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: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of 217’s Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program, 217 is excited to announce October's PBIS award recipients! The PBIS awards for October go to elementary students in each class who exemplified KINDNESS.
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: Aikumis Temenov, Avighna Thapa
K002: Eliana Starace, Eytan Itkin
K003: Mai Huynh, Mayank Soni
K004: Carlson Rapp, Juliette Chu
101: Sophie Drouin, Michael Coleman
102: Long Vu, Leilani Reyes
104: Sylvia Pauls, Enrique Soto
201: Habiba Nasr, Kokoha Sato
202: Orel Yaari, Sofia Jankovic
204: Maxwell Devine, Thea Deiye
301: Yurika Takanobu, Andrea Tevi
302: Chihiro Matsumura, Savana Arthur
304: Kaylee Jankowski, Dashiell Davis
401: Luca Starace, Evelyn Kim
402: Tymur Kastran, Isla Racine
404: Eli Sadlier, Taia Reitz
501: Simeon Kajzer, Aseel Idris
502: Anton Zalipa, Abigail Atuana
504: Jonathan Moore, Elizabeth Guerrero
505: Tawsif Rahman, Emily Zhao, Hugo Hu
601: Anita Boniface, James Starace
701: Virgina Lima, Antoinette Tsetse
801: Lalia Farmer, Sohail Nfati
Open classes this week!
(PreK open classes begin at arrival)
Check the schedule below for information on your child's open classes!
Open School Week is a fun opportunity for you to be in the classroom with your child. Teachers plan their lessons to give you an opportunity to observe your child in class (some classes will have opportunities to interact with your child).
For safety and privacy reasons:
This morning, our Kindergarten students enjoyed the Annnual Thanksgiving Feast, like so many kindergarten classes before them!
Thank you to the terrific Kindergarten Class Parents for organizing yet another wonderful Feast, and the many, many parents who cooked, baked, and contributed foods and goods, helped set up, served our students, and cleaned it all up afterwards!
The PS/IS 217 PTA is very thankful to work with so many parents who are ready to jump in and help at all our events and activities to ensure our kids all have an amazing time!
The Roosevelt Island Farmers Market will be moving back under the helix during the cold weather months. We hope to see you there between Nov 24, 2018 through Mar 9, 2019!
The Annual Chirstmans Tree sale under the Motorgate Helix will also begin soon - stay tuned for news!
Open School Weeks is a fun opportunity for you to be in the classroom with your child. Teachers plan their lessons to give you an opportunity to observe your child in class (some classes will have opportunities to interact with your child).
For safety and privacy reasons:
Students will be dismissed at 11:29am on Friday, Nov 9th.
Please ensure you have emailed your teachers AND the school if there are any changes to your usual dismissal procedures.
Lunch will only be served to students who opted-in in the Family Homework Packet sent home in September.
**SCHOOL IS CLOSED on Monday, 12 Nov for Veterans Day**
Please meet the candidate for the vacant SLT position*
My name is Leslie Romero and I am the proud mother of a third and a fifth grader at PS/IS 217. I enjoy supporting the school as much as possible, and would like to join the School Leadership Team this school year because I truly believe in parent involvement and the difference we can all make together when working with our school.
Leslie is running uncontested, and will be elected by motion at tomorrow's PTA General Membership meeting. All parents are welcome to attend.
*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.
It has been wonderful to see so much participation, creativity, and enjoyment - check out the amazing gallery from this wee's Spirit Week!
Tips from Stomping Ground on How to Prepare for Picture Day:
Every family and student is different. Some kids wear bow ties, some wear soccer shorts. Some wear ski caps and some wear fedoras. Some people wear suits and some wear dresses! It is entirely up to you how you want to look for Picture Day - we celebrate differences and encourage you to be yourself!
Suggestions to get you the photo you want:
PS/IS 217 Calendar