First PA Meeting: Friday, Sept 30th, 8:45am


The first PA meeting of the year will be held on Friday, September 30th, at 8:45am in the PS9 auditorium.


To hear from our principal, learn more about our budget priorities and hear about all the cool events coming up this fall, please join us! A light breakfast will be served.


Make the UWS a Better Place: Tuesday, Sept 27th or Thursday, Sept 29th


What would you build or fix to make the Upper West Side a better place?


Participatory Budgeting (or PB) is a neighborhood-driven process through which residents come up with ideas, develop proposals, and vote on how $1 million of the city’s capital budget gets spent. It’s a great opportunity to secure funding for your school; in the first two years, thousands of Upper West Siders voted for more than $800,000 of funding for public schools. It’s also a great way to organize your parents around something that doesn’t involve fundraising. It was a lot of fun working with parents from across the district during vote week last spring.


If you can’t attend one of the meetings, submit your ideas online. View flyer.

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.