Upcoming

PS 9 Giving Week: November 13th – 22nd

 

Reflect on all the amazing enrichments you are thankful for at PS9 and give back with Count Me In and/or Auction donations: Give Thanks! The classroom with the highest participation in both CMI and Auction will win Scholastic books for every child in the classroom!

 
For details on how to donate, visit:

Thousand Turkey Challenge

 
West Side Campaign Against Hunger is located at The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew at West 86th and West End Avenue. Please help them provide turkeys and other holiday food for low-income families. Bring a Turkey, Buy a Turkey or Text a Turkey — or send a check. View details on flyer.

Announcements

PS9 is Recipient of 2016 Rohatyn Prize

 

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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.