Parent Workshop: Protecting Children in a Hyper Digital Age: Wednesday, Oct 18, 6-7:30pm

Did you know?

  • Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online
  • Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse
  • 15% of teens using cell phones say that they have received sexually suggestive nude images of someone they know via text
  • 1 in 25 youths received an onlin sexual solicitation in which the solicitor tried to make offline contact

Topics Discussed:

  • Dangers children are susceptible online
  • Teens and sexting
  • Popular apps and how to use them safely
  • Safety settings and restrictions for phones and computers
  • Cell phone monitoring
  • Gaming issues and concerns
  • Building healthy technology in the home

This special event is funded by the Parents’ Association. Babysitting and pizza are provided for school age children, but sign up for this is required.

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PS 9 Halloween Hop: Saturday, Oct 21st, 11am-4pm


Volunteers needed! Sign up here!


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.