P.S. 186 MISSION STATEMENT
The educational community of P.S. 186 is committed to ensuring that all students strive for
and achieve excellence in academics, arts and citizenship. We promote strong communication
between the home and school to plan an instructional program that challenges and engages
students’ thinking and creativity through school and home experiences. Language, ethnic and
cultural diversity are respected as enhancements to student learning.
The P.S. 186 Instructional Focus
We will foster a growth mindset in all students to develop their ability to self-regulate and persevere within interdisciplinary units. Student supports will include the use of
instructional protocols, scaffolds, and data driven strategy groups. Collaboration, empathy, and leadership will be encouraged both in and out of the classroom so we are
“Heads Above the Rest!”
Bayan Ebeid- Cadotte Principal
Mary Grace Altilio Assistant Principal
Michael D’Onofrio Assistant Principal
Dana Marie Ragaglia Assistant Principal
- Main Office- (718) 236-7071
- Nurse- Christine Gargano (718) 236-7071 x3551
- Parent Coordinator- Elaine Delaney (347)563-4585; (718) 236– 7071 x1031
- NIA/ExpandEd Director- Vivian Barretto (718) 236– 7071 x1032 ; (917) 757- 8957
Program Director- Vivian Barretto
Assistant Director- Randy Cornish
We are proud to offer an ExpandEd school day to students in grades 1-5. Our NIA ExpandED Proigram offers extended opportunities for students to engage in enrichment courses in the arts and sciences as well as provide them with academic support. This program is maintained through a strong partnership between PS 186, NIA Community Services Network and ExpandED. Dismissal is promptly at 5:20 PM. We ask that families be respectful of the program end time. The program offers students a variety of enrichment and academic opportunities such as Zumba, Dance, Cheerleading, Physical Fitness, Playworks Games, Art, Theater, Science and Technology. The ExpandED Program provides support with homework as well as programs that build character, social and emotional growth, community awareness, appreciation for the arts and opportunities to build academic success. For more information or to contact our program director Vivian Barreto, please call (718) 236-7071 ext. 1032.
A free and nutritious breakfast is available to all students from 7:20- 7:50 AM each school day. Students who wish to join us for breakfast should enter the building through the main entrance no earlier than 7:20 AM. After breakfast they will be escorted to their line-up area by our staff. Students who arrive after 7:50 AM will receive a “grab and go” breakfast to bring to their classroom.
Morning line-up begins at 7:50 AM each day. Students should enter through the main schoolyard gates on either 76th or 77th Street. During the fall and spring, students will be lining up in the schoolyard according to their class. During the winter months or inclement weather, students will use the same schoolyard gates on 76th or 77th street to enter the school building directly and assume their indoor line-up spots. Grades K through 2 will line up in the assigned gymnasium and Grades 3 through 5 will line up in the auditorium. Teachers will meet their classes at their assigned line up area at 8:00 a.m. and escort them quietly to the classroom.
P.S. 186 is a uniform school. Children are expected to come to school in uniform Monday through Thursday. Friday is a dress down day. The school uniform consists of a white or light blue shirt collared shirt and black or navy blue bottoms (slacks, skirts or shorts). On the first Friday of every month students are encouraged to wear their gold school spirit shirts. Also, students will wear these shirts on class trips and other special occasions.
Please see samples of the uniforms below:
Uniforms can be purchased from a number of retailers.
All students will be dismissed Monday through Friday as follows:
- K-1 will be dismissed in the schoolyard at 2:10 PM
- Grade 2-3 will be dismissed in the schoolyard at 2:20 PM
- Grade 4 will be dismissed from the 76th Street exit onto the sidewalk at 2:15 PM
- Grade 5 will be dismissed from the 77th Street exit onto the sidewalk at 2:15 PM
You must let your child’s teacher know who will meet him/her at dismissal. Only those people indicated on the emergency blue cards will be allowed to pick up your child from school. NO EXCEPTIONS. Only persons 18 years or older should be listed on the emergency blue card. Only fourth and fifth grade students will have permission to walk home alone if a parent chooses to complete the ‘walk home alone’ form.
Early Dismissal: For security reasons, no child in any grade will be dismissed early unless picked up by a parent/guardian and signed out at the main office. Please do not go up to the classroom. Our office personnel will send for the child. Prior notification, in writing, must be arranged for an early pick-up. Please make every effort to schedule appointments outside of school hours. Early pick-ups are strongly discouraged because of the disruption it causes to classroom instruction. Any parent picking up at 2 PM may be asked to wait for regular dismissal time.