Count Me In

Does your employer sponsor a
matching gift program?

Check our Community Partners page for ongoing updates from Scot Steinberg.

Fairway Community Partners

Sign up now to receive your Fairway Community Partners card. Use your card each time you shop at Fairway and PS9 will receive 3% back from Fairway. Stay tuned for special Double Days for PS9. Shop then with your card and 6% of your purchase will be donated to PS9!

A Little Goes a Long Way

You know, there may be things you already do that can help raise money for PS 9. Do you ever shop at West Side Kids? Or or Target? Do you fill prescriptions? Have a look at the ways you can earn money for PS 9 without spending any additional funds yourself.

Shop from here...
...and earn dollars for PS 9!

PS9 Parents' Night at Voila Chocolat: Wed, May 6th, 5-9pm

Voila ChocolatLearn how to make fine chocolates with your own two hands! Make-your-own chocolates atelier and artisanal chocolate shop Voilà Chocolat is hosting a PS9 Parents' Night on Wednesday, May 6th from 5-9pm. Come learn artisanal chocolatiering techniques with other PS9 parents and friends, and take home something delicious and beautiful that you won't believe you made yourself! Voilà Chocolat will give 9% of all revenue on chocolatiering experiences, chocolates, beverages and snacks you purchase on the evening of May 6th back to PS9; just RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name, number of people in your party, and the time you prefer to arrive. More information about Voilà Chocolat can be found at ​



The PS9 Composting Challenge: now through June 2015

As a country we are generally not aware of the volume of food we waste. Composting is a great way to take responsibility for potential waste by creating valuable soil nutrients from what would otherwise go into the garbage and then to landfill. The PS9 Composting Challenge, running from now through June, will make us all more aware of and responsible for our food waste.


What is the challenge? Look for details in your child's red folder or read here:



Math at Home, School and in the Community

"The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics consist of two parts--the Mathematical Practices and the Mathematical Content standards. Often the Math Practices are simply overlooked in order to get to the 'meat and potatoes' of your child’s grade level expectations. But Math is not just about content. The way you think about Mathematics is key to deeper understandings being built and developed...." Read more about this and ways to support your children in math at home in Liz Irwin's Fall Family Math Newsletter.


Dr. Liz Irwin, educational development consultant, spoke at the November PA meeting about the math learning mindset. Here are her presentation slides.  Also view the video she referenced on math and brain plasticity. Fascinating and enlightening. Thank you!!


Also discussed at the November meeting were the recent School Quality Snapshot results for PS9.