Get Your PS9 Gear: orders due Monday, Sept 25th


The Fall PS9 Collection may be viewed here. Orders including payment are due back by Monday, September 25th. Place your check (payable to Parents of PS9) and order form in the drop box in the main office, or send it in via red folder. Merchandise will be distributed at Halloween Hop (October 21st).

Questions about colors or sizing, or to pay with Venmo or PayPal, email merchandise@ps9parents.org.

Become a Parent Leader: Tuesday, Sept 26th, 8:45-10:20am


Parent Leaders help staff the library, work in the Reading Resource Room, assist the school’s art/music teachers, and much more!

Volunteers are current PS9 parents and grandparents and must complete a mandatory one-time training, held only at the start of the school year.

The dates for this year’s training are (choose one):

  • Tuesday, September 26
  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Friday, October 13

All trainings will be held from 8:45am – 10:20am. View flyer.

Please contact learningleaders@ps9parents.org with any questions.

PA Meeting: Friday, Sept 29th, 8:45am

Don’t miss the first PA meeting of the year on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:45 am in the auditorium.


Ms. Kate will give the results of test scores (and it’s good news) and update you on some new developments impacting our children. You will also learn about all of the new projects that were undertaken over the summer that will enhance recess and the classroom. Lastly, meet fellow parents who are chairing committees and events, learn about the volunteer opportunities and sign-up and make a difference at PS9!

View the agenda!

Picture Day: order forms due Friday, Sept 29th

Families must PRE-ORDER a photo package before Picture Day, which is Wednesday, October 4th, to see the photo of his/her child. To PRE-ORDER,

  • choose a photo package,
  • fill out the order form/envelope completely, and
  • return the completed order form/envelope (enclosing payment OR noting confirmation number AND marking your child’s name, class number, and package number on the check, money order or on the form, as applicable) via your child’s Red Folder OR in the Picture Day collection box in the main office.

Visit the Irvin Simon site to pay online with a credit card. Just remember to write your confirmation number on your order form. Should you misplace the order form, additional forms will be available in the main office, or you can download the order form here.

One order form must be submitted per child with the third child in each family benefitting from a free photo package. Completed order forms/envelopes, together with payment, must be returned to school NO LATER THAN Friday, September 29th. If you are not satisfied, you can return the photos and have your child sit for a new photo on Retake Day on December 6th.


PS 9 Second Grade Teachers receive the Landmark West Unsung Heroes Award


Congratulations to our Second Grade teachers who received the Landmark West Unsung Heroes Award for Educating Tomorrow’s Advocates, for their continued outstanding work with Landmark West, implementing the Keeping the Past for the Future youth education program as part of the second grade History of New York unit.

Information Regarding Re-Zoning

Information regarding the re-zoning is available on the DOE’s website, here.

Families who are interested in finding out which schools they will be zoned to for the 2017-18 school year can find this information by entering their home address using the DOE’s School Search.

PS9 is Recipient of 2016 Rohatyn Prize


This award validates the hard work we have been doing around our Peer Collaboration Initiative and will provide resources which will allow us to build upon our success. It is our goal to use this award to sustain and expand the work of our Peer Collaboration Initiative and to further the mission of PS9:

By creating and maintaining a team environment in which teachers, administrators and parents work with each child to help him/her meet exceptionally high academic standards consistent with the Chancellor’s initiatives, PS 9 strives to fulfill its mission, “EVERY CHILD IN PS 9 WILL SUCCEED.”

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.