It's mid-winter break! Enjoy your time off school between Feb 18-22.
See you all back at school on Monday, Feb 25!
This week was Kindness week at PS/IS 217, and throughout the week, classes were centered around the theme of kindness with challenges, activities, learning, and discussion.
Friday, February 15 is a Half Day with dismissal at 11:29am. Island Kids and Beacon will be opening early.
Please ensure that any dismissal changes are communicated in writing to your teacher and the main office!
And classes, from PreK-8th, participated in 100th day celebrations and activities across the school!
Happy 100th Day of School - its hard to believe we are over half-way through the year!!
As part of 217’s Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program, 217 is excited to announce January's PBIS award recipients! The PBIS awards for January go to elementary students in each class who exemplified PERSISTENCE.
Each month, as the PBIS curriculum highlights different core values - and awards will be presented to students who best embody and exemplify these traits.
K001: Thomas Katz and Ayan Baig
K002: Natalia Douvaras and Duong Le
K003: Itziar Borja Del Campo and Mohmed Benhamida
K004: Amelia Willet and Yohan Kim
101: Alex Lyashchenko and Scotlyn Griffin
102: Yurika Tan and Leire Borja Del Campo
104: Matias Moore and Katelyn Zhang
201: Annabelle Ward and Aayan Ahmad
202: Vavara Osadcija and Natalia Bueno
204: Riya Kalita-Mukul, Sven Cornelissen
301: Charbel Dagher and Mackenzie Chestnut
302: Neda Sadikovic and Elaph Alsharra
304: Jasmin Legarda, Ale Vanoli
401: Alex Suarez and Elsa Affa
402: Ju Ryong and Churan Wu
404: Oben Ersenkal & Rachel Remor
501: Angel Adoba and Isaiah Ballard
502: Trang Dang and Asen Kajzer
504: Ella Fasbender Max Monesson
505: Sora Toji and Ian Remor
601: Selena Ramirez andJoseph Atuana
701: Saja Benhamida and Samuel Figee
801: Hooriya Aamir and Buraid Ahmad
The snow did not stop us from delivering Valentines to the Senior Center today on the island!
Mr. Zappala and Mrs. Pervez from part of the staff Community Service team went with group of selected students from grades 4-8 to see some hearts warming and smiles all around!
Grade 3 families: come in and learn all about the State tests, how teachers are helping your student prepare and what you can do to help at home.
Save the date!
The staff community service team organized activities for students in grades K-8 to write Valentine’s Day cards for our Senior Center in Roosevelt Island.
Students from grades 4-8 will deliver these cards to our local seniors to make them feel loved!
Great News! The 100th Day of School is Thurs, Feb 14!
Students will be celebrating the 100th Day of School by visiting other classrooms and working in grade teams in math, social studies, and science activities.
Students are invited to dress up as students from 100 years ago or 100 years into the future.
A 100 years ago:
A 100 years in the future:
February 13th is SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!!
Show your school pride and wear your 217 shirts or the purple & yellow school colors!
School shirts can be ordered here
(Please be mindful it can take 3-7 school days days for orders to be fulfilled).
everyone is welcome to attend the 3rd Annual FamilyMaker Night hosted by Cornell Tech.
Where: PS/IS 217 Cafeteria
Date: Monday, 11 Feb
No registration required - see you all there!
PreK applications will be open from Feb 4 - Mar 15! If you have a child born in 2015, you are eligible to apply.
Click here to find out more about the application process
Please note that our PreK tours are currently full. We are exploring adding an additional tour in March, so please check back soon!
What an amazing afternoon of phenomenal food, a fantastic demonstration of activities from across the globe, and great friendships. Thank you to all the families, 217 staff and community members who attended, cooked, volunteered, and supported the International Dinner!
Over 21 countries showcased their delicious regional cuisine in this annual buffet. Guests also enjoyed many activities like learning how to break boards with Tiger J Tae Kwon Do, competing in a paper airplane contest, learning dance moves from around the world, and more. A Special thanks must go to all our cooks (there were around 100!!) who gave their time and mouth-watering recipes to make this event a HUGE success.
A big thank you to Tiger J Tae Kwon Do, Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance And Hope Church for participating in our event!
It looked like PS/IS 217 had a fun night learning new coding skills at Cornell Tech! Click through to see the Cornell Tech photos!
A lot of families enjoyed making use of the photo booth too - photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TKHLqZgFzWpxcwcx8
Check out these photos of our first graders participating in their pre-ballet enrichment class - it looks like they are having a fantastic time!
We believe that offering enrichment programming at PS/IS 217 offers students additional opportunities to develop into well-rounded children. Each year the PTA fully funds enrichment programming in the school - thanks to contributions of our families, and fundraising throughout the year. It's not too late to make your donation! Click here to learn more!
Orion is a brilliant young artist who
demonstrates an attention to detail in his
artwork that is far beyond his years. A sweet
and kind student who always enters the art
room ready and happy to express his creativity,
Orion helps other students with their work and
is always a ray of sunshine in art class. Keep up
the great work Orion!
Since getting to know Alexander in art class, I
have come to see how much of a sweet,
helpful, and hardworking student he is. Every
day, Alexander comes to art class prepared to
work his hardest and show his amazing
creativity. In addition to being a great artist,
Alexander is also passionate about helping
other students in the class and myself. Keep up
the great work Alexander!
Tinabora is a remarkable artist who always
works her hardest to achieve her goals.
Tinabora shows striking attention to detail in
her artwork and takes her time in perfecting
her craft. She always enters the art room with a
great attitude and a smile on her face that is
contagious. Keep up the great work Tinabora!
Savana is always a joy to have in the art room.
She is a social butterfly, always thinking out of
the box and exercising an amazing level of
creativity. It is obvious that Savana absolutely
loves art class, and her super energy always
rubs off on her fellow classmates as well as
myself. Savana finds fun in everything, and
always has thoughtful questions. Keep up the
great work Savana!
Kyle is a super creative intellect who possesses
such an astounding joy in creating. The second
Kyle enters the art room, he gets straight to
work and always has so much fun expressing
himself. He shows so much attention to his
artwork and takes so much pride in what he
creates. Keep up the great work Kyle!
Since the beginning of the year, Angel has
shown me such an amazing level of
improvement and such maturity in the art class
room. Angel is such a creative and talented
young artist with a true passion for the arts.
Angel shows so much excitement while working
on her projects and cannot wait to show off her
beautiful work to everybody. Keep up the great
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