For this year's Hour of Code, older grades took on the task of mentoring younger grades work through several coding puzzles and a Tynker Candy Quest! We love seeing our students not only learning more about the basics of computer science and coding, but also having the chance to practise emerging leadership skills!
Enjoy some photos of our classes taking part in their Hour of Code!
With winter now upon us, we want to remind all parents that children should be coming to school with warm winter coats and hats. Please make sure that all your child's clothing items are labeled!!
DOE Guidelines for Outdoor Play in Cold Weather:
The Department of Education believes children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, there is ice on the playground, or the wind chill factor creates an effective temperature below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), students will have outdoor recess.
Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year is already upon us! The admissions process for 2019-2020 is as follows:
Please note that all families with children born in 2014, including current Pre-K students and those with disabilities, should submit an application. Admission is not first-come, first-served. All applications received by January 14 will be treated the same, according to the admissions guidelines.
More information can be found on NYC DOE website:
Ways to apply:
The holidays are almost here - wear your favorite holiday sweater to school on December 21st to celebrate!
As part of 217’s Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program, 217 is excited to announce November's PBIS award recipients! The PBIS awards for November go to elementary students in each class who exemplified SELF CONTROL.
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: Emmi Drovin and Mina Kim
K002: Mishka Poras and Isabella Hadge
K003: Diya Singhvi and Gabriel Galarza
K004: Isabelle Jena and Naomi Loo
101: Elijah Godette and Jacqueline Block
102: Luna Drouin and Madiyar Serikov
104: Oliver Zhang and Sofia Liang
201: Linga Kandulu and Amit Yosef
202: BilsonTughuyendere and Matias Zambrano
204: Aila Schrider and Liam Hanrahan
301: Viviana Caplan and Michael Kim
302: Zarif Muhammad and Maxim Lin
304: Dashiell Davis and Kaylee Jankowski
401: Gabriella Miro and Mohamed Elakrmi
402: Churan Wu and Xiomara Salto
404: Cole Scanlon and Gulshan Aachol
501: Tara Samuelu and Case Olson
502: Madison Foster and Sujud Benhamida
504: Alicia Chamla and Thea Spoorenberg
505: Sebastian Pinerio and Aliza Wagreich
601: Persya Perez and Maziko Kandulu
701: Ayesha Younis and Rosemeri Vasquez
801: Asawer Alsharra, and Nam Nguyen
Registration for the 217 Family Coding Night at Cornell Tech has already reached capacity and is CLOSED. Only those with names currently registered will be admitted into the event.
If you have already registered it is critical that you bring a laptop for your family - Cornell doesn't have enough to accommodate all the families on the list!!
We'd like to congratulate all our students who participated in last night's 3rd Annual Talent Show! The audience was impressed by the array of dancing, singing, acting, gymnastics and more!
A huge THANK YOU to all the teachers and parents who helped make this event a success - see you all next year!!
All 217 families are invited to attend a Family Coding Night at the Cornell Tech Campus!
You MUST register to attend - and bring a laptop if you can!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle School Families: Save the Dates!!
701: Tues, Dec 18
Open Class 8:35-8:55am (Rm. 308)
Grade gab with 217 administration in the cafeteria 8:55-9:25am.
801: Thurs, Dec 20
Open Class 8:35-8:55am (Rm. 405)
Grade gab with 217 administration in the cafeteria 8:55-9:25am
The following students have made the trimester 1 Honor Roll by achieving an overall average of 90 or above!
Congratulations to all these students - keep up the great work!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade parents - Save the Date!
Ms Perri will be holding a science workshop on December 11, 7:50-8:15am. (Children are welcome to accompany parents!)
The 2nd Grade teachers will be holding a family math workshop focussing on addition and subtraction strategies.
Children are encouraged to accompany their parents!
Our third grade students wowed the audience of parents and 2nd grade students with a terrific African Dance performance this morning!
The African Dance program is just one of the many enrichment programs that are 100% funded by the PTA! Every grade has the opportunity to participate in 1-2 of these programs each year! Don't forget to show your support and contribute to the Invest in Your Child's Success drive!
The PTA’s “Invest in Your Child’s Success” campaign is the largest source of funding for the outstanding enrichment programs offered at PS/IS 217.
It is used to fund educational opportunities for our children including:
Through the funding of these in-school programs, supplies, and equipment, the “Invest In Your Child’s Success” drive helps every student.
The suggested contribution for the 2018-19 year is $600 per child, but participation is MORE important than the amount. We respect that every family's circumstances are different.
More than 1.2 million New Yorkers struggle to put food on their table and PS/IS 217 has joined the 36th Annual City Harvest Food Drive to help!
Over the next few weeks, students and families can donate food items to the donation bins located in the lobby. Our participation will help keep shelves stocked at food pantries and soup kitchens across NYC.
Please note that City Harvest cannot accept unlabeled, or dented cans, open packaging, products that need refrigeration, homemade foods or expired products.
Monday 19th, Nov is the last day to register for 217 students who would like to perform in our Third Annual Talent Show!
The Talent show will be held:
We can't wait to see what our talented students have in store for us this year! Register Online Now, or return the paper flyer that will be backpacked home this week.
November 19th: Tour for prospective Kindergarten Families
For those who cant make the Nov 19th tour, a second tour will be held on Tues, Dec 11, 8:40am. Please SIGN UP HERE to attend.
November 21st: Tour for prospective Midddle School Families
The Middle School team at PS/IS 217 will be holding tours for prospective Middle School students and families on the following dates:
Email Kim Eldridge to signup: email@example.com
PS/IS 217 Calendar