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June 2016  


Ms. D'Avilar: Educator of the Year

Congratulations to our amazing principal!  Ms. D'Avilar has been named Educator of the Year by the Association of Black Educators of New York.

Your 2016-17 PTO
Officers and Board

Elections for the Executive Committee for the 2016-2017 were held during May’s PTO meeting.  

The PTO Executive Board will be:
Jesse Hendrich,

Co-President (Community Building)
Krystal Linton,
Co-President (Fundraising)
Jonathan Westin,
1st VP (Community Building)
Radhika Ramamurthy,
2nd VP (Fundraising)
Ashley Salmon-Wander,
1st Recording Secretary
Sakura Amend,
2nd Recording Secretary
Warren Coleman,
Krista Olson,
Financial Secretary
Rachel Gullo & Irene Schneeweis,
Parent-Teacher Liaison (PreK-2nd)
Kimesha Coke &Vivian Epstein,
Parent-Teacher Liaison (3rd-5th)

Karen Fein, Melissa Hile, Gardith Jean-Jaques & Christopher Diamond,
School Leadership Team

Dianne Darbouze, Faye Rimalovski, Raul Rothblatt & Susan Lee Chee,  
Board of Directors 

We still have openings for Corresponding Secretary, Parliamentarian and will be holding a special election for those positions at the PTO meeting on June 15th at 6:30pm.

Brooklyn Half Team

Team PS9 running the Brooklyn Half received donations from 80 supporters raising over $4,000 for our school's OT and PT programs.  Thank you to all who raised money, ran the race and donated!

PS9's Super Scientists

PS9's Science Fair had outstanding participation this year. Here are a few pictures of our proud Super Scientists with their work.

Clay Works at
Boys and Men Read


Friday, June 3 
Voices of Dance
(Auditorium 6:30PM)

Thursday, June 9
Conference Day for Staff

Tuesday, June 14  
Clerical Day

Wednesday, June 15
PTO Meeting
(Book Hive 6:30PM)

June 15 - 17
Used Book Sale
(Lobby 8AM-4PM )

Wednesday, June 22
Spanish for Parents Fiesta
(6:00PM location TBA)

Friday, June 24
Deadline for ordering school supplies (more info t/c)

Sunday, June 26
Brooklyn Cyclones Event
(MCU Field - Coney Island 4PM)

Tuesday, June 28
Last Day of School
(11:30 Dismissal)

** consult with your class parent for your child's end of year programs such as Field Day, Performances and Promotional Exercises **

Did you know?

Friday, June 3rd the PS9 PTO is hosting an author reading and dance extravaganza in the school auditorium. Author and PS9 parent Sari Wilson will read from the first chapter of her recently published novel Girl Through Glass, which tells the story of a NYC ballet dancer coming of age in the 1970s. Iris Wilson, PS9 dance teacher and singer, actor and author, will read from her children's book Boys Dance Too, which encourages boys to explore the diverse world of dance.  The PS9 Dance Troupe, a group of PS9 students trained by Ms. Wilson, will perform.

The event will be moderated by Mary Harris, a PS9 parent and the host and managing editor of Only Human on WNYC. The conversation will touch on topics such as writing about movement, growing up as dancers in New York City, and the role of arts in public education.

PS9 is partnering with Greenlight Bookstore for this event and copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase.

June 3, 6:30pm, PS9 Auditorium. $5 suggested donation at the door.

Garden Sale

Despite rain and cold, PS9 turned out to buy flowers and do Mother's Day crafts at the annual garden sale to benefit the PS9 Garden Education Program.

Brooklyn PTO Fun Run

Over 100 runners registered for the Brooklyn PTA Fun Run (up from 87 last year).

Behind the Scenes at Lullabies of Broadway

Fundraising Update

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Spring Fundraising Drive that shattered expectations by raising over $11,000 in just two weeks!  We are very close to meeting our overall goal for the year.  The PTO has been able to honor all of its commitments this year and then some.  Look out for announcements from the fundraising team, who will be selling merchandise over the next few weeks.  We still need someone to organize the sale and distribution of the tickets for the Brooklyn Cyclones event on Sunday, June 26.  If you have wanted to take on a small fundraiser, here is your chance!  Please contact Alicia Nosenzo ( with questions.

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