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School Events & Reminders

*** The NIA ExpandEd Program will begin on Thursday September 10th for all PRE-REGISTERED students. If you have any questions, please call the Program Director at 917-757-8957. ***



Students must return the books they received for summer reading on the first day of school, Tuesday September 9th. 

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!                     

Sincerely, 

 
Bayan Cadotte

Principal

PLEASE SEE COMPLETE SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS FOR THE 2015 - 2016 SCHOOL YEAR LINKED BELOW IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES:
ARABIC.pdf
ENGLISH.pdf
SPANISH.pdf
RUSSIAN.pdf
CHINESE.pdf


SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Don't Forget!!!

All students should make sure they read BOTH summer reading books and complete the accompanying packets by the first day of school. Click the link below for the list of all summer reading titles
:


Summer Challenge Titles Memo.docx






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! 

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https://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login



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


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IXLwww.ixl.com

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.


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    www.mindplay.com

(FOR SELECT STUDENTS)

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. 

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https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

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 HOURS

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, 9/4/2015
High: 83 Low: 64
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/5/2015
High: 81 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.