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



Monday, June 3rd

Fourth Grade State Science Exam

Tuesday, June 4th


School Closed

Wednesday, June 5th


Thursday, June 6th

Professional Development Day

School not in Session

Tuesday, June 11th

Clerical Day

School not in Session

Thursday, June 13th

Honor Society

Grades 4 and 5


Friday, June 14th

Flag Day! Wear Red, White and Blue!

Dutch Springs Trip

Grade 5

Tuesday, June 18th

Fifth Grade Graduation


Prom 5pm-8pm

Wednesday, June 19th

Skill & Chill Day

Share your talents and what you love!

Thursday, June 20th

PTA Meeting 8:30am

SLT Meeting 12:00pm

Project Citizen Store Open Both Lunch Periods

Friday, June 21st

Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony


Wednesday, June 26th

Last Day of School

Half-Day Procedures

Dismissal at 11:20am

Have a WONDERFUL summer!

See you in September!

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