Our Mission Statement
Public School 185 will provide a quality education for all of our students by implementing the Common Core Learning Standards, maximizing potential and providing a nurturing and supportive environment. We will encourage independent learning and critical thinking, the development of civil and social skills and the recognition and acceptance of cultural differences. By involving parents and collaborating with the community, we will strive to create students who are lifelong learners and productive members of society.
Welcome to PS 185!
Our school provides an environment that allows students to develop values, function in the community as responsible decision-makers and become lifelong learners. The curriculum supports all students in meeting and exceeding high academic expectations in a challenging performance based learning environment. The teachers have practical and professional attitudes towards students and spend whatever time and effort is necessary to assure that all students learn. Teachers provide a warm and supportive environment, where specific praise is given when deserved, student contributions are respected and positive interactions with the students are maintained. The instruction has clear goals and students are not only expected to learn facts and solve problems but organize information in new ways to formulate problems themselves. A highly effective partnership between staff and parents ensures the intellectual, social, and creative growth of all students.
Mrs. Goudelias, Principal
Mrs. Funaro, Assistant Principal
Registration for 2020-2021
Registration is by appointment only and will held in June 2020. (Dates TBD)
In order to register your child, you must have the following with you:
· the CHILD whom you are registering
· the child’s BIRTH CERTIFICATE
· the child’s IMMUNIZATION RECORD (must have all vaccines to attend school)
· TWO PROOFS OF ADDRESS – must reside in our school zone
You must have all of the above information in order to register – we cannot register a student who is missing any documents. Please bring the originals and a copy for us to keep. Be advised that photo ID is required at all times to enter our school building.
In order to save time, you can print out the registration packet and bring it completed to registration. The medical form should be brought to your child’s pediatrician and returned to school in September. (immunization record is still required for registration).
Pre-Registration Checklist – click here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/pre-registration-checklist
Immunization Requirements – click here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/immunization-requirements-chart-for-school-year-2019-2020
The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals to all NYC public school students during the school year.
Please see the below link with information regarding school lunch and important forms for the upcoming school year.
School Year Immunization Requirements
All students should be up-to-date with their immunizations to avoid exclusion from school. See the New York State Immunization Requirements below. As of June 13, 2019, NYS no longer allows religious exemptions from mandated vaccines.
School recesses are the ideal time to bring your children’s vaccines up-to-date.
Regarding Kindergarten students: Please be advised that NYS law requires that the children have their vaccines at or after the 4th birthday to enter school. The recommended immunization schedule does suggest that there is a range for administration of the vaccines at 4 - 6 years but NYS law takes precedence over this range. All students must be up-to-date with their vaccinations in order to attend school. Do not wait until your child's "age 5 well-visit" - all students must have all required vaccines by September or they will be excluded from school.
Students will now use their nycstudent.net login for all school/NYCDOE purposes.
We realize that this may be a transition for you and our students but we are committed to providing the optimal digital experience for all students.
Get your students using their nycstudents.net account.
o How to access nycstudents.net accounts
· Explore your schools.nyc.gov account and its features by visiting
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