• Last Day for Students

  • First Day of School

  • Evening Curriculum Night

    Details will be given out in September

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    Rosh Hashana

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    Italian Heritage | Indigenous People's Day 

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  • Award Ceremonies


    PS 161 End of Year Award Ceremonies

    Join us as Grades 1 - 5 celebrate all of their achievements!

    Monday, June 10th -1st Grade
    Tuesday, June 11th - 2nd Grade
    Wednesday, June 12th - 5th Grade
    Thursday, June 13th - 4th Grade
    Friday, June 14th - 3rd Grade
    All ceremonies begin at 8:15 in the school auditorium.

    Please reach out to your child's teacher with any questions.

  • Summer Resources - virtual parent workshop

    Join us as we go over some resources and activities that you can do over the summer.

    Summer Resources - Virtual Parent Workshop

    Tuesday, June 11 · 6:00 – 7:00pm
    Zoom Meeting Link :
    Zoom ID : 989 6688 3107
    Passcode : 062303

    We will have a Spanish speaking translator! 
    See you soon!

  • Coffee Hour With Ms. Hoder

    Come join us on Friday, May 31st at 1pm. We always enjoy getting together and having great conversations.

    Feel free to share any ideas and thoughts with our Principal, Ms. Hoder.

    We will have refreshments!

  • Financial Parent Workshop

    Financial Parent Workshop!

    Join us tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, May 22nd at 5pm.

    Google Meet:
    Phone: +1 413-337-2307‬ PIN: ‪615 830 661‬#

    - Understand how money works
    - 401Ks, IRAs, Life Insurance, Investments, Wills, Etc.
    - Business opportunity

    Translation in Spanish and Punjabi will be available.

    Alisa Abrahim - Parent Coodinator

  • Title I May Meeting

    May's Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting
    Honoring Mothers

    Monday, May 20th, 2024 at 5:30pm
    Join us for a chance to win great prizes!!

    - Benefits of Parental Involvement
    - A report from our Superintendent
    - A Mother's Tongue
    - Let's GLOW Read

    Discussion -
    Mayoral Accountability in our School

    Join this link:

    Phone Number : +1 541-933-0317 PIN - 900589516

  • Hybrid CEC 28 Meeting

    Dear D28 Community,

    Please join us at the next Hybrid CEC 28 Calendar and Business Meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 6:30pm. Please see the attached agenda for your reference.

    CEC 28 June Hybrid Calendar and Business Meeting
    Date & Time: June 6, 2024, at 6:30PM
    In-Person location: District 28 Office at 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11435
    Join Via ZOOM
    Register here:

    For Spanish Interpretation
    Dial: 347-966-4114 / PIN: 818 395 046#

  • 2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration


    Kindergarten offers have already been sent out. Many of you have accepted but there are a few that never responded.

    Remember, you will have to complete registration again. We are completing registration every day between 8am and 10am. You will need to bring your child's birth certificate/passport, two proofs of income and vaccine records.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to me.

    Alisa Abrahim- Parent Coordinator

  • Summer Spirit Wear!

    The P.S. 161 Summer Spirit Wear Sale starts on Tuesday! Choose from hundreds of designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! You'll save 25% off the entire site! New product lines include Nike and Adidas!


    Shop at

  • Autism Walk

    On Saturday, there will be an Autism walk & Resource Fair!

    Come and join us as we represent our school, our students and our families in our community. Wear your school blazers wear or navy blue. Make signs supporting autism awareness. Let's walk together!

    The walk begins at 1pm at Smokey Park. See the flyer for more details.

    See you on Saturday, May 4th!

  • School Spirit Wear!

    P.S. 161 has launched an official online spirit wear store. Choose from hundreds of designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days!

    To celebrate the grand opening, use code SPIRIT507 to receive 25% off and get free shipping on orders over $60.

    Shop at

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2024-2025 New York City Public Schools Calendar

Below are links to download the NYCDOE school calendar for this school year.  The calendars are in different languages.







Contact Us

Jill Hoder, Principal

Melissa Katz, Assistant Principal

Address: 101-33 124th Street , Richmond Hill, New York 11419

Telephone: 718-441-5493. Fax: 718-441-6202. email: