CEC Elections 2021!


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Vote May 1st - May 11th  

See the district 3 Candidate videos or read the candidate statements.

State Test Update - Grades 3-5

Math Test - Grades 3-4-5   Monday, May 10

All Grade 3-4-5 students who opted in to take the test by the deadline will come in to take the test.

  • This includes fully-remote students who would normally not be in attendance that day.
  • All grade 3, 4 and 5 students who did not opt in to take the test will be remote for the day. They will be provided with asynchronous instruction. This includes all students who would normally be in attendance.
  • Students who opted in to take the test but are quarantining on May 10, will take the test on their date of return.

Science Test - Grade 4   June 7, 2021

All Grade 4 students who opted in to take the test by the deadline will come in to take the test.

  • This includes fully-remote students who would normally not be in attendance that day.
  • All grade 4 students who did not opt in to take the test will still come in to school as usual. This will NOT be an asynchronous remote day for those students.


Before Coming to School

Keep Yourself and Others Healthy
Wear a Mask, Wash you rHands, Stay 6 Feet Apart, Stay Home if you are sick 

1. Use your thermometer: Place under tongue, close mouth, and wait 1 minute to hear beep.

2. Complete the health screening by clicking below. Health Screenings must be shown to school staff before students will be admitted. You can also print the  DOE Health Screening Questionnaire.


3. Parents must give consent in order for their child to attend school in person.  Testing partners will test a randomly selected group of staff and students in schools. You have two options to submit your consent:

 COVID Testing Consent Form 

DOE Return-to-School Information

Make sure your child is set up for Remote Learning with the remote-learning-checklist-for-families.

Family Guide

The DOE Family Guide provides information on what teaching and learning will look like this school year, and universal expectations for how our schools support all students —whether they are attending fully remote or blended learning classes. The guide also provides information about who families can contact when they have questions or concerns, and resources that families can use to support learning at home.

 2020-2021 Family Guide is available online and in all 9 DOE languages.


Read Chancellor Porter's April 9 Letter to Parents

Read Chancellor  Porter's Welcome Letter to Parents

Read Chancellor Porter's  March-22-2021 letter to parents.

DOE Return to School Covid School Health Policy

Free take out meals for students and all New Yorkers

Students or their parents/guardians may pick up meals for students from 9 am to 12 pm on school days. You can find your nearest take-out location here.

Any New Yorker may pick up free meals available at more than 200 locations across the city.


Click below for the 2020 NYC DOE School Calendar



Visit the DOE Return to School webpage regularly for the latest updates.


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    Picture Day is May 19 - 20

    May 19 + 20 

    If your child is in person, they will automatically have their picture taken. 

    Pictures will be taken outside, and we will continue to enforce safety and social distancing measures.   The group class photo will be a composite of individual student pictures of students both in-person and remote.  If your child is a remote learner, they will not be left out.

    Remote Learners

    Remote learners can book a remote session from May 10 - 23.  Please review our Picture Day Save the Date  and schedule your child's remote session, if necessary. There will be an option for remote learners to come to school to take their photo.  Availability will be limited.  We will have more information on this option next week. 

    For more information, please visit http://iloveschoolpictures.com/PS166 

    Please contact tiffanyboyer@hotmail.com with any questions. 

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  • Upcoming Dates

    Tuesday, May 11: Deadline to vote in the CEC Elections
    Thursday, May 13: Eid al-Fitr, Schools Closed 
    Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 and 20: School Picture Days
    Tuesday, May 25: PTA Meeting, 11:30 AM, New Date!
    Wednesday: May 26: Richard Rodgers Day

    Thursday, May 27, 8 pm: 2021-22 Budget information and feedback session

    Monday, May 31, Memorial Day, schools closed

    Tuesday, June 1, 4:30 pm: 2021-22 Budget information and feedback session

    Sunday, June 6, 6 pm: Broadway Sings

    Thursday, June 17, TBA: PTA General Membership Meeting: Budget Vote


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  • 2021-2022 School Calendar

    In case you missed the Special Announcement sent earlier this week, click here for the 2021-2022 School Calendar

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  • Reminder: No Glass Containers

    For safety reasons we cannot allow students to bring glass containers to school. If your child brings a school lunch, please NO glass or ceramic! 

    Water bottles should be made of plastic or metal.

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  • 2021-2022: Are you Returning to PS 166?

    It is that time of year where we ask the question: Do you plan for your child to return to PS 166 in the fall?

    Please take the SURVEY and answer yes, no or maybe. Your answers are in no way binding! This is just a way to start planning for the number of classes we need for each grade.

    Please do not answer for your current fifth grade students. We know they won't be here in September. 

    PS 166
  • Summer Rising Applications Are Open

    Summer Rising is NYC’s free, summer program for any child in grades K-12, including students with disabilities. Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences for students K-8. High school programs may be in-person or remote, depending on the subject area and community needs. Students with 12-month IEPs will be contacted about participating in their IEP-recommended programs and about their learning preferences (remote or in person). Families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website. You can find the Summer Rising Calendar, Commonly Asked Questions, and more information on the Summer Rising Program on the DOE website. Read the full announcement for more details.

    If interested, parents are asked to complete the interest survey and create an account on discoverDYCD.

    Please note that the Summer Rising site for PS 166 students is PS 163 at 163 West 97 Street.

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  • CEC Elections - Vote May 1-11!

    Community Education Council (CEC) Elections 2021!

    Vote May 1st - May 11th

    See the district 3 Candidate videos or read the candidate statements.

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PTA Announcements

  • Richard Rodgers Day

    Each year artists come put on an assembly featuring the works of our school namesake, Richard Rodgers. Students leave the experience with a greater appreciation of this Upper Westsider who left an indelible mark on the musical world. As with last year, the event will be online, with all families able to tune in from home. A link will be shared ahead of the event.

  • Broadway Sings, June 6

    The Broadway Sings fundraiser is an annual tradition at PS 166 with comedians, singers, musicians, and dancers coming to perform for our families in our very own auditorium. 

    This year, PS 166 families and friends will get to enjoy the performance from the comfort of your own home! 
    We invite you to pay what you wish but suggest donating what you might spend on a night out on the town using this link. All proceeds will go towards the Annual Fund including supporting the arts in our school

  • Join our School Leadership Team (SLT)!

    Learn more about the SLT

    Learn more about the nomination process

    To nominate yourself for an SLT position, contact our nominating committee: Erin Volkmar and/or Madelyn Storms.

  • Join the PTA Executive Board!

    Learn more about the PTA 

    Learn more about PTA positions

    To nominate yourself for a position on the board, contact our nominating committee: Erin Volkmar and/or Madelyn Storms.

  • Parent-Owned Businesses

    Please also consider supporting our very own PS166 parent-owned businesses!  If you’d like to add your own business to the list, please email us.

  • Amazon Smile

    If you’re shopping on Amazon, please be sure to activate Amazon Smile by going to smile.amazon.com and selecting Friends of PS 166 Inc as the charity recipient. A percentage of each purchase will go support our school!

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