Kindergarten offers are out and can be accessed on your myschools account. Paper letters will also be sent home next week.
For families who have been offered spots at PS/IS 217:
Please drop by the Main office to collect your Registration packets at the following times:
All parents who collect Registration Packets during these times will be scheduled for an appointment to return and complete registration starting April 10th. Registration ends on May 3rd.
Currently the school does not have information regarding wait-listed children.
Congratulations to the following Middle School students who have achieved an average of 90 in a subject!
Neriah Umeh Atueyi
Thinking about joining the PTA Board?
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!
Now accepting nominations for the following elected positions:
** Must be a parent of a current or incoming MS student
All parents are eligible to run for a PTA position unless they are employees of the school. You are welcome to co-nominate with a partner! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate yourself or someone else (who will be contacted to confirm they agree to participate!)
Deadline for Nominations: May 1st. Nominations will be announced at the May 19th PTA General Membership Meeting.
Election: To be held during the May 19th, 8:35am PTA General Membership Meeting in the Cafeteria.
For Information please email Lily, Emily and Peter at: email@example.com
We are also looking for parents to join the following 217 Teams:
These Teams are vital for communications and the planning and running of events. Please join us to build a better school for our kids!
To express interest or for questions, please email Team217info@gmail.com
Mustafa 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.
Mustafa always participates in class and
enriches class discussions with his unique
insights and ideas. Keep up the great work
Naoki is such a ray on sunshine in art class!
Everyday he walks into the room beaming with
excitement and asks me what we are going to
do that day. Naoki is always kind to others and
treats everybody with equal respect. He is
always ready to do his best work, carefully
listens to directions, and exhibits a tremendous
about of patience. Naoki is defiantly a role
model in art class. Keep up the great work
Dani is such a stupendous artist who shows
such an attention to detail and craftmanship
when creating her artwork. She has a brilliant
eye for design and always creates unique and
balanced work. Dani is extremely
knowledgeable about art and is always ready to
enrich class discussions with her insights and
ideas. Dani is always ready to do her best work
and shows so much kindness. Keep up the great
Mackenzie 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 Mackenzie
absolutely loves art class, and her super energy
always rubs off on her fellow classmates as well
as on myself. Mackenzie finds fun in everything,
and always has thoughtful questions. Keep up
the great work Mackenzie!
Isla is such a knowledgeable and inquisitive
young artist. She is always the first to enter the
art room in the morning, and beams with
excitement for the day’s project. She pays very
close attention to detail in her work and is
always willing and ready to assist her fellow
classmates when in need. Isla is an amazing
artist and amazing student! Keep up the great
Riyadh is a very brilliant young artist with a
passion for trying new things. He is not afraid to
experiment with new materials and ideas.
Riyadh is a very kind student who possesses a
great deal of patience and a great desire to
help others. Riyadh excels in his artwork
because he listens and watches demonstrations
with the upmost attention, and then applies his
unique style to the project. Keep up the great
There are several upcoming Specialized High Schools Admission Information Sessions for fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grade students and their parents at several libraries in Manhattan.
Hosted by the NYC Department of Education, the information sessions will
· learn how to use the new online high schools registration tool – MySchools
· give parents/guardians an opportunity to learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT),
· the admissions process,
· find out about LaGuardia High School auditions, and
· speak to a NYC Department of Education representative.
Space is limited and available first-come, first-served. Parents may sign-up to attend a session by clicking here. See the attached flyer for more information.
Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 PM
Roosevelt Island Library, 524 Main St
Saturday, March 23, 11:00 AM
Roosevelt Island Library, 524 Main St
Wednesday, March 30, 11:00 AM
Hamilton Fish Park Library
415 E Houston St, 10002
Saturday, May 18, 3:00 PM
53rd Street Library,
18 W 53rd St, 10019
The Child Center of New York Beacon and the Roosevelt Island Center of Community Development are again partnering to offer an Island-wide Little League!
The league will include 3 different age groups; T-Ball (5-6yrs), Minors (7-10yrs) and Majors (11-14yrs), playing over a 10 week season. There will be an an opening day parade, a pre-season parent's gathering and an all-star game with hopes of adding a home run derby. The league will finish strong in June with the playoffs, an always thrilling little league championship game and the "coaches classic" to cap it off.
Opens Wednesday, March 13th. Return forms (attached below) to Beacon director Christina Seerattan by Friday, March 15th. Space is limited!
Volunteer: To volunteer as a coach, assistant coach, or parent coordinator please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
As part of 217’s Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program, 217 is excited to announce Febuary's PBIS award recipients! The PBIS awards for JFebuary go to elementary students in each class who exemplified CONFIDENCE.
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: Mustafa Baig and Elena Djuric
K002: Tuong Le and Nora Lee
K003: Orion Ding and Reese Thackray
K004 : Eliza Rapf and Eleanor Fekete
101: Anton Cardinal and Shayanne Boye
102: Melia Davis and Ryan May
104: Beau Estreich and Simrah Strangio
201: Aisultan Temenov and Emma Trieu
202: Aizhan Issetova and Thomas Orozco
204: Diego MacTavish Sanchez and Julian Sweeney
301: Serge Lyashchenko and Elsa Cruz
302: Tiago Mesquita and Sofia Wright
304: Eloisa Soto and Vihan Senevirathne
401: Ava Robles & Shotoro Akagawa
402: Emilia Garcia & Noel Perez
404: Luca Kim & Enzo Siragusa
501: Armani Brown & Lilly Morales
502: Ean Britt & Ami Kajita
504: Andy Chan & Omar Bouaroudj
505: Ayaan Haque & Kira Donovan
601: Neriah Umeh & Elizabeth Miranda
701: Sean Ramirez & Matilda Osadaija
801: Aidan Radoncic & Ksenia Ibatullina
Join teachers for a morning workshop and learn about the structure, and expectations of the ELA test and how you can best support your child's preparation.
The marks from 4th grade State tests count towards middle school admission - we strongly encourage parents to attend!
PS/IS 217 Calendar