Welcome to P.S. 161 Arthur Ashe School


Monday, October 20, 2014


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

You can also review the
"Parent Activity Calendar"
The Month Of October
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.

Join Ms. Hoder on October 24
at 8:30 am
In the Parent Room

Remember The Following Dates
For the Month of October

October 1 - PTA Exec. Bd. Mtg.
Time: 6:00PM

October 2 - Community Education Council Meeting
 Time: 7:30 PM

October 9 - District Middle School Fair
At Forest Hills High School

October 10 - PTA Movie Night
Time: 6:00 PM

October 13 - Columbus Day

School is Closed

October 14 - Kindergarten Parent Workshop
with Mrs. Gabriel
Time: 8:30 AM

October 15 - PTA Membership Meeting
Time: 6:00 PM

October 20 - Parent Workshop
Topic:  Save Energy Save Dollars!
Time: 8:30 AM

October 23 - Pre-K Non- Attendance Day

October 28 - Fun Stuff Cookshop
Time: 8:30 AM

October 21 - Parent Workshop
Video, Discussion & Activity
Time: 8:30 AM
Parents Can Help Children Learn...

October 30 - PTA Halloween Dance

October 31 -

To view Principal's September 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