The International Dinner is on Saturday, June 8th. It's one of the most exciting events of the school year. There will be great food, great wine, great company and fabulous performances.
Go straight inside when you get to the event, if you buy your tickets right here, right now. They're selling fast, don't be left out.
These posters will be auctioned at the concert!
Order your child's silly class picture at the concert!
Best news ever!!!
There's an important meeting tonight at 6 pm. We need you to come vote for next year's positions!
We need Volunteers!
The International Dinner is Saturday, June 8th from 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM in the Manhattan Park Events Room.
This is a great fundraiser for the school and so much fun for the families!
We will enjoy a variety of dishes form different nationalities in addition we will have our traditional “OUR WORLD” children parade and other activities.
We will need volunteers for the following tasks:
FOOD DONATIONS AND COOKS – Please contact directly Nikki Leopold at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other tasks and volunteers, please contact email below:
Set up day of the event
Food Station Volunteers
Moving supplies from and back to the PTA room (day before and after the event)
We need volunteers for all the timeslots. Without volunteers we could not host the event!
9:00 AM to 11 AM
11 AM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Let us know how you can help – email SCastilloPTA217@gmail.com or leave a note in the PTA mailbox with your name and email and/or phone number. Additionally, sign-up sheets will be located in the front office.
We will confirm your post the week of the event.
Thank you in advance for your help!
The PS/IS 217 PTA is excited to be organizing its Annual International Dinner Fundraising Event on June 8, 2013. We are depending on Community Businesses and families to help make this very special event a success.
Due to budget cuts, PS/IS 217 relies on fundraising activities to maintain our School Enrichment Programs alive for the 2013-2014 school year. You can help our school by either making a monetary donation or by setting up an Individual food tasting table to showcase your business. Please find below a donor form to donate and fill out, copy for tax purposes and return with your donation.
This year’s event will include a sit-down dinner, wines from around the world, live entertainment and multiple “food stations”, all donated by families and the community. We are also extending this invitation to local politicians and community leaders.
Through the joint effort of our school community and our local community, this event is sure to be a memorable one for the children, families of our school and the business that help to make it a success!
We look forward to your generous support in making this a successful event.
There is a very important PTA meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. We need your vote so we can bring in new PTA officers.
Lincoln Center family event, Wednesday, at 3:15 in the auditorium. Join master storyteller David Gonzalez for a fabulous, free event, "If the Past Were Listening."
Teacher Appreciation Week begins on Monday, May 6th. At this time, we have the following activities in place:
Monday May 6th: Teachers and Staff will receive a mug and water bottle thank-you gift from the PTA; the PTA will distribute this to all staff.
Tuesday May 7th: Lunch in the Library for all staff, cooked by parents. Below, please find the list of parent cooking contributions. It is not too late for you to add something; if you would like to cook for the teachers please let us know by responding to this email!
Wednesday May 8th: Classroom teachers will receive a framed picture of their current class.
Thursday and Friday there is nothing planned at this time.
Although it is last minute (we have been extremely busy with the auction and preparing for new PTA nominations) we encourage you and your child to create a teacher-appreciation gift or recognition item such as a card, and to do the same for staff as well. PS / IS 217 teachers and staff really care about our kids!
LIST OF COOKS AND DISHES:
If you would like to cook for the Teacher Lunch, please prepare your dish and bring it to school on Tuesday morning at drop-off time. Please bring your dish up to the library! Thanks!
Nikki L. – Salad
Corinna K. – Rolls
Sandra – Pasta
Nicole – Empanadas
Natalie R. – Mashed Potatoes
Safia – Quinoa Salad
Jessica – Veggie Platter w dip
Nathalie C – Moroccan Spiced Meatballs
Julie N. – Chicken Salad and Pita
James S. – to be announced!
New PTA Executive and Non-Executive positions will be elected at the next PTA Meeting, Thursday, May 16, at 630 PM at our school. We hope that many of you will come out and participate in this meeting and run for a position, so that we can have a truly democratic election that is open to everyone.
We are all aware that our school's budget situation, regarding our Enrichment Programs, is dire. The current PTA has worked with extreme doggedness to pick up the fundraising slack, especially this spring, as new families pitched in.
But we need you. A PTA executive board and the surrounding positions comprises a small group; not enough people to bring in the fresh ideas, resources, and energy our children need to keep programs going, and have fun, community building events throughout the year.
All positions can be co-appointed, which is ideal for a more manageable distribution of tasks and responsibilities.
Please examine the list below closely. These are the parents who are prepared to run for PTA positions, but by no means is this a done deal, and as you will see, a number of positions are vacant or will be! You and your friends and other parents you know are invited to run for any of these positions, and we really want you to come to the meeting! Get in touch with us through the contact page about volunteering in any way you can, and committee building for upcoming events.
Jessica Steiner, parent, K003
Executive Board Positions and Nominees:
Co-Presidents: Julie Nymann, Jessica Steiner
Co-First Vice Presidents: Olga Shchuchinov, Nikki Leopold
Co-Secretaries: Kelley Arau, Natalie Remor
Treasurer: our current treasurer, Natalia Starkova, will remain in place through February, but we must elect a new treasurer, ideally two of them, before then!
Non-Executive Board Positions and Nominees:
Vice President of Public Relations and Events: Corinna Kell
A second nominee to co- this positions with Corinna is needed.
Vice President of Membership: Needed!
Vice President of Middle School Affairs: Needed!
Fund Raising Officer: Safia Morsely, Vanessa Petit
Newsletter Officer: Needed!
Grants Officer: Kim Brown, Fiona Taylor
Website Maintenance Officer: Kim Brown
Parent Liaisons: Fiona Taylor, Nicole Gerdes
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
Help us reach our goal so your child will have enrichment programs next year. Our next big event is the international dinner. More info coming soon!
Our next big fundraiser is The International Dinner. If you would like to get involved please come to our meeting tomorrow after drop off. See you then!
We have some fabulous teachers at 217 and next week it's time to honor them.
During Teacher Appreciation we honor all the staff at 217 not just the classroom teachers.
Monday the teachers will be given a small gift from the PTA.
Tuesday the staff will receive a lunch in the Library.
2 people for salad
3 people for starch (such as rice or noodles)
4 Protein Dishes (such as Chicken or Pork)
2 people for rolls
Each Person please prepare enough for about 30 people.
Anyone who would like to volunteer to bring in items please bring items at the being of the day and note if the items are to be kept cold or hot.
Email Dawn Price :email@example.com if you would like to cook.
Wednesday the class teachers will receive pictures in a frame with their current class inside.
Thursday: At this time there is no special event.
Friday we will distribute another small gift with the teachers individual names on them.
We've collected almost all payments for the auction items at this point. And our raffle winner donated $350 back to the school. So we have officially reached the $15,000 mark (not including $1300 from GoFundMe donations)!
Thank you for all your help!
The International Dinner (our next fundraiser) planning committee meeting is this Friday, May 3rd after drop off (8:35 a.m.)
Volunteers for sending Thank You notes to businesses / donors meet next Monday, May 6th after drop off as well.
Teacher Appreciation Week - next week, expect more info via email from your class parents and in Hawks Happenings.
Thank you parents for making 217 a great place to go to school!!