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2019 State Test Information

Students in grades 3-5 will take the NY State Common Core tests on April 2 & 3 (ELA) and May 1 & 2 (Math)


On February 6th and February 12th we presented test information workshops for grade 3-5 parents. 

Presentations from the workshops are below.

February 6, 2019 MATH workshop

February 12, 2019 ELA Workshop

Math Educator Guide

ELA Educator Guide

Supporting Students’ Social-Emotional Growth

At the January 17th PTA meeting, Erin Lederle (Social Worker)  and Michelle Macdonald (Guidance Counselor) gave a presentation for parents on our social-emotional program and ways that parents can support it at home.

View the presentation HERE

The Specials

Check out what’s new in our Specials classes!

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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




AfterSchool Program

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Re-Create Arts and Athletics winter registration has begun. Click here to view this cycle’s programs. Some of the more popular programs fill up quickly, so register now to ensure you get the classes you want!

 Click  here  for more information on our after school program.

Respect For All Week

Respect For All Week, February 11-15, is a week that was created by the NYC Department of Education to honor diversity and respect for others within a school community. We urge you and your family to please participate and review the daily activities with your student(s). Thank you for your support with this!

Revisit your classroom charter. Think about how it promotes Respect for All.

Open your door to kindness! Greet everyone you see with a “hello”
If someone is feeling down, this simple word can change their day!

Wednesday 2/13: UNIQUELY ME DAY!
Wear a shirt that represents what you love…favorite band, sports team, color or activity!
Be prepared to share your passions with your class!

Celebrate kindness by wearing RED for Valentine’s Day!
Bring in a Valentine’s Day wish for all of your classmates!

Make it your job to sit with someone new at lunch today and play with someone new at recess!

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. 

Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up! 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Sign up will be at  www.schoolbookings.net . Event codes will be backpacked and posted in the Weekly Newsletter by February 15th. 

Dismissal is at 11:40 on March 14th.



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.

Lunch Menu


February 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

Green Commitee



Help Recycle

Sign up here to volunteer in the cafeteria or help with curbside compost collection.

Textile Recycling: Fridays

Curbside Compost Collection: Tuesday mornings

Our meetings are on  Tuesdays at 8:30 am in the Community Room (107). Please join us!

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




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.

Gardening News

The PS166 gardeners are getting the school gardens ready for winter. Last month the after-school garden students planted 200 daffodils bulbs and the kindergarteners planted more than 100 garlic bulbs. We are also experimenting with plastic ‘hoop houses’ to see if we can keep harvesting some edible greens for a few more weeks.
Fall was productive, with our lettuce, spinach, arugula, chard, kale, sorrel, bok choi, parsley, rosemary, oregano and chives all making it through the November snow storm. The day before Thanksgiving, students from Ms. Holtzman’s class and the after-school garden program harvested pounds of produce from both school gardens. We bagged and labeled all the greens and then brought them over to Goddard Riverside Community Center for their yearly Thanksgiving meal.
Here are some photos of your children enjoying their gardening time:
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