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District 20 CEC Meeting

Carmen Farina, Chancellor of NYC Public Schools, will be addressing families and staff at the upcoming District 20 CEC meeting. Please click one of the translated flyers below for more information. 

District 20 Grading Policy

PS 186 is participating in the district-wide grading policy to ensure all students are graded consistently and fairly across all schools and classrooms.

The grading policy is used to determine students' report card grades as specified below:



Grading Guidelines


Weighted Value







92 - 100%





80 – 91%





65 – 79%





Below 65%




October Parent Letter

October 2016

Dear Parents,

It was wonderful to meet over 300 of our Dads, Stepdads, Uncles, Grandfathers and Big Brothers during “Dad Take Your Child to School Day” on September 20th! It was also terrific to see close to 405 of our families joining us during our “Back to School” Parent Curriculum Conferences on September 22nd. We appreciate the time you took to come and meet your child’s teacher, learn about our Math and Reading Programs, and find out about our school policies so that you may work with your child to 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 the school uniform policy. All students are asked to wear white or powder blue collared tops and navy blue/black pants or skirts. We have found that school uniforms help set a serious and focused tone in our building. Back by popular demand, Fridays have been designated “Dress Down Fridays”.

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.

We are pleased to announce that all grade level and cluster goals will be posted on our school website. Please visit to find out what your children will be focusing on at school during the month of October.

Important Dates to Know

October 7          Our First School Spirit Day! – Don’t forget to wear your school spirit shirts! (New shirts will be distributed.)
October 7-14   National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (We will be selling pink bracelets during lunchtime)
October 14       Wear Pink Day!
October 8         Columbus Day Parade-Our Show Choir members will be marching! Come join us! Everyone is invited to march! Don’t forget to wear your school spirit shirts!
October 10      Columbus Day-No School
October 12      Yom Kippur- No School
October 18      PTA Meeting @ 7:00 PM
October 31      Halloween Parade-More information will follow JDRF Walk
November 1- November 4      Book Fair
November 3     Parent Teacher Conferences – 1/2 day of school 11:20 dismissal (More information to follow)
November 8     Election Day-No School!
November 11   Veterans Day-No School!


Ms. Bayan Ebeid-Cadotte