P.S. 97 The Highlawn SCHOOL

1855 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223


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School Spirit Day Every Friday! - Wear your PS 97 Gear!

Dear PS 97 families,

Welcome to an exciting 2019-2020 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, our monthly Family Visitation days, Family Volunteer days, and Family Fun Nights!

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

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Beginning this year, we will require that every student has an assembly uniform for special events:

Black slacks or skirt

White button down shirt

Red tie

More information to follow.




Monday, 12/2- Friday, 12/6

Book Fair @ Lunchtime


December 4th

Fifth Grade Spelling Bee

Family Volunteer Day

Tuesday, December 10th

Fourth Grade:

Inside Broadway Show


Wednesday, December 11th

Breakfast with the Principal

Grades 3, 4 & 5


Family Visitation Day


Monday, 12/16- Friday, 12/20

Holiday Boutique Lunchtime

Tuesday, December 17th

Parent Workshop


Family Fun Night


Grades 3-5


Wednesday, December 18th

Project Citizen Store Open

Thursday, December 19th

PTA Meeting 8:15am

Project Citizen Ceremony 8:30am

SLT Meeting 12:00pm

Milk and Cookies with Santa

Kindergarten Only


Friday, December 20th

Pajama Day!

Fifth Grade Winter Concert

Classes 315 & 318 @ 9:15am

Classes 319, 317 & 312B



School reopens on

January 2, 2020

Wishing everyone a very

Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

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