As the first semester of the African dance class is nearing its end, we have exciting news:
The Main Street Theatre will offer a second semester!
Thursdays, 3:15pm - 4:00pm, May 12th, 19th, 26th, and June 2nd.
The dance instructor will come to the school and sign out the students with their teachers.
The kids will eat their snack and play outside until the start of class at 3:15pm.
Beacon kids will be taken back to the school after class.
$80 for the 4 classes.
If at least 4 NEW kids join, the price will drop to $60!
About the Instructor:
Beloved "Ms. Ivette" Brown has been teaching the 3rd grade African Dance Enrichment Program at PS217. She is a vetted public school P.E. teacher and an employee of the Main Street Theatre.
How to Register:
Email Corinna (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP for sign-up details. There is a limited number of spots.
We scored a close third place and earned $150,000 in Participatory Budgeting funding for the green roof this latest go-round. Because the project won $500,000 in last year’s participatory budgeting process, and the high popular support for green roofs two years in a row, Council Member Kallos will allocate the full $500,000 for the Green Roof at P.S./I.S. 217. Combined with last year’s allocation of $500,000 and the $250,000 pledged by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the project is financed enough to begin scoping.
Continue reading in The Main Street WIRE.
217 students in grades 3-5 will get a visit from a New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop on Wednesday, May 4!
Michael Northrop grew up in a small town in New England and currently lives in New York City. A former baseball editor at Sports Illustrated Kids and one-time stand-up comedian, he is an energetic and entertaining speaker. His books cover a range of ages/reading levels, from middle grade to teen. His novels have been named Best Children’s Books of the Year by the New York Public Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education; they have been included on numerous state reading lists and selected for NPR’s Backseat Book Club. You can find out more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.
Congratulations, we did it! Thanks to support from City Council Member Ben Kallos who has committed half a million more to the STEM Green Roof Project. And, that is on top of last year's Manhattan Borough President Brewer's capital commitment of $250,000! Now we can move to the next phase to scope out the project. In addition Assembly Member Seawright has nominated the school to receive $500,000 from the State when DoE can vet the project for eligibility. The community has really unified around this win for the school and the community.
School tours for 217 are April 18 and 19 at 8:45am
Calendar Change: April 21st will be a regular school day for PreK .