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.


Monday, September 30th

School Closed

October Happenings

Tuesday, October 1st

School Closed

Thursday, October 3rd

Parent Workshop


Wednesday, October 9th

School Closed

Monday, October 14th

School Closed

Wednesday, October 16th

Multicultural Day!

Family Visitation Day


Thursday, October 17th

Citizenship Ceremony


SLT Meeting


Friday, October 18th

Breakfast with the Principal


Wednesday, October 23rd

Project Citizen Store Open

Thursday, October 24th

Picture Day K-5

PTA Meeting


Week of October 21st

Halloween Boutique

During BOTH Lunch Periods

Tuesday, October 29th

Family Fun Night

3, 4 and 5 @ 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 30th

Halloween Dance

K, 1 and 2


Thursday, October 31st

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Patch

Parent Volunteer Day


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