School Events & Reminders

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!


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

October, 2015

Dear Parents,

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 !

Dear Parents,

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!                     


Bayan Cadotte



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

Today, 10/13/2015
High: 71 Low: 56
Chance rain showers
30% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/14/2015
High: 68 Low: 48
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.