School Calendar

Monday, October 12
School Closed!
Columbus Day (Observed)
Tuesday, October 13
Mark Twain Request for Testing Form DUE!!
Wednesday, October 14
PTA Meeting/Safety Town Hall
@6:00pm PS161 Auditorium. 
Friday, October 16
Track Team Try-outs
Grades 2-5
Thursday, October 22
No School for Pre-K students only.

Daily Announcements

New York City Department of Education School Food
Click Here to see Today's Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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!

PS161 TV

  Watch the 2015 5th Grade Graduation!!
Video 1
Live stream by Ustream Video 2
Live stream by Ustream Video 3
Live stream by Ustream

Watch the 2015
Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremony
Video 1

Video 2
Live broadcast by Ustream

Live video for mobile from Ustream

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!!

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.

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


Technology News

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

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.