Welcome Message to families from Principal Aggoub

Welcome Message to Families from principal Aggoub

Welcome letter - English

Welcome Letter - Spanish


September 7th 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to P.S. 97, The Forest Park School. Whether you are a new parent to our school or a returning parent,

we invite you to be an active member of our school community.

As we embark on a new school year, we welcome your collaboration to enrich every child’s learning

experience. Cultural relevance and equity will be infused in every aspect of our work as we meet the

academic, social, and emotional needs of every student.

Every parent/guardian, regardless of language spoken, is encouraged to attend the many workshops, events and

learning that we hold throughout the school year. We welcome parents/guardians from different cultures and

backgrounds to serve on different school level teams such as School Leadership Team (SLT), Parent Teacher

Association (PTA) and Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Parent involvement does lead to student achievement.

I am excited to lead the P.S. 97 school community with a dedicated and passionate group of educators. The

entire staff is looking forward to working with you and your children as we launch another successful school

year. With your support and involvement, we are confident that every child will make progress to meet and

exceed our expectations.

In Unity,

Yassine Aggoub


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    Dear Parents please download our website mobile application for instant updates.

    This application is very convenience to parents because of the minute to minute updates and direct access to
    our website on their mobile device.

    Follow these simple instructions to install the website application on your mobile device for FREE: - watch eChalk video
    • First search on the apple app store or google play store according to your mobile device – eChalk Notify.
    • Download eChalk Notify on your mobile device.
    • Then, it will ask you to - Add a subscription with an alert code for your school or district.
    • Enter the alert code - 82YW3C and click connect.
    • Next, you will see welcome to PS97Q, click on it and you are all set to visit the website and get instant alerts on
    your mobile device.

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Dear Colleagues,

I’m thrilled to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! I hope you will take a couple of minutes to view this message on video and enjoy some wonderful images of our students in action!

Whether you are an educator, a staff member in our schools or offices, or a parent of a New York City public school student, what you do each day makes a difference in the lives of our children and their families. Thank you for your hard work over the summer to set our kids up for a year of strong academics, enriching sports and arts programs, healthy school meals, and so much more.


And thank you for sharing my mission: to offer every child a bright start...and a clear pathway to a bold future. Whether that is higher education or a career, together we will prepare our students for their next steps after high school.

For me, nothing compares to September and the first exhilarating week of classes—when I get to visit schools throughout the five boroughs, meet families, and welcome students and teachers back. When I get to see the hope and promise in children's faces and feel that familiar nervous energy that charges the air with electricity. When I get to watch students tap into their curiosity and creativity, and experience awesome “aha” moments as they challenge themselves academically. When I get to see children’s brilliance and unique abilities, knowing that their families and teachers will inspire them to reach even greater heights with each passing day.

September is just the start but let us ride its energy, use it as the wind in our sails, and commit to making this a truly exceptional school year. You can help families get a great start by referring them to schools.nyc.gov/bts2023 for important information and updates about academic policies, health and safety protocols, and more.  Additionally, they can download a printable Back to School checklist at schools.nyc.gov/btschecklist.

Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for choosing a New York City public school for your own children. I’m very excited about all the great things we’ll accomplish together this year!

Soaring high,

David C. Banks


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