Introducing PS 9 Cares, the new community service committee of PS 9: Thursday, Jan 25th, 8:45am

Join us at the inaugural meeting to discover the best the ways in which the PS9 community can work with our local schools. In conjunction with Principal Witzke, we can share the incredible knowledge and talent of parents around our school district.

Thursday, January 25th, 8:45 am in the Library

January PA Meeting: Friday, Jan 26th, 8:45am

Please join us on Friday, January 26 at 8:45am in the auditorium for our first PA meeting in 2018!

We will be hearing from Ms. Kate, 3rd grade teachers Ms. Vandemark and Ms. Warren and 5th grade teachers Mr. Patrick and Ms. Clay-Sirop about some of the tools being used across the grade levels to support our students on how to provide meaningful feedback to their peers. We will present updates on the PA and gear up for Groovy night which is that same evening! New volunteer opportunities will be presented so if you’re looking to become more involved at PS9, you won’t want to miss it.

Light breakfast will be served.

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Groovy Night: Friday, Jan 26th, 6:15-8pm


  • Gaga, mixed martial arts, Krav Maga, basketball, hip hop and a rockin’ dance floor are just a sampling of the groovy fun. Activities for ALL ages, even little siblings.

  • Volunteers are needed to make this a night your kids will talk about all year. Donate your time here and your yummy food here. It’s a short event with short shifts.

  • Delicious, healthy dinner fare for the entire family at the Groovy Night Cafe.

Lives in the Balance: Tuesday, Feb 6th, 6-7pm (rescheduled)


Dr. Ross Greene is a well-known Child Psychologist and founder of “Lives in the Balance”. Dr. Greene’s mission is first to help people understand behaviorally challenging kids and then give them the tools to support them in ways that are more compassionate and effective, and finally, to advocate on behalf of the kids and their caregivers. The Parent Association of PS9 invites you to an evening with Dr. Ross Greene on Tuesday, February 6th, 6-7pm, in the PS9 auditiorium. Registration is required.

Dr. Greene is a New York Times best selling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, and Lost & Found and Raising Human Beings.

Doors open at 5:45. Space is limited. This event is open to the public. Please register here. Adults only.

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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.