What's New Here?

PS 166 Family Handbook

Find the answers to your questions!

Click HERE for the 2015-2016  Family Handbook.

Admissions Update

General Education

Our general education kindergarten classes are full. All zoned families who applied for kindergarten placement have been contacted. If you have recently moved to the PS 166 school zone and did not submit a kindergarten application or you have a child in another grade, please contact Parent Coordinator Deborah Markewich by sending an email to dmarkewich@schools.nyc.gov.

There is currently a waitlist for non-zoned kindergarten seats but it is unlikely we will be able to make waitlist offers. In the event that seats become available, parents will be contacted by email in late August in waitlist order.



G&T Placement for the 2015-16 school year has taken place. If any additional seats become available through attrition we will contact the parents of the next child on the waitlist  to make an offer. We do not make decisions at the  school level. We make offers strictly by waitlist order.

New Families

There will be two  play-dates during the summer for kindergarten families. Both new and returning families with children entering kindergarten are invited to attend and make new friends!

They will take place at Hippo Playground at 91st and Riverside on:

1) Saturday, July 25th at 10:00 AM

2) Saturday, August 29th at 10:30 AM


Information about class placement and the first day of school will be emailed to you in late August.

Parent Buddies

Still have questions? Ask a current parent.

Register for a Parent Buddy

We’re also looking for Parent Buddy volunteers. Please email María Mjöll Jónsdóttir if you’re interested.





What’s New in the Tech Lab?

Click HERE for Ms. Sora’s March Newsletter.

Learn More About the CCLS State Tests

The resources below will help parents understand more about the state tests that grade 3-5 students will take in April.

ELA Test is April 14, 15, 16

Math Test is April 22, 23, 24

For additional information visit our parent resources page

Math Parent-Workshop-2015

ELA Parent Workshop 2015



Click HERE to view the newly released 2015-2016 school calendar.



Art News

What’s happening in Art this month?  


Check out our Student Artist’s Studio!


Support your young artist. Make sure they have the supplies they need.

Music News

What’s new in Music?

Click HERE for this month’s MUSIC NOTES! 

Principal’s Corner

Ms. Mastriano’s May Newsletter

Dance News

What’s happening in the Dance Studio this month?

                           Click HERE to find out!                                             



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PS 166 Events

Events on September 9, 2015
First Day of School
Welcome Breakfast
8:45am - 9:45am
Events on September 14, 2015
School Closed
Rosh Hashanah
(School Closed)
Events on September 15, 2015
School Closed

2014-2015 School Calendar

Lunch Menu & Schedule


September Menu

Fund Lunch Account

Kindergarten 10:38-10:58
1st Grade 10:58-11:28
2nd & 3rd Grades 11:49-12:19
     4th & 5th Grades 12:39-1:09        

                                                                                               WITS Cafe Days                


We had many great weeks of WITS labs. In June, the students learned how to make balsamic vinaigrette, honey mustard dressing and a cinnamon yogurt dip. You can find out how to make these at home here along with more recipes from our Cafe Days. Have a fantastic summer!


Supply List for 2015-2016

Here is a list of the supplies needed for next school year, organized by grade. The deadline to have the supplier deliver them directly to the classroom has passed so please purchase these items on your own and bring them to school with your child. Many thanks to Lily Wang for organizing!

P: (212) 678-2829 F: (212) 579-4542
132 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024