Daily Announcements

These students will represent PS161 in the District 17 Spelling Bee!

New York City Department of Education School Food
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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 2014-2015 school year!

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

Thanks to the generous donations of friends and staff of PS161 we were able to purchase a 3D printer to use in technology class. We were able to acquire a Makerbot Mini.

Here it is:

Look for future updates on what students are creating with this 3D printer.

Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess - No School
School resumes on Monday January 5, 2015.
Monday, January 19
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Thursday, January 29
Pre- K Non-Attendance Day

Mon, Feb 16 - Fri, Feb 20
Midwinter Recess - No School
School resumes Monday the 23rd.

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
(Do not include any spaces or periods) Please make sure to enable notifications.


Today, 12/18/2014
High: 46 Low: 36
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/19/2014
High: 43 Low: 33
Partly cloudy
4% chance of precipitation.