To celebrate Earth Day this year the New York State Senate is sponsoring a poster celebration for children in grades K-6. The Theme is: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.
If your child would like to participate, entries can be photographed and submitted electronically, in jpeg or pdf format, via www.serrano.nysenate.gov. Submissions must be uploaded to the website by April 17, 2019.
Don’t forget to pack your kids lunches for tomorrow!!
Our cafeteria is being used for election voting throughout the day. Only students who opted-in to half day/Election Day lunches will be provide with a sandwich lunch.
It's your chance to give feedback on our school! Only one form per family - it is quick and easy!
CLICK HERE to take your survey now!
Note: The survey requires your survey access code - click on the link provided to get yours. Provide your child's (eldest attending student) name, date of birth, and school (start typing Roosevelt - it will pop up!) and your access code will be given.
The PS/IS 217 annual PTA Auction Event will be held on May 18th, and we need you to ensure this event is a success!
Your help is needed to solicit donations for our Auction!
Some of the very best donations in the past have come from our school community. Every one of us has a network of friends, colleagues, activities our kids participate in, and businesses we frequent - all of who may be willing to donate to support our school - they just need to be asked!
We accept all Donations
Each year has brought new and wonderful additions to our auction line up! Past donations have included:
Donation letter and forms.
Please use the forms that will be sent home this week when you ask for a donation. Asking is quick and easy (and the worst thing that will happen is that they politely say no!). Printable files are available below if you prefer to connect with a potential donor via email.
All donations are tax-deductible, and donors will be recognized in our online auction catalog, which will be viewed by hundreds of members of the PS/IS 217 school community
Forms and Donations to Submit?
Slip them in to the PTA mailbox, or drop them in the Main Office.
Contact the PTA Auction Committee email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2019 begins today!
Festival Dates: Feb 22 - Mar 19
If you plan to attend, please use our code so the PTA can earn money for our school on every ticket!
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
• Buy tickets! Our school receives $3 for every ticket you purchase!
See you at the movies!
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!
PS/IS 217 Calendar