Welcome to P.S. 161 Arthur Ashe School


Saturday, December 20, 2014




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

You can also review the
"Parent Activity Calendar"
The Month Of December
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 December 19
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am
In the Parent Room

Remember The Following Dates
For the Month of December

December 2 - Middle School Application Deadline

December 3 - PTA Exec. Bd. Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm

December 11 - Parent  Workshop
"Recipe for Reading"
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Grades K-2

December 12 - Picture Re-Take Day

December 16 - Hanukkah
Begins at Sundown

December 17 - Parent Workshop
"Writing": The Common Core Standards
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

PTA General  Mem. Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm
PTA Movie Night
Time: 6:00 pm
Movie To Be Announced

December 23 - Holiday Cookie Swap

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Place: Parent Room

December 24 - Christmas Eve

December 25 - Christmas Day

December 26 - First Day of Kwanzaa

December 24 -January 2 - Winter Recess
School is Closed

December 31 - New Year's Eve

January 1 - New Year's Day

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

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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