Upcoming Events

  • Spring Semester Begins

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  • PS9 Sarah Smith Garnet

    School Tour: Early Childhood

    Prospective families are invited for in-person visits to see our wonderful early childhood program with visits to Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms.

    Tour is limited to one hundred (100) attendees.

    Sign up at: https://forms.gle/d8Y9goDdHJQUu3cMA 

    PS9 Sarah Smith Garnet
  • PS9 Sarah Smith Garnet

    School Tour: Early Childhood

    Prospective families are invited for in-person visits to see our wonderful early childhood program with visits to Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms.

    Each tour has a limit of sixty (60) attendees.

    Sign up at: https://forms.gle/d8Y9goDdHJQUu3cMA 

    PS9 Sarah Smith Garnet
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For a Calendar of Events for current students and their families, please log in to Konstella, our school’s secure communication portal.

Please note: This calendar is updated weekly, and includes projected activities for the current school year. All events and timing are subject to change.

  • Exciting Announcement from Superintendent Meghan Dunn!

    As of today, Principal Williams-Credle is the permanent principal of PS9 Sarah Smith Garnet, and we couldn't be more excited!

    Superintendent Dunn's message follows in both English and Spanish.

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    A partir de hoy, la directora Williams-Credle es la directora permanente de la escuela PS9 Sarah Smith Garnet, y no podríamos estar más emocionados!

    El mensaje del superintendente Dunn sigue en inglés y español, y también se adjunta.

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    Dear PS 9 Community,

    I am excited to announce Sha-Wonda Williams-Credle as the newly appointed principal of PS9, the Sarah Smith Garnet School.

    As a member of the District 13 community for over 25 years, Ms. Williams-Credle officially joined PS9 as the Interim Acting Principal in September. Not only did she hit the ground running, but her warm and welcoming personality was an instant inspiration to both teachers and families.

    In her few months of serving the PS9 families, Ms. Williams-Credle’s focus on “communication, collaboration, and celebration” has made a huge impact. Staying true to her belief that relationships are at the core of creating sustainable learning communities, Ms. Williams-Credle has implemented several structures to support the development of teacher-teams and distributive leadership for both teachers and educational assistants - including teacher-led PLCs and Educational Assistant led strategic reading groups. She has also implemented the structure of “First Fridays: Parents as Learning Partners/Coffee Chat with the Administrative Team” to increase opportunities for parents to share their talents with the school community, while also having the opportunity to learn alongside their children. Students also have monthly Town Hall meetings to ensure that they have voice and choice in school decisions. Having a laser-like focus on social emotional learning for both students and adults, you can find Ms. Williams-Credle celebrating big and small successes daily - whether it is by being accessible during her early morning/late evening open door policy for staff and families, daily personal greetings for staff, students and families, or daily visits to classrooms - Ms. Williams-Credle ensures that each member of the community knows that they are “seen” and “heard” an integral part of the PS 9 community.

    The entire District looks forward to supporting Principal Williams-Credle and the PS9 Community to continued success.

    In Partnership,

    Meghan Dunn

    District 13 Community Superintendent

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    Estimada comunidad de PS 9:

    Me complace anunciar que Sha-Wonda Williams-Credle es la nueva principal de PS 9, la Escuela Sarah Smith Garnet.

    Como miembro de la comunidad del Distrito 13 durante maìs de 25 anÞos, la Sra. Williams-Credle se incorporoì oficialmente a PS 9 como principal interina en septiembre. No solo se puso en marcha, sino que su personalidad caìlida y acogedora fue una inspiracioìn instantaìnea tanto para los maestros como para las familias.

    En sus pocos meses de servicio a las familias de PS 9, el enfoque de la Sra. Williams-Credle en “comunicacioìn, colaboracioìn y celebracioìn” ha tenido un gran impacto. Mantenieìndose fiel a su creencia de que las relaciones son el nuìcleo de la creacioìn de comunidades de aprendizaje sostenibles, la Sra. Williams-Credle ha implementado varias estructuras para apoyar el desarrollo de equipos de docentes y liderazgo distributivo tanto para docentes como para asistentes educativos, incluidos PLC dirigidos por docentes y Asistente Educativo lideroì grupos estrateìgicos de lectura. Tambieìn implementoì la estructura de "Primeros viernes: Padres como socios de aprendizaje/Charla de cafeì con el equipo administrativo" para aumentar las oportunidades para que los padres compartan sus talentos con la comunidad escolar, al mismo tiempo que tienen la oportunidad de aprender junto con sus hijos. Los estudiantes tambieìn tienen reuniones mensuales en el ayuntamiento para garantizar que tengan voz y opciones en las decisiones escolares. Con un enfoque similar al laìser en el aprendizaje social y emocional tanto para estudiantes como para adultos, puede encontrar a la Sra. Williams-Credle celebrando grandes y pequenÞos eìxitos todos los diìas, ya sea siendo accesible durante su poliìtica de puertas abiertas temprano en la manÞana y tarde en la noche para el personal y familias, saludos personales diarios para el personal, los estudiantes y las familias, o visitas diarias a las aulas: la Sra. Williams-Credle se asegura de que cada miembro de la comunidad sepa que son "vistos" y "escuchados" como parte integral de la comunidad de PS 9.

    Todo el distrito espera poder apoyar a la principal Williams-Credle y a la comunidad de la escuela PS 9 para que continuìen teniendo eìxito.

    En comunidad,

    Meghan Dunn

    District 13 Community Superintendent

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  • Join us at PS9's First Annual Camp Fair!

    Twelve local summer camps will be at PS9 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 21.

    We'll have music, activities and a raffle. Meet staff from and learn about camps from all over Brooklyn!

    PS9 Sarah Smith Garnet
  • Join us at our Winter Festival & Holiday Market

    Warm up with hot chocolate and good cheer!

    Get some holiday shopping done at our market -

    featuring items created by members of our PS9 community.

    Seasonal crafts for the kids and delicious treats for all.

    We've also replenished some of our styles of PTO Merchandise!

    A portion of proceeds from all vendors will be donated back to the school, so come shop and feel good about it!

    PS9 Sarah Smith Garnet
  • Giving Tuesday

    #GivingTuesday kicks off a great time of year to donate and to encourage others to give to PS9 as well. Remember those family members asking at the holidays how the school year is going? Take a minute to remind them that PS9 could use their support.

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