Happening at PS 9

Halloween Hop-n-Harvest: Saturday, Oct 17th, 11am-4pm

Don’t miss it!
Costume Parade at 12pm!
Inflatable Rides
Magic Show at 1pm!
Spin Art
Haunted House & Haunted House Junior
Demon Disco
Spooky Yoga
Gaga, Games & Crafts
Live Animals from Fauna
…plus Surprise Thrills Brewing

We welcome Howlin’ Hop Volunteers & Donations of Goblin Grub to the Black Cat Café!
Click here to volunteer!
(it’s easy–only an email address is required!)

Become a Learning Leader!


The mission of the Learning Leaders is to help New York City public school students succeed by training volunteers to provide individualized instructional support and other school-based support, and by equipping parents to foster their children’s educational development.


At PS 9, parent Learning Leaders help staff the library, work in the Reading Resource Room to organize and label books, work with the upper grade Art Teacher and students, and more.


In order to become a Learning Leader, you must attend 3 training sessions, all held at PS9. The dates of the sessions are: Tuesday October 20th, Thursday, October 22nd, and Monday, October 26th. Each session will begin at approximately 8:45am and end at 10:45am. To register for the program and the training, please email learningleaders@ps9parents.org.


If you are already a Learning Leader and would like to volunteer in the library, please email zainablatif@yahoo.com. The library is open for classes to visit from Tuesday through Friday, with a morning (8:45-11:45) and afternoon (11:45-2:45) shift on each of those days.

We hope you can join us, and thank you for your gift of time!

From the Administration

Request for Testing: by Monday, Nov 9th

If you are interested in having your child take the New York City public school G&T exam, you must complete a Request for Testing (RFT) form and submit it by Monday, November 9, 2015 in one of the following two ways:

  • 1. Online: The online RFT form is available at nyc.gov/schools/ChoicesEnrollment/applyonline. If you apply online, you will receive a confirmation receipt by email after your RFT has been submitted. Please save or print the receipt for your records. If you do not have access to a computer at home and wish to complete an online RFT, you can visit a New York City Public Library location. Call 311 to find a library in your area.


  • 2. In-Person: If you are unable to submit the online form, you should complete the paper copy of the RFT form found in the Appendix of the handbook.

Want more info? Attend the Manhattan information session to learn about the Gifted & Talented admissions process.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6-8pm
The High School of Fashion Industries
225 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

Save the Date

Town Hall Event with Chancellor Farina: Wednesday, Oct 28th, 5:30pm


Come Celebrate Ms. Brady’s Retirement: Saturday, Nov 7th, 3-6pm

DBradyYou’re invited to come celebrate Ms. Diane Brady’s retirement on November 7th, 2015. The Open House for adults only will be held from 3-6 pm at The Loft at W 83 (150 West 83rd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus).


After 18 years of service in which she transformed PS9 into the school we all love, please come to the Open House to toast Ms. Brady, congratulate her on her retirement, and connect with teachers, administrators, and fellow parents. Wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Tickets are $65 (or $150 for event sponsor) until November 5th. Tickets are $70 at the door.


Please consider contributing to the Open House with a donation in an amount of your choosing.


If you have photos to share for the slide show, please contact Natassa Romanou (arwmanou@gmail.com) no later than October 15th.