NYC School Survey: Friday, April 20th

Schools have been granted an extension to complete and forward the 2018 School Survey. The deadline to submit surveys is now Friday, April 20th. If you have not yet completed it, please do so!
What you need to know about the DOE Survey:

Survey information is collected by the DOE each year and is used to provide feedback to school communities as well as to prospective families. The results of our yearly survey are published each year in the School Quality Snapshot (last year’s results can be found here)

You can use this link to fill it out online. To get the access code, you will need to fill out your child’s name as well as their birth date and the school. To find the school, you should type 009 into the bar and then PS9 comes up.

Thank you!

PS 9 Movie Night: Friday, April 27th, 6:15pm


Yearbook and Yearbook Ads: due April 20th


Believe it or not, your children are less than 3 months away from moving up to their next grade level, or even graduating! What better way to remember them and memorialize their time at PS9 than an ad in their 2017-2018 Yearbook? All orders, including creative materials, must be in by April 20th.

  • Congratulate your Fifth Graders
  • Celebrate your children and their friends
  • Thank your children’s teachers

View details here.
Fifth graders will be provided a yearbook as part of their graduation package. All other students should purchase their yearbooks here. The deadline for purchasing yearbooks is also April 20th.


And the Teacher Treat Winners Are…

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Teacher Treat raffle, one of the signature events on Auction Night. And thank you to all of the teachers and staff who have generously donated their time and creativity to offer these treats and outings! And the winners are…

Free Microsoft Software for NYC Public School Families

Parents and guardians of a student enrolled in a NYC public school are now able to download Microsoft software from studentoffice.net, at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smart phones, or other mobile devices.

Free products include:

  • Office 365 ProPlus on Windows: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Skype for Business, Access, InfoPath and Publisher installed on Windows
  • Office for Mac Professional 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
  • Office for iPad, iPhone, Android: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote
  • Cloud service
  • Office Online

To download, visit studentoffice.net and enter either of the following:

  • Student’s date of birth AND a parent phone number, or
  • Parent email


The information that you enter to claim the download must match the information on your Blue Card on file with the school. Therefore, it is necessary that ATS have the most up-to-date parent contact information in order for the verification and download process to be successful. If you have trouble claiming the download, you can visit a school’s main office to make any necessary changes to your contact information.

There is no deadline to claim the free software. Families may download the software as long as they have a child enrolled in a NYC public school.

As Office 365 is a Microsoft Cloud product, parents must create a Microsoft Cloud account in order to download the software. The studentoffice.net website contains not only information on how to create an account, download the software, but also answers to “Frequently Asked Questions.” For technical assistance families may contact Microsoft Customer Service at: 1 (800) 642-7676.