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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.

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. 

Teachers will communicate with parents regarding the times of appointments and the sign-up procedure for each class. 

You are also encouraged to visit the specials teachers -art, music, dance, technology, physical education, and science -during conference hours.

For suggestions of questions to ask your child’s teacher during the conference, visit http://schools.nyc.gov/ParentsFamilies/PTC/default.htm

Dismissal is at 11:40 on March 9th!

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 February 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: Last week, the American Library Association announced the youth media awards for 2017.  I am pleased to say we already own 3 of the 4 Caldecott Honor books and 1 of the Newberry Honors.  I plan to purchase the other Honor books and, of course, the Medal winners.  I’ve included Amazon links below so you can see book covers and read descriptions but of course encourage you to get these books from your local public library or independent book store!

The winners are as follows.

Caldecott Honors

Freedom in Congo Square

Du Iz Tak?

They All Saw A Cat

Leave Me Alone


Caldecott Medal Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat


Newbery Honors

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Wolf Hollow

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan


Newbery Medal Winner

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

See you in the library!

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Lunch Menu


February 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 28, 2017
  • Principal's Tea - Grade 2/3

    8:45am - 9:45am

    ( Room 412)


    Parents of second and third grade students are invited to meet with Ms. Mastriano

March 2, 2017
  • Principal's tea - Grade 4/5

    8:45am - 9:45am

    ( Room 412)


    Parents of fourth and fifth grade students are invited to meet with Ms. Mastriano

March 6, 2017
  • Book Fair

    ( Library)


We would like to invite all Second Grade parents to come to a special meeting on Tuesday, February 14th to discuss how we fundraise as a school. We want, and need, to hear from you as parents. We will hold both a morning (8:30am in Room 412) and evening meeting (6:00pm in the cafeteria) in the hopes that parents can attend one of the sessions. If you have any questions in advance of Tuesday, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at pta.president@ps166.org


WITS10YearLogoFinal-54f5ecd0f01eeOur next WITS Cafe Day is February 14th.  Students will be treated to a traditional, chocolatey, Valentines treat….with a surprising healthy twist  Samples will be given out at lunchtime in addition to the regular school lunch.

Next up in the Lab: carrots! WITS Carrot Labs will take place the week of February 27-March 3. All grade 1-5 classes will participate.

 For the recipes from previous labs, click here.



We will now be doing Textile Recycling weekly on Friday mornings only! 

More info on what can be donated hereTournament champions are K-205 for January!


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