217 is an international school. Students from over 90 different nations are represented and celebrated in our Walk of Nations Flag Display.
If you don't see your country in the list below, please contact us at email@example.com so we can add your flag to 217 display!
Afghanistan Algeria * Angola * Argentina * Armenia * Australia * Bangladesh * Barbados * Belarus * Belgium * Bhutan * Bosnia & Herzegovina * Botswana * Brazil * Bulgaria * Burkina Faso * Burundi * Cambodia * Cameroon * Canada * Capo Verde * Chad * Chile * China * Colombia * Costa Rica * Czech Republic * Denmark * Dominican Republic * DR Congo * Egypt Ecuador * Ethiopia * Fiji * Finland * France * Gabon * Georgia * Germany * Ghana * Guatemala * Honduras * India * Indonesia * Ireland * Israel * Italy * Jamaica * Japan * Kazakhstan * Kenya * Kosovo * Libya * Macedonia * Malawi * Malaysia * Malta * Morocco * Mauritania * Mexico * Namibia * Nauru * New Zealand * Niger * Nigeria * North Korea * Pakistan * Panama * Peru * Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Puerto Rico * Romania * Russia * Samoa * Seychelles * Senegal * Serbia * South Korea * Spain * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Sweden * Switzerland * Tanzania * Thailand * Tonga * Trinidad & Tobago * Tunisia * Turkey * Tuvalu * United Kingdom * United States of America * Ukraine * Uruguay * Vanuatu * Vietnam
Our Halloween Committee has been working non-stop on a terrific Halloween Carnival and they still need more.... bodies (Live ones, please!) Join us to help with stuffing treat bags and party favor bags before the carnival, the exact date of the "stuffing party" will be announced. Families are also needed on the day of the carnival for setting up in the schoolyard 1-3pm, helping with food tables and activities in shifts from 3-4:30pm and 4:30-6pm, and cleaning up 6-6:30pm.
Please contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org or Corinna at email@example.com to get more info.
The carnival committee is also collecting donations of wrapped candy and small toys (think birthday party favors) to use as prizes for activities at our big Halloween event. Please deposit them into decorated collection bin in the Main Office.
217 Monster themed Fall Book fair is fast approaching! We are looking for crafty parents who can make monster themed walls/doors decorations and bring them to school next week. Help us transform 217's foyer!
Our Book Fair VIP team is up to a great start, if you could not make our Tuesday meeting, but would like to volunteer for the Fair, please email Olga at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children will visit the fair with their class during school hours, parents are welcome to join them or send in the money in a sealed envelope or zip-lock bag marked with the child's name and class. If you would like to contribute money to buy books for your classroom from teacher's wish list, please mark them as "class gift". Book Fair schedule will be emailed and backpacked home next week.
Please join us Wednesday, September 16th for Curriculum Night!
Curriculum Night is an evening for parents & guardians to learn more about the year ahead! This is an adult only evening. The PTA will have childcare available for $10 per child.
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Classroom visits to special area teachers and for families that may have multiple children in the school. This is an opportunity to briefly stop by the classrooms and view the environment.
5:30pm – 6:15pm – Welcome by our Principal, Ms. Beckman, Introduction to the staff, and PTA meeting
6:15pm – 7:30pm – Teacher Presentations
Parents & Guardians of PreK through Grade 3 in individual classrooms
All parents & guardians of 4th and 5th Graders in the auditorium
All parents & guardians of 6th through 8th graders in room 413