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.

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The 411 on 217

Does Your Child Want to Make Slime? Make a Marshmallow Constellation?

Join us at Science Night next Thursday, March 28 from 5-7 pm in the cafeteria! Projects include the science of slime, cool views under the microscope, marshmallow constellations, car racing, interactions with the school animals and MORE!

Kids can participate in hands on science projects and everyone can enjoy pizza for dinner – science and dinner [...] Read more →

How do you want diverse cultural and social traditions celebrated at PS 217?

Come to the PS 217 Parent Association meeting to:

Talk about Science Night, Eid celebration, Spring Carnival/Street Fair with FDC Hear about the school’s Quality Review Share with other parents about your culture – your important national figures, holidays, food, clothing, history, music and more


Monday, March 18th at 8:15am

In the school cafeteria

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Science Night is Coming!

Save the Date: Thursday, March 28 is SCIENCE NIGHT at PS 217!

Join us for a free, hands-on evening of science fun in our school cafeteria with FREE PIZZA for all.

VOLUNTEERS needed! Please contact Sherry Goldberg to help out. No experience needed – just hands that are willing to get a little messy. sherrymgoldberg@gmail.com/917-923-4010.


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Discovery Zone Spring Edition – Correction

A letter with program placements for each club went home this week. If your child is interested in attending the Discovery Zone Spring Edition and you have not returned your tear off to school, please do it by Monday, March 4, 2019. All after school clubs will start on the week of March 4.


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March Calendar

1            First Friday – Grades K, 1 and 2

6            Discovery Zone Spring Edition Starts

5/12/19/26  Conversation Circle @ 8:15AM

8         Second Friday – Grades 3, 4 and 5 @ 8:15 AM

Scholastic Book Fair Begins

12       Student of the Month Pre-K-K-1 9:00 AM

13       Student of the Month Gr. 2-3 9:00 AM

14       Parent [...] Read more →