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

School Spirit Day Every Friday!

The 12th Annual Spring Gala
Friday, May 4th
6:00PM at P.S.97
Tickets on sale now! 
$35 including dinner, dessert and beverage
Checks payable to PS97 PTA or Cash Payment
Adults only (18 and older)
Tickets will not be sold at the door.


School will reopen on Monday, April 9th

Tuesday, April 10th
Parent Workshop

"Rock The Test" Assembly
Grades 3, 4 and 5

Rock the Test!


Wednesday and Thursday 
April 11th and April 12th
ELA State Exams
Grades 3, 4 and 5

Friday, April 13th
Breakfast with the Principal

Saturday, April 14th
Saturday Academy Resumes

Week of April 16th
Lunch Time Book Fair 

Wednesday, April 18th
Crazy Hat Day!

Family Visitation Day 

Safety Meeting

Thursday, April 19th
School Leadership Team Meeting

Project Citizen Store Open 
Lunch Time

Friday, April 20th
Project Citizen Award Ceremony

Special Family Fun Night
"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"
Family Fun Activities begin at 5:30PM
Seating for the performance begins at 6:30PM
Tickets Available: First come, first serve! :)

Monday, April 23rd
Grade One
Ballet Performance

Tuesday, April 24th
Parent Volunteer Day

Family Fun Night
"The Art of Recycling"
Grades 3, 4 and 5

Wednesday, April 25th
Grade Two
Ballet Performance

Thursday, April 26th
PTA Meeting

Friday, April 27th
Cookshop #5

Saturday, April 28th
Last Session of Saturday Academy

Monday, April 30th
Rock the Math Test Assembly
Grades 3, 4 and 5

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