Kindergarten Tea with the Principal – 10/13

Principal Fogtea-153336_1280lio invites Kindergarten parents to join her for tea this Friday, at 8:30 am, in the Library (Main Building).

Learn more about the school, your child’s curriculum and day, and share your questions and suggestions with Ms. Foglio, the assistant principals, and the lead teacher for your child’s grade.

Kindergarten Tea with the Principal
When: Friday, October 13 at 8:30am
Where: Library, Main Building

Getting Ready for Middle School

Middle School Directory - D28 CoverMiddle School applications are due December 1, 2017! 5th and 6th Grade Parents, now is the time to explore your child’s options. The District 28 2018 Middle School Directory, which includes detailed information on each school and the application process, is now available here online.

Below is a schedule of upcoming open houses. Note that this list is a collaborative effort being compiled by parents and will be updated as more information becomes available.

2017 Middle School Open House [Oct]2017 Middle School Open House [Nov]2017 Middle School Open House [Dec]


Picture Day is Tuesday, Oct 3! Send in Your Order Forms this Week.


PICTURE DAY for our school will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. An overview of the packages and pricing was sent home in your children’s folders on Monday. Take a look and make your selection!

Please return your order envelope to your child’s teacher by this Friday, September 29. You can pay by check, money order, or cash (exact amount, no change will be given), OR online, with a credit card (make sure to write confirmation code on package selection slip). Please make your checks/money order payable to IRVIN SIMON PHOTOGRAPHERS.

If you are not satisfied with your child’s pictures or if your child is absent from school on that day, there will be a Retake Day on Monday, December 4.

6th Grade Parents: Note that all 6th Grade Students will have their picture taken for use for the yearbook, even if you don’t purchase a picture package

Calling All Volunteers
Help us make our children’s Picture Day a success! Volunteer on October 3. Sign up to help out from 8:30-10:30am, 10:30am-1:00pm, or for both shifts at

Welcome Back!


As the 2017-2018 school year truly kicks off, we hope your children are getting off to a great start!

A few important things to make sure you’ve checked off your list:

  • School Lunch is now free for everyone! However, to help keep this and other programs funded, our children still need you to complete and return the lunch application form (or fill it in online at
  • If you haven’t already, please fill out and return your child(ren)’s Blue Cards as soon as possible. It’s critical that the school has the most up to date information on file.
  • Make sure you’ve reviewed and returned the tear-off portions of all applicable permission forms sent home on the first day of school (neighborhood walks, physical education, field trip policy, dismissal policy, religious instruction, etc.)
  • Please complete and return your contact information for inclusion in your child’s class list as soon as possible. This list will help you if you need to contact other students and their families regarding homework or other questions, and provides your Class Parents with a means of reaching you regarding class news, events, or funds collections. The list will ONLY be shared with families in your child’s class and the teacher.

Best wishes to all for a great year ahead! Stay tuned for news on our first Parents’ Association meeting.

The PS99 Parents’ Association


Stock up and drop off! School Supply Lists

Make sure you’re ready for the first day – click here to see school supply lists for 2017-2018 for all grades on the PS99 school site.

Remember to place all items in a bag or box, and label that package with your child’s name and class code! Individual items don’t need to be labeled with names or subjects – your child’s teacher will help with that.

Avoid having little ones carry heavy bags on the first day by dropping your child’s supply package off at PS99 any morning from August 28 – September 1, or September 5 – 6, between 8:30am-11:00am.

Parent Advisory Board

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

We hope you are having a wonderful day. Here is some information from the Borough President:

The Queens Borough President Melinda Katz invites you to the next Parent Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00pm in Queens Borough Hall, Room 200 located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY. We will host several guest speakers during the program focusing on New York City public school students with special needs and their rights, as well as students with individualized education programs (IEPs).

Parent Advisory Board letter

April PA Meeting

PA Elections in May

Would you like to be a part of the Parents’ Association Executive Board?  Elections are coming up and we need you!

Cute child smiling and pointing at you
Our kids need you!

How to deal with stress and parenting

Meara Beirne, LMSW, Child and Family Therapist, and mom of 3, presents at our April meeting (tomorrow, 4/26/2017 at 6:30pm) on how to help your child deal with anxiety and stay grounded during uncertain times.