Celebrating Over 100 Years of Educating Children
 1916 - 2016 


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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

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                     School Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.                                          Kindergarten dismisses just prior to 2:20 p.m.                      Follow the message shared by your teacher. 
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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Thank you to all who supported our book fair. 

Our profit is $388.91 for this Fall Sale.


       On behalf of our school community, we will be sending                                    
a donation of  $177.00 to Heavenly Hats!  

Thank you for your support!  


We are counting the dollars for Breast Cancer Awareness!  

We will share the total once we have collected all the donations!

Thank you for your support.  


Thank you to Mrs. Murphy and Class 4-408 for wearing pick! 


Thank you to Mrs. Torres and Class K-219 for wearing pick! 



More photos to follow.....
 

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We are kicking off our Fall Candy Fundraiser!  

We appreciate any support you can give to help 

making this a successful event. 



Check out the added incentives for not only 

our students but our teachers too! 

Your support is greatly appreciated!  

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Important Meeting Dates for You to Know

                PTA                                PAC                      SLT  

        8:30 a.m./6:00 p.m.            8:15 a.m.              2:30 p.m.    

           9/20, 8:30 a.m.                   10/5                        9/20                     

           10/18, 6:00 p.m.                 11/2                        10/18

           11/22,8:30 a.m.                  12/7                        11/22

           12/20, 6:00 p.m.                1/4                           12/20

           1/17, 8:30 a.m.                   2/1                          1/17             

           2/28, 6:00 p.m.                   3/8* 9:00 a.m.        2/28

           3/21, 8:30 a.m.                   4/10                         3/21

           4/18, 6:00 p.m.                   5/11                         4/18     

           5/16, 8:30 a.m.                   6/14                         5/16

           6/20, 6:00 p.m.                                                   6/20

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This week at 97!  

Monday, October 16, CEC Meeting, District Office, 7:30  p.m. 

Tuesday, October 17, Art for All with Ms. Buynak at 2:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, October 18 

PTA sponsored Picture Day

SLT, 2:30 p.m. 

Award Celebration, 5:30 p.m.

PTA Meeting, 6:00 p.m. 

Movie Night, 6:30 p.m.

Principal's Candy Sale Begins 

Thursday, October 19

Wear Pink and donate $1 for Breast Cancer Research

Join us for our Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Workshop to begin at 8:15 a.m.  A gift for all who attend.  We look forward to seeing many of you in attendance.  


Please note Positive Parenting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, October 10 to Friday, December 1. 


Please note that the SEPJR Parent Engagement has been changed to October 24 due to a conflict with Ms. Stuart's schedule.  We look forward to seeing you then!  


 
Dates and activities to plan for:

October 13
Heavenly Hats, wear a hat and donate $1

October 18
PTA Hosted Picture Day
Movie Night

October 19
Wear Pink and donate $1 for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 25
Carnival 

October 31
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Walk - A - Thon
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As a result of the October Parent Advisory Council Meeting, Ms. Buynak will be hosting an  Art  For All Program for our families.  (minutes of meeting forthcoming)

Join us on Tuesday during Parent Engagement Time, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., as follows:

October 17
November 21
December 19
January 16
February 13
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19

Ms. Buynak does amazing things and she is excited to share her talents with our families.  We look forward to seeing many of you expressing yourselves creatively. 
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THIS JUST IN!  

Chancellor Farina announces that beginning on the first day of 

school, lunch is free to all students in all of our schools, regardless of 

income eligibility.  This means that all meals – both 

breakfast and lunch – served by the Department of Education’s 

SchoolFood program will be free.  


We appreciate all the support we received to this program over the 

years and we say thank you to our many families!  



As always, School Meal Lunch Applications will be going home to all 

and we cannot stress the importance of you completing them and 

returning them as soon as possible.  

You can also complete your School meal Lunch Application online.  

Visit the below link to apply online!  


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

applications.  Mrs. Custodio hosted her Annual Title I

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

23 parents in attendance.  She shared information on our Title I 

Funding.  Please visit the links on the left to find the minutes

 from this meeting.  Thank you for your support. 


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 Visit the below link for monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menus!  

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Dads Bring Your Child to School was a huge success!  Certificates of participation are being sent home to all who supported this great event.  Thank you for your patience, and a special thank you to our staff for all going above and beyond for this event. 

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We are proud to share that we will continue to host InMotion for our Afterschool Program this school year.  Please visit the above link for all information needed to register.  Please direct all questions to InMotion.  
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https://twitter.com/ajoseph42 

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https://twitter.com/District27NYC

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

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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 back again this year!  It is a FREE 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 follow the directions below to download the APP.  Thanks!  


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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 int he email and in the subject line include PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR EMAIL LIST!  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!  

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NYC School Account

  We encourage all 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 have been 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. 

 ajoseph42@schools.nyc.gov

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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!  


    

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General Mills Box Tops

We continue to collect box tops to help our school with funding!  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

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 A special thank you to The Rev. Dr. Norman Whitmire, Jr., Rector, and the members of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Woodhaven.  We have received a donation of 3 full boxes of school supplies for our students!  Our teachers have been invited to help themselves to items for their students.

We say thank you!  

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