Hello Families! We hope that everyone is having a safe and relaxing summer. Please fill out the following school survey as soon as possible to help us in our planning for next year. It is important that you fill out a SEPARATE survey for each of your children who attends P.S. 161. 
Remember, you can change the language of the Google form by opening the form in Google Chrome and then right clicking (on a PC) or by holding down the control button and clicking the mouse (on a Mac). A menu will appear and you can choose the option "translate this page". You will then be able to chose a language from the upper right hand corner of your browser.

PS161Q 2020-2021 Supply Lists

If we return to the school building in September, please use the lists to purchase the necessary class supplies.

 Pre-K Supply List.docx 

Kindergarten Supply List.docx

1st Grade Supply List.docx   

2nd Grade Supply List.docx  

 Third Grade Supply List.pdf 

4th Grade Supply List.docx  

5th Grade Supply List.doc  


Remote Learning Survey

Learning at home has created an entirely new approach to education, and we want to hear how it has been working for you and your family. We are asking you to take a short survey to help us collect feedback about your experience with remote learning. The survey is:

  • Available in all DOE languages
  • Anonymous for all respondents
  • The same for all boroughs (survey is divided by borough to make it easier for you to identify your school name)

The results of the survey will help schools to continue to support families and students in the current learning environment.

Take the Remote Learning Survey 

Who can take the survey?

  • All Parents/guardians of DOE students in any grade
  • Students in grades six through twelve

Please take the survey by May 1, 2020. The survey is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

Select the borough where you or your child attends school to take the survey. 

Click Here to go to the website


COVID 19-Resources 


Chancellor's Letter to Families on April 11, 2020  NYCDOE Families_April_11_2020.pdf 

Chancellor's Letter about Spring Recess  Coronavirus Update for Families-Spring Recess_April 3 2020.pdf 

How To Get Your Kids To Stop Touching Their Faces Click Here

Chancellor's Message to Families-dated March 22, 2019 Click Here

Remote Learning Device Request Form Click Here

Find a Free Meal Location Near You Click Here

NYCDOE Regional Enrichment Center Enrollment Form Click Here