Teachers Appreciation Brunch – June 11


Every year the PA hosts a brunch for teachers and staff at PS 99 as a way to thank them for all that they do for our children. This year’s brunch will be on Tuesday, June 11.

Note that there will be no school for students, but it is an in-service day for teachers and staff.

Parents can take this opportunity to make this appreciation brunch special by donating a homemade brunch dish. We know there is no shortage of great chefs in the 99 community, so please consider creating something delicious as a way to thank our teachers and staff!


If you’re planning on preparing food for the brunch:

  • Deliver to the Main Building security desk by 9am Tuesday, June 11
  • Prepare enough for at least 6 servings
  • Dishes should be ready to serve (heated and pre-portioned)
  • Please label dishes with ingredients
  • Disposable trays preferred

Thank you for helping us give thanks to our teachers and staff!

Last Call for Candid and Baby Pics for Yearbook!

SixthGradePicsGRADE 6 PARENTS: Last call for candid and baby pics! We’re in the process of getting the yearbook finished up, so if you haven’t yet sent in your sixth grader’s photos, please be sure to send it in ASAP! We will be going to print very shortly, and would love to have your child’s face included!

Email us at ps99queens.pa@gmail.com and include name of child and class.

PSA: Special 2019 US Open Job Fair


The United States Tennis Association is coming to Kew Gardens for a special job fair at the Queens Borough Hall.

WHAT: Special 2019 US Open Job Fair with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

WHEN: Tuesday, June 11 & Wednesday, June 12 • 10am – 2pm

WHERE: Queens Borough Hall 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room 200

In order to be considered for an interview, please submit your resume by May 22 to the following email:


Available opportunities:
Guest Services
Courts and Grounds
Front Desk
Facilities Operations
Box Office
Access Control
Parking Lot Attendants
Phone Operations
Command Center

Occasionally, the PA will post relevant community information that we may think will interest the PS 99 community. The above post is a public service announcement. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to the event hosts.

Have an event you’d like to share with the local community? Let us know via email!

PS 99 hosts educators from Chile


Last month, a group of educators from Chile visited 99 to learn about the opportunities and challenges of teaching a diverse student population. Principal Foglio hosted the international visitors who were interested in improving public education in their country, and provided best practices to the education leaders.  The group visited classrooms and observed instruction in both buildings, and were treated to excerpts from Peter Pan. They left with great insight to achieve tangible outcomes for the schools in their community. We’re so proud that our school was tapped to be a part of their learning experience!

Join us on THIS THURSDAY, May 23 to vote in the 2019/2020 PA Executive Board!


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The 2018/2019 PA Executive Board have decided to run again for their current positions. Please join us on Thursday, May 23 to vote them into the 2019/2020 PA Executive Board officially. If you like what the PA has been doing this past year, we ask for your official vote at the General Meeting.

And as always, we want YOU to bring your talents and skills to next year’s PA Board. If you would like to nominate yourself or a friend, please come attend the meeting. We can always use more parents to help ensure the success of our school! It takes a village!

The PS 99 Parents’ Association is a volunteer-run organization whose aim is to facilitate parental participation, and provide support to teachers and staff with tools to help enrich our children‘s education. We serve to act as a voice for the families, and to build a sense of community among the parents and educators. The PA Executive Board is made up of, (and is elected by) parents of children currently enrolled at 99. The board also organizes events, and hosts fund raising activities to help support teachers’ wishlists, items that might not be covered by the City. Quick Facts Meetings: The Board meets once a month, and hosts eight general meetings during the school year. PA Organized Events: Picture Day, Winterfest, Prom, 6th Grade Picnic, 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony, Teacher Appreciation, World Fest, Bake Sales, Scholastic Book Fair If you would like to nominate yourself or a friend to run for the 2019/2020 PA Board, please contact us. We can always use more parents to help ensure the successs of our school. The Board election will be held on May 23rd.

The Board meets once a month, and hosts eight general meetings during the school year.

PA Organized Events: Picture Day, Winterfest, Prom, 6th Grade Picnic, 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony, Teacher Appreciation, World Fest, Bake Sales, Scholastic Book Fair

Childcare is available for school-aged children. Light refreshments will be served.
Thursday, May 23
Main Building Auditorium

Help! Volunteers Needed for Next Week!


Hello! The PA is a bit short on volunteers for Tuesday and Wednesday (May 7 & 8) for the Scholastic Book Fair! If you have some free time between the hours of 8:30am-12pm we could really use your help in the Annex! Please contact us at ps99queens.pa@gmail.com and let us know if you can give us a hand!

The Annual Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

scholasticbookfairHappy Children’s Book Week! Our Annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held on May 6, 7, 8 (Annex) and May 13, 14, 15 (Main Building), offering a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. And all purchases benefit our school!

The book fair is mainly for the children. Parents visiting during Parent Teacher Conferences on May 15 may also participate. (Cash or credit card is accepted.) Students visiting the book fair can pay cash.

Like last year, parents can set up an eWallet account for their children. For more information about eWallets, click here.  

Can’t make it? You can also shop online here:

May 2-15 Annex

May 8-21 Main Building 

P.S. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Help children discover the power of reading, and volunteer for the book fair! If you can spare a few hours on any of the book fair dates, please contact us!

We need people for 8:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-1:00pm for all dates, and 4:00pm-7:30pm for Parent Teacher Conference on May 15. Just email us at ps99queens.pa @ gmail.com and let us know your time/date preference!