PS 87 - William T. Sherman School
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Thursday, May 26th from 6-8pm there there will be a D3 Middle School Info session for 4th grade parents in the PS 75 Auditorium.  This will cover an overview of the 5th grade middle school application process. The event will take place on Thursday May 26th, from 6-8pm at PS 75 (735 West End Ave), and will be facilitated by Jenny Liu from the Office of Enrollment.

Unable to attend? Don't fret!
We will be offering our own Middle School Info Session for 4th Grade parents at PS 87. Our info session will be held on Friday June 3rd at 8:45 am in the PS 87 School Auditorium. Monica Berry, School Principal and myself, Jacqueline Rodriguez, School Counselor & Middle School Liaison will conduct the presentation.

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2016.  Here is some important information:

* Please let the school know if you are NOT accepting your middle school offer, if you know you are not taking the spot, it will help other PS87 students who maybe appealing to that school. 

* Please fill out the PA Database to help future 87 Students who may have questions about your experience in your new school.  Click Here to fill out the database!

* Graduation will be held on June 22nd at Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street

* The 5th Grade Graduation Party will be held on Friday, June 17th at 6:30pm in the PS 87 auditorium.

School Leadership Team Openings
The PS 87 School Leadership Team (SLT) anticipates having three open seats for parent members. Members will serve a two-year position, from Fall 2016 to Spring 2018. The SLT offers parents the opportunity to meet with faculty and administrators, and to participate in policy development and shared decision-making. SLT members attend monthly meetings and subcommittee meetings.  Nominations may be taken from the floor on voting day, but we encourage interested parents to inquire in advance. If you would like to run or have any questions then don't be shy!
E-mail SLT Parent Chair Emma Paske:
The election will take place at the last PA meeting on June 16 so please get any applications in before then.

Become a Vendor at the PS 87 Spring Fair, June 5th 12-5pm
Each year, our school fair attracts thousands of people—local families and a few tourists—looking for an exciting way to spend a sunny spring day. The event features family-friendly activities, crafts, games, bouncy rides, and lots more fun. Our school is located in the heart of the Upper West Side across the street from the American Museum of Natural History and just two blocks off Central Park.

This event is an excellent opportunity to sell family-friendly products and market your services to our parent community (school population 1,000+).  To become a vendor CLICK HERE!

The Spring Art Show is around the corner!
Our talented PS 87 K-3 artists need parent volunteers to help make this year's Art Show a smash hit!

Sign Up Here! to help hang artwork in the coming weeks and greet families at the show on June 8. We can't do it without you!

Spring into Spring Fair
Sunday, June 5th

PS 87’s annual Spring Street Fair is a little over one month away and we need your help!  Spring Fair is the final FUNdraiser of the year.  We close the block of 77th Street, transform our Big Yard, and share our community spirit with rides, games, arts and crafts, food, books, street vendors, and maybe even a little music.  The Green Team is once again adding its eco-friendly creativity, and we are teaming up with sponsors, Spring Lake Camp and the JCC, to provide additional activities.

There are a number of ways to help, but most importantly, contact your Class Parent or Spring Fair Liaison to sign up for a volunteer shift or two.  Kids are encouraged to work with you, as the fair only succeeds if we all contribute.  If you can spare a few hours, love to bake, show off your brawn, or want to get rid of the books that are collecting dust, please click here!


Margaret Lerner, our beloved parent coordinator, was a passionate and respected member of the PS 87 community.  PS 87 was a big part of Margaret's life and to know her was to love her.  To honor her memory, we will be creating a reading garden outside her office to be enjoyed by students.

To contribute to the Margaret Marner Lerner Memorial Fund, click here.

PS 87 is participating in a new program with Fairway.  Get your Fairway Community Partners card now!  Use your Community Partners card each time you shop at Fairway and the PA will receive up to 4% back from Fairway!
Click here to learn more about Community Partners.
3rd Annual PS 87
Popsicle Party


Donate to PS87 and help win a
Popsicle Party for your child's class!

Whether you give $5 or $5,000,
all donations are needed and appreciated! The suggested donation
is $900 per child, the amount the PA spends annually on each child.
Your donation helps fund many of our most relied upon education,
enrichment, and safety programs.

Family Giving thanks the current
 leaders in family participation*:
K108 | 1-B6 | 2-210 | 3-207 | 4-304 | 5-303
*as of May 17th
For more information, click here!
Wednesday, June 1
PA Meeting
PA Executive Board Meeting (6:10-8:00pm)
Friday, June 3
Middle School Info Session for 4th Grade Parents
8:45 AM
Location: PS 87 School Auditorium. Monica Berry, School Principal and myself, Jacqueline Rodriguez, School Counselor & Middle School Liaison will conduct the presentation.
Sunday, June 5
Spring Fair

Monday, June 6
Standardized Testing
Grade 4 Science Written Test

Year End Picnic
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


PA Executive Board

Click here for the 2015-16 Parent Association Executive Board.

SLT members

Click here for
the 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.

If you are an existing PS 87 family that are interested in helping new families get acquainted to the school, please sign up here.