Holiday Concert

TUES 12/12 FOR GRADES 1 & 2 (10AM): 
CLASSES ON STAGE: 3-124, 3-114, 3-206, 4-202, 4-203, 5-303, 5-308, 5/6-306, 6-301

WED 12/13 FOR GRADES 3 & 5 (9:15AM):
CLASSES ON STAGE: 3-120, 3-122, 4-201, 4-204, 5-307, 5-302, 6-304

THUR 12/14 FOR GRADES 4 & 6 (9:15AM):
3-124, 3-114, 3-206, 4-204, 4-203, 5-310, 5-308, 6-305

CLASSES ON STAGE: 3-122, 4-203, 4-204, 5-302, 5-307, and various Grade 6 students

CLASSES ON STAGE: 3-120, 3-122, 4-202, 4-203, 5-302, 5-307, 6-301

The P.A. After School Performers will be accompanying the classes on stage.

*IMPORTANT: Students performing at the evening performance must return a signed permission slip before the day of the performance.


Coat Drive

We’re hosting a community coat drive & swap! Mon-Fri 12/11-12/15 we will be collecting new or gently used coats, vest, snow pants and boots for those in need. (Just those items, please.) You can also bring the items to donate at WinterFest if you are planning to attend.

On Wed 12/20 3-5pm we will host a swap where PS 99 families can “shop” for any needed winter items. No need to donate to participate!
Also looking for volunteers to help sort, organize and distribute. This is a great way to support our community! Contact Rachel Gosine for more info: 718-658-2102

PS99 WinterFest 12/15 – Buy Your Tickets Tomorrow and Friday


Let’s celebrate this wonderful Holiday Season together! Please join us in the ANNEX Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria for WinterFest – a celebration with food, photos, entertainment, raffles and lots of fun!

Grades K-2: Doors Will Open at 5:30 pm – Party Will End at 6:45 pm

Grades 3-6: Doors Will Open at 7:15 pm – Party Will End at 8:30 pm

There will be two parties to accommodate students and their families.  If you have children in multiple grades, choose one party time and attend as a family. Space is limited, so we ask that you please bring only your children who attend PS99.

Get your tickets ($3 each) in the Annex from December 7th and 8th (Thursday and Friday) from 7:50-9:00am! The tickets will be sold first come first served, on these dates only. Do not send money in children’s backpacks. Please note that tickets are reserved for current PS99 students and one adult per family.

We need your help!  If you would like to volunteer please fill out our online form at  and indicate which shift you’d like to volunteer for:

-Decorating – 3:30-5:00

-First Party – 5:30-6:45pm

-Second Party – 7:15-8:30pm

-Clean Up Crew – 8:30-9:00pm





Help Support Events and Programs for our Kids!

Kickstart webThrough our sponsorship of additional events, activities, learning programs and classroom items, the PS99 Parents’ Association aims to encourage our children’s love of learning and foster a sense of community among our families. We hope that you’ll join us!

YOUR HELP MAKES IT HAPPEN. Become a contributing member of the PS99 Parents’ Association. While there is no cost to join, your voluntary financial contribution to the Parents’ Association School Fund makes our sponsorship of these activities possible.

The suggested donation is $30.00 per family, and if you’re able, we hope you will donate more – but every donation makes a difference regardless of the dollar amount!

YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK. All donations support goods and services for our children. Here are just a few of the items your support has funded:

  • Dyslexia Awareness Training
  • Literacy Benchmarking Tool Kits
  • Hydroponic Gardening Kits for our Second Graders
  • Our Phone Messaging System
  • A New Digital Clock for the Annex Gym
  • Play Puppet Theatre for our Kindergartners
  • Athletic Jerseys for the Basketball Team
  • Events including the Holiday Party, World Fest and the Teacher Appreciation Brunch
  • And much more…

We thank you for your support. Please complete this form and submit it along with your donation before November 16. You may also bring your donation to next week’s Parent Teacher conferences.

Want to donate your time? Sign up to volunteer at one of our events:

Sell Fun Pasta to Raise Money for PS99!

fun pasta logoOur fundraiser with Fun Pasta Fundraising continues through November 15! Help the Parents’ Association raise money for events and programs that we sponsor for our students by selling to your family and friends.

Remember, our goal is for each participant is to sell at least 10 bags and the class with the highest sales will be rewarded with a pizza party! The pasta selection is affordable and selling is fun and simple.  And best of all, our school can earn up to 50% profit!

What is Fun Pasta?
Fun Pasta is pasta shaped like holiday items, sports equipment, collegiate team logos, and more.  The colorful brochure features a wide variety of shapes that will appeal to everyone!

How can you help?
SHARE our Fun Pasta Brochure with neighbors, friends, and co-workers!
Every sale helps support our school and gets us closer to our goal.  The products are healthy, fun, and affordable – and they make great gifts, too!

SHARE our Webpage Link on Facebook, Twitter, and Email!
Share our link,, with your out-of-town relatives and friends. When they order directly from the company, WE GET THE CREDIT!  40% of these sales go directly to us! (excludes shipping cost).   There is a flat rate shipping charge of $6.95, but they ship within a couple of days, and our relatives can easily support our group!

Anything else you need to know?
Have Fun, Eat Pasta, Raise Money!  And remember: Order and Money Collection Envelope are DUE:  November 15, 2017

Please make checks/money orders out to P.S.99 Parents’ Association.

MANY THANKS FOR HELPING US REACH OUR GOAL! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michele:

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