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

February Happenings


Friday, February 1st

Fifth Grade Trip

Medieval Times

Cookshop Workshop # 2


Tuesday, February 5th

School Closed

Happy Chinese New Year

Wednesday, February 6th- Wednesday, February 13th

Valentine's Day Boutique

Both Lunch Periods

Thursday, February 7th

Talent Show Jr. Try Outs

Grades K, 1 and 2

Friday, February 8th

Family Visitation for Clubs


Monday, February 11th- Friday, February 15th


Tuesday, February 12th

Fifth grade Valentine's Day Dance


Wednesday, February 13th

Mismatch Day

It's what on the inside that counts!

Parent Volunteer Day 9:00AM

Thursday, February 14th

Happy Valentine's Day!

Teh 100th Day of School :)

Project Citizen Store Open

Both Lunch Hours

SLT Meeting 12:00PM

Friday, February 15th

Breakfast with the Principal K-2


No One Eats Alone Day

Week of February 18th



Monday, February 25th

Week of February 25th

School Reopens :)

Kids Heart Challenge !

During Gym Period

Tuesday, February 26th

Science Family Fun Night

K, 1 and 2


Wednesday, February 27th

PTA Meeting 8:15AM

Project Citizen Ceremony 8:45AM

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