Chess Tournament at PS 9: Sunday, March 26th



  • $30 – Early bird through Feb 24
  • $35 – Normal through Mar 25
  • $40 – The day of March 26
  • 10% discount to PS9 students

View details.
Register online.

The yearbook is a wonderful keepsake for you and your children. In order to create those lovely pages of memories, the
Yearbook Committee needs you to volunteer your time to upload or email photos from the school events!

General School photos of Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade and 4th Grade NEEDED

You can do this from your iphone/android: iPhone/Android Upload

or upload from your computer: Web Upload

You must register in order to upload images. Select the PS 9 Sarah Anderson 2017 Yearbook; select the general class category and upload!

If you are completely stressed out about this, you can email the photo(s) to yearbook@ps9parents.org with the class number and your child’s name.

Yearbook Ad for Your PS 9 Student: due April 1st


Believe it or not, your children are less than four months away from moving up to their next grade or graduating! What better way to remember them and memorialize their time at PS9 than an ad in their 2016-2017 Yearbook. View details here.

“Summer Learning” Parent Workshop: Tuesday, April 25th, 8:50am


Summer will soon be here! Parents, join us for a workshop on summer learning, hosted by Learning Leaders. Find out about the “summer slide” and its effect on your children’s learning. Find out ways to encourage summer learning, especially through free and low cost programs available throughout the summer.


RSVPs appreciated; please email ryoskowitz@schools.nyc.gov. Walk-ins welcome!


“Summer Learning” Parent Workshop, hosted by Learning Leaders


  • Tuesday, April 25 at 8:50 am in the Cafeteria
  • Open to all in the PS9 Community
  • Find out more about the “summer slide” and its effect on students’ learning.
  • Learn ways to encourage learning over the summer, including information on available free and low cost programs.
  • Appropriate for PreK-5th grade parents.
  • Seminar led by Beth Wells, Training Director for NYC Learning Leaders.

View flyer.


Congrats to the PS 9 Chess Team!



Congratulations to the PS 9 Chess Team on winning 1st Place at the January 2017 Right Move Tournament! Want to join the fun? Contact chess@ps9parents.org.
And be sure to save the date for the PS9 Tournament on March 26th (see above)!

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.

2015-16 NYC School Survey for PS 9


This report summarizes the survey responses that parents, teachers, and students at P.S. 009 Sarah Anderson provided on the 2015-16 NYC School Survey.


Questions are categorized by the six elements of the Framework for Great Schools. Based on robust research, the six elements of the Framework for Great Schools identify the areas that must improve to increase student achievement.

  • Rigorous Instruction
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Supportive Environment
  • Effective School Leadership
  • Strong Family-Community Ties
  • Trust


View the 2015-16 NYC School Survey for PS 9.

Parent Leader Times


Chancellor’s Message: “Welcome to the new school year. I hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer. The work you do for our schools is invaluable, and I am greatly looking forward to collaborating during the months ahead. That is why I am very excited to introduce you to the first issue of Parent Leader Times. This quarterly newsletter was created to serve as a dialogue between us. I encourage you to see your role as both cheerleader and essential member of a “think tank” for parents across the City. Please use this newsletter as a tool for that think tank. Read more.

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.”