D E C E M B E R
Click on the "Parent Support" Link for dates and events in December located on the left side.
Coffee Hour With The Principal
The setting for the coffee hours are casual.
This is a time set aside for you to have open discussions
with our Principal, Ms. Jill Hoder,
for a Monthly Coffee Hour.
Remember The Following Dates
For the Month of December
December 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 - Smile Mobile Dental
December 7 - PTA Exec. Board Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm
December 9 - Picture Re-Take Day
December 13 - SLT Meeting
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
December 14 - Parent Workshop
Math in the Classroom
Time: 8:45 am, Grades 3-5
December 15 - Parent Workshop:
Math in the Classroom
8:45 am, Grades K-2
December 22 - Parent Cookie Swap Party
Time: 12:00 noon
December 26 - January 2
Winter Recess- School is Closed
All staff and students are due back to school
January 3, 2017
Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season
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We Are Proud To Announce That P.S. 161Q
Has Been Selected As A Reward School From the
State of New York! The Arthur Ashe School is one
of four schools in the Department of Education
That Has Received This Honor!
Please take time to check your child's folders/backpacks for
notices that are sent home to you by the school.
We Are Proud to Announce
P.S. 161 Received An
On Our School's Progress Report
Click the link below to review
A. Rigorous Instruction: We will continue to focus our growth on using non-fiction sources to create evidence-based debates and persuasive writing pieces.
B. Supportive Environment (School/class culture, whereby students feel safe, supported and challenged by teachers and peers.
- Throughout the school day, whole and small group instruction will include scaffolds offering strategies and customized materials specific to the needs of every student.
C. Collaborative Teachers (Teachers committed to success of the school)
- Professional development will focus on increasing teachers' ability to motivate, inspire and support students tracking their own progress towards establishing and revising their own goal.
D. Effective School Leadership (Principals lead by example - professional growth social and emotional support drives student achievement)
- In alignment with the school goals, individual teacher goals will be established and monitored through the reflective teacher observation process.
E. Strong Family and Community ties: (Everyone works toward shared goal-improving student outcomes.
- We will offer an increased variety of opportunities for parents to be engaged in our learning community by supporting parents in Common Core Curriculum based activities.
To view the NYC Instructional Expectations
Click the Link Below