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!
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!
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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.
Saturday, June 2nd from 4-6pm at PS/IS 217
We need YOU for our biggest community event of the year! Please volunteer to cook - and get your tickets ONLINE TODAY!
CALLING ALL COOKS!
Teams and cooks are starting to shape up but more are welcome!
These countries/regions will be represented:
The following teams need cooks to join them:
Don't see your country of origin represented? We'd love to have you! Reach out to Dawn Falcone for details: email@example.com
Get your tickets today! Tickets for the International Dinner are available now ONLINE HERE!
We look forward to our annual celebration of the amazing diversity at 217!
As part of 217’s Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program, 217 is excited to announce April's PBIS award recipients! The PBIS awards for April go to elementary students in each class who exemplified Empathy.
Each month, as the PBIS curriculum highlights different core values - and awards will be presented to students who best embody and exemplify these traits. Themes will include respect, cooperation, forgiveness, compassion, tolerance, empathy, problem solving, self control, and confidence.
K001: Cyrus Ollivierre and Imani Hicks
K002: Katherine Cao and Peter Uspensky
K003: Eadie Warsing and Anton Cardinal
K004: Winifred Anderson and Louis Plasencia
K123: Jaylen Reyes
101: Camila Torres and Dana Hunt
102: Yassine Ouanou and Chang Jun Kim
104: Claribel Freedlander and Lucy Sadlier
201: Neda Sadikovic and Zarif Muhammad
202: Habib Nasr and Mayu Nakamura
204: Elly Nakaguchi and Dashiell Davis
301: Christian Coleman and Cayce Davis
302: Maximo Sate and Anastasia Mitrofanova
304: Deniz Ozsirkinti and Shai Golan
401: Leiliana Morales and Matija Kovacic
402: Trang Dang and Sujud Benhamida
404: Zechine Altwicker and Dylan Joseph
405: Sora Toji and Charlie Zast
501: Minahil Umar and Chau Ha
504: Sarah Haque and Louise Wang
601: Crystal Urena Burgos and Abdelkhlik Elakrimi
701: D.J. Engle and Maram Kurer
801: Lan Dinh and Saryah Lamb
We need parents to help during the book fair! Please sign up here to help: www.tinyurl.com/217BookFair
Our Book Fair has a new DIGITAL PAYMENT option!
Scholastic has introduced a new way for students to pay at the book fair!
We will still accept credit cards and cash payments in -person, but parents now also have the option of setting up an online account for each child to use! No more struggling to find cash on the day of the book fair - and no fear of them losing it either!
Set up your account here: www.scholastic.com/bf/psis217rooseveltisl
Signups & Tickets
PS/IS 217 Calendar