

As a School Social Worker, my role is to enhance the mental, emotional, behavioral, and social functioning of students at PS 121. My duties include providing 1:1 counseling and crisis intervention to students and their families, educating students and their families about social/emotional concepts, working to maximize students’ development of skills to cope with difficult emotions, and directing students and their families to concrete sources of community supports (through referrals for health insurance/medical care, housing assistance, legal/Family Court advocacy, assistance with food insecurity) as needed. I will listen to, advocate for and connect to you and your children with resources for their ongoing success. Please contact me at 718-558-1560 extension 3590 so we can work/ build together!

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Helping Your Child From Home

We have arranged for multiple resources for students and families, to be available from home.  You can help your child at home using our online learning resources 

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