P.S. 97 The Highlawn SCHOOL

1855 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223


School Spirit Day Every Friday!

Dear PS 97 families,

Welcome to an exciting 2018-2019 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

January Happenings


Thursday, January 3rd

Talent Show Auditions: Grades 3 and 4

Come prepared!

Thursday, January 10th

Talent Show Auditions: Grade 5

Friday, January 11th

Cookshop- Session 1

College Awareness Day

Grades K-5

Career Day

Grades 4 and 5


Tuesday. Janaury 15th

Art Fair Junior


Frames available for only $5.00

Parent Volunteer Day


Thursday, January 17th

Project Citizen Store Open

Both lunch periods

SLT Meeting- 12:00PM

Friday, January 18th

Breakfast with the Principal


Monday, January 21st

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

School Closed

Wednesday, Janaury 23rd

Movie Night

Grades K, 1 and 2


Thursday, January 24th

Parent Workshop

ELA 8:30AM

Friday, January 25th

PTA Meeting


Project Citizen Ceremony


Tuesday, January 29th

P.S.97's Got Talent!

Grades 3, 4 nd 5

Tickets available at the door!

Only $5.00

All are welcome!

Wednesday, Janaury 30th

The Fifth Grade and Inside Broadway

proudly present..

"From Rock to Stage"


Families Welcome!

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