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Kindergarten Pre-Registration


G&T Placement

G&T score reports were emailed on April 14th. If you received a letter that your child qualified for the G&T program and you live in District 3, please read the following carefully:

On May 3, at 8:30 AM we will have a tour for parents of children who qualified for the G&T program, live in District 3 and have not previously toured PS 166 in the past year. Because of the demand, our tour will be open to ONE parent per family. If you attended an earlier tour, you may not attend again. There is nothing additional to see on this tour – it will be a shorter version of the earlier tour and all information was covered in the last tour.

Even though a score of 90th percentile and above qualifies your child for a G&T program, it’s important to note that in recent years, due to the large number of qualifying children in District 3, other than siblings, only District 3 residents who scored in the 99th percentile received kindergarten placement at PS 166.

Registration is required to attend the tour and will open at 3:00 PM on April 15th.


Please do not call the school for tour information as we do not have the staff to handle the influx of calls.


Key Dates:

  • May 4, 2016 – G&T Applications due
  • May 23, 2016 – G&T Offer Letters distributed
  • June 9, 2016 -PS 166 G&T Pre-registration by appointment
  • June 10, 2016 – Pre-registration deadline
  • September 8, 2016 – First day of school

If on May 23rd your child receives G&T placement at PS 166, please check back to this site to either sign up for a pre-registration appointment or decline placement.

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.

PS 166 Family Handbook

Find the answers to your questions!

Click here for the 2015-2016 Family Handbook.

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 5, 6, 7

Math Test is April 13, 14, 15


From the March 18th, 2016 ELA Workshop:

From the March 11th, 2016 Math Workshop:

For additional information visit our parent resources page


Click HERE to view the 2016-2017 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 our Specials classes!







Principal’s Corner

Ms. Mastriano’s Principal 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


May Menu


My School Bucks

Pay for School Meals

Simple Calendar

May 3, 2016
  • Graduation Photos (K and 5)

May 11, 2016
  • Principal's Tea (Kindergarten)

    8:45am - 9:45am

    ( Library)

May 12, 2016
  • May Parent Teacher Conferences

    4:30pm - 7:30pm

    ( Classrooms)


    Save the Date - More information TBA



Chef Carly is looking for a few parents to come help pass out Earth Day smoothies during each lunch period (10:38AM-1PM) on Earth day, April 22nd. Email her if you’d like to volunteer. Here’s more about Chef CarlyFor the recipes from previous labs, click here.

Art Fair Volunteers Needed

artists-palette-clipartWe have two art events coming up and need parent volunteers for both! On May 18th and 19th, District 3 will present  ‘You’ve Got To Have ART” a showcase of visual and performing arts. It will be held at PS 163 on 97th street. If PS 166 is to participate, we need parents to help out by bringing and setting up our artwork. Ms. King will also need volunteers for the PS 166 Art fair on Thursday, June 2nd. Please e-mail the parent coordinator if you can help out with either of those events.

Supply List for 2015-2016

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

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