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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A message from our Superintendent, Mrs. Jennifer Ambert.

"It is our goal that all schools in the district exhibit rigorous and equitable opportunities for every student, ensuring the development and strengthening of SCEWP, which represents:

S - Self-Regulation/Student Agency
C - Communication/Collaboration Skills
E - Engagement and Empathy
W - Work Habits/Organization Skills
P - Persistence/Perseverance"

SCEWP is an acronym that Mrs. Ambert has trademarked and you will be hearing a lot of it in our district.  I am most certain, on occasion, she will address it in her report at the monthly CEC meetings.  It is important that our families are familiar with it.   

Our staff will be speaking about it with our students, so ask your children to tell you about it.  Of course, each grade will understand it on their own level. 
Have you visited the Distrcit 27 web site yet?  You will love it.  http://www.district27nyc.org/ 

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We are full speed ahead with Remote Learning.  This is a new learning experience for us all.  Our goal is to have every student with a device and connected.  We are getting there.  Each day we have more and more online and connected.  We are all going through something that we never could have imagined.  We, the staff, miss our colleagues.  The students miss their classmates.  
We all miss each other.  We NEED each other.  
Our staff is meeting each morning just saying good morning and wishing all a great day.  We are supporting each other.  We understand that our students are doing the same.  We have received photos of students working together online and communicating via the computer and that is critical.  We wish everyone good health.  If you need any support whatsoever, please reach out to Ms. Cynthia Rodriguez, our Guidance Counselor, crodriguez30@schools.nyc.gov, and/or Mrs. Amelia Joseph, our Parent Coordinator, ajoseph42@schools.nyc.gov.  
STAY STRONG.  STAY HEALTHY!  STAY HOME! 
Help stop the spread.  Wash your hands frequently.
Do not touch your face.  No high fives or hand shaking with anyone.
We will get through this!   
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We invite you to join our Parent Support Group each Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  A link is shared via DOJO and email every Thursday morning.  See you then!

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 School Meals are back at P.S. 97, Q! 


Kindergarten Admissions 

We are pleased to share that Kindergarten offers will be e-mailed to families starting today, 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Families who applied online will be able to accept or decline their offer by using their 
MySchools.nyc account.

G&T Scores are scheduled to be sent to families on Thursday, April 23, 2020.  Students receiving qualifying scores will be eligible to submit applications to G&T programs.  The application deadline is Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

We wish all the best.  

 The survey deadline has been extended.  Please be sure to visit the below link to learn how you can complete your survey if you have not done so already.  Thank you for sharing your voice.  SURVEY SUPPORT 2020


We thank you for coloring in your bubble! 
Final response rates for the 2019 NYC School Survey:

89% teacher response rate (47 teacher surveys received)   //  64% parent/guardian response rate (364 parent/guardian surveys received)

 


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Important Meeting Dates: 
PTA (3rd Tuesday of each month)                PAC (1st Thursday of each month)
October 15                                                      October 3   
November 19                                                   November 7
                                                                          December 5
January 21                                                      January 9 (Winter Recess conflict)) 
February 25 (Mid-Winter Recess conflict)   February 6
March 17                                                          March 12 (PTC conflict) 
April 28 (Testing Dates conflict)                    April 2
May 19                                                              May 14 
June 16                                                            June 11 

School Leadership Team Meeting (3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 2:30 p.m.)
October 16
November 20
December 11
January 15
February 12 
March 18
April 22
May 13 and May 27 2:45 p.m.  The link will be shared.  
June 17 

Student Recognition Award Celebrations will be held on the following dates at 5:00 p.m. 
October 16
November 20
December 18 
January 15
February 12 
March 18
April 22
May 13 
June 17 

Health Plex Free Dental Screenings are coming.  Visit the link to the left under Upcoming Events!  Be sure to complete and return the consent form so your child can participate.   
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Meadow Farms Fund Raiser
A financial report is being filed for our Meadow Farms Fund Raiser.  We have made a profit of $61.95.  Thank you to all who supported this event.

Wear Pink - Making Strides - Breast Cancer Awareness 
On behalf of the many members in our school community, a check in the amount of $186 is being sent to Making Strides, American Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.  We extend our sincerest thanks to all who supported this event.  A financial report has been filed accordingly. 

Shouting out a big thank you to our Book Fair team for a great job as always. Our fall sale has profited us $1,292.01.  A financial report has been filed accordingly. We look forward to our Spring sale when it is a BOGO!  Happy Reading all and thanks for your support!

Our Veterans Day GI GO FUND was a huge success thanks to you.  We are sending a donation of $151.50 to support our troops.  Than you to all who donated to our veterans!  A financial report has been filed accordingly. 

GOBBLE GOBBLE - Our Turkey Trot was a huge success thanks to all!   We raised over $12,000.  All prizes have been distributed.  A financial report will be filed accordingly.  

We have collected and counted your donations for the American Heart Association Go Red Program and are proud to share that a check in the amount of $102 is being sent on behalf of our school community!  

Our Annual Pennies for Patients, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Drive!  
Our donation has been made.  On behalf of our school community, we have donated just a tad over $1,600 and we are thrilled to be able to support such a great charity.  A financial report is being filed accordingly.  Thank you for your support. 
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InMotion 2019-2020 Afterschool Program
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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Attendance and being on time are important! 

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.  8:01 a.m. is late.  It is important for your child to be here and on time to make the most of their day!  

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.  There will be no exceptions.  Please make attendance and being on time a priority. 

Thank you for your support. 

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 The school calendar for 2019-2020 is now updated!                       
 Visit the below links to view the school calendar!  
This calendar now reflects the changes which have recently been made.  

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The Boy Scout Afterschool Program.

We will once again host the Boy Scouts of America Afterschool program.  Both boys and girls in grades 1 - 5 are welcome to participate.  Registration will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in our multi-purpose room and Thursday, September 12, 2019 during our Parent Night!   

The program will run on Monday from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a prompt pick-up.     

This program will begin on Monday, October 21, 2019.  

Please contact Melvin Antigua at 212 - 651 - 2872 or Juan Hernandez at 212 - 651 - 2844 with any questions. 

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Let's Stay Connected 

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 in the 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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Measles and Immunization - Important information 

Please click on each link below to learn about measles and immunization. 

Measles Letter English 2019

Measles Letter Arabic 

Measles Letter Bengali

Measles Letter Chinese

Measles Letter Spanish 

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Follow the District on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/District27NYC

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

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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 2019 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 earn money!  Ask your family and friends to help you and  your class earn an ice cream party!  Please be sure to get the app on your phone and click on your grocery receipt so our school can get credit for your box tops.  

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The Family Welcome Center for District 27 is located at 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 1st Floor, Jamaica, NY 11435, 718-557-2786  

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.