Why Support the PS/IS 217 PTA? Answer: Enrichments We can all agree that children only get ONE chance to get a quality education! However, with on-going government funding cuts, each year the school's budget falls short of what the PS/IS 217 administration would like to offer our students. To contribute, the PTA assumes responsibility for 100% of the cost of enrichment programming offered to students in each grade throughout the year.
THESE PROGRAMS WILL NOT BE OFFERED IF PTA FUNDRAISING GOALS ARE NOT MET!
Enrichment programs are chosen by the school administration to:
Enhance and extend the curriculum of each grade.
Complement developmental and social growth needs of each age group.
Promote equality among all students by providing access to programs that lower-income families wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.
Enrichments currently planned for 2017-18. *subject to changes/additions.
Music Together - grades PreK, K Yoga/Movement - grades K, 1 Studio Art residency - grades 1, 3, 4 Hip Hop - grade 2 Four Freedoms Park - grades 2, 5, 8 African Dance - Grade 3 Musical Theater - grade 4 Historical Society - Native Americans - grade 4 Ballroom Dance - grade 5 Salvadori: Building Green - grades 6, 8 Theater Games - grades 6, 7, 8 Cornell Tech Local Ground Project - Grade 8 Solar one for Sustainability - all grades