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.

PS 217 Parent Association wants to help support you while school is closed.

If you need groceries or other emergency supplies (especially if you are single a parent or now anyone who is elderly), or can volunteer to buy and deliver supplies, please fill out this survey or email peopleinneednyc@gmail.com or ps217parents@gmail.com.

If you need help setting up online learning, please email ps217parents@gmail.com or text us at (833) 682-7803 with your preferred language (Arabic, Bangla, Hindi/Urdu, Spanish, Russian, English, Nepali) and we will help.

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The 411 on 217

Note from the PA

Hello! The PS 217 PA will have virtual meetings this week in different languages. Call 978.990.5000 and press code 791051. اردو Tuesday at 6pm; বাংলা Wednesday at 10am; العربية Wednesday at 12pm; English Wednesday at 6pm; Español Thursday at 6pm.   Thank you! Read more →

Schools closed starting tomorrow, Monday 3/16

Please be advised that all NYC DOE public schools are CLOSED starting tomorrow, March 16, 2020. Please stay healthy and stay tuned for future important updates about virtual learning and school resumption (on or after April 20, 2020).

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District Updates

Visit our School Events/Good News Blog here: https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/school-events-news

Follow us on social media: District 22 Facebook and Twitter Page @District22BKNY . You can also follow the NYC Department of Education Page on Facebook and @NYCSchools and @DOEChancellor  on Twitter.


Visit our Community Events- PLEASE CHECK BEFORE YOU ATTEND,  AS MANY EVENTS MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED:  https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/community-events 


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A note from the Parents Association

Dear parents, We have decided to be cautious and follow suggestions for social distancing and limiting public gatherings. Therefore, we are going to cancel the PS 217 Parents Association’s Friday March 13th “Know Your Rights, Get Your Resources” census event as well as this Tuesday’s general PA meeting. We very much hope to be able [...] Read more →


MARCH 2020

3         How Can I Help My Child with Reading? – Parent Workshop @ 8:15 AM

CEC 22 Meeting @ 6:30 PM 6         First Friday – Grades K, 1 and 2 @ 8:15 AM

4         Scholastic Book Fair Begins

5         Parent Teacher Conferences. Dismissal @ 11:20 AM

10       Executive Board PA Meeting @ 8:15 [...] Read more →