News and Announcements

    The New School Day Hours Are:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 am- 2:20 pm


    Kindergarten - Leaves from small kindergarten yard next to parking lot on 124th Street
    1st and 2nd Grades - Leave from the main school yard.
    3rd Grade - Leaves from the tower into yard facing 125th Street.

    4th and 5th Grades - Leave from door on 124th Street between main entrance and parking lot.


    Check out the NY1 Video of the Grade 2 Class that participated in the "Trees for Threes" Event at Alley Pond Park
    on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

    Click on the link below:

    P. S. 161 Is Proud to Announce

    We Are the Recipients of
    $100,000 Grant



    and the
    Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Funds were used to improve
    Learning Environment



    Congratulations to Adam Nasir and Lincoln Saha
    on winning a contest for best essay!
    Topic was "Most Influential Leader" for Black History Month.  Senator Sanders visited P.S. 161Q and presented each winner with a $25.00 gift certificate!


    Congratulations to all the students in grades 1 - 5 who will have their Haiku Poems published in this year's
    Young American Poetry Digest!
    A copy of the book will be in the school's library in October!

    It's Official!
    Several students' poems have been officially registered and published in the Young American Poetry Digest 2014.  

    Congratulations to those students-
    We are all proud of you!

    The young American Poetry Digest, A National School's Project, is designed to share our youth's talents with others and to provide a national publishing opportunity for young poets.   The young American Poetry Digest represents the imaginative efforts of students of all ages from nearly every state in the nation.

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