P.S. 97 The Highlawn SCHOOL

1855 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223

718-627-7550

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!

Sincerely,

Irina Cabello, Principal



March

Happenings

SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY EVERY FRIDAY!

March is "Read Across America" Month!

Friday, March 1st

Parent Cookshop #3

8:15am

Saturday, March 2nd

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Wednesday, March 6th

Wacky Wednesday!

Come to school dressed wacky!

Parent Volunteer Day 9:00am

Read Aloud Day

Thursday, March 7th

Parent Workshop

8:30am

"Math Matters"

Saturday, March 9th

ELA Academic Program

9:00-12:00pm

Tuesday, March 12th

Talent Show Jr.!

Doors open at 5:30pm

Come join the fun,

suggested donation $5

Thursday, March 14th

Pi Day!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

12:20-2:20pm

4:30-7:30pm

Half-Day 11:20am Dismissal

Saturday, March 16th

ELA Academic Program

9:00-12:00pm

Wednesday, March 20th

School Leadership Team Meeting

12:00pm

Thursday, March 21st

Project Citizen Store Open

Both Lunch Periods

"Dance with Someone Special"

Grades K, 1 and 2

5:30pm

Friday, March 22nd

Cook with the Principal!

9:00am

Saturday, March 23rd

ELA Academic Program

9:00-12:00pm

Tuesday, March 26th

The Fourth Grade

and

Inside Broadway

present...

CATS at 10:00am

Students are asked to wear all BLACK!

SCIENCE FAIR

6:30pm

Thursday, March 28th

Project Citizen Ceremony

9:00am

Movie Night

Grades 3, 4 and 5

6:00pm

Friday, March 29th

PTA Meeting 8:15am

Parent Workshop 8:30am

"Testing Anxiety"

Saturday, March 30th

ELA Academic Program

9:00-12:00pm



















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

website:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/parent-resources-17.html