Welcome to PS 97! 
"Where Education is an Art!" 

Dear PS 97 families, 
Welcome to an exciting 2017-2018 school year! As the principal of PS 97, I welcome you to our school. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with the highly qualified staff, the wonderful students, and the supportive families. As a parent, I know how much support our children need in their academic, social and emotional development. Here, at PS 97, we make every effort to help your children achieve academically and socially. It is our goal to create an enriched learning environment that engages and challenges each student. We are dedicated to providing our kids with high quality world-class education that will help them become leaders and citizens of the world.
Of course, in order to succeed, we need and welcome your support. We are committed to working with students and their families as a team. We encourage you to become active in the Parent Association and the School Leadership Team. It is a wonderful way for you to share ideas and to support the mission of the school. Please contact Lea Yingfong Mui, our Parent Coordinator, for more information.
I look forward to meeting and getting to know you during our many upcoming events and celebrations.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or meet me for a monthly "Breakfast with the Principal" to share your suggestions and aspirations for our school.
Working together makes a difference in the lives of our students. We thank you for your support and welcome you to the new school year!
Irina Cabello, Principal


Tuesday, September 19th
Father Involvement Day!
Dads, bring your children to school today 
and then join us for a 
Parent Workshop at 8:30am

Thursday, September 21st and 
Friday, September 22nd

Tuesday, September 26th
School Spirit Day
Wear your PS97 t-shirts!

Friday, September 29th
PTA Meeting at 8:30am
Please join us!

Friday, October 6th
Breakfast with the Principal

Monday, October 9th
Columbus Day 
School Closed

Wednesday, October 11th
Family Visitation Day

Friday, October 20th
Friday Clubs Begin!
Grades 3, 4 and 5

Monday, October 23rd
Picture Day
Grades K-5

October 23rd-October 27th
PTA Halloween Sale
Both Lunch Hours

Tuesday, October 24th
Superhero Day
Grades K-5
Family Fun Night
Grades 3, 4 and 5

Thursday, October 26th
Halloween Dance
Grades K, 1 and 2

Friday, October 27th
PTA Meeting

Tuesday, October 31st
Pumpkin Patch
Grades K-5
Parent Workshop and Volunteer Day

Updated and Translated NY State Assessment Resources for Parents

The New York State Education Department has translated the assessment resources for parents into 10 languages, including Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), French, Haitian Creole, Karen, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

These translated materials are now available on their