• Upcoming Dates

    Wednesday, October 5: Yom Kippur, Schools Closed
    Monday, October 10: Italian Heritage/Indigenous Peoples Day,  Schools Closed
    Saturday, October 22: PS 166 Scavenger Hunt, 12-4
    Thursday, October 27: Fourth Grade Theater Performance, Time TBA
    Monday-Tuesday, October 31-November 1: School Picture Days
    Thursday, November 3: Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:40 AM dismissal
    Tuesday, November 8: Election Day, No School for Students
    Friday, November 11: Veteran's Day, Schools Closed

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  • School Picture Days

    Save the Dates for School Pictures!
    October 31 and November 1

    We will let you know which day your child's class will be photographed closer to the dates. 

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  • Middle School Admissions

    The middle school application will open on October 26, and the deadline to apply is December 1. Students will receive offers in April. 

    • October 26: MS Application Opens
    • December 1: MS / HS Application Deadline
    • April: Middle School Offers

    All NYC families of current fifth-grade students are invited to join a virtual information session about applying to middle school. More information will be sent to fifth grade parents later but the dates are:

    • October 27, 5pm to 6pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bengali, Korean, Spanish
    • October 28, 1pm to 2pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, French, Russian
    • November 1, 5pm to 6pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Urdu

    DOE Admission Guide 

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  • PS 166 Fall Scavenger Hunt – Sat 22 Oct. 12-4pm

    A fun afternoon for the whole family! Clues, local landmarks, challenges, games, prizes & treats! Finishing up at a mystery spot in the park where everyone can hang out and have fun!

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  • Parents of AM Bus Riders

    Please make sure to arrive at your child's bus stop on time. Bus drivers do not have to wait past the official arrival time. Waiting for late-arriving children keeps children on the bus longer than necessary and causes buses to be late to school. 

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  • Hunter Chess Tournament

    Let’s have a great showing of Manhattan Knights players on Sunday, October 2nd beginning at 9 am at the Hunter College Elementary School tournament. There are sections appropriate for all levels & unrated play. All players are welcome and encouraged to attend! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

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  • Class Contact Lists (Operoo)

    Class contact lists are a great way for parents to connect to organize parties, playdates and events. By submitting the Class Contact List form from Operoo, you are giving permission for your information to be added to the class contact list. The deadline to submit the form is Friday, September 23.

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  • Labeling Items and Lost & Found

    Please make sure to label your child's sweaters, jackets, water bottles and lunchboxes with your child's name. If we see a name, we try to reunite the item with your child. If not, it goes to Lost & Found. Lost & Found will be available in the outer lobby for parents to check for lost items. Every few weeks the items are donated.

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  • Attendance

    When your child is absent because of illness or another reason, please email and copy your child's teacher. Teacher emails can be found on the home page of our website Scroll to the bottom, click on Staff Directory, teacher's name and "show contact info"

    If your child tests positive for Covid, email the teacher and Please note the date of the positive test and whether it was a home test or a lab test. We will get back to you with the return-to-school information. 

    Please do not call the school to report an absence. 

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PTA Announcements

  • PS 166’s Chess Team

    The chess program at PS 166 is a crown jewel at our school and one of the premier elementary school chess programs in the United States? Now in its 22nd year, the Manhattan Knights Chess Team boasts consistent top honors in all levels of tournament play. If your child is interested in participating in tournaments as a member of the chess team, please contact us to learn more.

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