Welcome to P.S. 161 Arthur Ashe School


Saturday, August 23, 2014


Click on the "Parent Support" Link for details and events in June located on the left side.

You can also review the
"Parent Activity Calendar"
The Month Of June
at this link

The New York City Department of Education's
Achievement Reporting and Innovation System.

Also for educators to locate information to improve student's learning.


Parents can explore data on their child's academic achievement.
Just click on the above website or the Aris Parent Link

Type in your child's Student ID#
Type in your password
This information can be obtained by contacting the Parent Coordinator, Ms. Kathy Knowles, at P.S. 161Q. 
Every parent is issued a temporary password.  You must change the password at your first log-in.

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.

In the Parent Room

Remember The Following Dates
For the Month of June

June 2 - Grade 5 Class Trip to Club Getaway
Grade One Awards Ceremony

In the Auditorium
9:00 a.m.
Grade Four Science Objective Test in Classrooms

June 3 -  Grade 4 - Performing Arts in the Auditorium, 
 1/2 Day - Early Dismissal For Students

June 4 - Math Fluency Festival: Math Leads

June 5 - Chancellor's Conference Day
No School for Students

June 9 - 1/2 Day - Students Dismissed at 11:45 a.m.
Grade 3  Awards Ceremony 
In the Auditorium
Time: 9:00 a.m.

June 10 - Grade 5 Award Ceremony
In the Auditorium
Time: 9:00 a.m.

June 11 - Grade 2 Award Ceremony
In the Auditorium
Time: 9:00 a.m.
PTA Gen. Mtg
Time: 6:00 p.m.

June 12 - Career Day


June 13 - Annual School-Wide BBQ

June 14 - Family Fun Day

Time: 8:45 a.m.

June 16 - Grade Four Awards

In the Auditorium
Time: 9:05 a.m.

June 18 - Fifth Grade Prom

PTA Meeting, Elections 6-8 p.m.

June 20 - Grade 5 Graduation
In The Auditorium
Time: 9:00 a.m.

June 23 - Kindergarten Graduation
In the Auditorium
Time: 9:00 a.m.

June 24 - PreK Moving Up Ceremony
End Term Celebration
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Time: 9:00 a.m.

June 25 - Parent Appreciation and Silent Auction
Parent Room
Time: 1:00 p.m.

June 26 - Last Day of School for Teachers and Students
1/2 Day - Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

Have a Restful and Fun Summer

September 5 - Students Return To School


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


School Goals


1.  ELA:
We will improve our higher order thinking by close reading of standard-setting texts, through implementation of the ReadyGen Literacy Program.

2.  Math:
We will increase our ability to develop Math reasoning and processing skills within the "major works" each grade, through implementation of the GoMath Program.

3.  Shared Path to Success:
We will improve our ability to deliver RTI to at-risk and special needs students, according to Shared Path To Success.

4.  Teacher Effectiveness:

We will implement the new NYC Teacher Effectiveness program, supported by three hours per month of PD reflective of the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching.

To view the Curriculum Map for the ReadyGen Reading Program, Click on the grade link below:



 Kindergarten    CurriculummapgradeKunit3ModuleA.docx


Grade     Curriculummapgrade1unit3ModuleA.docx


Grade 2    Curriculummapgrade2unit3ModuleA.docx


Grade     Curriculummapgrade3unit2ModuleB.docx

        Grade       Curriculummapgrade4unit2ModuleB.docx

Grade     Curriculummapgrade5unit2ModuleB.docx

To view the NYC Instructional Expectations
Click the Link Below