Kindergarten Open House

P.S. 169 will be hosting an Open House for   
 2015-2016 Kindergarten students. 
The Kindergarten Open House will be on
 Thursday, January 7th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
 in the auditorium.

You will be given a tour of the school and the Kindergarten Classrooms. 
The Principal, Assistant Principal, and the Parent Coordinator will be present.

Please do not bring your child.  After the registration process,
you and your child will have an opportunity
to visit together at our Kindergarten Orientation
 which will be held in June.



Giving is a Gift

    Let's give a helping hand to those who are less fortunate than us!


Toys For Tots!

Sponsored by the office of our Assemblyman Mr. Ed Braunstein
Please send in a New Unwrapped Toy. All toys will be donated to families in Queens who may need extra help from Santa this year!
Penny Harvest!

Please don't forget the penny harvest. Send in any change, bills or checks. All donations will be given to Charities chosen by the students.

PS169's Mission Statement

PS 169 is dedicated to creating a nurturing and intellectually
 enriched  environment that develops each child's unique
 capabilities in  a home-school environment.
It is our goal for all children to foster a love of learning,
to stimulate critical thinking, to encourage a caring and compassionate
school community, and to prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
We do this by embracing cultural diversity, building understanding and
tolerance of differences, fostering creativity, developing self esteem,
 employing multiple teaching strategies, integrating the arts,
 exhibiting an elevated degree of professionalism, maintaining high
expectations and applying consistent standards for all children,
 encouraging active parent guardian participation, and involving
the entire school and community in a commitment to excellence
 in all  we do for children.
At PS 169, we cultivate children to coexist in the garden of life
 while displaying their singular characteristics. 

Apply for School Meals Online!

Apply for School Meals Online!

Visit https://www.applyforlunch.com/Home/PickDistrict 
to apply for School Meals online. Families only need to submit one application online for all their children, even if their children attend different types of schools (public, private, or charter).

Complete the application online in any of the seven languages on ACCESS NYC - English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole, or Arabic.

The paper application is still available and families who prefer that method, or would like to apply in a language not available on ACCESS NYC (for example Bengali, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Hindi, Polish, or Urdu) can obtain the application from their child's school.

If you have any questions about the application, they can send an email to
foodcompliance@schools.nyc.gov or call the Office of SchoolFood Help Desk at (718) 707-4400 or toll free at (877) 363-6325.


School Lunch 

Lunch payments can be made by sending a check or cash to the office. Payments can be made weekly, monthly, or yearly. You can also prepay for lunch by using myLunchMoney.com,  a service to prepay for your child’s school lunch using your debit or credit card. Enrolling and funding is simple and completed online. Once your account is established you can check balances, view purchases, and fund the account from your computer.
Your personal and payment card information is protected by the most advanced internet security. 
Go to www.myLunchMoney.com and click ENROLL NOW or call 800-479-3531 for support.

School Lunch Menu

       Common Core Standards

New York State recently adopted a new set of learning standards known as Common Core Standards. These standards will phase in gradually through 2015. The common core standards clearly lay out what students should know and be able to do at every grade to ensure they are college and career ready.

This year all New York City schools will  incorporate Common Core Standards into classroom assignments. For more information please click here 

    ARIS Parent Link
The New York City Department of Education's Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS) provides parents important information about your child's academic progress. State wide test results will be reported in ARIS over the summer. If you need your child’s log in information, please email Orit Foresta at oforesta@schools.nyc.gov

Acuity-New York City Department of Education
              Periodic Assessment Program

Parents can use the Acuity website to track their child's progress on the English Language Arts and Math predictive and Instructionally Targeted Assessments (ITAs) assessments.
The user ID is usually your child's first and last name (typed altogether).
The password is your child's student ID number. If you do not have your child's student ID number, you may call the school to obtain it. If you need any assistance logging to the acuity web site please contact the school.




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Monday, December 22
TADA - Culminating performance
8:30 AM
2nd & 3rd Grades parents are invited.
Time and Place TBA
Basketball Away Game
9:30 AM
At P.S. 129
Tuesday, December 23
January Newsletter to Go Home
Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess
Thursday, December 25
Merry Christmas

Today, 12/20/2014
High: 40 Low: 30
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/21/2014
High: 41 Low: 32
Chance flurries
25% chance of precipitation.