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, December 5th

Mulitcultural Day

Family Visitation Day

Thursday, December 6th

Project Citizen Store Open

Both Lunch Periods

Monday, December 10th

The Second Grade

proudly presents

Ballet Tales

Families welcome at 9:45AM

Tuesday, December 11th

Family Fun Night

Grades 3, 4 & 5

Annual Sing-A-Long at 6:30PM

Wednesday, December 12th

The Third Grade and Inside Broadway

proudly present

"Cinderella Around the World"

Families welcome at 10:00AM

Thursday, December 13th

Breakfast with the Principal 8:30AM

School Leadership Team Meeting 12:00PM

Friday, December 14th

PTA Meeting 8:15AM

Tuesday, December 18th

The Fifth Grade Winter Concert


Cookies with Santa


Kindergarten Only!

Wednesday, December 19th

Parent Volunteer Day 10:30AM

Thursday, December 20th

Project Citizen Ceremony 9:00AM

Friday, December 21st

Pajama Day!


The Fifth Grade Winter Concert

Families Welcome!

9:30AM Classe 316, 317, 318 and 312B

10:20AM Classes 315 and 319

Friday Clubs Cancelled!

School Closed

Monday, December 24th through

Monday, January 1st



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