Weekly Newsletter



THE PARKING SITUATION BY THE MAIN ENTRANCE ON RIDGE BOULEVARD HAS BECOME A SAFETY ISSUE!   School buses are unable to pull in and out due to cars illegally parked in front of the building throughout the day. Safety cones have been run over and/or removed.  For the safety of your children PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR BUSES!  Students are forced to go into the street, between cars to get on and off the buses. Double and triple parking on the side streets is also a problem. 


THANK YOU for all of your very generous donations to our City Harvest Food Drive!  As of today we have collected over 40 boxes of food for the city’s families in need!  Our biggest collection ever!  City Harvest will be picking them up next Tuesday 1/21.


School is closed on Monday, 1/20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


The deadline for parents to apply for kindergarten (for September 2020) is Tuesday, 1/21.  Go to schools.nyc.gov/Enrollment for information or log in at MySchools.nyc to apply.


Our next round of Enrichment programs will start up on Wed. 1/22.  See our website- www.ps185.org for the full list of activities and their dates.  Sign up forms for both Little Chess Nuts and Brooklyn Italian Soccer are there as well.  If interested, be sure to follow the instructions and be aware of the application deadlines to submit payments.


Progress Reports will be distributed on Wed. 1/22.  If your child is not meeting standards at this point, your child’s teacher will reach out to you with a time for a conference appointment on Thursday 1/23 between 4:30-7:30 PM.  If you do not hear from your child’s teacher it means that your child is meeting grade level standards at this point and an appointment is not mandatory. If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher, please contact the teacher to schedule an appointment.


**Both the NIA and PS 185’s After School Programs are cancelled for Thursday, 1/23.


5th Grade parents:   Booster information for your child’s graduation yearbook came home to you this week.  Follow the instructions to submit congratulatory messages for your child by February 3rd.    


The PTA has added a Family Fun Night for Friday, Feb.7th. It will be a “Board Game and Bake Goods Night”.  Donations can be dropped off starting at 6 PM.


PLEASE…do not allow your children to bring toys, cards or electronics to school.  They are a distraction and are often lost or misplaced if/when shared with other children.



Remember our SPRING GALA is on Friday, March 6th at the Dyker Beach Golf Club.  Be sure to get your tickets! MEGA raffle tickets are still for sale!


ALL visitors must present a valid ID, sign in at Security and then go directly to the main office for assistance. 


The Lost & Found by the lobby is FULL with items the students have left behind.


Fire Department regulations state that no strollers, scooters or bicycles are permitted into schools.

**Visit our website at www.ps185.org for more information.

Contact Us

Tel: 718-745-6610 

Email: 20K185@schools.nyc.gov


8601 Ridge Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY  11209