Safe Touches Workshop hosted by NYSPCC The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Children
Family Workshop presented by the New York City Children's Theater
Literature at Play for Families Workshops offer hands-on opportunities for 3rd grade children and a parent or caregiver to be creative together!
The first 60 participants to sign up (including both adults and children) will receive an email to confirm their spots. Your place is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email.
Date: March 21st
Place: PS/IS 217 Auditorium
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 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. Themes will include respect, cooperation, forgiveness, compassion, tolerance, empathy, problem solving, self control, and confidence.
K001: Hridaansh Kanodia and Phong Nguyen
K002: Genan Alshames, Taku Uekawa
K003: Ella Palladino, McLien Paul
K004: Matias Moore, Cecilia Gislason
K123: Anyhi Hicks
101: Aisultan Temenov, Charlie Gardner
102: Aimee Chamla, Ellen Stein
104: Noah Deer, Samantha Messerschmidt
201: Viviana Caplan, Binh Dinh
202: Sorin Parikh, Yurika Takanobu
204: Ingrid Schneider, Finn Skopek
301: Jonathan Gonzalez, Emily Diaz
302: Minami Tanaka, Raprince Beasley
304: Alon Shamay, Taia Reitz
401: Sean Robinson, Tanaya Bhatt
402: Madison Foster and Aryav Bhatnagar
404: Leo Kettells and Riyadh Mirza
405: Elizabeth Guerrero and Elliot Turner
501: Persya Perez, Ajwad Nasir
504: Edina Pasic, Simon Kell
601: Antoinette Tsetse, Essence Godette
701: Nam Nguyen
801: Taabwaua Tito, Chimi Tshogyal
A wonderful night of fun and spectacular skills and talents were enjoyed on Friday night at the PS/IS 217 Annual Talent Show! A large crowd of family and friends were priviliged to see over 75 of our students perform in over 50 amazing acts!
Anastasia Mitrofanova wowed the audience with her beautiful dancing.
Isabella Torres was captivating with her powerful and emotive singing performance.
Send your photos to Team217info@gmail.com
We would like to thank the local Roosevelt Island Businesses that contributed towards this event including:
Bread & Butter Market
Piccolo Trattoria Pizzeria
Wholesome Food Factory
Many thanks to the large number of volunteers who helped make this event a success! Thank you to:
This past Friday, we had the first Friday Match Night of our winter season. We had our BEST competition turn out! A big thank you to everyone who came out.
Congratulations to Matia, Gemma, Mao, Malcom, Laila, Isaias, Timur, Frida, Persya, Jaime, and Mathew. They each stepped up and earned some very valuable match experience.
Looking ahead, the 217 Hawks have another competition this Saturday! This tournament will be in West Orange, New Jersey at West Orange High School and is hosted by BEAT-THE-STREETS who are providing transportation and the entry fee for the tournament.
Based on age and experience, the following student-athletes will represent PS/IS 217:
(Wrestlers will be leaving from: 35th and 8th avenue in Manhattan at 9:35am)
When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Where: (West Orange High School) 51 CONFORTI AVE WEST ORANGE,NJ 07052
What to bring:
Practice Gear (Shoes, Shorts, shirts)
PS/IS is hosting a wrestling dual meet on January 26th.
Please come out and support our team!
4:30pm: Roosevelt Island vs Renaissance
5:30pm: Leonardo Davinci vs Robert Van Wyck
6:30pm: Robert Van Wyck vs American Wrestling A.
7:30pm: American Wrestling A. vs Roosevelt Island
Notes for wrestlers:
In order to wrestle, students must be at least 65 pounds and be in grades 5-8. Students in grades 3 and 4 will wrestle at the discretion of the coach. All wrestlers are encouraged to attend and support the team.
Wrestlers must arrive at 3:45pm with their shorts, wrestling shoes and shirts.
The New York International Children's Film Festival is coming up! February 23 - March 18 and the PTA earns money from each ticket purchased!
The NYICFF was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful and intelligent films for kids. Since then, NYICFF has grown from one weekend of films into the largest film festival for children and teens in North America. Screened over the course of four weeks at venues throughout NYC, the Festivalprogram - narrowed down from roughly 2,500 international submissions - includes 100 new films from around the world, representing 30+ countries in 15+ languages, programs for ages 3-18, 75 film screenings, 20 feature films, 6 unique short filmprograms (our most popular!), filmmaker Q&As, North American premieres, sneak peeks, special retrospectives, and Oscar-qualifying short film programs. There is truly something for everyone!
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 at the top of the page
• Buy tickets! Our school receives $$ for every ticket you purchase!
Hope to see you at the movies!
Come join fellow PSIS 217 families at Citi Field to cheer on the New York Mets & help raise money for our school!
Purchase tickets HERE.
WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Citi Field (Corona, Queens) - we're sitting in Section 100 (where the 7 Line Army sits)
COST: $42 per ticket - PLUS you can get a Mike Piazza jersey for ONLY $5 more!
If you would like seats together with another group/family, please purchase the TOTAL number of tickets on ONE ORDER with all family names indicated in the comments, and include the appropriate amount of money.
* Please note that tickets will be given out/sent home in April.
* Tickets are transferable, but NON-REFUNDABLE.
During check-out, please answer all of the questions so that your ticket order may be filled correctly!
Thanks to the discounted group tickets offered by the Mets, the PTA receives $5 from every ticket sold! See you at the game!
The PTA's 2018 Spring Fling & Silent Auction is coming up on Saturday March 24, from 4-7 p.m.
This will be a fun family event, with a dance, food & great shopping - we already have JetBlue ticket vouchers, Carnegie Hall tickets, and many other items secured!! Last year the PTA raised approximately $19,000 at the auction, which helps enable the PTA pay for our school's enrichment programs, as well as supporting the science program, school library, and many other programs!
But we need your help! Here are ways to get involved:
CLASS BASKETS & PROJECTS
We are asking all parents to contribute to create class baskets, which will be sold at the silent auction. Your class parent will be in touch with you shortly with more information.
DONATIONS FOR THE AUCTION
Donations for the auction can be anything - services, tickets, jewelry, designer handbags, a week or weekend in a vacation home, a gift certificate, etc.
We need volunteers to help plan the dance, solicit items, and to help run this fun event. To get involved, please contact
Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the auction!!
Book of the Month continues at 217 with My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook.
While reading this book students thought about self control. Have you ever had a feeling that you may erupt? Or the feeling of a rumble, grumble in your tummy or a jiggle or wiggle coming out of your body? If so, then you can relate to the main character Louis who struggles with self control. Told from Louis’ perspective this story provided a wonderful opportunity to teach the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.
Please continue the conversation about Self-Control at home!
College Awareness Day aims to help students and families understand that their dream of college is attainable. Over the day teachers engaged in conversations and activities with students with the aim of inspiring their college aspirations!
Here are some photos of students throughout the day:
Recently, classes 401, 402, 405 and 501 participated in a workshop presented by the New York City Children's Theater called "Fair and Square".
Fair and Square is all about conflict among 5th grade friends and the appropriate ways to handle these types of conflicts. After losing the school spelling bee to Roberta another student, McKayla. accuses her of cheating. When Roberta learns that she might lose her coveted award she takes matters into her own hands, placing the two of them in serious trouble.
Throughout the interactive drama and workshop, students explored themes of conflict management, actions, and consequences as well as peer pressure. The students were highly involved and added wonderful insight and their own resolutions for the actors.
If your child would like to participate in the Talent show they can sign-up now! Space is limited and only complete applications will be considered.
We also need parents who can who can help us ensure that this event runs smoothly and the kids have fun! Please contact us if you can help!
Hair Fairies conducted a school-wide lice check today, following their lice education presentation at this morning’s PTA meeting.
All students and teachers were checked.
Hair Fairies detected at least one child with nits from lice in 18 out of 25 classes checked.
Although this is hard news to hear, knowledge is power. As a community, we all need to work together to detect and eradicate lice at 217.
The DOE provides information about lice, and how to treat and prevent lice here http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/health/pediculosis/default.htm
What can I do if my child has lice or nits?
There are many services that will help you get rid of lice, or you can treat lice at home. Click here to view guidance from the NYC DOE or
Hair Fairies also has education materials on their website, including videos on how to detect and treat lice, available at:
What can I do to check my child and/or prevent lice if someone in my child’s class has lice?
Even if your child was not found to have lice or nits during today’s screening, if your child is in a class where lice was detected, a preventative wet comb-out is helpful! Please see the guidance from the NYC DOE . There are also many online resources that can help you become more educated about lice and how to detect it, treat it, and take steps to prevent it.
The winter wrestling season begins this week with the first practice on Wednesday, January 10th.
Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45-4pm.
Students from grades3-8 are welcome to participate if you are interested, please see Coach Luce for a permission slip. (If you wrestled in the Fall Season then you are ready to go!)
Coach Xavier is looking forward to seeing everyone on the mats tomorrow!