The Island Kids After School Program runs at PS/IS 217 from September 7th, 2018 through to June 25, 2019. The program is designed for PreK and Kindergarten families who need full afternoon after school care 2-5 days a week during the school year.
Please visit the Island Kids website for more information and to register.
Please email email@example.com with any questions and for pricing on 2-5 day options.
For families interested in enrolling in the free Beacon After-school program run by Child Center of New York's, stay tuned! Information should be coming out in early August.
Today is Prime Day - a day of bargains for Amazon Prime Members!
Member of not - don't forget to use the PS/IS 217 Amazon Link at the top of the page or below to support our school while you shop!
Thank you to everyone who ordered their school supplies through us! Your orders have been submitted to our vendor and will be processed over the summer vacation. In September, kits will be delivered to the school and distributed to your child's classroom. Teachers will store all the supplies for when they're needed.
If you still need to purchase supplies you can find the Supply lists here:
2018-19 Supply Lists - and don't forget to use our Amazon link if you are shopping for school supplies online!
(please bring your supplies to your child's teacher within the first 2 weeks of school)
We anticipate that in the 2017-18 school year, our 217 families will have earned over $2,000 for the school - just by using our school link whenever they shopped at amazon!
Please continue to make your summer Amazon purchases using our link!
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The year has flown by - and what an amazing year it was!!
To the many families who are packing up and moving away to new homes, jobs, and countries - we wish you all the very best in the next chapter of your journey! Thanks for being a part of the 217 family - we will miss you!!
To the rest - have a GREAT summer! We can't wait to see you all back again on September 5th!
Throughout the past year, on every school day, dozens of students arrive at PS/IS 217 between 7:45-8:10am to be welcomed with a nutritious breakfast, games, prizes, fun and laughter.
We want to thank our dedicated Breakfast Club Coordinators, Ms. Val and Ms. Lauraine and the amazing crew of teachers for helping our children start their school days out right - full of energy and with smiles on their faces!
Breakfast Club is free and open to all PS/IS 217 students to attend whenever they need and as often as they like.
L-R: Stephanie, Ms. M, Deborah, Ms. Valerie, Veridiana, Shaunnette (Missing: Ms. Laurraine)
Free Summer Meals:
Thanks to the DOE School Food: Feed Your Mind program, breakfast and lunch will continue to be served throughout summer at PS/IS 217.
No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal - open to ALL children 18 years old and under. (Students do not have to be students at PS/IS 217!)
Meals will be served Monday-Friday from June 27-August 31.
Breakfast hours: 8:00am-9:15am
Lunch hours: 11:00am-1.15pm
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 IS THE LAST DAY for Online School Supply Orders for the 2018-19 school year to be submitted!
Visit www.shopttkits.com and use the school account number: 26788.
Orders will be processed over the summer holidays and kits will be delivered directly to your child's classroom teacher - one less thing to do in September!
LATE ORDERS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED.
It was the perfect weather for the 2nd grade field trip to Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park.
With the Manhattan skyline providing a stunning backdrop, students enjoyed walking to the southorn tip of the Islance to visit the Memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
During their trip they learned about President Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms (freedom of speech & expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear), discussed the importance of distinguishing between wants and needs, and brainstormed how they could act to give back to their community.
Not bad for a mornings work!
On Wednesday Morning, the 4th grade classes demonstrated their small group skits that they had planned and written themselves, along with some really polished class musical performances.
It was a real pleasure to see the students participating so enthusiastically in this terrific residency sponsored by the PTA - well done 4th Grade!!
We are so fortunate to have one of the newest, most innovative centers for technichal knowledge and learning, Cornell Tech, as one of our neighbors here on Roosevelt Island.
The expertise and skills they've imparted throughout the entire school, among all teachers and students over the past 4 years, is truly amazing!
As the year comes to an end, what better way to end the school year than with a book that teaches us how to deal with our problems however big or small?
What do you do with a problem? by Kobi Yamada is relevant to any age group and teaches its reader to take the opportunity to face their problems. Sometimes, problems that we thought were so big are actually not that big at all once you find the courage to face them. This book inspires you to look closely at your problems and to learn important lessons as you tackle them. We may even learn something new as we tackle them and uncover some insight as to why they happened in the first place.
Problems will always be part of our lives. They shape who we are, they are the bumps in our roads, they are the challenges that help discover how strong and brave we really are.
Thanks also to Principal for the Day Mr Ahmed and Assistant-Principal for the Day Mr Streich for helping read the Book of the Month to classes!
Field Day began with some glorious weather and a huge amount of enthusiasm as 4th and 5th Grades took part in Field Day!
The Tug O' War was fierce!
The winners took on the teachers in a hot battle!
Cooling off with a water balloon fight to finish up a terrific day!
We want to say a massive THANK YOU to the 217 Bake Team who have baked, created, and donated tasty snacks and treats to all the bake sales throughout the year!
The 217 Bake Team - made up of close to 50 parents - pull together at each event to ensure that our hungry children have a scruptious array of treats to choose from. No-one leaves a 217 Bake Sale hungry!
Let us know if you are interested to join the Bake Team for 2018-19!
Our Bake team members get notified of upcoming events and contribute whenever they are able. It's a great way to support our school on your own schedule!
Email Team217info@gmail.com to be added to the Bake Team list!
Skip the school supply shopping lines and save yourself from having to haul heavy school supplies to school!
To order by cash/check:
Return your form with the correct cash or check payable to PS/IS 217 PTA to the PTA Mailbox in the school lobby, or to your teacher.
*Change cannot be provided - please send the correct amount with your form.
PAPER ORDERS ARE DUE MONDAY, JUNE 18th!!
To order online :
Visit www.shopttkits.com and use the school account number: 26788.
*$7.99 tax is added to online orders only.
ONLINE ORDERS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20th
Orders will be processed over the summer holidays and kits will be delivered directly to your childs classroom teacher - one less thing to do in September!
Parents, relatives, and family friends were thoroughly entertained tonight by the music performances from Grades 2-8!
Students really shone in their performances - the culmination of a years hard work in music classes. Grade 2 students gave their best choral performance, Grade 3 harmonized on the recorder, and Grades 4-8 gave some terrific band performances. Congratulations to our students on a job well done, and a big thank you to Mr Ladalia and our teachers for putting on such a tremendous show!
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Summer vacation is the perfect time to reinforce reading skills that your child has learned throughout the school year!
Click here to download your Reading List
Photo credits go to 217 parents Elizabeth Bian and Alexandre Tolipan.
Things got hot at PS/IS 217 yesterday for the annual International Dinner that offered an amazing array of cuisines from around the globe!
Parents and family members from over 27 counties and regions put in an incredible effort and fed a huge crowd their tempting traditional foods. No-one left hungry, that's for sure!
And while they were munching, guests were treated to some beautiful henna tattoo's, the art of chinese tea and calligraphy, a Japanese yosakoi dance, flag making, and participated in a number of different games from countries around the world!
It was a brilliant afternoon, and we would like to thank our event Sponsor, AMALGAMATED BANK, along with Wengerd Farms, Piccolo Trattoria, Gristedes, and Emmi Roth who all donated goods to the event.
And of course, the amazingly talented Cooks, and the numerous volunteers, helpers, and families who made this event a magnificent experience! Thank you!
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Thanks, Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance, for our annual 5th Grade Ballroom Dance Residency!
We hope you are planning to join us for the 217 International Dinner this Saturday, June 2nd (4-6PM)!
Online ticket sales are now closed to allow our parent volunteers time to prepare tickets for pickup. Tickets can be collected each morning before school at 8:25am, or on Saturday in the pre-paid entry line.
If you missed out on buying online, you can still purchase tickets at the door on Saturday! Tickets will be $25/adult and $15/child.
See you there!
PS/IS 217 is going green. Construction on the school’s green roof is scheduled to begin within the next month.
Read more at The Main Street WIRE.
PS/IS 217 Calendar