Welcome Message to families from Principal Aggoub

Welcome Message to Families from principal Aggoub

Welcome letter - English

Welcome Letter - Spanish


September 7th 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to P.S. 97, The Forest Park School. Whether you are a new parent to our school or a returning parent,

we invite you to be an active member of our school community.

As we embark on a new school year, we welcome your collaboration to enrich every child’s learning

experience. Cultural relevance and equity will be infused in every aspect of our work as we meet the

academic, social, and emotional needs of every student.

Every parent/guardian, regardless of language spoken, is encouraged to attend the many workshops, events and

learning that we hold throughout the school year. We welcome parents/guardians from different cultures and

backgrounds to serve on different school level teams such as School Leadership Team (SLT), Parent Teacher

Association (PTA) and Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Parent involvement does lead to student achievement.

I am excited to lead the P.S. 97 school community with a dedicated and passionate group of educators. The

entire staff is looking forward to working with you and your children as we launch another successful school

year. With your support and involvement, we are confident that every child will make progress to meet and

exceed our expectations.

In Unity,

Yassine Aggoub


Principal's Report

  February Principal's Report

 words that says Principal's Report February 2024 


January Principal's Report

February Principal's Report

March Principal's Report

April Principal's Report

May Principal's Report

June Principal's Report

News & Announcements

  • School Survey

    School Survey 2023 - 2024


    PS97Q, The Forest Park School
  • Sight Word Workshop

    Sight Word Workshop

    Wednesday February 28th 2024

    6:00 P.M. - Virtual

    Zoom Link:

    Sight Word Workshop Link

    Meeting ID:

    960 1178 9950




    PS97Q, The Forest Park School
  • Dual Language Program

    Spanish Dual Language Program


    PS97Q, The Forest Park School
  • Reusable Bottle

    Reusable Bottle Day!

    Thursday February 29th 2024

    PS97Q, The Forest Park School
  • Sock Drive

    Sock Drive for the month of February

    All donation will be deliver to our neighborhood shelter


    PS97Q, The Forest Park School
  • School Uniform Policy 2023 - 2024

    School Uniform Policy - English

    School Uniform Policy - Spanish


    Dear P.S. 97Q School Community,
    P.S. 97Q, The Forest Park School has established a school uniform policy effective 2023-2024 school year in
    accordance with Chancellor Regulation A-665. All students (Pre-K to 5th Grade) are required to wear the school
    uniform. We are asking for your support in this equitable journey. School uniforms create a safer community, a
    greater sense of school belonging, improved student behavior, and improved academic performance, as well as
    reducing school clothing costs for families.
    At P.S. 97Q, the school uniform policy is:
    ● Light blue button down or polo top. Long sleeve or short sleeve.
    ● Dark blue/navy pants, shorts, dress or skirt. If any student should want to wear a skirt, they may do so
    with spandex shorts/leggings underneath.
    ● Closed footwear. Sneakers are recommended, especially on Gym days.
    Not school approved:
    ● Jeans, yoga pants, tights/jeggings or miniskirts. No Hoodies, caps or bandanas. Religious headwear is
    ● Spaghetti straps/tank tops or short shorts.
    ● Flip flops, high heels or Crocs (for safety reasons).
    School uniforms must be worn daily. School spirit days will be the exception and will be announced in advance.
    Please note: If a child comes to school wearing clothing that is deemed inappropriate, a parent/guardian will
    be contacted to make alternate arrangements. If a child continues to come to school without uniform,
    interventions will take place to support the family to comply with the uniform policy before a consequence is
    enforced. If parents/guardians need financial assistance with purchasing the school uniform, please speak to
    the Parent Coordinator Ms. Ali or contact the school at 718-849-4870.
    Uniform Store Options/Locations: Parents/Guardians can purchase school uniforms from any vendor. School
    Uniforms can be purchased at the following locations: Amazon, Kid City and/or Cookie's.

    PS97Q, The Forest Park School
  • Literacy - NYC Reads

    Introducing NYC Reads

    Ensuring that all New York City Students become confident readers.

    What Is Literacy?

    Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen effectively. These skills enable students to express themselves clearly, listen to others, gain knowledge and build an understanding of the world around us. While each school selects its own literacy curriculum, there are common features in every New York City Public School classroom. These include books that help student apply new reading skills in context and units of study that teachers use for reading and writing instruction. 

    Schools have a focused, intentional sequence of lessons for both reading and writing for the school year so that the instruction is planned thoughtfully. Lessons include:

    • listening
    • speaking
    • reading and writing
    • opportunities for thinking
    • rich discussion with peers in pairs or in small groups

    Teachers model good questioning and encourage students to ask questions about what they read and learn. Students receive instruction on specific strategies to help them read difficult text, and practice using those strategies on a variety of reading passages, both fiction and nonfiction. These texts are selected to meaningfully reflect the rich cultural and ethnic diversity in our schools. There are also opportunities for daily independent reading and writing guided by the classroom teacher, and school libraries offer opportunities for further inquiry and research projects. Finally, examples of student work applying what they have learned to their research, analysis, and writing are displayed in classrooms and hallways so everyone can learn from each other's efforts.

    Some of the additional features you can expect to see in your child’s school are the following:

    In Elementary Grades

    • A strong early reading and writing program in kindergarten, first, and second grade that includes instruction in the five fundamentals of reading:
      • Phonics: relationships between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language.
      • Phonemic awareness: the ability to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds.
      • Vocabulary: the meaning or definition of words.
      • Fluency: the ability to read accurately with reasonable speed and expression.
      • Comprehension: the ability to understand and interpret what is read.
    • A literacy program that has a predictable format so that students understand the goal of each lesson
    • Teachers leading daily read-aloud using high-quality, culturally diverse, age-appropriate books
    • Writing instruction that includes daily opportunities to practice skills such as handwriting, word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation in varied genres
    • Classrooms with libraries offering a wide range of grade-appropriate books across many topics and reading levels
    • A reading coach who supports early reading acquisition in kindergarten, first, and second grade
    • Extra support in focused, small group settings for students who are struggling in reading and writing
    PS97Q, The Forest Park School
  • Website Mobile Application

    Dear Parents please download our website mobile application for instant updates.

    This application is very convenience to parents because of the minute to minute updates and direct access to
    our website on their mobile device.

    Follow these simple instructions to install the website application on your mobile device for FREE: - watch eChalk video
    • First search on the apple app store or google play store according to your mobile device – eChalk Notify.
    • Download eChalk Notify on your mobile device.
    • Then, it will ask you to - Add a subscription with an alert code for your school or district.
    • Enter the alert code - 82YW3C and click connect.
    • Next, you will see welcome to PS97Q, click on it and you are all set to visit the website and get instant alerts on
    your mobile device.

    Website letter for parents

    Website letter for parents - Spanish

    PS97Q, The Forest Park School
View More Posts

Welcome Message to Families from Chancellor Banks

Welcome Back to 2023 - 24 School Year!

School Year 2023 - 24 - Information & Resources

Chancellor David C. Banks - State of our Schools - Released date September 20th, 2023

Back to School Checklist - English

Back to School Checklist - Spanish


Dear Colleagues,

I’m thrilled to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! I hope you will take a couple of minutes to view this message on video and enjoy some wonderful images of our students in action!

Whether you are an educator, a staff member in our schools or offices, or a parent of a New York City public school student, what you do each day makes a difference in the lives of our children and their families. Thank you for your hard work over the summer to set our kids up for a year of strong academics, enriching sports and arts programs, healthy school meals, and so much more.


And thank you for sharing my mission: to offer every child a bright start...and a clear pathway to a bold future. Whether that is higher education or a career, together we will prepare our students for their next steps after high school.

For me, nothing compares to September and the first exhilarating week of classes—when I get to visit schools throughout the five boroughs, meet families, and welcome students and teachers back. When I get to see the hope and promise in children's faces and feel that familiar nervous energy that charges the air with electricity. When I get to watch students tap into their curiosity and creativity, and experience awesome “aha” moments as they challenge themselves academically. When I get to see children’s brilliance and unique abilities, knowing that their families and teachers will inspire them to reach even greater heights with each passing day.

September is just the start but let us ride its energy, use it as the wind in our sails, and commit to making this a truly exceptional school year. You can help families get a great start by referring them to schools.nyc.gov/bts2023 for important information and updates about academic policies, health and safety protocols, and more.  Additionally, they can download a printable Back to School checklist at schools.nyc.gov/btschecklist.

Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for choosing a New York City public school for your own children. I’m very excited about all the great things we’ll accomplish together this year!

Soaring high,

David C. Banks


 Large letter NYC for the Department of Education 


Welcome Message to Families from Superintendent Norment

Message from our District 27 Superintendent - Mr. David Norment

Message from Superintendent Norment

District 27 - 90 Day Plan

DPAC from District 27

 District 27 logo, circle with NYC