Welcome to P.S. 161 Arthur Ashe School


Sunday, January 25, 2015




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

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.

Join Ms. Hoder in January
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am
January 16
In the Parent Room

Remember The Following Dates
For the Month of January

January 1 - New Year's Day

January 5, 2015
  Staff and Students Return to School
School Will Be Closed
School Reopens January 5, 2015

January 9 - PTA Movie Night
Time: 6:00 pm

January 15 - Parent Workshop
Recipe for Reading
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Grades PK, K, 1 and 2

January 19 - School is Closed
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 21 - Parent Workshop
"Writing": The Common Core Standards
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

PTA General Membership Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm

January 29 - Pre-K - Non Attendance Day

January 30 - Parent Workshop
Science Fair Prep
Time: 8:30 am

Click the link below to begin working in

To view Principal's Welcome Letter,
Please click the link below:


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


School Goals


1.  ELA:  We will continue to focus on our growth of  higher order thinking through the use of text-based evidence during student discussion, both verbal and written.

2.  Math:  We will continue to support our growth in  math reasoning through the student's ability to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, during problem-solving activities.

3.  Knowing Your Students:  We will continue to focus on targeted instruction to support knowing all students; SWD, ELL's at-risk and higher ability learners through small group instruction.

4.  Collaborative Professional Learning:  We will continue to be devoted to working with teacher teams in order to support collaborative professional learning, improve teacher effectiveness and bolster teacher leadership.


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


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