During the week of October 13th - 16th, all members of the school community are expected to wear PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Parents and Guardians: Please Join Us for the Upcoming Family Fun Fridays!
Watch out for announcements sent home in your child's folder for specific times your son or daughter's class will be hosting Family Fun activities. Classes will participate in Family Fun Friday by grade according to the dates below:
Grade K - October 23rd
Grades 1 and 2 - October 30th
Grades 3-5 - November 20th
We look forward to seeing you in your son or daughter's classroom!
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:
November 3rd - Election Day
November 11th - Veteran's Day
November 26 -27 - Thanksgiving
November 5th - Dismissal at 11:15 AM
Parent Teacher Conferences:
November 5th: Afternoon 12:20 - 2:20 PM
Evening 4:30 - 7:30 PM
It was wonderful to meet over 300 of our Dads, Step Dads, Uncles, Grandfathers and Big Brothers during “Dad Take Your Child to School Day”! It was terrific to see close to 405 of our families joining us during our “Back to School” Parent Curriculum Night on September 17th and we were thrilled to see about 200 families join us for our first PTA General Meeting on September 29th! Overall, we are off to a great start! We appreciate the time you take to come and meet the wonderful staff at PS 186 as you learn about our Math and Reading Programs, and find out about our school policies so that you may work with your child to ensure that he/she have a successful school year!
Please continue to support your child by checking and signing his/her homework nightly.
It would be extremely valuable if you found 30 minutes each day for your child to read. Encourage them to talk to you about their daily activities at school. Communication is the key!
We would like to remind you that we are following a school uniform policy. All students are asked to wear white or powder blue collared tops and navy blue/black pants or skirts. School Spirit days are the first Fridays of each month.
We would also like to remind you that we encourage all our students to attend school daily and to be punctual. These good habits will be a valuable lesson for them.
Your cooperation in making sure that your child arrives to school on time (line-up begins at 7:50 AM) and has good attendance is appreciated.
Please do not address any questions with your child’s teacher at line up or dismissal. For the safety of all children, the teachers must be attentive to their classes. Talking to parents will take the teacher’s focus away from the children. Please send a note so that an appointment can be scheduled with your child’s teacher. Your cooperation on this matter is greatly appreciated.
Please find time to sign up for REMIND with your child’s classroom teacher. This is a free valuable tool to stay connected with important information and reminders. Please make sure that we have your correct phone numbers on file in the main office so that you don’t miss out any phone messages as well.
Your children will be coming home with usernames and passwords for RAZ-KIDS (a reading on-line program) and IXL (an on-line math program). Please encourage them to log on each and every day!
Important Dates to Know
October 2 Our First School Spirit Day!
October 5 Breast cancer Awareness kick-off! Bring in your dimes!
October 5 PTA Candy Sale Kick-Off
October 10 Columbus day Parade – Join our Cheerleaders for the march!
October 12 No School! Columbus day.
October 13 -16 Wear Pink all week! Pink Bracelets will be sold during lunch.
October 15 School Leadership Team Meeting
October 16 Breast cancer Awareness Bake Sale
October 20 PTA General Meeting @ 8:30 am
October 23 PTA Halloween Snack Sale!
October 29 School Leadership Team Meeting
October 30 Halloween Parade - More information will follow
November 2-9 Fall Book Fair
November 3 Election day - No School For Students
November 5 Parent Teacher Conferences / Half Day
November 6 School Spirit Day!
November 11 Veterans Day-No School!
Mrs. Bayan Cadotte
Kicking Off the 2015 - 2016 School Year !
It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and the new school year is quickly approaching.
Wednesday September 9th is the first day of school. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes will be on a special dismissal schedule.
We hope students had fun with the Summer Reading Challenge. Students should be prepared to bring all books and completed learning packets for the Summer Reading Challenge with them on September 9th.
Important September Dates:
Wednesday September 9th - School Session Begins For All Students.
Thursday September 10th - NIA ExpandEd Program Begins for all PRE-REGISTERED students.
Monday September 14th - SCHOOL CLOSED (ROSH HASHANAH)
Tuesday September 15th - SCHOOL CLOSED (ROSH HASHANAH)
Wednesday September 23rd - SCHOOL CLOSED ( YOM KIPPUR)
Thursday September 24th - SCHOOL CLOSED (EID AL - ADHA)
We look forward to working with you to make sure our students have a fun and productive year ahead!
PLEASE SEE COMPLETE SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS FOR THE 2015 - 2016 SCHOOL YEAR LINKED BELOW IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES: