Upcoming

Book Drive: December 14th-16th

Bring us your books! Donate your gently used children’s books to District 3 classrooms that need a library.

When: Wednesday through Friday, December 14th-16th

Where: Outside the gate at drop-off

NY Nets, School-Wide Fundraiser: Feb. 5th

We are holding a school-wide fundraiser with the NY Nets at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.  They are providing discounted tickets to a Nets game versus Toronto Raptors on Sunday Feb, 5th at 12pm. A portion of the proceeds of the event will go towards raising money for the Parents of PS 9 Inc.

Tickets for the Upper Level are $40 and Lower Level are $65.  Order your tickets now as a Holiday Stuffer or after the holidays before January, 22nd 2017.  To order tickets or have any questions contact Scot Steinberg at sponsorship@ps9parents.org.   Tickets will be emailed to you or make an arrangement with him to pick them up.

Download flyer for more information.

Announcements

Information Regarding Re-Zoning

 
Information regarding the re-zoning is available on the DOE’s website, here.
 

Families who are interested in finding out which schools they will be zoned to for the 2017-18 school year can find this information by entering their home address using the DOE’s School Search.

2015-16 NYC School Survey for PS 9

 

This report summarizes the survey responses that parents, teachers, and students at P.S. 009 Sarah Anderson provided on the 2015-16 NYC School Survey.

 

Questions are categorized by the six elements of the Framework for Great Schools. Based on robust research, the six elements of the Framework for Great Schools identify the areas that must improve to increase student achievement.

  • Rigorous Instruction
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Supportive Environment
  • Effective School Leadership
  • Strong Family-Community Ties
  • Trust

 

View the 2015-16 NYC School Survey for PS 9.

Parent Leader Times

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Chancellor’s Message: “Welcome to the new school year. I hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer. The work you do for our schools is invaluable, and I am greatly looking forward to collaborating during the months ahead. That is why I am very excited to introduce you to the first issue of Parent Leader Times. This quarterly newsletter was created to serve as a dialogue between us. I encourage you to see your role as both cheerleader and essential member of a “think tank” for parents across the City. Please use this newsletter as a tool for that think tank. Read more.

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.