PS 87 - William T. Sherman School
  Ask Monica
Submit a question to Monica. 
She will address as many questions as possible throughout the year in BPN.
Backpack News (BPN)
Weekly news, announcements, current events, and look-ahead calendar from the school and PA.

School Lunch Menu
Find out what is on the menu today for school lunch.
Parent Coordinator
Find resources from PS 87 Parent Coordinator, Margaret Lerner, or contact her directly. 
After School Program
Learn about and register for our after-school program for PS 87 families.
PS 87 Yahoo! Group
Connect with other PS 87 parents & alumni to discuss topics of interest in our school community.

Pre-K Admissions
K Admissions
Grades 1-5 admissions

Fairway Gift Cards
Purchase Fairway gift cards and for every $100 gift card purchased, Fairway donates up to 10%.
  Shop and Help '87
Connect to your account from here and a percentage of your purchase will go to PS 87. 
We Want to Hear From You
Please submit any suggestions you have to the PA by clicking on the suggestion box.


Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 13
1:00pm - 3:00pm & 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Click here for resources to prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences.

(will be available on Nov 3, 7am)

Book a Tour for PS 87
School Tour Dates
Tours are only open to parents of children in District 3 who will be eligible for kindergarten through grade 5 in the 2015-2016 school year.  We would like to accommodate as many families as possible, so only ONE PARENT from each family may attend a tour. We regret the need for this limitation.

Tours will be offered through out the fall/winter. Any questions, you can email Margaret Lerner

During the week of November 17th, you are invited to come and visit your child’s classroom on the designated day below from 8:45 - 9:45 am (except Pre-K which is 8:30 - 9:30am).

Please note: Younger siblings, young children and babies will not be allowed during these visits.  Beverages will not be allowed in the classrooms at this time.

To see your child's classroom's designated day/time,


One Family Under the Stars
A Fund Raiser hosted by the Dual Language Community.  Celebrate our school with a grown ups' night out with fellow parents and PS 87 staff
Date / Time:  November 4, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Location:  Communal (141 West 72nd Street)
Entrance Fee:  $25

All proceeds go to the PS 87 PA.

Save the Date for the PS 87 Scholastic Bookfair
November 12-19 in the School Lobby

Click here to view more information about the bookfair.

Go directly to the different parts of the bookfair by clicking on the icons below.

                   (coming soon)

Mom's Night Out Event


20% off of all purchases
10% of sales from the evening to PS87!

November 19
201 Columbus Avenue

From November 3-7, Kindergarteners at PS 87 who would like to donate a portion of their Halloween stash, should bring it to the K yard on 77th Street at drop off or some K classrooms.  These goodies will be delivered to the US military via Operation Gratitude  Collection boxes will be conveniently located in these locations.  Thanks for your support!


Check the middle school section of this website often for updates.  Interested in attending tours... click here to view and sign-up for middle school tours.

PS 87 AUCTION 2015 IS MARCH 21, 2015

For the Donation toolkit, click here.

Donate Your Gym Shoes!
If you’ve got an extra pair of sneakers taking up valuable closet space, donate them to our Gym. Our wonderful gym teachers, Jenny and Caroline, have asked for gently used sneakers (for ages 4-7) to lend to kids who forget their sneakers on gym days. Just drop any donations with the security guard at the main entrance.

Donate to PS 87
Help our school by contributing to PS 87's family giving program.
Your gift may be doubled!  Click here for the Matching Gift program.
Sunday, November 2
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Turn clocks back 1 hour
Monday, November 3
West Prep Academy Open House
150 West 105th Street; 5:00PM- 7:00PM
For more information or to register please contact, call 212-280-8502 or visit
Tuesday, November 4
No School
Election Day
(No school for students)
One Family Under the Stars Fundraiser
Click here to purchase tickets

The Opportunity Charter School (OCS) Open House
Tues, Nov 4th at 5:30pm
Sat, Nov 15th at 11:00am
Note (OCS) is a charter school that is not part of the regular D3 middle school application process.
Interested families must contact the school directly in order to apply
Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts Open House & Auditions
215 West 114 Street; 5:00-7:00PM
Auditions for the following Arts: Band, Ceramics/ Photograph, Dance, Drama, Drawing/Painting)
Thursday, November 6th, 4:00PM- 7:00PM
Friday, November 7th, 4:00PM- 7:00PM
Saturday, November 8th, 11:30AM- 2:30PM
Thursday, November 13th, 4:00PM- 7:00PM
To sign up for an Audition please contact Ms. Paul, Parent Coordinator, at 212-749-5800 X 2073 or


New PA Executive Board

Click here for the 2014-15 Parent Association Executive Board.

New SLT members
Click here for
the 2014-15 School Leadership Team.

If you are interested in volunteering or lending a hand, click here or email

If you would like to be paired up with an existing PS 87 family that can answer questions and help you settle in, please sign up here.