Welcome to PS 217

In the heart of victorian Flatbush is a gem of a school that is highly regarded for its academic rigor and cultural enrichment. With open arms it has welcomed a diverse community offering the opportunity for pre-k to 5 grade education for all.

This site is a way to stay current on all the activities at the school and welcome current parents, alumni and students alike.

Calendar of Events

Mar
19
Thu
2015
Book Fair
Mar 19 – Mar 26 all-day
Mar
27
Fri
2015
Parent’s Association meeting
Mar 27 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Movie Night– Meet the Robinsons @ PS217 Auditorium
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A brilliant young inventor named Lewis who sets off on a time-traveling quest to save the future and find the family he never knew. With the help of the wonderfully wacky Robinson family, Lewis learns to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.

Come discover an exciting adventure and join us for a special showing of this movie in our own school Auditorium! The doors open at 3:45 PM, the movie begins at 4 PM. Suggested donation: $3.00 per person. All proceeds support the school. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please reach out to Amanda at amanda@arkdesignstudio.com if you are available to volunteer to help out with the tickets and the refreshments sales.

Movie nights are a fun way to support our school while having a great time. See you at the movies!

Apr
1
Wed
2015
Science Night
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We are looking forward to seeing you for P.S. 217’s annual Science Night, which will be held on Wednesday April 1st from 5 PM – 7 PM in our Cafeteria. This event provides us with a wonderful opportunity to engage children of all ages in experiments, games and contests that help make their lessons leap off the page. We still need many more volunteers! Here’s how you can help:

VOLUNTEER!!!! This event takes many volunteers to pull off, as everything is very “hands on.” No experience necessary, we can give you very detailed instructions as to how to run one of our pre-planned activities, or, you can suggest an activity and run it.
PAPER AIRPLANE GENIUS: Is anyone really good at making different types of paper airplanes? If so, we need you! Little did you know when you were goofing off as a child, that this skill would one day be so valuable!
SAVE: water and seltzer bottles, particularly 8oz and 4oz, and also INDIVIDUAL BOTTLE CAPS!!! We ran out of bottle caps for our volcanoes last year. Please save them and bring them in this Friday, March 27 and leave them in Room 108.
Should you have any questions about this event or if you can volunteer in any way, please contact Sophia at Sophia.mcgee@gmail.com or Mara (Room 108).

Apr
3
Fri
2015
Spring Recess
Apr 3 – Apr 10 all-day
Apr
21
Tue
2015
School Leadership Team Meeting @ Principal Conte's office
Apr 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

All parents welcome.

May
18
Mon
2015
Non-Attendance Day
May 18 all-day

If you cannot arrange for childcare your child may come to school where supervision will be provided.

May
19
Tue
2015
School Leadership Team Meeting @ Principal Conte's office
May 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

All parents welcome.

Jun
16
Tue
2015
School Leadership Team Meeting @ Principal Conte's office
Jun 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

All parents welcome.