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



Thursday, November 1st

PS 97 After School Clubs


Friday, November 3rd

Friday Clubs begin!

Tuesday, November 6th

Election Day

School Not In Session

Thursday, November 8th

Project Citizen Store Open

Both Lunch Periods

Family Visitation


Parent Workshop


Monday, November 12th

Veterans Day

School Closed

Tuesday, November 20th

Student Government Elections

Grades 4 & 5

Tuesday, November 13th-

Friday, November 16th

Book Fair During Lunchtime

Wednesday, November 14th

Favorite Book Day!

Bring your favorite book to school!

Thursday, November 15th

Report Card Day!

Parent Teacher Conference

Half-Day Procedures

11:20AM Dismissal

Friday, November 16th

Breakfast with the Principal


Grades 3, 4 & 5

Tuesday, November 20th

School Leadership Meeting


Thanksgiving Feasts

Wednesday, November 21st

Parent Volunteer Day

Thanksgiving Feasts

Thursday, November 22nd

and Friday, November 23rd

School Closed

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 27th

Family Fun Night

Grades K, 1 & 2


Wednesday, November 28th

Fifth Grade Spelling Bee

Thursday, November 29th

Picture Retake Day

Contact the PTA for more info



Friday, November 30th

PTA Meeting 8:15AM

Project Citizen Ceremony 9:00AM

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