Save the Date: Art Night 2016


Learn about the PS 9 Curriculum from PS 9 Teachers: April through June

PS9 teachers will present school-wide overviews of their subject areas and provide insights into the common themes across grades. Subject areas include: literacy (writing), literacy (reading and phonics), science, social studies, technology, math.
All workshops are from 3:15-3:45pm and take place in the auditorium. Babysitting will be made available in the Well area.

Tuesday, April 12th – Technology (view recommended apps handout)
Tuesday, April 19th – Science (missed the meeting? view the highlights)
Tuesday, May 3rd – Reading and Phonics
Tuesday, May 17th – Writing
Tuesday, May 24th – Social Studies
Tuesday, June 7th – Math

Print flyer including RSVP slip.

Back to School Supplies: order by June 30th

The first day of school is Thursday, September 8th. Find out what your child needs and support the school — this is part of the Principal’s Fund Drive. The last item on the list, the Healthy Habit Kit, will ship tissues, wipes, and soap directly to your child’s classroom.


Understanding the Middle School Choice Process: Thurs, May 26th


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.