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Admissions Update


PS 166 will hold two evening Open Houses for prospective kindergarten parents.

Tuesday, November 27  6:15 – 7:30 PM

Monday, December 10  6:15 – 7:30 PM

Registration is necessary to attend. In order to accommodate as many people as possible, please sign up for one date only. Duplicate entries will be removed. 

Please note that the Open Houses are for adults only. Children will not be admitted.

CLICK HERE to register for an Open House.

Middle School Information

Parent Resources

Middle School Fair Information 

Department of Education’s Middle School page 

Contact the Department of Education at (718) 935-2398 or MS_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov

Sept. 25th  D3 Middle School Principals’ Forum   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q02ahhhMxU



Coffee Talk with Debra

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Stop by the library to chat with principal Debra Mastriano!

8:45 in the library, room 403

Kindergarten Parents – Tuesday, October 2

Grade 1 & 2 Parents – Thursday, October 11

Grade 3 Parents –  Tuesday, October 9

Grade 4 & 5 Parents – Tuesday, October 16

AfterSchool Program

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 Click  here  for more information on our after school program.

Respect For All Parent Workshop

Is it Rude? Is it Mean? Is it Bullying?

On  December 5, 2017 Ms. Macdonald, our Guidance Counselor, gave a workshop for parents on this important and timely subject.

If you were not able to attend the workshop, you can view the presentation HERE

Safety Drills

PS 166 conducts safety drills regularly. First, teachers give lessons on actions to take in an emergency. Then the school periodically conducts practice drills. If you would like to discuss the drills with your child, please click HERE to see the student lessons about safety drills. 

RULER Program


The RULER program was developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, where they teach people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence to create a more effective and compassionate society.

This year we rolled out the RULER program at PS 166 as our approach to social and emotional learning. Studies show that RULER programming improves academic performance, decreases aggressive behavior, and enhances learning climates.

To support the RULER program at home, visit our RULER page for resources.

Learn more about the RULER Program  HERE.

PS 166 Family Handbook

Find the answers to your questions! Click HERE for the 2018-2019 PS 166 Family Handbook.

2018-2019 DOE CALENDAR

The NYC Department of Education has released the school calendar for 2018-2019. The first day of school is Wednesday, September 5th. So now you can make those vacation plans!

Click HERE to view the 2018-2019 school calendar.

Art News

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


Lunch Menu


October Menu

Our cafeteria has a nut-free table. More info here.

Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten and 1st Grade
11:02 am – 11:52 am
2nd & 3rd grades
11:56 am – 12:46 pm
4th and 5th grades
12:50 pm -1:40 pm

Box Tops For Education


The fall submission deadline for BoxTops is almost here!  Deposit your BoxTops in the specially marked box in the school lobby by Monday, October 29th.

See the list of participating products at boxtops4education.com.

Green Commitee


The Green Committee needs you to help. Sign up to volunteer to help with

 helping students sort garbage into the appropriate bins in the cafeteria at breakfast

helping students sort garbage into the appropriate bins in the cafeteria at lunch

– collecting weekly Curbside Compost Collection on Tuesdays

Also, we are still looking for small jars for our wheat-grass creatures project at the Fall Festival. Drop them in box located in the lobby.

PS166 Green Committee makes it easy for you to do your part in contributing to sustainability:

Textile Recycling  – Fridays. 

Curbside Compost Collection – Tuesday mornings.  

Please join us for our Green Committee meetings which happen on Tuesdays at 8:30 am in Room 109.

Questions or want to get involved? green@ps166pta.org

Inclusion Committee

The Inclusion Committee will meet on October 25th at 8:30 in the Community Room.

The Inclusion Committee meets with parents of children who have special needs (particular educational requirements resulting from learning difficulties, physical disability or emotional and behavioral difficulties) and parents of children with allergies to promote an inclusive environment in our school community and events.



We love books! Each one of our kids has a library to call their own and a librarian to help them embrace reading and discover books. Our librarian, Rachel Fremmer, leads children in read-alouds, scavenger hunts, and book tournaments that encourage a love of reading. The librarian is made possible by the PTA, which as you know, is all of us. 

Find the latest updates on our school library here.

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