Free Family Adventure Race this weekend (July 13) for parents and children 8-12

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The CityParks Foundation is hosting a free parent-child race that incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all!
Open to children ages 8-12 and their parents.
The timed races take place on a course featuring 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line. Activities include a javelin throw, jumprope, hurdles, a mini-climbing wall and an all-out sprint to the finish line.
 
WHEN: Saturday, July 13 at 9AM or 10AM
WHERE: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Prior to the race, all participants will receive an email notification with detailed information about the race. If you have any questions, please contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org  or call (718) 760-6999.

Click here to register for the race.

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Learn to ride a bike! Free 2-hour class for kids July 20

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The Forest Park Community Bike Education Center at Victory Field will offer free learn-to-ride classes for adults and kids, as well as free after-school and summer camp programs on the mechanics of riding a bike and the rules of the road.

Helmets and bikes are provided for adults’ learn-to-ride classes and youth programs.

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!

Have a great summer, everyone!

LASTDAYOFSCHOOL

Last day of school,
and the year is done!
Enjoy your summer, everyone!

Thank you to all the teachers and administrators who made the year a fantastic one! Thank you to everyone who has contributed and volunteered with the PA! We’ve made it through another successful year, because of your commitment and support!

The first day of school is Thursday, September 5th.

Please continue to visit this site over the break. We will post community-related events and fun ideas for the summer, as well as upcoming 2019/2020 school year news.

Enjoy your summer!

Well Done, 99!

WellDone99Congratulations PS 99! State officials have recognized our school as one of the 277 New York City schools that are among the highest achieving in the state under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)! The ESSA is a federal law that gives states more flexibility in determining how to better improve school performance by emphasizing student growth. This gives schools a more holistic approach to assessing, identifying, and incorporating approaches that boost performance. Well done, Principal Foglio, teachers, and students! What a way to end the year!

You can read more about the achievement here.

 

Teachers Appreciation Brunch – June 11

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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!

DONATION DETAILS

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.