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Kindergarten Admissions Information & Guide Now Available:

Myschools opens up for parents on December 5th and will close on January 14.

Get the 2019 Kindergarten and Gifted & Talented Admissions Guide here



Applying to kindergarten is an exciting first step in your child’s elementary school journey. New York City students apply to kindergarten in the year they turn five. Between late November 2018 and January 14, 2019, apply to kindergarten by submitting a kindergarten application. You can apply to up to 12 kindergarten programs. You can also schedule your child to take the Gifted & Talented (G&T) test. Students who get a high enough score can then apply to kindergarten G&T programs. Use this admissions guide to learn about how to apply to kindergarten, how to study for the G&T test and participate in G&T admissions, and how students get kindergarten and G&T offers. Find schools near you on our district maps. Then visit to learn more about them and apply.

MySchools is both an online directory of NYC public schools and a personalized application for your child. Now you can explore NYC public schools, find choices for your application, and apply—all in one place.



Upcoming Events

  • Midwinter Recess (schools closed)

  • Spring Recess (schools closed)

  • Memorial Day (schools closed)

  • Eid al-Fitr (schools closed)

  • Anniversary Day

    Students do not attend school.

    Chancellor’s Conference Day for Staff Development.

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Reminder - Box Tops

Please help PS161Q by sending in all your Box Tops!

SAVE/CLIP/SEND in your Box Tops! 


  Click arrow to learn more about ways to raise money for our school.  





 Monthly Trip Challenge 

PS 161 is proud to present the Monthly Trip Challenge!  Earn Arthur Ashe Dollars for your class by going on free/paid trips or viewing the “What to Watch”.

 Send in proof of your trip with a receipt, ticket-stub, or picture OR send them electronically to the teacher to earn the dollars!

 Here is the list for the rest of this school year:




NYCDOE P.S. Art Winners!!!

P.S. Art 2018


Each year P.S. Art acknowledges outstanding artwork and exemplary instruction in grades pre K to 12 through a citywide competition, exhibition and catalogue.




 Click below to reveal winners and learn more!