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



Thursday, October 11th

Title I Meeting 8:30AM

Parent Workshop 9:30AM

Thursday, October 18th

SLT Meeting 12:00PM

Project Citizen Store open during lunch!

Monday, October 22nd-Friday, October 26th

Halloween Boutique Week at lunchtime.

Wednesday, October 24th

Family Visitation Day


Thursday, October 25th

Breakfast with the Principal 9:00AM

Picture Day!

For more information please contact the PTA.

Friday, October 26th

PTA Meeting 8:15AM

Project Citizen Ceremony 8:45AM

Friday Clubs Begin!

Grades 3, 4 & 5

Monday, October 29th

Halloween Dance

Grades K, 1 & 2


Tuesday, October 30th

Family Fright Night


Grades 3, 4 & 5

Wednesday, October 31st



Parent Volunteer Day 7:00AM

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