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.



The Book Fair is coming!

Cute boy reading book in library
Encourage your child’s love of reading!

The Parents’ Association 2017 Book Fair is coming up in May!

The Annex dates are May 8th, 9th, and 10th, and the Main Building dates are May 15th, 16th, and 17th. The 17th is also parent-teacher conferences, so you can also shop that evening!

You can also shop online!

Annex, May 8-10:

K-2 parents, buy books online and see how close we are to our goal: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ps099kewgardensschool1

To volunteer at the Annex, please click here.

Main Building, May 15-17:

Grades 3-6, buy books online and see how close we are to our goal: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/ps099kewgardensschool

To volunteer at the Main Building, please click here.


Be sure to give your children extra money for tax, in addition to the price of the book(s).


National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Some ideas to celebrate poets and poetry could be to memorize a poem, read a poem a day, or learn about a poet. For more ideas please check out poets.org. There are also several events in Manhattan. Let us know if you recommend a kid-friendly event in Queens!

If you open the PDF version of Maira Kalman’s poetry poster you’ll be linked to a different poem for each image.  

Please also mark your calendars for our monthly Parents’ Association meeting on Wednesday, April 26th, and enjoy your Spring Break!

Attention 2nd Grade Parents

This is an exciting year for our 2nd Grade Students! Next year, they will move from the Annex Building to the Main Building. Parents and guardians of the 2nd Grade Students are invited to attend the 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony on June 27, 2017 in the main building auditorium. Following the ceremony, a light breakfast will be served in the main building‘s cafeteria.
We need your help to make the 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony a huge success!

Dues: Consistent with previous years, dues will remain $20. They will help cover the cost of the Moving Up Ceremony Breakfast, T-shirt & Goodie Bag. Additional donations help support all PS99 classes. To ensure secure collection of money, please send in a $20 money order made payable to the PS99 Parents’ Association. No checks please! We will provide receipts. 
T-shirt Order: All 2nd Grade Students will receive a T-shirt. You have two options for completing the form. Please go to http://www.ps99parents.org/2nd-grade and fill out the online form. This is our second time using an online form at PS99. If you use the online form and experience any issues, please email us for assistance.  

More information about the 2nd Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be sent out closer to the event. We look forward to working together to make this a memorable time for the 2016-2017 2nd Grade Class! 

 Please contact us with any questions at PS99queens.pa@gmail.com.