P.S. 97 The Highlawn SCHOOL

1855 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223


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


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.


November Happenings

Tuesday, November 5th

Election Day

School NOT in session!

Thursday, November 7th

Parent Workshop: Mathematics

Grades K, 1 & 2

Friday, November 8th

Clubs Begin!

Grades 3, 4 & 5

Monday, November 11th

Veterans Day

School Closed

Thursday, November 14th

Parent Teacher Conference

Half Day Procedures

11:20am Dismissal

Conferences held:

12:20PM -2:20PM & 4:30PM-7:30PM

Friday, November 15th

Breakfast with the Principal 7:30AM

Grades K, 1 and 2

PTA Meeting at 8:30AM

Citizenship Ceremony at 9:00AM

Tuesday, November 19th

Family Fun Night

Grades K-2


Project Citizen Store Open

Wednesday, November 20th

Favorite Book Day!

Family Volunteer Day

Come read a book to your child's class :)

Thursday, November 21st

SLT Meeting at 12:00PM

Parent Workshop: ELA


Grades K, 1 & 2

Friday, November 22nd

Student Government Elections


Family Visitation


Monday, November 25th

Picture Retake Day

Tuesday, November 26th

Parent Workshop: ABA Therapy


Thursday, November 28th and

Friday, November 29th

School Closed!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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