School Events & Reminders

May 26, 2016                                                                                 

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is almost here!

During the final weeks that remain, we ask for your assistance in making sure your children come to school on time, continue to wear their school uniform, bring in their homework each and every day, and be prepared to work. Each day counts! Our teachers are working very hard to prepare your children for next year’s curriculum.

Please take note of some important dates to know.  We have many exciting events coming up in June and we wouldn’t want you to miss anything!

May 30            Memorial Day – No School           
June 1            Wellness Night/Spring Concert – Event begins at 5:00 PM
June 2            Senior Trip
June 3            Carnival for students
June 7            Kindergarten Orientation @ 2:30PM       
June 8            Dance Festival – Gr. PK-2 @ 8:45 AM
June 9            Anniversary Day - No School for Students
June 10         Senior Dance 3:30PM – 6:15PM
                    District 20 Arts Festival at McKinley
June 13         Field Day Gr. 3 – 5 @ 8:45 AM
June 14         No School for Students
June 17         Cyclones Night @ 7:00 PM MCU Park Coney Island
June 18         Relay for Life (Ft. Hamilton H.S. Field)
June 20         PK Stepping-Up @ 9:00 AM
June 21         PK Orientation @ 2:30PM (Room 101)
June 22         Kindergarten Moving-Up @ 8:30 AM
June 24         5th Grade Graduation @ 8:30 AM
June 28         Last Day of School (half-day)
July 5 August 4th - Big Apple Games (Mon. - Thur.)



 Bayan Cadotte


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

Today, 7/27/2016
High: 93 Low: 73
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/28/2016
High: 88 Low: 74
5% chance of precipitation.