PA Meeting: Friday, March 2nd, 8:45am

Please mark your calendar for our next PA Meeting: Friday, March 2nd at 8:45am In the PS9 Auditorium.
We will present updates on our various fundraising and events plus there will be a special guest speaker. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

This is the biggest fundraising event of the year, but it is also an incredibly fun evening with food, drinks, live music, a silent auction and the live auction. Island attire is encouraged (sundresses, shorts, flip-flops, anything you would wear on a beach vacation!)

Upcoming Chess Tournament: Feb 25th


Thinking about whether your children are ready to play in a chess tournament? If they know the basic rules of the game, they can play – there is no skill requirement to enter.
Tournaments are exciting and significantly increase a child’s chess-playing ability.
Upcoming tournament in our area:

If you are interested in finding out more about chess tournaments (including the New York State Chess Tournament in March) or the PS9 chess program, please contact chess@ps9parents.org


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.