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School Lunch Forms. Food For Thought!
The first and most important step you can take to ensure your child receives free or reduced price breakfast and lunch is to submit your application for school meal benefits online. Don't wait act now! Go to www.applyforlunch.com. to complete your form for the 2015-2016 school year!

Friends of PS161

Thanks to the overwhelming success of our weekly ice cream sales at the end of last year P.S. 161 is now able to offer Lego Robotics to all students in grades 3-5!!

The PS161 APP!

PS161 is proud to announce the availability of the PS161 App. 

The PS161 app is free. It is our hope that this will inspire greater communication throughout the PS161 community.

To download simply search for “PS161” in your phone’s app stor
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From the desk of Ms. Brown A.P.

Dear Parents,

I would like to take this time to welcome you all to a new school year.  We are looking forward to a very engaging and productive year; where working diligently will pay off.  As we move closer and closer to college and career readiness I want to emphasize the importance of reading nightly to your children.  According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, nearly 10 million of America’s children struggle to read, and poor reading skills lead to anxiety and low self-esteem in children.  However, research also shows that when parents read to their children during the critical development years, these children become better readers, and do better in school.  I encourage you to read to your child/ren, and have your child/ren read to you.  “Reading teaches kids to think.” 

Hence, let us work together for the betterment of our children because they are the leaders of tomorrow.

Technology News

PS161 The Crown Mother’s Day Fundraiser

The PS161 technology department will be selling 3D printed gifts for mother’s day with all proceeds benefiting the PS161 Technology Department.

All items are $10 and must be paid for by Wednesday May 4, 2016. Only the “LOVE” sculpture can have names inside of it. Maximum of 5 names for the “LOVE” sculpture, MOM can have no names inside. MOM is a pencil/pen holder and the LOVE sculpture is not a pencil pen holder. 

An order form went home Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 and is due back Wednesday May 4th, 2016!

Any questions please email Mr. Varas cvaras@schools.nyc.gov

New at PS161

P.B.I.S was introduced to the students of PS161 as a plan to positively impact student behavior.


The idea is to encourage students to be courteous, attentive, honorable and caring. Below are the different place in which students can demonstrate these qualities. Students will be reward with "Crown Bucks" when they are observed demonstrating these qualities. Student can then spend their Crown Bucks at our store.