Welcome to P.S. 161 Arthur Ashe School



Click on the "Parent Support" Link for details and events in June 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 June

June 1 - Grade 1 Awards - 8:30 am

June 2 - Grade 2 Awards - 8:30 am
Senior Trip

June 3 - Grade 4 Awards

PTA Exec. Bd. Mtg.

6-8 pm

June 4 - Brooklyn Queens Day
No School for Students

June 5 - School Wide BBQ
Crazy Hat Day

June 6 - Ruben Wills

Aloha to Summer Family Fun Day at

Smokey Oval Park

12pm - 4 pm

Atlantic Ave. 125th Street& 126th Street 

June 9 - Grade 5 Awards - 8:30 am

Half Day
Early Dismissal for Students at 11:20 am

June 10 - Grade 3 Awards - 8:30 am

PTA Gen. Mem. Mtg.

6-8 pm

June 11 - Grade 4 Awards - 8:30 am

Career Day

8:30 - 11: am

June 13 - Family Fun Day
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

June 15 - Half Day for Students
Early Dismissal at 11:20 am

June 18 - Grade 5 Prom

12:30- 4:30 pm

June 19 - Grade 5 Graduation
Time: 8:30 am

June 22 - Kindergarten Moving-Up Ceremony
Time: 8:30 am

June 23 - Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony 
Time: 8:30 am

June 26 - Last Day of School
Half Day
Early Dismissal for Students at 11:20 am

Have a Great Summer!

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To view Principal's Welcome Letter,
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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



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.






Grade 2   





To view the NYC Instructional Expectations
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