Count Me In

Does your employer sponsor a
matching gift program?

Check our Community Partners page for ongoing updates from Scot Steinberg.

Fairway Community Partners

Sign up now to receive your Fairway Community Partners card. Use your card each time you shop at Fairway and PS9 will receive 3% back from Fairway. And February 24th is Double Day for PS9. Shop then with your card and 6% of your purchase will be donated to PS9!

A Little Goes a Long Way

You know, there may be things you already do that can help raise money for PS 9. Do you ever shop at West Side Kids? Or or Target? Do you fill prescriptions? Have a look at the ways you can earn money for PS 9 without spending any additional funds yourself.

Shop from here...
...and earn dollars for PS 9!

Tickets for the PS 9 Auction on Sat, March 14th, 6-11pm

PS9 Auction

Tickets for the Annual Auction on Pi Day are now on sale!

When is it: Pi Day, March 14, 2015, from 6pm-11pm

Where is it: Landmark on the Park at 160 Central Park West at 76th Street


The Teacher Treat catalog contains a complete listing of our 2015 Teacher Treats, generously donated by PS 9's own teachers and staff. Please peruse the catalog for packages that your family finds interesting. Look for your child's classroom teacher's package, and support other teachers' offerings as well. Treats range from picnics to pizza to pedicures! The ever popular Principal and Assistant Principal for the Day packages are listed here, too. Read all about Teacher Treats!  View the Teacher Treat Catalog and Teacher Treat Order Form.


We Want Your PS9 Photos!

The yearbook is a wonderful keepsake of our kids' time at PS 9, but to create those lovely pages of memories, the Yearbook Committee needs lots of PS 9 photos.



We are interested in photos from:

First Day of School
Halloween Hop
Movie Night
Groovy Night
Field Trips
Field Days
Publishing Parties
Auction Night
Spring Fair
Parents on Stage
Art Night (from last year)


You already have some of these photos (such as First Day of School, Halloween Hop, Movie Night and Field Trips), so please send them to us, so we can start working on those pages. Here's how: yearbook photo upload instructions


Fifth Grade Families: a significant part of the yearbook is dedicated to 5th graders, so an extra special effort is required of you: we need all of the above, plus photos from your kids in past years at PS 9 (from kindergarten through the current year).


Please note: All photos for the yearbook must be PS9-related. We cannot use photos from birthday parties, play dates, etc. Photos must be taken at school or on a PS9-related event.


The PS9 Composting Challenge: now through June 2015

As a country we are generally not aware of the volume of food we waste. Composting is a great way to take responsibility for potential waste by creating valuable soil nutrients from what would otherwise go into the garbage and then to landfill. The PS9 Composting Challenge, running from now through June, will make us all more aware of and responsible for our food waste.


What is the challenge? Look for details in your child's red folder or read here:



Math at Home, School and in the Community

"The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics consist of two parts--the Mathematical Practices and the Mathematical Content standards. Often the Math Practices are simply overlooked in order to get to the 'meat and potatoes' of your child’s grade level expectations. But Math is not just about content. The way you think about Mathematics is key to deeper understandings being built and developed...." Read more about this and ways to support your children in math at home in Liz Irwin's Fall Family Math Newsletter.


Dr. Liz Irwin, educational development consultant, spoke at the November PA meeting about the math learning mindset. Here are her presentation slides.  Also view the video she referenced on math and brain plasticity. Fascinating and enlightening. Thank you!!


Also discussed at the November meeting were the recent School Quality Snapshot results for PS9.