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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




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 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. 

Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up! 

Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Sign up for your conference at www.schoolbookings.net  

For the event code, please see the letter that was backpacked to all families or look for it  in the October 26th Weekly Newsletter. 

Dismissal is at 11:40 on November 15th!



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.

Lunch Menu


November Menu

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

Green Commitee

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New York Cares Coat Drive

Begins in mid-November. Save any unwanted coats until then, and help make this year’s coat drive a success.


Help Recycle

We are looking for volunteers to help the kids sort garbage into appropriate bins at breakfast or during lunch, and for help with our weekly Curbside Compost Collection on Tuesday mornings.

Please SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER for any of these efforts!

Textile Recycling: Fridays

Curbside Compost Collection: Tuesday mornings

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


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



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.

P: (212) 678-2829 F: (212) 579-4542
132 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024