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A Little Goes a Long Way

You know, there may be things you already do that can help raise money for PS 9. Do you ever shop at West Side Kids? Or or Target? Do you fill prescriptions? Have a look at the ways you can earn money for PS 9 without spending any additional funds yourself.

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...and earn dollars for PS 9!

Tri-State Chess Tournament at PS 9: Sunday, Dec 7th, 10am-3pm

Chess King

CALLING ALL CHESS LOVERS! The next Tri-State Chess Tournament will be held at PS 9 on Sunday, December 7th from 10am-3pm. There is a $5 discount for PS 9 students, AND the registration fee is less if you register by Monday, December 1st. If your child wants to participate, please complete this registration form, or register online at Please also note that membership in the US Chess Federation is required to participate. This one-year membership fee is NOT necessary if you signed up at the last tournament in March. Again, the PA will host a concession stand with breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snacks for sale. All proceeds benefit PS9. Please volunteer your time and/or donate food, beverages, and/or money to help offset the purchase of food.


Contact Cathy Chuang at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any questions or to sign up to help!


View printable registration form.


Math at Home, School and in the Community

"The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics consist of two parts--the Mathematical Practices and the Mathematical Content standards. Often the Math Practices are simply overlooked in order to get to the 'meat and potatoes' of your child’s grade level expectations. But Math is not just about content. The way you think about Mathematics is key to deeper understandings being built and developed...." Read more about this and ways to support your children in math at home in Liz Irwin's Fall Family Math Newsletter.


Dr. Liz Irwin, educational development consultant, spoke at the November PA meeting about the math learning mindset. Here are her presentation slides.  Also view the video she referenced on math and brain plasticity. Fascinating and enlightening. Thank you!!


Also discussed at the November meeting were the recent School Quality Snapshot results for PS9.


PS9 Thanks Harry's Shoes!

Next time you're in Harry's Shoes for Kids at 83rd and Broadway, be sure to thank them for the shoe box tops. Over the past month, Harry's has been collecting shoe box tops for PS9. The shoe box tops are used to support the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory phonemic awareness program (word work) in our Kindergarten classrooms. As part of the program, teachers lead students through various experiences with letters, words and syllables -- finger-tapping, arm-tapping, vowel intensives, in addition to forming letters in sand inside the shoe box tops.


Letter formed in shoebox


Please let the staff at Harry's Shoes know how much we appreciate their support!


Winter's Eve Community Concert: Monday, Dec 1, 6:30-7:30pm


Community Concert


Storytime and Crafts at St. Agnes Library: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

Story time for Sweet Peas, for 3 and 4 year olds: Tuesdays at 2pm. See flyer.

Picture Book Read Aloud, for ages 4-7: Wednesdays at 4pm. See flyer.

Family Fun Time, for ages 4-9: Saturdays at 11:30am.  See flyer.


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