News and Announcements

Dear Parents,

          I noticed recently that some children arrived very early on their own and stayed outside school in the cold. I  notified all parents in September about the morning lineup hours, which is also included in the parent handbook. I would like to remind you again that the morning lineup time is 8:30 AM for grades K-2 and 8:35 AM for grades 3-5. Please understand that it is the parents’ responsibility to bring their children to school on time, not later and not earlier. There will be no school supervision at the entrances before the morning lineup time. All school entrances are closed on 8:40 AM, except the main entrance on 72nd street. If you need to bring your child to school earlier than the regular time, the school’s main entrance opens at 7:30 AM daily and you may bring your child in and they may have breakfast in the cafeteria. No children should come to school earlier than 7:30 AM. For your child’s safety and health, please adhere to the school hours reiterated in this letter. Thank you!


Tony Wu, Principal


Dear Parents,

          Please be reminded that the school has provided the following resources for all families and we hope all parents and students would make the best use of these resources.

PupilPath: An app to help parents learn how their child is doing in school and access basic biographical data they provided to the school. Teachers have been learning to use the system and inputting assessment results and anecdotes about students into the system.  An introductory letter with log-in information has been sent home. You may access your child’s PupilPath account on cell phones, tablets, or computers. If you need assistance, please contact our parent coordinator, Ms. Aby Figueroa at 347-563-4548.

IXL: A website that provides numerous math exercises in calculations and word problems. The students can select their exercises by grade level, lesson topics, or state standards. The website also provides answers as well as solution steps/explanations to each practice item. Teachers and parents can monitor the students’ usage and progress. Log-in information has been sent home.

MyOn: A digital library with thousands of books in different subjects for different grade levels. The students may choose to read the books silently or have the book read to them. They may also select their books by grade levels, subjects, or standards. Teachers may monitor the usage of the students. Since many of you do not have the time to bring your child to the library, you should really encourage your child to make good use of this digital library at their fingertips. Teachers have provided the user names and passwords to your child.

Learning A-Z/Raz-Kids.com: This is another good online resources for improving reading skills. In addition to reading books as in MyOn, students can record their own reading with this product and do the quizzes for the books they read to check their comprehension. If you have not received the log-in information, please contact your child’s teacher.

We at P.S. 170 are doing our best to support our families. We hope you will enjoy using all the resources we provide and help your child make big strides in learning!



Tony Wu, Principal


Dear Parents,

The Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences this year will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The afternoon session will be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and the evening session from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Parent-teacher conferences are an important opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with his/her teachers and how your child can be better supported both at home and at school. In order to have a quality conference with less wait time, we ask parents to come within a designated hour. Please pick your preferred hour below. We will do our best to meet your request. If your request cannot be met, please come in the hour designated for you. A confirmation of the appointment time will be sent home on Tuesday, November 14. When you arrive, please sign in at the classroom and wait for your turn. If you do not speak English, please bring an interpreter if one is available.

  • All classes will be dismissed at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 16
  • Lunch will be served.
  • School Bus: Departure from school at 12:00 noon.
  • All after school programs are cancelled.


The Open School Week at P.S. 170 will be from Tuesday, November 14 to Wednesday, November 15. You may come on one of the two days. You are invited to view a lesson of your child’s class during these two days.  Please adhere to the following schedule if you decide to attend:

                                Open School Week Schedule





   Tuesday, November 14


 Wednesday, November 15

  8:50 – 9: 40

First Grade

12:20 -1:05

Second Grade

11:25 – 12:10

Third Grade

9:40 AM – 10:25 AM

Fourth Grade

10:30 AM – 11:15 PM

Fifth Grade

2:05 PM – 2:50 PM


The Open School Week is for you to observe how your child interacts with the teacher and his/her peers, which may give you a deeper insight of your child’s performance in school. To ensure the smooth operation of the school day and not to interrupt the flow of instruction, please visit only your child’s class and do not speak with your child during the lesson. Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 16, 2017!

Tony Wu, Principal

October 16:  P.S. 170 Hurricane Relief Fund Raiser

On the evening of Thursday, October 5, our school held a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Performance.  The fund raiser was designed around faculty members competing in lip sync battles.  Students participated alongside teachers during the battles.  We are proud to share that we raised over $6,600 through ticket sales, generous donations, raffle sales, and snack sales.  We are so proud that the P.S. 170 community banded together to help those in need. We would like to thank in particular Ms. Kathleen Mui and Mr. Perilli, who coordinated the event. We would also like to thank all the teacher performers, the P.S. 170 staff volunteers, and many business donors in the community. Most of all, we would like to thank all the families who showed up at the evening event and supported our effort! The raised fund has been sent to the Mayor's office, which will relay it to the Hurricane victims.

Sept. 25 2017... Dear Parents,

          We were happy seeing many of you at our first PTA meeting last Wednesday. For those of you, who were not able to make to the meeting, I would like to outline here the two major initiatives for this school year. First, we have restructured our weekly instructional program introducing enrichment programs such as the STEM program for grades 2-5 and the Language Enrichment program for grades K-1. This restructure also provides all classroom teachers 45 minutes each day to work with the students, who need additional instruction to master a newly taught lesson. Second, we are introducing PupilPath.com to bring you immediate information regarding your child’s education, from test results, teacher’s concerns, attendance, to upcoming school events, etc. Another letter will be sent to provide you with more specific information on PupilPath.com.

          I hope all of you have received a copy of the Parent Handbook, which contains much information about the school and its policies. A school-year calendar in different languages can be found at the back of the handbook. Please refer to the calendar for all school closing dates.

          It is very important for your child to come to school every day and on time. To arrive late at school, your child will not only miss valuable instruction but also interrupt others. If you believe that education is important for your child, please bring them to school on time each day and avoid making your vacation plan during the days when school is open.

          Our school will be undergoing another construction project this school year. Pointing and partial rebricking will be completed on the old building. Scaffolds will be up soon. Construction work will begin at 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. I urge you to instruct your child not to play around school during afterhours.  Safety for our children is always the top concern.

          I encourage all of you to spend more time with your children, discuss their school work with them, and stay in touch with their teachers. I wish all of you and your children to have a great and successful school year!


August 31, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back! The first day of school will be Thursday, September 7, 2017. The school hours are 8:40 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The letter below has been mailed today to your home address. Please check your mail tomorrow or Saturday. We are looking forward to seeing you and your child!

August 30, 2017

Dear Parents of  ___________,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Your child, xxx , has been placed in class xxx, room xxx, and his/her classroom teacher(s) is/are xxx. The first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2017. Class signs will be posted along the school fence on the first day of school.  Please meet the teachers at 8:40 by the sign of your child’s class on September 7.  Beginning Friday, September 8, grades 1-5 should use the direction on page 2 of this letter. The supply list for your child’s grade can be found under the “Parents” link at the school’s website (www.ps170.com). Students of grades 1-5 must complete the required summer work and submit it to their new teacher by September 8. Although busing is supposed to begin on the first day, we recommend that you send and pick up your child in person for the first week. We look forward to working closely with you and thank you for your continued effort in supporting your child’s education!

 Kindergarten for the First Two Days

Thursday, September 7:

Kindergarten will be on a half-day schedule on Thursday, September 7. Parents and children should come in from the school yard to report to the auditorium at 9:00 AM. Parents must stay with their child on this first day. Parents and children will meet the principal, assistant principals, and teachers and receive important information. The children will be dismissed at 10:30 AM. Please do not bring any supplies on September 7!

Friday, September 8:

Friday, September 8 is the first full day for kindergarten. Again, both parents and children will come in from the school yard to report to the auditorium at 9:00 AM. The children will then be led by their teachers to their classrooms. Parents will stay in the auditorium for an important information meeting. The meeting will end at around 10:30 and then parents will leave without their children. Children will be dismissed at 2:50 PM in the schoolyard. Starting on Monday, September 11, kindergarten will follow regular lineup and dismissal arrangement.                                                                                                        



                                                                                                        Tony Wu, Principal                                                                        

School Hours

8:40 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8: 20 AM (Enter from the main entrance and eat in cafeteria*) or

                 pick up bagged breakfast at 8:35 AM at designated entrances and eat in classroom.


Morning Lineup (Effective Friday, September 8 for grades 1-5 and September 11 for kindergarten)

Kindergarten   Enter through the school yard by the back entrance at 8:30 AM and enter into the cafeteria.

Grade 1           Line up at 8:30 AM at the 72nd street side-door towards 6th Avenue and enter into the auditorium.

Grade 2           Line up at 8:30 AM at the 6th Avenue Gate towards 72nd street and enter into the auditorium.

Grade 3           Line up at 8:35 AM at the 6th Avenue Gate towards 71st Street.

Grade 4           Line up at 8:35 AM at the 71st Street side-door along the fence towards 6th Avenue.

Grade 5           Line up at 8:35 AM at the 71st Street side-door along the fence towards 7th Avenue.


Afternoon Dismissal (Effective Thursday, September 7 for grades 1-5 and September 8 for kindergarten)

Kindergarten   From Back Door to schoolyard at 2:50 PM

Grade 1           From 72nd street side-door towards 6th Avenue at 2:50 PM.

Grade 2           From 6th Avenue gate towards 72nd street at 2:50 PM.

Grade 3           From 6th Avenue Gate towards 71st street at 2:55 PM

Grade 4           From 71st Street Side-door towards 6th Avenue at 2:55 PM

Grade 5           From Ramp Access in the yard to 71st Street at 2:55 PM.



Please bring this tear-off to school on Thursday, September 7, 2017.


Child’s name:               Class:                      Teacher:




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