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Happy Holidays to All!

Wishing you a

 joyous, peaceful and healthy holiday season. 

winter art

Kindergarten and 2nd grade winter art

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 learn how you can implement the RULER practices at home, join us for a parent workshop on Tuesday, December 6 during parent engagement time – 2:50 PM in Room 412.

Learn more about the RULER Program  HERE.

PS 166 Family Handbook

Find the answers to your questions! Click HERE for the 2016-2017 PS 166 Family Handbook.


Click HERE to view the 2016-2017 school calendar.

Art News

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


The Specials

the specials

Check out what’s new in our Specials classes!







Principal’s Corner

Ms. Mastriano’s November Letter



Hours are 9AM – 2:00PM Monday through Thursday. Our librarian is Rachel Fremmer. You can contact her at rfremmer@gmail.com with any questions, or just stop in to the library to say hi and introduce yourself!

Rachel’s Note: Do you have any old copies of children’s magazines?  If so, the library needs them!!  Our magazines are “well-loved” (i.e. in tatters) and we need donations to replace them.  Some of our best-loved magazines are Highlights, American Girl, National Geographic for Kids, Rick Ranger Jr., Sports Illustrated for Kids, Cricket, and Muse, but we will take any kids’ magazines.  You can drop them off in the library MondayThursday, 9am-2pm or leave them in the office for me.  Thanks so much!


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Lunch Menu


January Menu

My School Bucks

Pay for School Meals

Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten and 1st Grade
10:38am – 11:23am
2nd & 4th grades
11:29am – 12:14pm
3rd and 5th grades
12:19pm – 1:04pm

Simple Calendar

February 20, 2017
  • Mid-Winter Recess

    ( Mid-Winer Recess)


    School Closed

March 28, 2017
  • NY State ELA Tests

April 10, 2017

  • ( Spring Recess)


    School Closed



The Monthly Textile Recycling Week starts Monday, January 23 and runs through Friday, January 27, 2017.

Our inaugural Textile Tournament this past November was a huge success!!   November 2016 we managed to keep 1,300 lbs of textiles out of the landfill!  A new record for PS 166’s monthly textile recycling!

K-102 won the Textile Star!  Who will win in this January?  Remember to mark off only one time per family (for each class you have children in).  Honor system applies.

Thanks for your contributions to our monthly textile recycling drives. Your donations equal more money for the school and an emptier landfill! Last year we raised over $600 for the school and kept approximately 10,000 pounds of waste out of the land-fill from textile recycling.

Textile Items Accepted (clean / not soiled only)

  • Clothing, sheets, blankets, pillows, rags, shoes, stuffed animals

For more info on recycling check out this newsletter from our partners Wearable Collections

Other monthly totals are:

October – 950 lbs

May – 1,050 lbs

April – 750 lbs

March – 1,000 lbs

February – 600 lbs

January – 1,000 lbs

December – 750 lbs

November – 1,000 lbs





This delicious Pumpkin Mousse, created by Allison Aaron of Rouge Tomate, was served on Café Day in December. Our WTS chef Katie Cook wanted to pass along the recipe so you and your children can make it at home!



  • 2-15 oz. cans of pumpkin
  • 1 lb package of silken tofu, drained
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup golden raisins


  • raw pumpkin seeds
  • golden raisins


  1. In a blender, mix all ingredients until mixture is completely smooth and combined.
  2. Store in fridge until ready to serve.
  3. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and raisins.

 For the recipes from previous labs, click here.

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