School Year 2021-2022


“Give One Take One” Walls

Students and teachers discussed different ways to show respect. Each floor used heart post-its to fill a large heart with words of kindness/positive affirmations/quotes. On days when you feel you can use a little positivity, take a post-it. Feel free to leave kind messages at anytime!

Respect for All 4
Respect for All 1
Respect for All 5
Respect for All 2
Respect for All 3

Back The Blue in Support of the NYPD

In honor and support of the NYPD, all staff and students were encouraged to wear BLUE or anything that supports the NYPD. As a school, we paused for a moment of silence to honor, remember, and mourn Police Officers, Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora.

First Grade
blue ribbon

Winter Wonderland at 163!

Holiday twins
para and aides
6th grade
Winter PTA
Snowman Picture

Fall Festivities at 163!!

We all had a "Spook-tacular" Halloween and a wonderful Fall celebration!!

  • Treats were plentiful in our main office!

  • Pumpkins were ready for picking in our pumpkin patch!

  • Students decorated and painted pumpkins for our annual contest!

Thank you so much to the PTA and our administration for planning a fun filled day!!

Office Party
Pumpkin contest
PTA and principal
Pumpkin picking children in costumes

School Year 2020-2021

Class of 2021 Senior Video

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!! 

CLass of 2021

Congratulations to
the Class of 2021!!!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2021!

We thank you for your dedication, passion, hard work, and strength. Your positivity and encouragement inspires students greatly and sets them on the path to becoming lifelong learners!

Mr. Shapiro on Principal Appreciation Da

Principal Appreciation Day  2021!

Thank you Mr. Shapiro for all of your hard work and dedication to the students, staff, and building.


We are so lucky to have a principal like you!

Mr. Shapiro
Earth Day

Earth Day 2021

Want to Know What You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth?

  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. 

  • Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community (with permission from your family).

  • Educate others.

  • Conserve water. 

  • Choose sustainable. 

  • Shop wisely. 

  • Use long-lasting light bulbs. 

  • Plant a tree.

Earth Day Information

Social Emotional Learning 2020-2021:

Students focus on their social and emotional needs, as well as the needs of others, to help build a strong and caring school community. Social and emotional learning helps to provide a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Social and emotional

163 Strong! Together we can do anything!

Take a look at our "Community and Culture" school mural! Thrive Collaborative and their team of teaching artists worked with students to design and transform our entryway into a welcoming and inclusive space for the whole school community to enjoy and appreciate!

Thank you to Council member Justin Brannan for your generous funding that made this mural possible for our school!

Created in 2020

world kindness day poster with hearts

World Kindness Day 2020:

To celebrate World Kindness Day, students wrote ideas of all of the ways that they are able to spread kindness to their friends, families, and community.