The Child Center of New York is ready to start registration for the 2017-2018 Beacon Program at 217!
Please read the letter below from The Child Center of New York for important information about the registration process.
Registration forms may be submitted:
There will also be paper copies of the registration form available in the 217 office beginning August 29th.
a. A DOH Medical Form is required for all Beacon applicants (the form is attached in this email).
b. Parents who did not submit the DOH medical form with their child's DYCD Universal Participant Intake application should submit one as soon as possible. The form has to be stamped with the medical provider's license number.
c. Completed medical forms may be emailed to:
Please include "BEACON MEDICAL FORM" in the subject line.
BEACON PARTICIPANT AGE REQUIREMENT
a. Participants may apply the year they turn 5.
b. Accordingly, for this school year (2017--2018), the child must turn five between January 2017--December 2017 in order to participate in the Beacon Program.
c. We are not permitted to accept children who do not turn 5 within the required range as per the regulations of The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) (our program authorizer).
The new playground mural is finished. The design and painting was completed over the past few weeks by our amazing Art teacher, Ms. Follansbee, with the assistance of several terrific volunteers.
Ms. Follansbee details some of the beautiful design features below and why she chose them to grace our mural:
The '2' design reflects the interior hallway of our beautiful school with the international flags on display. The first time I entered our building, I was so impressed with this view and the building's unique, sun-filled design. Each time I walk down the hall, I love looking up at the flags and reflecting on the diverse parts of the globe represented by our students. I felt this bright, visually impactful scene represented some of the most unique qualities of our school - its extraordinary architecture and our wonderfully diverse students.
The '1' design reflects our school mascot- the mighty hawk! I depicted the hawk soaring proudly and spreading its wings to represent the mighty potential and ability existing in each of our students.
The '7' design reflects an iconic image of Roosevelt Island - the tram! The tram is truly a symbol of Roosevelt Island, and is another unique aspect of our community. I often see students collaging, drawing, or painting the tram in their own individual styles, and I wanted to offer my own version of the tram in action. This version of the tram includes some members of our school community: myself, Ms. Beckman, Ms. Lauraine, Ms. Val (from the cafeteria), along with volunteers Nathalie Chetrit (and her children Sadie and Enzo) and Theresa Zast who helped paint the mural!. See if you can spot them if you look closely!
The far left includes a simplified receding Manhattan skyline, and the far right includes a simplified Roosevelt Island skyline. In many ways Roosevelt Island feels like a peaceful, green oasis in contrast to the concrete jungle of Manhattan, and the painting is meant to highlight this juxtaposition.
We love it, and we know the PS/IS 217 students will too! A huge thank you to Ms. Follansbee and those who helped make this happen!
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