English as a Second Language family breakfast

Scholars By The Bay is inviting all

English as a Second Language families to a

        Breakfast Celebrating Our

            Community Diversity

                 Monday, March 9, 2015


Parent involvement plays a key role in creating a school and a community that is welcoming of all cultural backgrounds. We would like to hear your voices and ideas to support and enhance the growth of our community.

Translation will be available in:  Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Greek, Turkish & Russian.

Maria Ortega NYCitizenship Program,  Mayor’s Office

The office that provides FREE citizenship application assistance. NYCitizenship offers free immigration information, application assistance and financing options to anyone interested in beginning the naturalization process.


"Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where 
people come from and where they are going”  By
Rita Mae Brown

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 




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Wednesday, March 4
Test Prep
2:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Grades 3-5
D25 CEC Meeting
7:00 PM
All parents are invited
Thursday, March 5
Together in Dance
8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
 1-118, K124, K123, K127/129 
Test Prep
2:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Grades 3-5
Sunday, March 8
Daylight Savings Time Begins

Today, 3/4/2015
High: 39 Low: 26
Rain likely
99% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/5/2015
High: 27 Low: 10
90% chance of precipitation.