School Events & Reminders

2014 Parent Surveys are now due!
Please help us to help our school!
Return them today!

P.S. 186 Supports
Autism Awareness

Help us on Friday by wearing blue!
Suggested donation $1.00

PS 186/NIA ExpandED Program
Proudly presents
 March 27, 2014
7:00 pm
Tickets are still available at $5.00 each!

Please join us for a spectacular performance and support our Musical Theater Program

Help Us Celebrate.......

Please check your child's folder for the flyer regarding
  • 100th Day of School Project
  • 100 Item Challenge Food Drive


February 10th - 14th is....

Respect For All Week

Please show your support for this initiative by wearing the following colors:

Monday  wear BLUE to represent RESPECT
Tuesday wear GREEN to represent HONESTY
Wednesday wear PURPLE to represent UNITY
Thursday wear ORANGE to represent FAIRNESS
Friday wear RED for LOVE and CARING

We encourage each child to imitate that characteristic on each day.  Students will be engaged in Respect For All lessons during the school day. 

Have You Filled A Bucket Today?

In honor of Respect For All Week, PS 186 is Filling Buckets!!! Each child recently came home with a "bucket".   Parents were asked to "fill' their bucket with kind words about their child.  "Filling" your child's bucket each day helps build confidence and self esteem.  Let's help build strong and confident kids that are ready to take on the world!

Dear Parents,

            We are already more than halfway through the school year and only 40 school days away from state testing. It’s hard to believe on Friday, February 14th, we will already be celebrating the 100th Day of School!
           Promotion-in-Doubt letters will be sent home during the week of February 4th to students who are in danger of not being promoted to the next grade in June 2014.  Please read through those letters carefully and return the tear-offs to your child’s classroom teacher.  An appointment has been scheduled for you to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress and to develop an action plan that can help your child meet promotional standard
            We would like to remind you that daily attendance and punctuality are good habits that we encourage all our children to have.  Your cooperation in making sure that your child arrives to school on time (8:00 AM for the regular school day) and has good attendance (90% or better) is greatly appreciated.  We would also like to remind you that P.S. 186 follows the school uniform policy.  Your cooperation in assisting your students to meet this mandate is also appreciated.

We look forward to our continued partnership in making sure your children continue to be “Heads Above the Rest”!


Mrs. Bayan Cadotte


Please click below for Important Dates to Remember:



Please encourage your child to use this online system to practice reading skills.
At Tickettoread.com, students can read books, practice decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  Ask your child for their password today!

We are excited to announce a new service to keep our parents informed.   PS 186 along with our generous PTA has purchased SchoolMessenger.  This is a phone messaging service that will make automated phone calls for important reminders, absences and announcements.  In order to make sure we can reach you, please update any changes to your primary phone number. 

 Please visit the main office to make any necessary changes as soon as possible. 

Thanks for your support! 

Outdoor Play During Winter

P.S. 186 believes that children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, there is ice on the playground, or the wind chill factor creates extreme conditions, temperature alone should not be a barrier to outdoor play. We ask for you helping in make sure that children come to school properly prepared for outdoor play.  (i.e. coats, hats, gloves, etc...)

P.T.A. Meeting has been changed to...

 Tuesday, January 28th
7:00 pm

Picture Day has been rescheduled to...

January 29th - 30th

We are excited to announce...

"Breakfast with the Principal"

January 15, 2014
8:30 a.m.

Please join us as we share information about our school, discuss important topics/events
and get to know our school family as well!

Parents of all grades are welcome to attend!
  Please send back the tear-off  to your child's teacher as soon as possible.

Happy New Year to our School Family!

January 10th is Relay for Life Kick-Off Day!

Show your support by wearing your favorite sports jersey!

We are also collecting $1.00 donations.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

Don't Forget!

You can access your Ticket To Read account from home!

 To access information and resources from your child's
Journeys Literacy Program please visit:


School begins for all students at 8:00 am
Breakfast is served 7:20 am- 7:50 am
Dismissal takes place at 2:20 pm

Mon, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 22
Spring Recess
Schools Closed
Wed, Apr 23 - Fri, May 2
NYSESLAT Testing Window

Thursday, April 24
Poem In Your Pocket Day!
Bring a Special Poem to share!
Friday, April 25
PS 186 PTA Auction

Tuesday, April 29
PTA General Meeting
8:30 am
PTA General Meeting at 8:30 AM

Today, 4/21/2014
High: 59 Low: 40
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/22/2014
High: 63 Low: 48
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.