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



Wednesday and Thursday

May 1st and May 2nd

State Mathematics Exam

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Tuesday, May 7th

Family Fun Night 6:00pm

Grades 3, 4 and 5

Trash to Treasure!

Wednesday, May 8th

Favorite Book Character Day!

Dress as your favorite character.

Thursday, May 9th

Parent Workshop

Tuesday, May 14th

Project Arts is proud to present...

"The Pirate Princess and the Pea"


Wednesday, May 15th

Family Evening Event

More info to follow

Thursday, May 16th

Breakfast with the Principal

School Leadership Team Meeting


Week of May 20th

Parent Volunteer Day


Come discuss your job with your child's class!

Every job is an important part of our community!

Community Helper Week

Grades K, 1, 2 and 3

Tuesday, May 21st

Family Fun Art Night!

K, 1, and 2 at 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 22nd

PTA Meeting at 6:00pm




Thursday, May 23rd

Project Citizen Store Open

Friday, May 24th

Family Visitation Day

Club Time 1:00pm

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day

School Closed

Wednesday, May 29th

Project Citizen Ceremony


Friday, May 31st

The Chorus Club presents...

"Island Getaway"


Last Day of Clubs!

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