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.

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.


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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! 


NYC School Account

 Do you want to review your child's attendance, report card grades, test scores, and contact information?  You can do so very easily by registering with NYC School Account.  If you are not      registered, please contact Amelia Joseph, Parent Coordinator via email and she will be happy to create an account for you. Please provide your child's name and birth date in the email.



Our school day starts at 8:00 a.m. with learning beginning 
immediately.  It is important to your child to be on time.  
Thank you for your support. 


November 10 - Picture Day!  SMILE!  

January 5 - Grade 5 Picture Day!  

Details to follow!  
Your lunch application is very important to our students. 
As in past years, you can complete your lunch application online.  Please visit the below link to expedite your application. 

Online Lunch Application

Visit the below link for monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menus!  

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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

applications.  Please join  Mrs. Custodio on Wednesday, 

September 28, 2016 at the Annual Title I Meeting 

beginning at 8:15 a.m. Mrs. Custodio will

 share facts and important information you 

need to know.  We look forward to  seeing you then.  

This year, continuing with the program which was introduced last year, 

we will be using My School Bucks which will allow you to make 

payments directly to your child's account.  

Reminder letters of outstanding balances will be sent to you directly 

from My School Bucks.  We ask that you visit the link below to learn 

more about this program.  Thank you. 

 Online Lunch Payment Program - My School Bucks


Special Workshop for Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services

We want to hear about your experience.  If you were fortunate enough to attend this 

workshop, please share your experiences with us.   ajoseph42@schools.nyc.gov

Thank you! 

Does your child need homework help?  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!  

                     We invite our parent community to join us on                                 Monday, October 24, 2016 for a Math workshop facilitated      by Dial - A- Teacher.  Watch for further details.

General Mills Box Tops

Help your child's class collect the most box tops!  Be sure to print the collection sheet below and have fun clipping!  Remember, the class with the most box tops collected will get an ice cream party!   

Click on the link to the right to access a sheet!   Box Tops Collection Sheet


The Survey Says..... 

51% parent response rate (301 parent surveys received)

85% teacher response rate (41 teacher surveys received)

Thank you!   

Principal's Candy Sale with Meadow Farms
will begin Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Envelopes are due Friday, October 7, 2016
                        Thank you for your continued support to                            strengthening our school community.
Click on link below for more details!  

Scholastic BOOKANEER Book Fair

       Books open a world of excitement for all.


Meet and Greet the Staff Night 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
    It was great seeing many of you last night at our Meet and Greet        Curriculum Night.  We know after meeting our staff, you are                             confidant that your children will success!                                               We hope you enjoyed shopping at our                          Scholastic Book Fair!  We look forward 
to our Spring Buy One Get One Free Fair!  
                We are anxious to hear about your experiences.                    Please email us so we can further assist you in the future! 
Do you have a gym uniform?  If not, visit the link below for the order form!  The first order is due Friday, September 30, 2016            and the second order is due Friday, October 21, 2016.  These                 will be the only orders being placed! 
Visit the links below for the order forms.  Please remember                  to order a size larger!  Thanks for showing school spirit!  


Congratulations to Nurse Ryan on being named
Nurse of the Year!  We are so very fortunate to have her with us! 

Congratulations to our generationOn Kids Care Club on being named Club of the Year.   Visit the below link to read all about it!  

We are now accepting applications from our Grade 4 students.  Visit the link below for details.  Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.  The deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016
                     We would like to express our sincerest thanks to                      All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church of South West Queens for the donation of a tote full of school supplies which our students will greatly appreciate.  Our staff has received a list of available items and have been invited to come and take what they need for their students.  Crayons, marble notebooks, dry erase markers and folders have already been put to good use.  
We know this is only the beginning of a wonderful relationship! 
A special thank you to Pastor Leticia Alanis (right)
            and Deacon Roberta Detmers (left) pictured below with                          our Parent Coordinator, Amelia Joseph.  Photo is courtesy of          Pastor Micah Stumme who also joined in the donation process. 

                    Thank you to The Rev. Dr. Norman Whitmire, Jr.,                    Rector, and the members of the All Saints Episcopal Church     
    in Woodhaven.  We received a donation of 5 full boxes of school             supplies for our students!  Marble notebooks, colored pencils,              and index cards have already been distributed. 

If your children are in need of school supplies, please be sure to contact us at ajoseph42@schools.nyc.gov and we will be sure to provide the needed items if we have them!