Wednesday, June 26th is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL and is a HALF DAY! Students will be dismissed at 11:29 AM from their usual dismissal areas.
We hope you all have an amazing summer full of fun, friendships, and family! See you back at school on September 5th!
NEW and RETURNING FAMILIES: don't forget to fill out the 2019-20 Family Information Form so that you can be informed of news, events, emergency closures, updates and important information!
ALL children aged 18 and under are welcome to eat breakfast and lunch for free at PS/IS 217 over the summer break (June 27-August 30).
Registration for Beacon After-School 2019-2020 will begin on Monday, June 24, 2019 starting at 5:00pm
Registration will take place ONLINE on EventBrite - the links for each grade are listed below. You will have to register to get a ticket. Slots are limited per grade. Please be sure to click on the link for your child's grade for the upcoming school year when registering. The registration link will only allow you to register for one child at a time.
Once you receive a ticket, you will then have until August 16, 2019 to bring in the After School Questionnaire, application for your child with a VALID medical form (Medical form cannot be expired before August 16, 2019). Preference will be given to participants that will attend more days out of the week. If you received a ticket, and do NOT bring in the necessary documents by August 16, 2019 ,you will be placed on the wait-list.
How to Register:
1. Fill out questionnaire and hand it to the Beacon office or email it to Beacon217@childcenterny.org
2. Register on Eventbrite using the link on Monday, June 24, 2019 starting 5:00 pm.
3. Turn in your paper survey, application and completed medical form to the Beacon office beginning July 2, 2019 anytime between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm by August 16, 2019
4. Confirmation emails will be sent out during the week of August 19, 2019-August 23, 2019.
5. Once your spot is confirmed (Beacon admin will confirm spot for after-school when the application is brought to the Beacon office) attend the mandatory Parent Orientation on September 5th and September 6th.
*****IF YOU HANDED IN AN APPLICATION AND A VALID MEDICAL FORM FOR SUMMER CAMP 2019 AND HAVE A CONFIRMED SPOT YOU WILL NOT NEED TO COMPLETE ANOTHER APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020. You MUST still complete the survey and register on eventbrite and bring in the ticket as proof and be sure that your child's medical form is current.
If you have questions please email: Beacon217@childcenterny.org or call 718-577-5751.
Beacon Director, The Child Center of NY
Roosevelt Island P.S./I.S 217
645 Main Street
New York, New York 10044
For families who weren't able to attend this weeks Kindergarten Parent Information Session this week, you can read through a summary here:
We look forward to seeing you all in September!
Grades 2 & 3 Field Day and morning classroom activities will be postponed (yes...again!) until Tuesday, JUNE 25th.
Due to the weather this week the field is extremely muddy. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you all there!
SLT Elections will be held June 19th at 8:35am during the PTA General Membership Meeting in the Cafeteria. Voting will be conducted by ballot and is in person only.
The following candidates, listed alphabetically by surname, are running for 3 open positions:
Pichchenda Bao: Pichchenda Bao is parent to first-grader, Louis P, and his little brother, Darren. She has served on the PTA board this past school year as VP of Membership, and has greatly enjoyed welcoming and building community with all of our families. She assembles the Hawks’ Happenings newsletter and generally volunteers with Darren in tow.
Felix Cardinal: I would be honored to serve the school as part of its School Leadership Team. I very much believe in the idea of parents playing an integral role in what a school can be for its students, and I look forward to working alongside faculty, administration, and members of the PTA as part of the multi-disciplinary SLT.
My connection with PS/IS 217 goes back almost as far as the origin of the school itself. Both my wife and I attended the school from kindergarten through eighth grade. My mother was a PTA President in the early years of the school. Currently, our son is in first grade and our daughter will attend when she is old enough.
Prior to becoming a full-time stay-at-home parent, I was an art handler at a New York City auction house. As a stay-at-home parent, I have become familiar with the learning curve that parenting presents. I believe that my experience gives me a good sense of what does and doesn’t work for young children.
I would also bring my decades long Roosevelt Island experience to the SLT. As you are aware, Roosevelt Island is a unique place with its own culture. My hope is that I can contribute in a fashion that helps facilitate a special and meaningful learning experience at the school.
Lily Saint: I am an educator with a daughter in 2nd grade. I'm excited to work with teachers, parents and principals to help implement and support 217's current and future goals.
Amarendra Vajihala: A strong believer of life long learning and the importance of good education, I would like to work with Ms. Beckman, teachers, staff, PTA, and SLT members of PS 217 and contribute effectively towards school-wide educational programs.
What is the SLT?
School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are vehicles for developing school-based educational policies, and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies.
SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effects on student achievement. SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making, and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture.
Any parent can run for an SLT position as long as they are not an employees of the school.
New York State Education Law Section 2590-h requires every New York City Public School to have a School Leadership Team. In addition, Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 (CR A-655) establishes guidelines to ensure the formation of effective SLTs in every New York City public school.
Save time and escape school supply shopping - supply kits will be delivered directly to your classroom teacher before school starts!
Paper AND online school supply orders will be accepted until the end of Tuesday, June 18.
Purchasing Your Own Supplies?
Supply lists can be found HERE. Your supplies should be handed in to your classroom teacher during the first week of school.
Incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten families are invited to orientation next week:
- Pre-K: Monday, June 17th, 9-9:30 am
- Kindergarten: Tuesday, June 18th, 9-9:30 am
Come meet our staff, get information about the first day of school and learn about PTA and how to get involved.
To RSVP click here!
Due to forecasted rain, Thursday's Field Day for grades 2 & 3, along with the morning classroom activities with parents, has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 20.
Due to forecasted rain, Monday's Field Day for grades 4 & 5, along with the morning classroom activities with parents, has been rescheduled to Friday, June 14.
Purchasing Your Own Supplies?
Supply lists can be found HERE. Please ensure that you bring in your school supplies within the first week of school.