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PS 166 Family Handbook

Find the answers to your questions!

Click here for the 2015-2016 Family Handbook.

Admissions Update

Applying to Kindergarten – 2016-17

Kindergarten Connect is the application process for applying to kindergarten. Only children who were born in 2011 are eligible for kindergarten. While a kindergarten seat is guaranteed to all children who live in New York City  born in 2011, there is no guarantee of a seat in your zoned school.  All families must submit an application for  kindergarten, even if you are zoned for the school you would like to attend.

The Kindergarten Connect application window will be from  December 7, 2015 to January 15, 2016.

For more information and to submit a kindergarten application visit the DOE Kindergarten K-Connect page.

PS 166 will offer school tours in December and January for District 3 parents of children born in 2011. Registration is required and will open on Friday, November 6, 2015.

In order to accommodate all interested families in District 3, only ONE PARENT per family may attend a tour.

Register at  http://ps166-tour.brownpapertickets.com

If you are not sure of your zoned school, visit School Search.

G&T – 2016-17

G&T Placement for the 2015-16 school year has taken place. No additional offers will be made.

If you are interested in having your child test for the G&T program for the 2016-17 school year, you must submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form by Nov. 9, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: If you live in District 3 and you are submitting an RFT, PS 166 will be one of your choices if your child qualifies. We will not have additional G&T tours in the spring so please register for one of our upcoming tours so you can make an informed decision if your child receives G&T placement at PS 166.

Register at  http://ps166-tour.brownpapertickets.com

The online RFT form is available at nyc.gov/schools/ChoicesEnrollment/applyonline.

For updated information and resources, including FAQs, timelines, guidebooks and announcements and the application, visit the NYCDOE  G&T site at http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/GiftedandTalented/default.htm

For questions, email es_enrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

General Education  -2015-2016  

If you have recently moved to the PS 166 school zone please contact Parent Coordinator Deborah Markewich by sending an email to dmarkewich@schools.nyc.gov.


Click HERE to view the 2015-2016 school calendar.

Art News

Check out the new work in our Student Artist’s Studio !


                                Support your young artist. Buy the art supplies they need

The Specials

the specials

Check out what’s new in all the Specials that our students do:

ART NEWS November Newsletter

Click HERE for Fall’s MUSIC NOTES! 

See what’s happening the Dance Studio for November and December

TECHNOLOGY Newsletter Fall 2015

Here’s what we’re doing in GYM


Principal’s Corner

Ms. Mastriano’s November Letter



Hours are 8:30AM - 2:00PM Monday through Thursday and 8:30AM - 11:30AM on Fridays. Students will have library class once a week, which includes read-alouds, library  & research lessons, and check-out time.  Read more info on library policies and how you can help out.

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Lunch Menu


November Menu

My School Bucks

Pay for School Meals



The next WITS Cooking Labs will take place December 1-4. Please email Chef Carly if you would like to volunteer for a shift to assist her with the “bean labs”. 

Here’s more about Chef Carly. And these are recipes from previous labs.
Here is the Kale and Apple Slaw recipe:

1 head of kale
1 apple
½ red onion
1 lemon

¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tsp Dijon mustard 
2 tsp honey
salt and pepper to taste

Remove rib from kale.
Cut kale and apple into thin strips.
Chop onion into a small dice. 
In a bowl, toss apple in the juice from the lemon.
Add kale and onion to apple.
In a separate bowl, combine vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
In a large bowl, pour half of the dressing over the salad ingredients. Massage the kale until dressing has soaked into each piece. 
Taste, and add more dressing as needed. 

Supply List for 2015-2016

Here is the Supply List needed for this school year, organized by grade.

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