P.S. 97 The Highlawn SCHool

1855 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223


Young students wearing adorable dresses that are designed like super hero costumes
 hand painted door of a tree, apples, and students
Two girls dressed as super heroes standing in front of a board that reads "What's Your Super Power"?

School Spirit Day Every Friday! - Wear your PS 97 Gear!

Dear PS 97 families,

Welcome to an exciting 2019-2020 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, our monthly Family Visitation days, Family Volunteer days, and Family Fun Nights!

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

 Principal Cabello poses with young students, all wearing traditional, cultural attire.
Parent volunteer standing in front of the school


Beginning this year, we will require that every student has an assembly uniform for special events:

Black slacks or skirt

White button down shirt

Red tie

More information to follow.





February 5th

Parent Workshop


Grades 3, 4 & 5

Thursday, February 6th

Fifth Grade Trip

Medieval Times

Week of February 10th

Respect for All Week


February 12th

Family Visitation 8:30AM

Friday, February 14th

Happy Valentines Day!

100th Day of School

Leadership Day

Grades 4 and 5

National No One

Eats Alone Day!

Week of

February 17th-21st

School Closed!

Monday, February 24th

School Reopens

Week of February 24th

Jump for Hearts Week

Takes place during gym period

Tuesday, February 25th

Family Fun Science Night

Grades K, 1 & 2


Tuesday, February 25th

Talent Show Jr.

Try Outs!


February 26th

Graduation Picture Retake Day

Grades K and 5

Project Citizen Store Open Both Lunch Periods

Thursday, February 27th

PTA Meeting 8:15AM

Project Citizen Ceremony


SLT Meeting 12:00PM

Friday, February 28th

Breakfast with the Principal


Grades 3, 4 and 5

Saturday, February 29th

Saturday Academy Begins

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