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:
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!!
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!
It's the last day for students to log reading minutes for the Read-A-Thon - we hope all our students have had a good time reading and remembered to write down their minutes!
Please send in your forms along with money pledged by Tuesday, January 9th!
Lost your forms? No problem - printable versions are here (you must return both forms!)
Warm up with some books over the winter break!
Look out for more details and tracking sheets to be coming home in student backpacks this week!
It was fantastic to see the excitement and enthusiasm of so many young readers this week at the book fair! Thank you to parents for accompanying your children or sending in money for shopping, helping teachers fill their classroom wish lists, and buying many, many books - it was a great success!
If you couldn’t make it to school for the book fair, or missed out on a particular book, it is not too late! The Book Fair is open for shopping online through October 14th:
We’d like to give a HUGE thank you to the Book Fair Team made up of over 20 parents - all of whom came in throughout the week to run the book fair, and help so many young shoppers! The book fair couldn’t have happened without you!
Josie, Jenny & Olga
Book Fair Chairs
Over 500 members of our school community came to enjoy themselves at the Monster Bash and we raised over $6500 for our school!
Thank you to our wonderful crew of parents, teachers and school staff who volunteered their time to make this event happen!!
Special thanks to Theresa Canning-Zast for making our event look fabulous, Irena Durkovic and Susy del Campo Perea for securing us delicious food donations, and Andrea Siegel, Aphrothiti Hanrahan, Rachel Dowling and Niti Parikh for their help with games and decorations, Nathalie Chetrit for creating our flyers, and our PTA Executive Board. And special thanks to our event chair, Tracey DeBenedictis, who went above and beyond to make the event a success!
We are grateful to all of the local businesses who donated to our event-please stop by, thank them and show them your support!
Roosevelt Island Firefighters
Riverwalk Bar and Grill
Dawn Jones Entertainment
Bread & Butter Market
Roosevelt Island Starbucks's
The Pillai Family
217 Bake sale team
217 Pop Stars
Team 217 Event volunteers
Friday, October 13th 3pm to 5pm
PS/IS 217 School Yard
(RAIN DATE: October 20, 2017, 3-5 p.m.)
Special ONLINE ONLY price: $10 per child until Wednesday October 11th
$15 per child at the door
Admission includes 5 tickets for food or activities
And you may purchase MORE FOOD & ACTIVITY TICKETS online in advance - $5 for 5 tickets!
Accompanying adults & kids under 3 enter FREE!
Be an angel this Halloween: Purchase an “Angel Ticket” for a child who needs one
Bounce House, Games, Crafts & Prizes,Pumpkin Patch, Music
Delicious food donated by the Firefighters from ROOSEVELT ISLAND FIRE DEPT. and other local businesses! Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Bake Sale
To volunteer for this event, please email Team217info@gmail.com.
Questions, suggestions, comments, please contact:
Fall Festival committee chair Tracey DeBenedictis at Team217info@gmail.com
All proceeds from this event go to the P.S./I.S. 217 PTA Invest in Your Child's Success Fundraising Drive