100th day of school is Friday, February 14th. Children are encouraged to dress up as a person from the past (100 years ago, 1920), present (Valentine's Day 2020), or future (100 years into the future, 2120).
Alice Bruan - Klevitz
The New York International Children's Film Festival is coming up - February 21 - March 15 - and the PTA earns money from each ticket purchased!
To buy tickets:
• Go to http://nyicff.org/tickets/
• VERY IMPORTANT: Select PS/IS 217 Roosevelt Island School from "Select Your School" drop down menu at the top of the page
• Buy tickets! Our school receives $3 for every ticket you purchase!
PROGRAM AT GLANCE
Check out the Festival's wildly-popular and diverse short film programs: Short Films 1 (ages 5-10), Short Films 2 (ages 8-14), Friends & Neighbors: Japan (ages 9+), NYICFF Rocks: Musical Shorts (all ages) and more!
Moomins are back! You can catch their newest capers and get a look at the latest goings-on in Moominvalley (ages 5+).
If it's an adventure that you crave, then Hilda (ages 5+) is your girl! She’s clever, kind, witty—and rocks a pair of red boots like nobody’s business. Hilda is back, rescuing elves, dodging trolls, and exploring Trolberg’s strange history and stranger personalities.
International Dinner is coming up on February 8th! Click HERE to buy your tickets. Email email@example.com if you want to cook or in any other way represent your country/region.
To all amazing 217 Cooks out there: It's that time of year again! This year's International Dinner will take place on Saturday, February 8th, from 4pm to 6pm, a PS/IS 217.
This all-volunteer event is a beloved PS/IS 217 tradition. If your would like to showcase your country or region's food, plaese email firstname.lastname@example.org
We need your talents!
Space is limited! Make sure you fill out this form to ensure your spot.
Come at the Motorgate Rotunda (next to Gristedes) every Saturday and Sunday, starting November 30th, from 9am to 3pm and pick up your Christmas Tree.
Make sure you include Holiday Sweater on your Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shopping list. Wear Your Holiday Sweater to School Day is coming up on Friday, December 20th!
PS/IS 217 Picture Retake day is Tuesday, November 26th. If you would like a retake of your Student's picture, please complete the form below.
Roosevelt Island Farmers Market is making it's annual winter move to Under the Helix on November 16th.
Please join us in celebrating PS/IS 217's amazing talent on November 23rd. Complete the online form if your child would like to be in the showcase.
This event is entirely run by volunteers. Please click below to help!
PS/IS 217 PTA’s “Invest in Your Child’s Success” campaign is our largest source of capital for the PTA-funded enrichment programs and material school support here at PS/IS 217. Through this drive, the PTA is able to fund the dance, drama, architecture, music, and other enrichments that complement the school’s academic curriculum. We are also able to pay for classroom books, school supplies, staff professional development, technology and support the school library.
Financed by your contributions to the “Invest in Your Child’s Success” Drive, these in-school programs, supplies, and equipment benefit every student.
Our suggested investment amount is $600 per child, but our ultimate goal is 100% participation. We welcome contributions in any amount, and we appreciate that each family’s circumstances differ.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE
To contribute, please use a donation envelope or donate online at www.217pta.com. All donations to the PTA are tax-deductible and eligible to receive corporate matching. Contact the PTA treasurer at email@example.com for details on corporate matching.
Please make your contribution by November 1st, 2019. Your contributions by this deadline will help us plan the fiscal year and determine our funding priorities.
Welcome to the new members of the 217 community, and welcome back to the old timers. We once again invite you to clip and send in your Box Tops for Education. We collected $355.90 for the school last year, so 10 cents per clipping really does add up.
Deadline for Fall submission is November 1st!
Put your Box Tops in an envelope or Ziploc bag labeled with your child's name and class and drop them in the collection box inside the front entrance across from security. Please do not attach them to sheets.
Each child who submits 50 or more Box Tops before November 1st will receive a voucher for free popcorn and drink during our Spirit Day Popcorn sale!
The DOE guidelines for playing outdoors in cold weather:
In cold weather, students will still be allowed to play outside whenever possible. Unless it’s snowing, there is ice on the playground, or the wind-chill factor is below zero degrees fahrenheit (-18 degrees celsius), schools will not prohibit outdoor play, based on the outdoor temperature alone. On very cold days, students should cover up skin, wear warm clothing, and use several layers to stay warm.
Now that the temperatures are dropping, please make sure your children come to school with the appropriate clothing for the colder weather.
Please label all personal items with their name.
PS/IS 217 Calendar