Come cheer for the 217 Hawks' Wrestling team at their first match of the year!
When: Friday, October 19th, 2018
Where: PS/IS 217 Gym
*Match nights typically end around 7:30pm*
National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center.
The campaign, held during the month of October, unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. We encourage you to wear orange at school, at work, or wherever you are on Unity Day - Wednesday, October 24th.
Unity Day is a time for everyone to come together – in schools, at work, in communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
We are looking for parents to help us with book fair set-up, man the cash registers, sort and stock books, and of course helping students find books within their budgets at the Book Fair!
(PreK-2nd grade students are always excited to have a parent with them at school - we encourage you to join them rather than volunteering during their class visit!)
If you can help for a shift please sign up at: www.tiny.cc/217BookFairSignup
What an amazing turnout at the Monster Bash - we hope you enjoy the photo gallery below!
A HUGE THANK YOU to the dozens and dozens of Teachers, Staff, and Parents who volunteered their time and talents!!
Over the past few weeks and today, more than 120 parents and staff have been involved in planning, preparation, designing and constructing the amazing backdrops and games, baking, popping, setting up, decorating, manning all the different games, activity and food tables at the event, and then helping pack it all away again!
It was an amazing team effort!
WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!!
We'd also like want to thank the many local Roosevelt Island businesses who volunteered, donated goods, and sponsored activities to support this event!
Thank you Elizabeth Bian, Alexandre Tolipan, and the many other parents who shared their photos with us!
Today's weather is cool, but clearing! Grab your sweaters - the MONSTER BASH is TODAY!
Pre-purchased tickets can be picked up this morning ouside school, or from 2:30 at the school gate this afternoon! The Gate opens at 3PM.
There have been questions about costumes - no costumes necessary today - save your costumes for October 31st!
Due to Monster Bash setup, K-3 classes will be dismissed across the street at the Capobianco Field. See below for a map that will show you where the classes will be standing for dismissal.
Should your child's dismissal plan be altered for this day, please send a note to your classroom teacher as soon as possible. All dismissal notes should be sent in by 10/11.
ONLINE-ONLY PRICES FOR THE MONSTER BASH END TONIGHT!
Admission - $15 per child
Food & Activity Tickets - $1 each!
**Children under 3 years and adults are free.
PICK-UP PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS:
Tickets purchased online will be available for pick-up at 8:25am on Weds, Thurs, and Fri mornings this week. (Please allow 1-2 days after purchase date.) We cannot send home tickets in backpacks.
Tickets can also be picked up at the event entrance from 2:30pm onwards Friday. The gate will be opened at 3pm.
A lot of valuable information about school procedures, classroom practices, and curriculum were shared at this mornings 1st Grade Gab!
If you have a student in PreK, 2nd, 4th or 5th grades save the following date for your Grade Gab!
(Classrooms 8:40-9am for family activity; Cafeteria 9-9:30am)
If you have questions for your child's Grade Gab, please email them to email@example.com.
Middle School Grade Gab dates are coming soon!
We need more parents to sign up and help at the Monster Bash!!
We want this event to be full of fun and laughter for all our kids and we can't do that without you!
Whether you pair up, split a shift with a friend, or it's just you - please sign up to lend a hand!
Scenes from the 2017 Monster Bash: Parent and Teacher volunteers made this an amazing event for our kids!
We have an SLT vacancy for a parent representative that needs to be filled!*
An election will be held at the November 7th PTA meeting. If you would like to make a nomination, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 27th.
*for the remainder of the current term (until June 30, 2019).
What is the SLT?
School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are vehicles for developing school-based educational policies, and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies.
SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effects on student achievement. SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making, and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture.
New York State Education Law Section 2590-h requires every New York City Public School to have a School Leadership Team. In addition, Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 (CR A-655) establishes guidelines to ensure the formation of effective SLTs in every New York City public school.
SPECIAL ONLINE-ONLY PRICES UNTIL OCTOBER 10:
We still need parent volunteers! Pair up, or split a shift with a friend - sign up to lend a hand!
Sign Up to Volunteer Here!
Thank you to Wengerd Farms, the Roosevelt Island Fire Department, and the New York Public Library (Roosevelt Island Branch) for their support and contributions!
Please contact the Fall Festival Committee Chairs - Tracey DeBenedictis & Janet Griffin at Team217info@gmail.com.
Visit the 217 Spirit Store to order your PS/IS 217 school shirt now!
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