Parent Forum: August 7th 7-9pm

Dear Parents and Guardians:

You are invited to participate in a parent engagement forum on August 5th from 7pm to 9pm. This parent forum is hosted by The Parent Leaders of Queens South (PLQS) to discuss the topic of Schools Reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to answer parent questions, we have invited the Superintendents of D27, D28, D29 and QHS, along with other important decision makers. We are asking parents who would like to participate to use the link below to register and to submit questions for our panelist.

Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. Please share with your school community.

Please register here.

Happy Summer!

It’s the end of June,
and the school year is done!
Enjoy your summer
everyone!

Thank you to all the teachers and administrators who made the year a positive one! Despite the curve ball thrown our way, we prevailed and came out a stronger school community! #StingrayStrong

Please continue to visit this site over the break, as we will post community-related events and fun ideas for the summer, as well as news and updates for the upcoming 2020/2021 school year.

Enjoy your summer!

Congratulations Principal Sforza!

It’s official! Mr. Sforza will be the permanent principal of PS 99!

Many thanks to all the parents who have written in support for him during the interview process. Your letters no doubt made a huge difference!

Regardless of what happens in September, we can all rest assured that the school is in very capable leadership.

Congratulations, Principal Sforza!

6th grade T-shirts, yearbooks and session 3 after school refunds

6th GRADE T-SHIRTS, YEARBOOKS, AND SESSION 3 AFTER SCHOOL REFUNDS:

The PA will be outside by the Main Building on Kew Gardens Road THURSDAY, JUNE 25TH from 9am – noon to give out 6th grade t-shirts and yearbooks, as well as give refunds for after school.

Those who would like to purchase a copy can stop by as well. Yearbooks are $20 per copy for the lower grades.

Parents who requested refunds for Session 3 after school can stop by to pick up their checks. (We cannot send the checks.)

The Annex gets new trees!

The Parks Department came by and planted a couple of new trees by the Annex playground! Looks like we have a baby Silver Maple and a baby Gingko on Kew Gardens Road, two of the most common species of trees in New York.

If you live close by, you can help the Parks Department care for the trees by removing weeds and litter around it. (And if you’re really interested in keeping it healthy, you can help water it 15-20 gallons a week from now until October!) Let’s all be mindful when we’re near the school, and help it grow!

Afterschool Refunds Update

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The PA will be refunding all monies paid for Session 3 some time in the future when it is safe to do so. Once it is safe, we will be contacting parents to schedule refunds. (Please note, refund checks will NOT be sent to your address. They must be picked up on the future designated dates.)

In the meantime, to help facilitate the process, we need parents to contact us through the form below:

https://forms.gle/STCv5fQQb68iCbHf7

UPDATE: The PA is gathering letters of support for Principal Sforza

Sforza for Principal

UPDATE: Thank you for all the letters of support. We’ll keep our fingers crossed on this end for a good outcome!

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The PA is gathering letters of support for Mr. Sforza as he advances to the next round of interviews in consideration as the permanent principal of 99.

Please note that this is not a done deal.

As PS 99 parents, we really need your voice. The PA is seeking all your letters of commendations and messages of support for Mr. Sforza. We urge every parent and guardian to send individual letters using the contact form below.

Your letters will be compiled by the PA, and submitted to the superintendent on your behalf. (Should you wish to remain anonymous, we will remove your contact information when we compile for submission.)

Please spread the word to your fellow parent friends and community, and submit your statement by 5/19!

 

PS 99 Parents: The future of school leadership depends on your voice

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PS 99 will be starting the upcoming school year with a new principal in place. Mr. Sforza is currently Interim Principal since Mrs. Foglio’s retirement in February. He is one of 11 candidates that are being considered for the permanent position by our district’s leadership.

There is a committee that has been formed to decide on selection criteria, and first round interview questions. Seven parent members of our School Leadership Team and PA Executive Board are part of the committee.

As PS 99 parents, you have a voice in determining who should be hired as principal. Currently, we are seeking your comments and opinions:

  • What do you think are the most important qualities and skills our new principal should have?
  • What questions would you want all the candidates to answer?

Please share your thoughts below by Thursday, 4/23.

Please participate in the 2020 Census

2020Census

PSA: Census 2020 is ongoing, and your response is more important that ever before because federal funding is almost always dependent on Census data.

New York is underrepresented, which means we lose out on necessary funding for healthcare, schools, and assistance programs.

If you have not already done so, complete the Census online now by clicking HERE. It takes about 10 minutes.