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.

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.

Check out the pictures of PS161 at the Lego League Qualifier!

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.

Fri, Apr 3 - Fri, Apr 10
Spring Break - No School
School resumes Monday the 13th.
Thursday, April 23
Pre-K Non Attendence Day

Today, 3/4/2015
High: 44 Low: 27
86% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/5/2015
High: 28 Low: 12
83% chance of precipitation.

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.