School Events & Reminders

Dear Parents,

            We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Thank you for bringing in your donations and for wearing pink!  We thank our Pre-K and Kindergarten families for joining us for Family Fun Friday and we look forward to seeing many more parents on October 30th when our Grade 1 and 2 families join us for some fun.  We will be parading around the building at 10:15 AM to show off our costumes and to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Please join us by standing curbside around the perimeter of the building. 

            We strongly encourage all our families to attend Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 5th to pick up your child’s report card and to discuss your child’s progress.  Our Book Fair will be set up so that you may stop by to support your child’s love of reading!

Please continue to support your child by checking and signing his/her homework nightly.  Encourage them to talk to you about their daily activities at school.  Communication is key!

            We would like to remind parents that morning line-up begins at 7:50 AM.  No child should be left in the schoolyard before that time.  All ball playing, playground time and running must come to an end at 7:50 AM and parents should leave the schoolyard at this time.  Students should not be leaving the schoolyard area to go to the corner store once they are dropped off in the schoolyard.

            We would also like to remind you that we are following the school uniform policy.  All students are asked to wear white or powder blue collared tops and navy blue/black pants or skirts.  We appreciate your cooperation on this initiative.  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 is appreciated.


Important Dates to Know

October 30              Family Fun Friday for Grades 1 and 2

October 30              Halloween Parade around the block 10:15 AM

                               JDRF Walk (Walk for Juvenile Diabetes)

November 3             No School for Students – Election Day

November 2-9         Book Fair

November 5            Half Day – Dismissal will be at 11:15 AM

                              Parent-Teacher Conferences                   *Report Cards will be

                              Afternoon 12:20 – 2:20 PM                      distributed to parents during

                              Evening    4:30 – 7:30 PM

November 6            School Spirit Day!  Don’t forget to wear your gold with burgundy t-shirts!

November 6            The Giraffe store opens!  Get ready to spend your Giraffe Bucks!

November 11           No School – Veterans Day

November 13           School Leadership Team Meeting

November 17          PTA General meeting 7:00 PM    

November 19           School Leadership Team Meeting

November 20           Family Fun Friday for Grades 3, 4, & 5      

November 26-27     Happy Thanksgiving!   No School


Mrs. Bayan Cadotte, Principal


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

PS 186 School-Wide Grading Policy

Parents and Guardians,

Please see the information below regarding the grading policy used to determine subject averages as they appear on your son or daughter's report card:

Grading Guidelines


Weighted Value







92 - 100%





80 – 91%





65 – 79%





Below 65%




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!

Important Information for Parents

Important Websites to Support Learning at Home

At PS 186, we are committed to ensuring students have personalized learning opportunities that fit their needs. The resources listed below are available to our students, so ask your son or daughter about how they are using them in school and how they might support their progress by logging in at home! 



Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes. 



With unlimited questions in more than 4,000 math and English language arts skills, there is always something new and exciting to learn on IXL. Thanks to vibrant images, colorful illustrations, and meaningful content at every turn, learning has never been just so much fun. Start your children on the road to success and help them become more confident students. You'll appreciate how IXL tracks their progress and keeps you informed every step of the way. Watch and be amazed as they master new topics and become proficient in essential skills.




Students receive one-on-one support and an individualized learning plan in phonics, reading comprehension and fluency. We will notify you if your child has access to a Mindplay account and provide more information regarding how you can support your child in this program. 



GoMath!, Journeys and Science Fusion Curriculum Portal

You can access materials for your child’s Math and English textbooks here. Other resources include instructional videos and activities that students can work on in preparation for the upcoming school year. 


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