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Parent Support Letter Week One-March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020


Dear Parent/Guardians,

We know how difficult these times are for everyone. We want you to know the P.S. 163 school community is here to support you. We understand how stressful being a parent is; supporting your family, working from home, and now, helping your children with their on-line school work.

We want you to know if you need help or support with technology, instruction, or emotionally, we are here for you.

  • Your child’s teacher is available to answer any of your questions or concerns. They can give you resources to help.
  • Our school aides are calling daily to check in with you and your children. They too are there to help. 
  • Check the School’s website as it is updated daily with news, and if needed, additional activities for you.

Please have your child sign on to Google classroom MySchools Account everyday and have your child do their best to complete their work. Our teachers understand that some children may not be able to be online during certain hours. Please know that students’ work will be accepted if completed outside of the regular school day.

If you or your child becomes ill and unable to log on, contact your child’s teacher. Please be assured they will have an opportunity to make up the work.

If you need additional activities for your children at home please check the NYCDOE website . Make sure your child is reading independently everyday. Have your child draw or write in a journal everyday, responding to what they have read or recording their thoughts and feelings.

As always, the administrative team is here to help. Please feel free to contact: 

Grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4 Mrs. Kaul  

Grades 1, 3, 5 Mr. Barone  

For Pupil Personnel Mrs. Helen Chang  

For all other concerns Mrs. Marsaggi 

Be well and stay safe. We will get through this challenging time together.

With Warm Regards,

Francine A. Marsaggi



我們知道這些時候對每個人來說都是多麼困難。我們希望您知道P.S. 163學校社區在這里為您提供支持。我們知道做父母有多大壓力;支持您的家人,在家中工作,以及現在,幫助您的孩子完成在線功課。


  • 您孩子的老師可以回答您的任何問題或疑慮。他們可以為您提供幫助的資源。
  • 我們的學校助手每天都在致電您和您的孩子。他們也有幫助。
  • 檢查學校的網站 因為該網站每天都會更新新聞,並在需要時為您提供其他活動。

請每天讓您的孩子登錄Google教室MySchools帳戶 並請您的孩子盡最大努力完成工作。我們的老師知道,某些孩子可能在某些時段無法上網。請注意,如果學生在正常上課時間以外完成工作,則該工作將被接受。


如果您需要在家中為孩子做更多活動,請訪問NYCDOE網站 確保您的孩子每天獨立閱讀。讓您的孩子每天在日記中畫畫或書寫,以回應他們所閱讀的內容或記錄他們的想法和感受。

與往常一樣,行政團隊將在這里為您提供幫助。請隨時聯繫:幼兒園至Pre-K,K,2,4年級   1、3、5年級

Helen 對於所有其他問題,





Estimados padres / tutores,

Sabemos lo difíciles que son estos tiempos para todos. Queremos que sepas que la comunidad escolar está aquí para apoyarlo. Entendemos lo estresante que es ser padre; apoyando a su familia, trabajando desde casa y ahora, ayudando a sus hijos con sus tareas escolares en línea.

Queremos que sepa si necesita ayuda o apoyo con tecnología, instrucción o emocionalmente, estamos aquí para ayudarlo.

  • El maestro de su hijo está disponible para responder cualquiera de sus preguntas o inquietudes. Pueden darle recursos para ayudar.
  • Nuestros ayudantes escolares están llamando diariamente para registrarse con usted y sus hijos. Ellos también están ahí para ayudar. 
  • Visite el sitio web de la escuela , ya que se actualiza diariamente con noticias y, si es necesario, actividades adicionales para usted.

Haga que su hijo inicie sesión en la cuenta de MySchools de Google en el aula  todos los días y haga que su hijo haga todo lo posible para completar su trabajo. Nuestros maestros entienden que algunos niños pueden no estar en línea durante ciertas horas. Tenga en cuenta que el trabajo de los estudiantes será aceptado si se completa fuera del día escolar regular.

Si usted o su hijo se enferman y no pueden iniciar sesión, comuníquense con el maestro de su hijo. Tenga la seguridad de que tendrán la oportunidad de recuperar el trabajo.

Si necesita actividades adicionales para sus hijos en casa, visite el sitio web de NYCDOE . Asegúrese de que su hijo lea independientemente todos los días. Haga que su hijo dibuje o escriba en un diario todos los días, respondiendo a lo que ha leído o registrando sus pensamientos y sentimientos.

Como siempre, el equipo administrativo está aquí para ayudar. No dude en comunicarse con: Grados Pre-K, K, 2, 4 Sra. Kaul  Grados 1, 3, 5 Sr. Barone  Para el personal del alumno Sra. Helen Chang  Para todas las demás preocupaciones Sra. Marsaggi 

Estar bien y mantenerse a salvo. Pasaremos este desafiante tiempo juntos.

Con un cordial saludo,

Francine A. Marsaggi


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Resources for Parents

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Queensboro Hill Library  has virtual programs for kids everyday on our Facebook live page  at:  go to our facebook page to see the virtual programs, so you can add us as a friend

Everyday at 3pm: Positivity Power Program where I teach meditations and positive self affirmations                                                                                                          Mondays  at 4pm: Chapter book read aloud where I read a few chapters of The LIghtning Thief by Rick Riordan.
Tuesdays 4pm: Graphic Novel read aloud for older kids  f Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk
Wednesdays-10am: Alphabet sing along songs and puppets for Toddlers
Thursdays  11am to 12pm: Toddler Time
Fridays at 4pm to 5pm: home DIY family friendly crafts for all aged kids
Saturdays at 11am -Early Reader Chapter books read aloud for 1st and 2nd graders.

If you don't have a library card, you can sign up for a free digital library card and use our ebooks.

Apply Here:

Parents can access online learning through the DOE like iready, microsoft teams, office (word, etc.) scholastic and more if they login to their student accounts.

I know you mentioned this but there is a direct way of doing this through the DOE site, also teams is available to students if teachers are looking for a more secure site to video chat.
The way that families create user names and passwords on this site is they scroll down to students and enter the oasis numbers and retrieve their username. Then they create a password.
I have tried different students and helped parents but then they can't access the actual assignments from the teacher, they have to rely on google classroom.  
Another thing I noticed is when teachers linked Envisions to their google classroom, they created new envisions accounts that are not linked to our Admin page.  I can explain more, but I know the teachers have already started using the sites and assigning work on their pages but it is not showing up on the admin page or the doe log-in to Envisions.  
The only time it becomes an issue is if parents login to the doe page and go to envisions, they will not find their student's work.  This became an issue for parents on Friday that told me Google Classroom was giving them trouble and they wanted to access envisions directly.  When  I gave them the login info they signed on to their student's accounts and couldn't find the assignments.  They can only be found if they logon through google classroom, because they are accessing Pearson accounts that are not linked to the school's admin page.
For example
Here is where you would logon to pearson if you were going directly to pearson.  You can also access iready from this site, and teams, nyplibrary and other resources.
I can explain more on Monday, but I just wanted to let you know about all these systems issues.


Beginning today and for the next four weeks, 400 grocery boxes a day prepared by FreshDirect will be picked up by participating Queens community-based organizations (CBOs) to distribute amongst their constituents, including seniors, low-income families and other vulnerable populations across all 14 Queens Community Districts.  The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will assist transporting some of the bulk grocery boxes to limited CBOs.

The Queens CBOs participating in the very first week of the initiative —  include:

  • Catholic Charities: St. Mary’s of Winfield in Woodside

  • Catholic Charities: St. Raphael in Long Island City

  • Chinese American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) Queens Community Center in Flushing

  • CommonPoint Queens – Sam Field Center in Little Neck

  • Elmcor Youth and Adult Activity, Inc. in Corona

  • HANAC, Inc. Ravenswood in Astoria

  • Harding Ford Vision, Inc. in Jamaica

  • Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) Rockaway Park Senior Center in Rockaway Park

  • Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) Neighborhood Senior Centers in Corona and Flushing

  • Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach

  • Peter Cardella Senior Citizens Center in Ridgewood

  • Project Hope Charities, Inc. in Jamaica

  • Queens Community House in Flushing and Kew Gardens

  • River Fund New York in Richmond Hill

  • Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. (SNAP) in Queens Village

  • Sunnyside Community Services’ Center for Active Older Adults in Sunnyside

Any Queens-based CBOs interested in participating in the remaining weeks of the FreshDirect initiative can call 718-286-2680 or email, with the subject line “FreshDirect.”

Each box, provided free of charge by FreshDirect, will contain the following:

  • Rice (2 bags, 16oz)

  • Pasta (2 boxes, 16oz)

  • Canned beans (2 cans, 10-16oz)

  • Canned meat/fish (2 cans, 3-5oz)

  • Canned vegetables (2 cans, 8-15oz)

  • Raisins/dried fruit (4 boxes, 2oz per box)

  • Cereal/oatmeal (1 box, 10-20oz)

  • Milk/milk substitute (1 container, 32oz)

  • Corn (2 ears)

  • 2 potatoes (two)

  • 1 onion

  • 1 carrot

  • Orange/apple (2 in total)

In addition, Nestle Waters is donating 80,000 gallons of water and Boar’s Head will be donating 25,000 Pepperoni Pouches to the grocery boxes.

Also families that in Queens and Brooklyn that are home bound can reach out to:




Financial assistance    經濟支援    Asistencia financiera

NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) 718-557-1399 (Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm) Can provide cash assistance and emergency grants for people hardest hit by COVID-19. Apply online ( HRA is currently updating application requirements to cut down the need for in-person meetings. Once the application is submitted online people will receive updated instructions.

Financial Support for Rental Arrears through HRA 718-557-1399 (Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm) If this crisis causes you to get behind on rent or you were behind on previously, you can apply for emergency cash assistance. Please note – this was a pre-existing program and due to the extraordinary circumstances of the current crisis there may be updates in the coming weeks.

Food   餐飲  Comida

Food Help NYC Emergency Food Assistance New York City’s public site about how to access emergency food assistance

Food Help NYC Map New York City’s public map of food pantry locations. Check for updates regarding closings to confirm whether you should go.

Food Bank NYC Updated Maps Food Bank NYC locations updated to reflect closings.

Food Bank NYC’s COVID-19 Response Updates from Food Bank NYC about their support during the crisis.

City Harvest Mobile Markets City Harvest Mobile Markets are continuing to operate in neighborhoods around the city. Check the website for a schedule.



   Stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link


Las historias se pueden transmitir gratis en su computadora de escritorio, computadora portátil, teléfono o tableta utilizando el siguiente enlace

Image result for ArtsCheck out this list of Virtual Events from institutions from across the state offering streaming movies and performances, hands-on activities for kids and families, and virtual galleries.


Consulte esta lista de eventos virtuales de instituciones de todo el estado que ofrecen películas y actuaciones en streaming


Coping During COVID-19: Resources for parents | Child Mind Institute

Coping During COVID-19: Resources for parents. With schools closed, children at home anxiety is running high. We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care, self care all while keeping worries — both your children’s and you own— under control.


Recursos para padres que pueden estar luchando en este momento





Letter from Chancellor-March 22, 2020

Dear Families,

Tomorrow, we will all come together to take the first steps of a huge new educational journey as New York City brings remote learning to our 1.1 million students.

While none of us could have predicted even a few weeks ago that we would launch this dramatic new transition in education, I could not be prouder of the way our educators have come together to ready themselves to teach your children from their own homes. And I could not be more grateful to all of you for your faith in our educators, and all of the hardworking staff at DOE.

This will not be perfect. Nothing can ever replace a talented teacher in a classroom. We know the challenges and inequities our students face. But over the past week I have seen DOE’s 150,000 staff rise to this challenge in astounding ways. Your faith is them is deserved and earned.

Things have moved very quickly since Mayor de Blasio and I made the very difficult decision one week ago that school buildings would close for student instruction until at least April 20. Educators citywide created a remote curriculum in days. Every school has been equipped with an online platform. Learning resources, including those for special education and multilingual learners, have been developed and posted on our website—and there is so much more to come.

All the relevant information you need about engaging in remote learning is on our website at—please visit it frequently for updates. And please check in with your teachers and principals if you have questions: just as they were before last week, they will continue to be your guide to instruction and (virtual) engagement during these unprecedented times. I will share a few key pieces of information here to keep in mind for this week:

 Remote Learning: Each school has its own online platform, with many schools using Google Classroom. Educators have contacted school communities to let you know what remote learning tool your child’s school will be using. o You can find instructions on DOE student accounts and getting started in Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams at

o If you are having additional problems connecting, contact your school directly via email. Our Find a School tool can help you find contact info for your school as well, if you do not already have it:

 Electronic Devices: If your child needs a device to participate in remote learning, and you have not yet filled out a device request form, please visit We will help you get a device with internet connection.

o Many of you have already received a device on loan from your school. If you have not and you still require a device, please fill out the survey and DOE will reach out to you.

 Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): If your student is recommended for integrated co-teaching, special class, or special education teacher support services, your school will make every effort to arrange for them continue to receive instruction from the same special education teachers and classroom paraprofessionals that usually teach them. Someone from your school will contact you to discuss how instruction will be delivered.

o Your child’s IEP meetings will still take place; IEP meetings will be conducted by phone. To make a referral for initial evaluation or reevaluation, you can email your principal or, or call 311.

o For more on remote learning for students with IEPs, please visit

 Free Meals: We will continue offer free meals in the weeks ahead at more than 400 sites across the city. Food hubs will operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m., and any student of any age can get 3 meals daily. Visit to find a site near you.

 Regional Enrichment Centers: On Monday, March 23, the City will open Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) for the children of front-line workers in the fight against COVID-19—including first responders and healthcare workers. If you believe your child may be eligible to attend a REC, please visit

 Enrollment and Placement Support: Family Welcome Center staff are available by email, and are prepared to assist with enrollment and placement of new admissions, questions around admissions, information about offers, and waitlists. They do not handle REC enrollment. o Please be aware FWCs are processing a high volume of questions at this time in connection to the recent release of high school admissions offer letters. We ask for your patience, and are aiming to respond to all requests within 48 hours. Here’s how to receive direct support on these topics:

 Bronx:

 Brooklyn:

 Manhattan:

 Queens:

 Staten Island:

Parents can also call 311 and say “Schools” to be routed to someone who can help with school related questions.

If you need help with a problem that cannot be resolved at the school level or wish to report a complaint, please reach out to your district superintendent’s office. Contact information for your district support team can be found here: If you do not know the district in which your child’s school is located, please use the Find A School tool:

There will surely be bumps in the road as we all adjust to this new reality, and I want to thank you for the patience that will be demanded of you as we undertake this transformation together.

In just a few hours, we will all take a great leap together into uncharted territory. We will be successful if we continue to work together as a community of families, educators, and staff. We all share two key goals: a high-quality education for every single one of our 1.1 million students, and protecting health and safety of everyone in our school communities.

That means that public education in New York City is going to look tremendously different for the foreseeable future. But together, we will chart this path forward, and I have no doubt that we will eventually look back and say this was our finest hour: when we confronted this great challenge and overcame it, in unity, with shared strength and commitment.

New York City has the greatest students and staff in the world, and nothing will ever change that—today, tomorrow, or ever. I am excited to be on this journey with you. Together, I am confident we will learn and grow with boundless potential.


Richard A. Carranza

Chancellor New York City Department of Education


明天,我們大家將一起邁出新的一步,展開紐約市大型的新教育旅程,為 110 萬學生帶來遠距教 學。 幾個星期前,雖然我們沒有人會預料到在教育上會展開這次戲劇性的新轉變,但是,教育工作者 已一起合作,做好準備,在家裏教育大家的孩子,我對此感到無比驕傲。我也十分感謝大家對教 育工作者和努力不懈的教育局職員的信任。 這個做法雖然不完美。沒有東西可以取代教室裏有才幹的老師。我們知道學生要面對的挑戰和不 平等。但是,在過去一周,我們看到 15 萬職員以驚人的方法迎戰這個挑戰。他們當之無愧得到您 對他們的信任。 自從一個星期前我和白思豪市長作出非常困難的決定,宣佈學校大樓關閉至少到 4 月 20 日,學生 不上學後,事態發展得非常快。全市的教育工作者在數天以內制訂了遠距教學的課程大綱。每所 學校都已經安裝了網上平台。學習資源,包括給特殊教育和多種語言學習者(Multilingual Learner)的資源,都已經制訂完成,並放在我們的網站上,陸續還有更多東西。 有關參與遠距教學所需的資訊都在我們的網站,請經常瀏覽查看最新的消息。如 果您有疑問,請與子女的老師和校長聯繫:就像一星期前一樣,在這段前所未有的時期,他們將 繼續在教學和(虛擬)參與上為您引路。我在此告知大家在這個星期要記住的一些重要資訊:  遠距教學:每所學校都有自己的網上平台,很多學校都使用「谷歌教室」(Google Classroom )。教育工作者已與學校社區各人聯絡,讓您知道您子女的學校將使用什麼遠距 教學的工具。 o 您可以在以下網站找到教育局學生帳戶使用說明和「Google Classroom」(谷歌教 室)和「Microsoft Teams」(微軟團隊協作平台)的開始使用說明:。 o 如果您在連接時有其他問題,請用電郵與子女的學校直接聯絡。如果您沒有這些資 訊的話,我們的「Find a School」( 查找學校)工具也可以幫助您找到您子女學校的 聯絡方法。  電子設備:如果您的子女需要設備參與遠距教學,但仍未填寫要求設備的表格,請瀏覽:。我們將幫助您拿到一部可以連接互聯網的 設備。

Mañana, todos juntos daremos los primeros pasos de un nuevo e importante viaje educativo, ya que la Ciudad de Nueva York comenzará el aprendizaje a distancia para nuestros 1.1 millones de estudiantes. Aunque ninguno de nosotros podría haber anticipado hace unas semanas que iniciaríamos esta nueva y radical transición en la educación, no podría estar más orgulloso de la forma en que nuestros maestros se han preparado para enseñar a los estudiantes desde sus propios hogares. Le agradezco su confianza en nuestros maestros y en todo el personal del Departamento de Educación (DOE) que trabaja arduamente. Esto no va a ser perfecto. Nada puede reemplazar a un maestro talentoso en un salón de clases. Conocemos los desafíos y las desigualdades que enfrentan nuestros estudiantes. Sin embargo, en la última semana he visto a los 150,000 empleados del DOE hacer frente a este desafío de manera asombrosa. Ellos se han ganado y se merecen su confianza. Todo ha ocurrido muy rápido desde que el alcalde Bill de Blasio y yo tomamos la muy difícil decisión hace una semana de cerrar las escuelas hasta por lo menos el 20 de abril. Los maestros de toda la Ciudad crearon un plan de estudios a distancia en solo días. Todas las escuelas han sido equipadas con una plataforma en línea. Se elaboraron recursos de aprendizaje, entre ellos los destinados a la educación especial y a los estudiantes multilingües, que ya se han publicado en nuestro sitio web. Queda mucho por venir. Toda la información importante que necesita para participar en el aprendizaje a distancia está en nuestro sitio web en Le pedimos que lo visite con frecuencia para obtener actualizaciones. Además, consulte con los maestros y el director de la escuela si tiene preguntas: al igual que antes de la semana pasada, seguirán siendo su guía para la enseñanza y la participación (virtual) durante estos tiempos sin precedentes. Esta es parte de la información clave que debe tener en cuenta esta semana:

 Aprendizaje a distancia: cada escuela tiene su propia plataforma en línea y muchas escuelas usan Google Classroom. Los maestros les han informado a las comunidades educativas sobre la herramienta de aprendizaje a distancia que usará la escuela de su hijo. o Puede encontrar instrucciones sobre las cuentas de estudiantes del DOE y sobre cómo empezar a usar Google Classroom y Microsoft Teams en o Si tiene problemas para conectarse, comuníquense con su escuela directamente por correo electrónico. Si aún no tiene la información de contacto de la escuela, podrá encontrarla a través de la herramienta Find a School en

 Dispositivos electrónicos: si su hijo necesita un dispositivo para participar en el aprendizaje a distancia, y aún no ha llenado un formulario para solicitarlo, visite Le ayudaremos a conseguir un dispositivo con conexión a internet. T&I 31203 (Spanish)

o Muchas familias ya han recibido un dispositivo en préstamo de su escuela. Si usted no lo ha recibido y aún necesita un dispositivo, llene el formulario y el DOE se pondrá en contacto con usted.

 Estudiantes con Programas de Educación Individualizado (Individualized Education Programs, IEP): si su hijo recibe coenseñanza integrada, clase especial o servicios de apoyo ofrecidos por un maestro de educación especial, su escuela hará todo lo posible para que continúe recibiendo enseñanza de los mismos maestros de educación especial y auxiliares docentes que normalmente le enseñan. Alguien de su escuela se pondrá en contacto con usted para conversar sobre cómo se impartirá la enseñanza.

o Las reuniones del IEP de su hijo se seguirán realizando, pero ahora por teléfono. Para presentar una solicitud de remisión para una evaluación inicial o revaluación, envíe un correo electrónico al director de su escuela o a o llame al 311. o Para obtener más información sobre aprendizaje a distancia para estudiantes con IEP, visite

 Comidas gratuitas: seguiremos ofreciendo comidas gratuitas en las próximas semanas en más de 400 lugares de la Ciudad. Los centros de comida funcionarán de lunes a viernes de 7:30 a.m. a 1:30 p.m., y los estudiantes de todas las edades pueden recibir tres comidas diarias. Visite para ubicar un lugar cerca de su hogar.

 Centros regionales de enriquecimiento académico: el lunes, 23 de marzo, la Ciudad abrirá los centros regionales de enriquecimiento académico (Regional Enrichment Centers, REC) para los hijos de los trabajadores de servicios vitales, incluidos los de primeros auxilios y del sector de la salud, que continúan su lucha contra COVID-19. Si cree que su hijo reúne los requisitos para asistir a un REC, visite

 Apoyo para la inscripción y asignación: el personal de los Centros de Bienvenida a las Familias (Family Welcome Centers, FWC) está disponible por correo electrónico y está preparado para ayudar con la inscripción y la asignación de nuevas admisiones, responder preguntas sobre el proceso de admisión, dar información sobre ofertas de cupo y listas de espera. Ellos no son los encargados de la inscripción en los REC. o Tenga en cuenta que los FWC están procesando un gran volumen de preguntas en este momento en relación con la reciente emisión de las cartas con las ofertas del proceso de admisión a la escuela secundaria. Le pedimos paciencia y esperamos responder todas las consultas dentro de las 48 horas después de haberlas recibido. A continuación se indica cómo recibir apoyo directo sobre estos temas:

 El Bronx:

 Brooklyn:

 Manhattan: T&I 31203 (Spanish)

 Queens:

 Staten Island:

Los padres también pueden llamar al 311 y decir “Schools” para ser derivados a alguien que los pueda ayudar con preguntas relacionadas con la escuela. Si necesita ayuda con un problema que no puede ser resuelto a nivel escolar o desea presentar una queja, comuníquese con la oficina del superintendente de su distrito. Aquí encontrará la información de contacto del equipo de apoyo de su distrito: Si no sabe cuál es el distrito de la escuela de su hijo, utilice la herramienta Find A School: Seguramente habrá obstáculos en el camino mientras nos adaptamos a esta nueva realidad, y le agradezco su paciencia a medida que iniciamos esta transición juntos. En pocas horas, todos juntos daremos un gran salto hacia un territorio desconocido. Si continuamos trabajando en colaboración como una comunidad de familias, maestros y personal, lograremos un buen resultado. Todos compartimos dos objetivos clave: lograr una educación de calidad para cada uno de nuestros 1.1 millones de estudiantes y proteger la salud y la seguridad de todos los miembros de nuestras comunidades educativas. Eso significa que la educación pública en la Ciudad de Nueva York se impartirá de una manera completamente diferente en el futuro inmediato. Sin embargo, juntos, trazaremos este camino hacia adelante y no tengo ninguna duda de que finalmente miraremos hacia atrás y diremos que este fue nuestro mejor momento: cuando nos enfrentamos a este gran desafío y lo superamos unidos, y con una fuerza y un compromiso en común. La Ciudad de Nueva York cuenta con los mejores estudiantes y el mejor personal del mundo, y nada cambiará eso, ni hoy, ni mañana, ni nunca. Estoy entusiasmado de iniciar este viaje con ustedes. Juntos, estoy seguro de que aprenderemos y creceremos con un potencial sin límites.


Richard A. Carranza

Canciller Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York

Special Video from Principal Marsaggi



Remote Learning Device Request




Remote Learning Plan for Parents

Remote Learning Plan for Parents

We want to assure you that the P.S. 163 staff has been working hard to ensure that your children will be receiving continuous instruction.   Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 we will be providing instruction remotely using Google Classroom.  

At this point  


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:

Grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4     Mrs. Kaul Grades 1, 3, 5   Mr. Barone

For Pupil Personnel   Mrs. Helen Chang

For all other concerns Mrs. Marsaggi


I wish only the best health and security to your families.  Be well and be safe.  We will get through this challenging time together.

With Warm Regards,

Francine A. Marsaggi









  • 您孩子的老師應該擁有更新的聯繫信息,包括您的電話號碼和電子郵件



  • 繼續每天檢查孩子的班級頁面以獲取更新







Helen Chang-     

  1. Marsaggi




Estimados padres / tutores, Queremos asegurarle que los empleados de P.S. 163 han estado trabajando duamente para garantizar que sus hijos reciban instrucción continua. A partir del lunes 23 de marzo de 2020, proporcionaremos instrucciones de forma remota con Google Classroom. · El maestro de su hijo debe tener su información de contacto actualizada, incluido su número de teléfono y correo electrónico · Debe tener su contraseña para la cuenta de MySchools · Continúe visitando el sitio web de la escuela www.ps163 diariamente · Continúe revisando diariamente la página de clase de su hijo para ver si hay actualizaciones · Para actividades de aprendizaje adicionales, consulte el sitio web de NYCDOE Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en contactarnos: Grados Pre-K, K, 2, 4 Sra. Kual  Grados 1, 3, 5 Sr. Barone  Para el personal del alumno Sra. Helen Chang   Para todas las demás preocupaciones Sra. Marsaggi  Solo deseo la mejor salud y seguridad para sus familias. Estar bien y estar a salvo. Pasaremos este desafiante tiempo juntos.

Parent Guide to Google Classroom

District 25 Feeding Sites






Coronavirus Update for Families_March 16 2020.pdf 






Cancelled and Suspended Programs as of March 13, 2020

We will be cancelling the following upcoming events:

-Family Fit Night on March 26, 2020

-Storytelling on March 27, 2020

We will be suspending the following programs until further notice:

-Basketball Practice

-Soccer Practice

-Rising Runners


我們將取消以下的 事件:







- 跑步訓練

- 啦啦隊

Los siguientes eventos están cancelados:

-Family Fit Night el 26 de marzo de 2020

-Storytelling el 27 de marzo de 2020

Suspenderemos los siguientes programas hasta nuevo aviso:

-Práctica de baloncesto

-Práctica de fútbol

-Rising Runners

- Animadoras




Statement of Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact to request assistance.

Respect For All Liaison

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Ellen Mermelstein

Guidance Counselor and Respect For All Liaison

Mission Statement at PS 163Q


The Mission of P.S. 163Q is to engage all students in learning experiences that build upon their strengths and natural curiosities. We believe that each and every student is special and unique, enabling us to better understand and nurture their gifts.Through a partnership with parents and teachers we will create an engaging, rigorous environment where students are able to talk about their thinking, challenge their ideas, grow new ideas, and put their thoughts into action. Through this collaboration, we are creating a body of learners that will have the skills to be the change agents of today’s world.  Our students will “USE THEIR MINDS TO CREATE CHANGE”.

PS 163's Seussabration!!!- March 2, 2020




Our Soccer Team!


Bricks 4 Kidz


Our Visit from the China Youth Culture Ambassadors (CYCA)- January 15, 2020

We are so excited and honored that our students and staff at PS 163  have this amazing opportunity to experience a wonderful performance  from the CYCA and that they chose us to share this with!




Chinese Lantern Parent Workshop- January 9, 2020




Our Lunar New Year Show- January 29, 2020



Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!-December 20, 2019




Our Visit from Chancellor Carranza-November 12, 2019

Our Pumpkin Patch! October 31, 2019





Cancer Walk

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Unity Day @ PS 163- October 25, 2019



Day of Heritage- October 16, 2019

Day of Heritage- School-wide Celebration


Report Cards & Parent/Teacher Conferences







Cosmic IQ @ PS 163


The Library Bus @ PS 163- June 12, 2019




Our School Carnival- April 15, 2019



5th Grade Trip-March 20, 2019

 Performance at Queens College


PS 163 Seussabration!- March 1, 2019

 What a wonderful celebration we had!  Our Dr. Seuss Buddy Reading was a GREAT Success!


Storytelling Night- March 1, 2019



100th Day of School Celebration- February 13, 2019


Valentine's Party-February 9, 2019

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Lunar New Year Assembly & Celebration- February 8, 2019


World Read Aloud Day! February 1, 2019


Toys for Tots- 2018

We would just like to thank all the families and staff members that so generously donated to our Toys for Tots fundraiser this year.  The Marines were here to pick up the two boxes we filled and we were excited to be able to help put a smile on so many faces this holiday season. 


Unity Day Parade- October 26, 2018

What an amazing celebration of Unity at PS 163!  Our Unity Day was such a great success!



Fall Festival- October 31, 2018


Our First Annual Costume Parade and Pumpkin Patch was so much fun this year!  We would like to start off by Thanking the parents who joined us that day and a Very BIG Thank you to the families that donated to our Fall festivities.  Your generous donations allow us to be able to plan fun activities for the students at PS 163.  



Dads Take your child to School-September 18, 2018


WOW what an amazing morning!  Thanks to all the dads for taking the time out of their schedule to take your child to school today and spend some time enjoying refreshments, pictures, meeting other dads and quality time with your child.


Wild and Crazy Challenge! May 25, 2018

The Wild and Crazy Game Show is a Nickelodeon Style Game show with rounds of questions followed by Wild & Crazy Physical Challenges.  As a grand finale we invite the principal, teachers, and parents on stage to participate in their special round of questions followed by a Fun (sometimes messy) physical challenge.


Asian Storytelling Trip

Classes 304 and 405 had such an AWESOME time at the Asian Storytelling Performance trip they attended.  Four of our students were given the opportunity to perform the ribbon dance as the opening act to the show and one of our students was chosen to play a 150 lb. drum from Japan.  What an amazing experience!!! 


Continental Cuisine- May 19, 2018

Our Continental Cuisine & Celebration was such a great success!  Thank you to all that were involved in the planning of this very detailed event!  Thank you to the staff and families who joined us for this wonderful celebration!


This Month We Celebrate......



Our Visit from Chancellor Carranza- May 11, 2018



Harlem Magic Masters Assembly- May 14, 2018


Fire and Ice Assembly for Grades 3-5 - May 10, 2018



Poem in your pocket day!- April 24, 2018

Poem in Your Pocket Day! April 24, 2018

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Family PE Night- April 27, 2018

 Family Physical Education night here at PS 163 

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Backward Day! April 27, 2018

Backward Day 

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Rising New York Road Runners

" Rising New York Road Runners youth program is built to develop movement skills in kids through a mix of running and fitness activities. The program is designed to help kids build their confidence, their motivation, and their desire to be physically active for life. With the help of their coaches, students learn to run distances from 1 to 3 miles. Rising New York Road Runners serves kids in NYC and nationwide, from pre-k through 12th grade." 


Saturday Mask Making Program




Seussabration Day at PS 163- March 2, 2018


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Grade 5 Bake Sale- March 23rd and March 26th


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Friday, March 23rd and Monday, March 26th 5th grade will be having a Bake Sale during all our lunch periods to raise money for graduation.






Get Moving New York

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Storytelling Night @ PS 163-March 2, 2018


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On Friday, March 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM in our school cafeteria we will be having a Storytelling night with LuAnn Adams honoring Dr. Seuss since today is Dr. Seuss' Birthday!  Milk and cookies will be served as well.

We hope  all the PS 163 families can join us!

No One Eats Alone- February 14, 2018


100th Day Celebration- February 12, 2018


Parent Teacher Conferences-March 15, 2018


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PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES with your child's teacher will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 12:30-2:30 P.M or the evening of Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:30-7:30 P.M.  The school session on Thursday, March 15, 2018 will be shortened to allow for this time.  Please note the schedule for that day:                                            

Grades Pre-K & Kg- 8:00 am to 11:05 am

Grades 1 & 2- 8:00 am to 11:10 am

Grades 3, 4& 5– 8:00 am to 11:15 a.m.

Bus and Lunch schedules will be adjusted accordingly.

Please keep in mind that the Main entrance is on 59th Avenue and this is where you will enter the building for Parent-Teacher Conferences and always.

In order to avoid long waits by parents, we shall try to stagger the time of the conferences.  


Usted está cordialmente invitado a las reuniones de padres con el maestro de su hijo el Jueves, 15. de marzo del, 2018, de 12: 30-2: 30 pm o el Jueves, 15. de marzo del, 2018, de 4: 30-7: 30 PM La sesión el dia jueves 15. de marzo del, 2018 será más corta y los niños saldrán más tempano por favor siga el siguiente horario.

Los grados Pre-K & kg- de 8:00 a.m.-11:05 am

Los grados 1 & 2- de 8:00 a.m.-11:10 am

Los grados 3, 4 y 5- de 8:00 a.m.-11:15 am

Los autobuses y el almuerzo se ajustarán de acuerdo al horario.

Con el fin de evitar largas esperas por los padres, vamos a tratar de escalonar el tiempo de las conferencias. Por favor, devuelva el desgarro de inmediato a la maestra de su hijo, para que él / ella puede establecer una hora específica para usted. El maestro le notificará a qué hora es su reunión.


我們誠摯地邀請您在2018 315(星期四)下午12:30-2:30 或 晚上4:30-7:30 前來學校參加家長教師會議(PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES)與您子女的老師面談。

2018 315(星期四)的上課時間將縮短,以便留出時間舉行家長教師會議。


請注意,當天的上課時間如下:      學前班和幼稚園-    8:00 - 11:05

                                                               1年級和2年級 -    8:00 - 11:10

                                                               3, 4 & 5 年級  -       8:00 - 11:15



請牢記,新的學校大門入口是在59 大道。


Chinese Delegation Visit- February 7, 2018

On Wednesday, February 7th we had the pleasure of hosting an amazing group from Beijing Banchang Primary School.  What a treat to have them visit our school building and watch the beautiful performance they did for us.  We also had the pleasure of performing for them, giving them a tour of our building and Dual Language program as well as enjoying a delicious lunch with them.  It was so nice to spend the day with this amazing group of students.


Leap Assembly- February 2, 2018

Classes K08, 105, 204, 2/305 and their families taking part in the LEAP Assembly today


Progress Reports- February 2, 2018

Progress Reports for Students in Grades 1-5 will be sent home February 2, 2018

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Kindergarten Report Cards-January 30, 2018

Kindergarten Report Cards will be sent home on January 30, 2018

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Career Day- January 31, 2018







Talent Show-January 26, 2018

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FREE Nutrition Workshops- January- March 2018

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Cornell University is offering FREE Nutrition Workshops for PS 163 Families!!!!

Come and learn about: Basic Nutrition/Choose my plate, Portion Size, Food Safety, Menu Planning, Food Shopping and Budgeting, Food Preparation, Feeding Children, Physical Activities etc...

There will be 8-10 Workshops at 8:45 AM in the Cafeteria on the following dates:

January 10th, 17th, 24th

February 7th, 14th, 28th 

March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th (Celebration and Certificates)

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY-January 13, 2018


Ugly Sweater Contest- December 22, 2017

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Important Road Closure Information- October 2, 2017

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Would like to share that at 11:05 this morning, I was informed by the Department of Transportation that they will be paving the streets surrounding the building over the next several days.  This will heavily impact our ingress in the morning.  The streets should be passable by afternoon pick-up.  Please, if you can, leave some extra time in the morning to navigate around possible road closures.  I thank you for your patience as we maneuver around another construction obstacle.

Quería compartir con ustedes que a las 11:05 de esta mañana, el Departamento de Transporte me informó que estarán pavimentando las calles que rodean el edificio durante los próximos días. Esto afectará fuertemente nuestro ingreso en la mañana. Las calles deben ser pasables por la recogida de la tarde. Por favor, si puede, deje algo de tiempo extra por la mañana para navegar por posibles cierres de carreteras. Les agradezco su paciencia mientras maniobramos alrededor de otro obstáculo de construcción.



Holiday Sale- December 20th & 21st

 Thanks to all the families at PS 163 who took part in our Holiday Sale.  Our Sale was a great success thanks to you!  The children were excited to purchase gifts for family members and some for themselves and had a great time doing it.




Coffee with the Principal- December 19, 2017

    Will take place December 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM in the Cafeteria

Toys for Tots

We would like to thank the families and staff at PS 163 for their generous donations to our Toys for Tots fundraiser.  The marines were here today to pick up the boxes and we were so proud that we were able to fill two boxes thanks to your generosity!  The Marines were very impressed at the amount of toys we received.  Have a wonderful holiday!


Book of the Month!

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We are excited to distribute the Book of the Month to our classrooms for this month.  The book this Month is the following:

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Thanksgiving Celebration- November 21, 2017

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Friday, September 15th it begins!!!


Pre-K Celebration-November 14, 2017

Today Pre-K had a Thanksgiving Celebration with parents.  We were so happy that so many of you were able to join us in this celebration.  The kids had a blast!


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Student Council Speeches- November 6, 2017

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We are so proud of the students who took part in the election process for the Student Council Executive Board.  Congratulations to all the winners!!!




Basketball Tryouts

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Basketball Tryouts Day 1  October 31st from  7:15-8:00 AM 

Basketball Tryouts Day 2 November 2nd from 7:15-8:00 AM

PTA/PS 163 Fall Festival- October 28, 2017


Our Fall Festival was a huge success!!! 

We were so happy to see all the families that were able to join us for this fun filled day.



Coffee with the Principal- October 17, 2017

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Parents have the opportunity to enjoy Coffee and meet with Ms. Marsaggi.  

This will take place on Tuesday, October 17th @ 9:00 AM

Curriculum Night- October 20, 2017


Jump start Respect for All!! October 16, 2017


Today we had our Respect for All Assembly and the students did an amazing job taking part in this initiative.  We will continue our 3 B's to acknowledge our students for the amazing job they do in treating others with kindness and respect.  Here at PS 163 we take pride in teaching our students the importance of treating everyone equally and being thoughtful, respectful and kind to everyone , every day!!

EAR TIME-Emotions, Actions and Respect






In promoting the citywide goal to help support students’ social and emotional growth, I am very pleased to announce that PS 163 has developed a program called “EAR Time.”  Twice a month, students will meet with a staff member one period to discuss Emotions, Actions and Respect.  There will be two cycles.  Each child in grades K-5 will be part of one cycle. The first cycle will begin in October and end in January and the second will begin in February and end in May.  We are very excited to begin this program and look forward to working with each child to build upon their social and emotional strengths.

为支持全市范围的目标,帮助学生提供社会和情感上的增长,我很高兴地宣布,PS 163将开始我们开发的 “EAR时间”。每个月两次,学生将会和一名工作人员见面,一起讨论 情绪,行动和尊重。 将有两个周期。 K-5级的每个孩子都将成为一个周期的一部分。 第一个周期将于10月开始,1月份结束,第二个周期将于2月份开始,5月份结束。 我们非常高兴开始这个计划,并期待与每个孩子一起努力,以建立他们的社会和情感优势。

Al apoyar la meta de la ciudad para ayudar a apoyar el crecimiento social y emocional de los estudiantes, estoy muy contento de anunciar que PS 163 comenzará lo que desarrollamos como "EAR Time". Dos veces al mes, los estudiantes se reunirán con un miembro del personal para discutir Emociones, Acciones y Respeto. Habrá dos ciclos. Cada niño en los grados K-5 será parte de un ciclo. El primer ciclo comenzará en octubre y terminará en enero y el segundo comenzará en febrero y terminará en mayo. Estamos muy emocionados de comenzar este programa y esperamos trabajar con cada niño para construir sobre sus fortalezas sociales y emocionales.

Dual Language Parent Meeting- October 13, 2017


Dads bring your child to school day! September 19, 2017

The Dads take your child to school day took place today and was a GREAT Success!  This event is designed to highlight the significant role a child’s father or male role models can have in enhancing a child’s educational experience.  



2017–18 NYC School Year Calendar

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2017–18 NYC School Year Calendar

CLICK HERE to view the calendar


Dismissal Information

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Kg & 1st Grade- in the school yard @ 2:10 PM

2nd &3rd Grade- in the school yard @ 2:15 PM

4th& 5th Grade- 160th Street  auditorium exit @ 2:15 PM



Art Show Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM

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 Art Show.pdf  for Details

7th Annual Cancer Walk June 9, 2017

We are so excited to announce that we raised $1589 for our Cancer Walk that took place on June 9th!!!  We thank all of those families that made a donation to such an important cause.  We thank the staff and students that took part in our annual walk.

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5th Grade Award Ceremony- June 19th

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Congratulations to our 5th grade students who received awards this morning at our ceremony.  We are so proud of your hard work this school year!



Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony June 16th

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Today we celebrate the great job our Kindergarten students did this past school year.

Now, get ready because here you go...                            

Show those first grade teachers all you know...

Congratulations! We wish you a safe and fun Summer!!!



Monday, September 11th


Summer Reading!!!

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Summer Reading helps kids stay sharp while they're out of school. Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day.

CLICK HERE for Booklists for all ages 

CLICK HERE for a link to the Summer Reading 2017 Website!!

5th Grade Senior Trip- June 27, 2017

The 5th graders had such an amazing time at Coleman Day Camp!  

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Sports Day at PS 163 June 2, 2017

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We're on Twitter!!



Immigration Letter

All students have a right to attend public school, regardless of immigration status.  We want to remind families that school is a safe and supportive place for all children.  We would like to remind families that per DOE's protocol, federal agents, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not be permitted to enter schools, except when absolutely required by law.  Please read the following letter for more detail.  This letter was also sent home with your child.

Chancellors Immigration Letter English.pdf  

Chancellors Immigration Letter Spanish.pdf  

Chancellors Immigration Letter Chinese.pdf 


PS 163's SPRING FUNDRAISER May 11th & May 12th

We would like to thank PS 163 families for their continued support.  We are excited to announce that with the money our Student Council raised at our Spring Fundraiser we were able to donate $500 to Breast Cancer and $500 to the WIN (Woman in Need) Foundation!!  The Student Council will use the remaining $500 we raised toward a school-wide celebration for our students.




Yoga for Parents at PS 163 on Friday, April 21, 2017

We had a great turnout for our first yoga session and look forward to our upcoming sessions.  Please join us for the following  future yoga sessions:

Friday, April 28th

Friday, May 5th

Friday, May 12th


Single Stall Student Restrooms Parent Letter

Senator Stavisky's Earth Day Poster Contest

We are very pleased and honored to have the winning entry for  NYS Senator Toby Stavisky's Earth Day Poster Contest.  One of our 5th Grade students was the LUCKY WINNER!  There were many entries from schools all over the Senator's District, both public and private. Kudos and Congratulations to all our participants! To see all the entries from PS 163 and other schools, go to  and click the blue box below Ms. Stavisky's picture.



Go Math Parent Academy Workshop on March 30, 2017

Our Go Math Parent Academy evening workshop was a great success!!!  Parents had a chance to hear not only about the Go Math program, but also the Math Common Core Standards, and even work on some math activities to become more familiar with Go Math.  The purpose of the Go Math Academy is to help parents navigate the program at home.



Grade 2 Indian Dance Performance March 31, 2017


School Wellness @ PS 163

Here are some of the wonderful School Wellness posters that our students made!  



Adult ESL Program

Our Adult ESL Program for parents of our students took place this past Saturday for the first time and was a great success!  We look forward to continuing the program for the next six Saturdays.   



Dr. Seuss Celebration on March 2, 2017




Talent Show on February 17, 2017

WOW, what an amazing job our students did this year at our Talent Show!!!!!  Thank you to those students that participated and to the staff and families that joined us in watching their spectacular performances.


100th Day of School Celebration on February 16, 2017

Today we celebrate!  What a great job everyone at PS 163 did with their classroom doors!  It was great to watch our students parade through the floors of our school with excitement!!!  We will be announcing the winners of our decorated classroom doors on Monday after we return from our break!  Enjoy this week off and be safe!




Lunar New Year Celebration on February 3, 2017


What an amazing day at PS 163 celebrating the Lunar New Year!!!!!!!!!  Thank you to our students and teachers for an amazing job performing for us.  Thank you to our PTA for their help in decorating beautifully for the celebration and a special thank you to Ms. Helen for her help in "putting it all together".  This is our 10th year celebrating and it gets better every year!






Career Day! January 31, 2017

What an exciting day here at PS 163!!  We would like to thank all the presenters who took time out of their busy schedules to join us for Career Day!




NYPD School Safety Jobs



The NYPD School Safety Division is offering an open competitive exam to hire applicants interested in becoming a School Safety Agent. Testing begins on January 3, 2017 and continues through February 28,2017. This is a computer based test. The interested applicant will have to apply and schedule themselves for this exam. The Centers are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 x 5:00 P.M. The sites are Manhattan 2 Lafayette Street 17th Floor New York, NY

or Brooklyn 210 Joralemon Street 4th floor Brooklyn NY. To apply, they need to go on 


In order to be qualified for the job the applicant must be

21 years of age or older

a citizen of the US

a resident of NYC

have no record of convictions for any felony or serious offense

if discharged from the military service, the discharge must not have been dishonorable

and be of good moral character.

Education-H.S diploma or educational equivalent  


Bedtime Story Night @ PS 163


Ugly Sweater Contest! December 23, 2016

 What a Great Job the Staff and Students at PS 163 did with our UGLY SWEATER CONTEST!!!!  

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday and a New Year Filled with Love, Peace and Happiness!!!


and the Winners are......


Morning Ingress and Dismissal Changes


Due to the ongoing construction in our building, more changes in morning ingress and dismissal for grades K, 1, 2 and 3.  

These changes are not permanent and will begin in mid-November.  

The following changes will go into effect on Monday, November 7th :

Morning Ingress                              Afternoon Dismissal

Grades 2 and 3:                               160th near 59th Ave                           Stays the same

Grades K and 1                                Stays the same                                   160th near 59th Ave



Our Toys for Tots Collection has ended.  We are excited to announce that we have filled two boxes!!!  We thank the staff members and family who donated and we are sure that through your generosity a lot more children will be smiling this Holiday Season!!


UNICEF Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that one of our classes- class 2/305 decided to take part in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Project and was able to raise $147.02!!!  This is such a wonderful project, and we are so proud of class 2/305 for taking part.  Thank you to Mrs. Bernstein, and to each student and parent who helped out!!!