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Specialized Program

Specialized Programming

PS9 enrichment classes recognize the importance of incorporating the teaching of foreign languages, music, and movement into the school curriculum to enhance students’ education experience and their cognitive, social, and physical development. The below classes are offered as part of the curriculum:
Field Trips

Field Trips

Our students love field trips, which enhance and solidify their understanding of the content we teach. As a result, trips vary from grade to grade and often year to year as we explore the curriculum through the lens of what our great city has to offer. Recurring trips include, but are not limited to, The American Museum of Natural History, The NY Historical Society, The New York City Ballet, Inwood Park, and The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

Chess
WIN(Small Group Instruction)

WIN (Small Group Instruction)

PS 9 is very proud of our What I Need (WIN) program, an idea that came from our teachers as they reflected on the practices necessary to support a diverse group of students each year. Teachers regularly assess students to determine their independent reading level, including reading accuracy, comprehension, fluency, and rate, then use this data and the child’s individual needs to group students across the grade-level, rather than just one classroom. Students meet with their WIN teachers for 45 minutes twice a week in six week cycles to ensure that every child feels successful while working with peers who have similar needs. Teachers provide small group reading instruction and explicit phonics instruction in order to promote growth as well as a love of reading.

Chess
Word Study

Word Study

The Orton Gillingham approach was originally designed for students with dyslexia however their explicit, multisensory, and sequential instruction has proved helpful for all of our students as they learn to read and write. Every PS 9 teacher has been trained on the approach, but it is used daily in the early elementary grades (K-2).

Chess
Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning

RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.  

RULER supports whole school communities in understanding the value of emotions, building the skills of emotional intelligence, and creating and maintaining a positive school environment for all.

By infusing the principles of emotional intelligence into school communities, RULER strengthens how students learn, teachers teach, families parent, and leaders lead.

For more information about how we use RULER specifically at PS9, please check out this PPT presentation we shared previously with families.

Suggested apps to use with your child:
Mood Meter
Smiling Mind

RULER Family Conversation Starters:
K-1st grade
2nd-3rd grade
4th-5th grade

Suggested Reading list for Students

Suggested Reading List for Adults:
1. Permission to Feel, by Marc Brackett, Ph.D
2. Pride and Joy, by Kenneth Barish, Ph.D
3. Creating Compassionate Kids, by Shauna Tominey, Ph.D
4.Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids; How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, by Dr. Laura Markham
5. No Drama Discipline:The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Dan Siegel, M.D.
6. Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child, by Maurice Elias, Ph.D, Steven Tobias, Psy.D, & Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D
7. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
8. What Great Parents Do, by Erica Reischer, Ph.D

Chess
Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music

In the PS 9 instrumental program students will learn to play the violin, clarinet, flute, trumpet, or a percussion instrument.

Chess
NYC Ballet

NYC Ballet

Students work to strengthen their own artistic voices and explore how ballet is an accessible art form relevant to their daily lives. The professional dance educators partner with classroom teachers to incorporate the arts into literacy and learning.

Chess
Robotics

Robotics

We are partnering with NYC First and LEGO to give students the opportunity to engage with STEM and robotics in meaningful and joyful ways.

Chess
Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Students are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program, in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform with a professional orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert at Carnegie Hall.

Chess
Chess

Chess

Chess at PS 9 provides an opportunity for students to learn and play chess in a social and educational setting. The main purpose of offering chess at school is to promote critical thinking, strategic planning, problem-solving skills, and sportsmanship among students.

Chess
5 Grade Clubs

5 Grade Clubs

Fifth grade clubs meet biweekly and in two sessions throughout the year. Students choose which club they would like to participate in, from such choices as Web Design, Kindness Ambassadors, and Tech Team.
If you’re part of the PS9 community (the site requires a PS9.org login), check out the 5th grade additions to our PS9 website.

Chess

Field Trips

Our students love field trips, which enhance and solidify their understanding of the content we teach. As a result, trips vary from grade to grade and often year to year as we explore the curriculum through the lens of what our great city has to offer. Recurring trips include, but are not limited to, The American Museum of Natural History, The NY Historical Society, The New York City Ballet, Inwood Park, and The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

Chess

WIN (Small Group Instruction)

PS9 is very proud of our What I Need (WIN) program, an idea that came from our teachers as they reflected on the practices necessary to support a diverse group of students each year. Teachers regularly assess students to determine their independent reading level, including reading accuracy, comprehension, fluency, and rate, then use this data and the child’s individual needs to group students across the grade-level, rather than just one classroom. Students meet with their WIN teachers for 45 minutes twice a week in six week cycles to ensure that every child feels successful while working with peers who have similar needs. Teachers provide small group reading instruction and explicit phonics instruction in order to promote growth as well as a love of reading.

Chess

Word Study

The Orton Gillingham approach was originally designed for students with dyslexia however their explicit, multisensory, and sequential instruction has proved helpful for all of our students as they learn to read and write. Every PS 9 teacher has been trained on the approach, but it is used daily in the early elementary grades (K-2).

Chess

Social Emotional Learning

RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) developed at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.  

RULER supports whole school communities in understanding the value of emotions, building the skills of emotional intelligence, and creating and maintaining a positive school environment for all.

By infusing the principles of emotional intelligence into school communities, RULER strengthens how students learn, teachers teach, families parent, and leaders lead.

For more information about how we use RULER specifically at PS9, please check out this PPT presentation we shared previously with families.

Suggested apps to use with your child:
Mood Meter
Smiling Mind

RULER Family Conversation Starters:
K-1st grade
2nd-3rd grade
4th-5th grade

Suggested Reading list for Students

Suggested Reading List for Adults:
1. Permission to Feel, by Marc Brackett, Ph.D
2. Pride and Joy, by Kenneth Barish, Ph.D
3. Creating Compassionate Kids, by Shauna Tominey, Ph.D
4.Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids; How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, by Dr. Laura Markham
5. No Drama Discipline:The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Dan Siegel, M.D.
6. Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child, by Maurice Elias, Ph.D, Steven Tobias, Psy.D, & Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D
7. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
8. What Great Parents Do, by Erica Reischer, Ph.D

Chess

Instrumental Music

In the PS 9 instrumental program students will learn to play the violin, clarinet, flute, trumpet, or a percussion instrument.

Chess

NYC Ballet

Students work to strengthen their own artistic voices and explore how ballet is an accessible art form relevant to their daily lives. The professional dance educators partner with classroom teachers to incorporate the arts into literacy and learning.

Chess

Robotics

We are partnering with NYC First and LEGO to give students the opportunity to engage with STEM and robotics in meaningful and joyful ways.

Chess

Carnegie Hall

Students are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program, in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform with a professional orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert at Carnegie Hall.

Chess

Chess

Chess at PS9 provides an opportunity for students to learn and play chess in a social and educational setting. The main purpose of offering chess at school is to promote critical thinking, strategic planning, problem-solving skills, and sportsmanship among students.

Chess

5 Grade Clubs

Fifth grade clubs meet biweekly and in two sessions throughout the year. Students choose which club they would like to participate in, from such choices as Web Design, Kindness Ambassadors, and Tech Team.

Chess

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Curriculum

PK class size maximum is 18 (we have only 1 PK class) K class size maximum is 25 (we have 4 K classes) Grades 1-5 class size maximum is 32 (we have 3-4 classes on every grade level)

Specialized Programming

PK class size maximum is 18 (we have only 1 PK class) K class size maximum is 25 (we have 4 K classes).

Afterschool
(Arts & Athletics)

View all of the Afterschool classes and offerings on the Arts & Athletics website.

Calendar

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Mar 7, 2024
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Half Day

Mar 9, 2024
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PS9 Kickball Fun
Mar 16, 2024
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Auction
Mar 28, 2024
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PA/Executive Board Meeting

8:00 AM Executive Board / 8:30 AM General PA (Open Elections)

Auditorium

Apr 12, 2024
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Movie Night
Wed-Fri
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Sep 19, 2023
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Parents/Kids Get to Know You Event
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Sep 27, 2023
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Coffee with Admin and School Counselor - 5th Grade
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Sep 28, 2023
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1st Grade Parents/Kids Get to Know You Event
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Sep 29, 2023
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Oct 5, 2023
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Oct 6, 2023
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Coffee with Admin - Prek and K
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Oct 12, 2023
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2nd Grade Parents/ Kids Get to Know You Event
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Oct 13, 2023
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Coffee with Admin - 4th Grade
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Oct 18, 2023
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Oct 19, 2023
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3rd Grade Parents/ Kids Get to Know You Event
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Oct 21, 2023
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Oct 26, 2023
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PA/Executive Board Meeting
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Nov 2, 2023
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Parent/Teacher Conferences
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Nov 8, 2023
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5th Grade Parents/ Kids Get to Know You Event
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Nov 8, 2023
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Coffee with Admin - 1st Grade
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Nov 15, 2023
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Coffee with Admin - 2nd Grade
100 W 84th St New York, NY 10024
Nov 15, 2023
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4th Grade Parents/ Kids Get to Know You Event
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Nov 16, 2023
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PA/Executive Board Meeting
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Dec 6, 2023
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Coffee with Admin - 3rd Grade
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Dec 15, 2023
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PA/Executive Board Meeting
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Jan 19, 2024
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Jan 25, 2024
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PA/Executive Board Meeting
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Feb 28, 2024
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PA/Executive Board Meeting
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Mar 7, 2024
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Parent/Teacher Conferences
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Mar 9, 2024
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Mar 28, 2024
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PA/Executive Board Meeting
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Apr 12, 2024
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Apr 18, 2024
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May 4, 2024
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Spring Festival and Book Fair
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May 7, 2024
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Executive Board Meeting and Night Out
100 W 84th St New York, NY 10024
May 9, 2024
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Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
100 W 84th St New York, NY 10024
Jun 26, 2024
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