Save the Date

Parents on Stage: Thursday, May 5th, 5:30 and 7:30


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.


STEM Summer in the City, for Students in 2nd through 10th Grades: apply by May 20th


Apply now [by May 20th] to STEM Summer in the City, a free program designed to provide current 2nd – 10th graders the opportunity for an innovative, engaging, and fun summer learning program designed specifically around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions. This summer we are looking to pilot a Minecraft track where all students will be able to build and share their creations in Microsoft’s new Minecraft portal for schools.

  • Students are accepted into this program via a lottery.
  • Program runs from July 7, 2016 to August 11, 2016
  • Monday through Thursdays from 8:30 – 2: 30 (the only Friday scheduled is July 8, 2016)
  • Breakfast and lunch are included
  • Metrocards are provided
  • There are two sites in each borough, one for the elementary program and the other for middle and high school students.


Community School District 3 Celebration of the Arts, May 18th-19th


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, 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 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 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.