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AfterSchool Program

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 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. 

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.

Art News

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


The Specials

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Check out what’s new in our Specials classes!








Principal’s Corner

Debra Mastriano’s September 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!


Lunch Menu

SchoolFoodSeptember 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

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The final collection of BoxTops is Monday, June 25th. Please drop them in the specially marked box in the school lobby. Every year BoxTops earns hundreds of dollars for PS 166. Please keep clipping and submitting. Thank you!!



Thanks so much to everyone who has donated textiles this year! Since September, we have collected more than 7,500 pounds of textiles at the school for recycling by Wearable Collections, earning more than $750 for PS166 and reducing landfill waste.

Thanks also to everyone who has brought their food scraps to our curbside compost collections this year! Our last Curbside Compost Collection til September is the last day of school, Tuesday 6/26. But please don’t stop composting! For information about compost collection sites, what materials are accepted, and how to apply for compost collection at your building, please go to nyc.gov/organics

Finally, since the Green Committee is concerned with nutrition as well as waste, we will be collecting unwanted wrapped candy on Tuesday 6/26 at drop-off (7:55 til 8:25 am), if you have a pile that you’d like to get rid of. It will be distributed to military stationed overseas and/or NYC shelter guests. Thanks!



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