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




March is "Read Across America" Month!

Monday, April 1st

Rock the Test Assemblies!

Good luck to all our third, fourth and fifth graders!

You can do it!

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6th-7th

ELA Exam: Grades 3 and 4

Thursday and Friday, April 4th -5th

ELA Exam: Grade 5

Saturday, April 6th

Math Academy


Week of April 8th-April 12th


Tuesday, April 9th

Parent Volunteer Day

9:00AM Frame artwork for the fair

Art Fair Grades 3, 4 and 5


Thursday, April 11th

Eyes on Education

Friday April 12th

Cookshop #5


Saturday, April 13th

Math Academy 9:00-12:00pm

Tuesday, April 16th

Project Citizen Ceremony


PTA Meeting


Wednesday, April 17th

Family Visitation 8:30AM

Thursday, April 18th

Crazy Hat Day!

Breakfast with the Principal 9:00AM

School Leadership Meeting 12:00PM

Project Citizen Store Open

Friday, April 19th- Friday April 26th


Monday, April 29th

Return to School :)

Tuesday, April 30th

Rock the Math Test Assemblies!

Family Fun Night

Grades K, 1 and 2


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