Celebrating Over 100 Years of Educating Children
 1916 - 2016 


Vision Statement 

P.S. 97, The Forest Park School community, develops students talents, celebrates their accomplishments and provides them with every opportunity to strive to exceed the standards through high quality instruction embedded in technology which is collaboratively planned and facilitated in a Professional Learning Community. We prepare our students to compete and succeed in our globally connected society.

Visión escolar

La comunidad de P.S. 97, The Forest Park School, desarrolla estudiantes talentosos, celebra sus logros y les brinda todas las oportunidades de esforzarse para superar los estándares, mediante la instrucción de alta calidad integrada en la tecnología, la que a su vez es planeada e impartida de modo colaborativo en una comunidad educativa profesional. Preparamos a nuestros estudiantes para competir y triunfar en nuestra sociedad globalmente conectada.

Mission Statement 

At P.S. 97, The Forest Park School community we prepare our students for college and career by embracing their strengths and  providing them with a quality education in which they are challenged to reach their maximum potential both academically and personally through instruction that is differentiated for all learners.

Misión escolar

En P.S. 97, The Forest Park School, preparamos a nuestros estudiantes para la universidad y vida profesional, al tiempo que abrazamos sus puntos fuertes y les proveemos una educación de calidad que los reta a alcanzar su máximo potencial, tanto académico y personal, a través de la educación diferenciada para todos los educandos.

The Forest Park School Pledge

 I pledge allegiance to our school and those in P.S. 97.

 I promise to follow all rules, to do my work,

and respect others in our community.

Accepted by student enrollment on June 2, 2006


Staff will be available for registration on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 29, 30, and 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Image result for welcome back to school


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                        Visit our Useful Links to the left under                             Important Information for the direct links.  


The school calendar is out for 2017-2018!  Visit the below link to view it!  

2017-2018 School Calendar

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Bedtime Math is a new APP for all students.  It is designed to help students learn to love math.  Once you download the app, let us know how you and your children like it!   Please visit the link on the left for all details.  Let us know how you like it!  Thanks!  

Bedtime Math FREE APP

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Are you receiving up - to - the - minute information from us?

If you are not, please email us at ajoseph42@schools.nyc.gov and we will be sure to add you to our email distribution list!  

                    Include your name, your child's name and class, and your                      phone number!  We look forward to sharing our good news! 

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Your voice is important to us.  Thank you to all who completed their parent survey.  Our parents had a 59% response rate! 

We hope your child(ren) enjoyed the book they received!

We also thank our staff for completing their survey!

They are at an 90% response rate!  

Great job by all!  

School is out for the summer. 
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    Happy Reading!  
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We do not host summer school at our school.  

Our summer school site is P.S. 60, Queens.  

All invited students have received information regarding the program.  Busing is available for all students attending. 

For arrival, we suggest you be at 97,Q by 8:00 a.m. to make certain your child gets on the bus.  For dismissal, we suggest you be at 97,Q by 2:30 p.m. to make certain you are there for your child.  

After the first few days, these times will be confirmed. 

The 1st day of summer school is July 5, 2017.  

Summer school is Monday - Thursday.

The hours are 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

August 10, 2017 is the last day of summe school. 

Visit the below link for all details. 



Summer Meals Program

We encourage you to take advantage of this great program being offered to all 18 years and younger.  

Our Woodhaven Library will be hosting once again this year.  Lunch is served at 1:00 p.m. so we suggest you plan lunch around their amazing programs which you can find on the left under Woodhaven Library Programs!  

Visit the link below for all participating facilities.  


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Queens South Field Support Center’s (QS FSC) Second Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and our Peer Mediators received an Award of Excellence for their Social Awareness Video!  Thank you to Ms. Rodriguez and her two interns, Diana and Joanne, Ms. Romano, Ms. Mahmood, and all who took a part in making this happen!  Visit our photo gallery for additional photos.  


NYC School Account

 As the end of the school year approaches we are encouraging our families to create an NYC Schools Account to view your child’s attendance, report card grades, NYC FITNESSGRAM results, and assessment scores. We encourage you to register to access your child’s scores and other information, including the release of results for the 2017 Common Core exams in ELA and Math this summer. Letters are being sent home to those families who have yet to create an account.  Please follow the step by step directions.  If you should have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Joseph,  Parent Coordinator. 


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Our school day starts at 8:00 a.m. with learning beginning 

immediately.  It is important for your child to be here and on time.

Please be reminded that attendance records are LEGAL 

DOCUMENTS.  Attendance and being on time is a criteria which is  

reviewed when your child applies for a specialty middle school. 

We encourage all our students to be present and on time!  

A student's attendance records are legal documents and cannot be 

changed.   Please make attendance and being on time a priority. 

Thank you for your support. 

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Complete your lunch application online beginning on July 1, 2017! 

The link will be shared once it is available.  

Come back to this site to complete your lunch application!  

Our Title I Funding is based on the return of our lunch 

applications.  Mrs. Custodio will be hosting her Annual Title I

 Meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. 

 Please join us to learn Title I facts and how our funding is utilized. 

It's not too late to send in your outstanding lunch balance.  You can visit the My School Bucks 

link below to pay online, or you can mail a check to the school payable to PS 97, Queens.  

Thank  you for your continued support.  

 Online Lunch Payment Program - My School Bucks

When you register with MY School Bucks, you will be asked for the district our school is 

in.   Although we are District 27, you will click on NY Department of Education.

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We know lunch payments can be difficult at time, so to eliminate large balances we have 

established a lunch payment plan which works for everybody. 

Visit the below links to see how easy it is to make payments. 

Meal Payment Plan for 2017-2018 English

Meal Payment Plan for 2017-2018 Spanish

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 Visit the below link for monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menus!  

Breakfast and Lunch Menus


Remember Homework help is just a call away! 

We suggest you take advantage of this great service 

 provided by the UFT and Dial - A - Teacher!  Visit the link 

below for all details.  Help comes in many languages!  


General Mills Box Tops

We are collecting over the summer!  Ask your family and friends to help you and your class earn an ice cream party!  

Box tops will be collected on or about the first of every month.  The class who collects the most box tops for the month will enjoy ice cream!  We encourage you to help your child's class earn money for their school!  Be a clipper!    

Thank you to Mrs. Scurti for the many years she dedicated to making this program a success.  Mrs. Ramnath has volunteered to take over and we know she will do a great job. 

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Click on the link below to access a collection sheet to help make collecting more fun!   Box Tops Collection Sheet


Thank you to our generationOn Kids Care Club for such wonderful service this year.  

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.                                                        If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact                                                  Amelia Joseph, Web Master, ajoseph42@schools.nyc.gov, to request assistance.