Support Our Teachers on Donors Choose

Our teachers have been busy preparing for the new school year and many have created projects on Donor Choose, a website that enables teachers to fund classroom projects with donations from the public.

Check out the current projects the PS 163 faculty has posted and share them with your family, friends and co-workers. Anyone can donate any amount. Many corporations and foundations fund full projects or do fund matching!


Apply Online Now for School Meals

The Office of SchoolFood offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75.

Some students may be eligible for free meals. To determine if you qualify for free meals before the start of school on September 9, 2015, complete a School Meals Application online this summer. In applying online, you will avoid the hassle of submitting a paper form in September. You can apply online using any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. Please keep in mind that families are responsible for the full price of lunch while the lunch application is being processed.

Applications submitted online are processed within 24 hours of receipt and you will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted. Your privacy is important to us, so all information provided on your application will be kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.

If you have any questions, please contact The Office of SchoolFood at 877-363-6325.

NOTE: All families must complete either an online or paper application even if you do not qualify for school lunch discounts.

2015-16 Class Supply Lists

Planning to shop for school supplies over the summer? You can download class supply lists on the 2015-16 School Supply page. Check back if your class’s list is not yet posted – we will continue to add lists as we receive them from the teachers.

Amazon shoppers: remember to use the Shop Amazon for PS163 tool on the Home page or AmazonSmile to earn rewards for the school. See the Shop & Save for PS163 page for more info.

Summer Challenge Packets

Each year, our School Leadership Team creates a program of summer learning challenges to help overcome the “summer slide.” This summer, there will be both Summer Reading and Summer Math challenges!

Incoming families can visit our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Ana, in the main office to pick up folders with information on the programs.

New Student Orientation, Tuesday, June 16, 8:30am

New students and their parents are invited to an Orientation on Tuesday, June 16 from 8:30 – 9:30am. Kindergarten students will visit their future teachers in the classroom, and older students will visit the classroom they will attend in the fall. Parents and guardians will have the chance to meet members of our staff and PTA. We will host a question-and-answer session about the coming school year, and light refreshments will be served.