Parent Teacher Conferences


Please save the date of Thursday, March 5, 2020 for parent teacher conferences! 

Sign up information will be backpacked, emailed and posted soon. 

Grades 3-5 participate in student-led conferences. An on-line presentation on student led conferences can be found  HERE 



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    Parents As Learning Partners (PALP)

    When: Friday, February 28, 2020

    All parents in grades K-5 are invited to participate in “Parents As Learning Partners” (PALP) workshops. This is an opportunity to observe and participate with your child in math, reading or writing. Grade K-2 PALPs will take place from 8:30 to 9:00 AM and grade 3-5 PALPs will take place from 9:00 to 9:30 AM. 

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    PS 166 Science Fair

    The Grade 3-5 Science fair will take place on Friday, February 14 at 8:45 AM in each classroom. Teachers will send out more specific information regarding the projects to parents of their students.

    The K-2 Science Fair will take place on Friday, March 13th.

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  • Parent teacher Conferences

    March 5, 2020

    11:40 AM Dismissal

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  • Report Cards

    Report cards were backpacked home today. Please check your child's backpack.

    If your child was absent today it will be backpacked on Monday.

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  • Maybe Something Beautiful Video

    Below is the link to the K-1 show, "Maybe Something Beautiful," presented on December 12, 2019.

    As with all our videos, the password is richardrodgers 
    Many thanks to Raquel Munive, Elijah Bower's mom, for producing the video!

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  • Fever Free for 24 Hours!

    Reminder from Nurse Hamilton: Children should be fever free without the use of fever reducers for 24 hours before returning to school after an illness. 

    There is a lot of flu and strep going around and many children seem to be returning to school prematurely. Remember, even though you can lower a fever with Tylenol or other fever reducers, that doesn't mean the student should be in school. After any fever of 100 or more, students should remain at home for 24 hours. 

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  • Message from PE Teacher, Carmen Asencio

    Dear Parents and Students,

    I will be leaving for the next couple of months.  I am happy to say I will be getting a new knee!  During my leave, Mr. Devito, with the help of Ms. Sora and Ms. Katie, will be taking over my classes.  The curriculum and expectations will continue to be the same.  Though, running and track at lunch will be cancelled until I return in the beginning of March.  Weekend runs will continue to take place, but I will let you know ahead of time if your child is participating. 

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  • Learn More About Local Events

    Want to learn more about local events? Visit the District 3 website: 

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PTA Announcements

  • Textile Recycling is now on Thursday!

    Textile Recycling has been changed to Thursdays. Please note that you may drop off textiles in the bin ONLY ON THURSDAYS. There is not enough room to store items during the week and the bin quickly fills up and overflows into the lobby, which is a health and fire hazard. If you bring in bags on other days you will not be able to leave them. 

  • Auction - New this Year

    The PS166 2020 Annual Auction is approaching and its time to start filling those baskets!  The baskets are a fun and special part of the auction and raise substantial funds for our school.  This year, instead of collecting items for one specific basket, please collect an item for ANY of the baskets.  This will enable you to get creative and use your connections to provide something for our fun basket raffle.
    As of now, here are the basket themes for our 2020 Auction: 
    1) Food and Drink: 
                Ideas: Wine/glasses, restaurant gift certificates, cheese tastings, cooking classes, in-home entertaining/dining supplies, kitchen tools, etc….
    2) Health and Beauty
    Ideas: cosmetics, gym class/spa/salon gift certificates, work out apparel, yoga mats, water bottles, healthy eating meal-plan services, etc…
    3) Sports and games!
    Ideas: tickets, sports swag, autographed items, board games, gift certificates for interactive family activities, etc…
    4) Kids! Kids! Kids! 
    Ideas: toys, games, electronics, clothing, activities (classes, birthday party packages, camps, etc), etc...
    5) Date Night
    Ideas: Florist, dining experiences, tickets to events, babysitting services, car service credits, etc…
    6) Summer Fun
                Ideas: Summer camps, pool/swimming classes or club memberships, vacation homes, out of city experiences, camping gear, beach stuff, etc…

    Once you have an item, you can simply fill out this form and receive a receipt.  It is also easy to hand a paper form to your server after dinner (or when you pick your kid up from a fun class or party).  If you collect a physical item, we will be collecting the items in a few weeks.  

  • Lost and Found is Overflowing. Don't Forget to Label Your Child's Belongings.

    We've partnered with Mabel's Labels to give everyone an opportunity to get labels for their families' outerwear, lunch materials, inside footwear, and so on.
    20% of all sales will come back to PS166 for the school's general fund.
    The process is simple:
    1. Go to
    2. Click on "Support a Fundraiser"
    3. Begin to type "PS166" and the entire school name should auto-populate.
      (You should see a page confirming "You are now supporting PS166 The Richard Rodgers School (New York)!")
    4. Shop! 
  • Save the Date! The PS166 2020 Annual Auction is approaching

    Online Auction Launch: March 9, 2020 

    Live Auction and Gala: March 21, 2020

    As you travel and attend holiday parties in the next few weeks, please ask your best friend or favorite aunt who works at that super-cool place to donate to our auction!  The best items come from personal connections, and all you have to do is ask...once you get the "yes!" simply fill out this form and they will receive a receipt.  

    Going to an interesting place (museum, restaurant, holiday camp, etc.)?  Drop a copy of this paper form - write your name and child's class number on it so we know who to thank! 


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Green Committee

● Weekly Curbside Compost Collection continues every Tuesday from 8 - 8:30am, just east of school entrance doors. 

● Weekly textile collection  is now every Thursday. Drop off textiles in the bin in the lobby on Thursdays only.

● We also collect LEGOSbatteries, markers, crayons, and glue-sticks for recycling, box and bin in lobby.  



We are always looking for more  volunteers to help students sort garbage at breakfast and lunch. 

Click below to sign up.

Sign Up to Volunteer 

Want to email the Green Committee?  Click below.

Contact the Green Committee


 NYC Accounts

Each student in a DOE school is assigned a NYC Schools Account, which provides parents with a new way of accessing key information about their child’s progress. With your NYC Schools account, you will be able to view your child's information (grades, test scores and attendance) in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.

For 4th and 5th grade students, the NYC Account is the only way for you to see your child's 3rd or 4th grade state test results.

In order to set up your account, you will need your child's student ID number and a Creation Code.Student IDs are 9 digit numbers beginning with the number 2 and can be found on your child's report card. Letters will be sent home with the Creation Codes over the next week. (Fourth grade parents received them earlier so they could access last year's test scores.) Letters are only sent to parents who have not yet set up an account.

Kindergarten parents who do not yet know their child's ID can ask their child's teacher or contact the main office after receiving their letters.

If you have more than one child attending a NYC public school, you will receive one letter containing an account creation code for each child. You will only need to enter the student ID and Account Creation Code for one of your children. Once you create an account, you can add your remaining children by entering their student IDs and Account Creation Codes on the “Manage My Account” page. Each Account Creation Code is unique to you and your child and should not be shared with others. 

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The deadline for submitting kindergarten applications was January 21, 2020. 


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Family Giving

If you have already made your contribution to Family Giving, thank you for your support! Family Giving makes up 80% of the PTA budget, which helps to provide our kids with an enhanced education - including classroom assistants, enhanced curriculum and staff development, the library, classroom residencies, science and technology, test prep, classroom supplies, music/dance/arts and green/wellness programs and garden.
If you haven’t had a chance to donate to Family Giving yet and would like to, please note that it is not too late to show your support!! And please don’t forget to check if your company will match your donation. You can provide a one time gift or break up your donation into monthly installments. If your family is not able to give the suggested amount, please donate any amount you can because every dollar counts. Visit Family Giving to make your gift today. Thank you.

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