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Readathon deadline is Thursday!

Have your turned in your Readathon Forms and pledges yet? It’s not too late! Please turn them in to your teacher by Thursday, April 18!

PA Meeting Monday at 6pm – Pizza will be served!

JOIN US FOR THE APRIL PARENTS ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Monday, 4/15/2019

6:00pm

In the Cafeteria

Pizza will be served!

 

We will discuss:

Our Eid Celebration June 7

Our Spring Carnival and Block Party with FDC on June 15

Parents Association elections in May

Update on our April Discussion of Celebrating our Cultures and Traditions at PS 217

CEC 22 Candidate Forum – Thursday, April 11 @ 6:00 PM

 

The CEC 22 Candidate Forum hosted by Presidents’ Council is TOMORROW:

Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 PM

PS/IS 109

1001 E 45th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11203

 

At the forum, nominees for the CEC 22 will be permitted to make presentations to the selectors and other parents and interested parties. All PA selectors, candidates and anyone interested are strongly encouraged to attend.

View candidate profiles https://drive.google.com/file/d/19CKXrv9Hfv6cPFOXfux-ng7lck10vl5y/view?fbclid=IwAR3rZmzqjRQppJQDrycUVhVWYi0-kW8GDSAskGZZyT8U91_cbqkGQ4eT3V8

2019 NYC Parent Survey – Deadline TOMORROW, April 11, 2019

2019 NYC Parent Survey – Deadline TOMORROW, April 11, 2019

One more day to fill out your 2019 NYC Parent Survey! It only takes a few minutes but it means a lot to us! Take your 2019 NYC School Survey ONLINE in 10 languages at NYCShoolSurvey.org. Use the eight-digit survey access code at the bottom of your paper survey to login. If you do not have your survey materials, you can look up your survey access code on the survey login page or call 1-877-819-2363 for assistance. Once submitted, please print the confirmation page and return it to your child’s teacher TOMORROW.

With one completed survey per family, all siblings receive a reward!

For more information or if you need support with completing the survey online, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mara Dubovici (Room 109 / 718.434.6960×1/ LDubovici@schools.nyc.gov). School computers can be available for you to complete the survey.

For more information about the NYC School Survey, visit NYCSchoolSurvey.org.

Calendar

APRIL

 

9/16/30 Conversation Circle @ 8:15AM

9            Helping Your Child Manage Test Anxiety – Parent Workshop @ 8:15 AM

11          2019 NYC School Survey Deadline

12          Second Friday – Grades 3, 4 and 5

PA Executive Board Meeting @ 8:15 AM

15          SLT Meeting @ 4:00 PM

General PA Meeting @ 6:00 PM

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

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

STUCK for a BUCK – Grades 3 to 5

18          Student of the Month Gr. 4-5 @ 9:00 AM

Why Should I Read to My Child, Part 2: Reading Aloud to Older Children and Websites – Parent Workshop @ 8:15 AM

STUCK for a BUCK – Grades Pre-K to 2

19          Good Friday – School Closed

22-26    Spring Recess. Schools Closed

30          Pennies for Patients Ends

Mon/Fri Family Night. NO Homework

Parent Survey!

2019 NYC Parent Survey

February 11- April 11, 2019

A few more days left, but it is still not too late. If you did not fill out the survey, please take this last chance to share with us your feedback! We want to hear from each and every one of our parents and guardians.

Help PS 217 reach out an ambitious goal of receiving 100% response rate on the 2019 NYC Parent Survey!

Take your 2019 NYC School Survey ONLINE in 10 languages at NYCShoolSurvey.org. Use the eight-digit survey access code at the bottom of your paper survey to login. If you do not have your survey materials, you can look up your survey access code on the survey login page or call 1-877-819-2363 for assistance. Once submitted, please print the confirmation page and return it to your child’s teacher. Deadline to fill out and return the ONLINE survey is April 11th, 2019.

If you still want to return a paper survey, please do it a few days earlier, so that we can mail it on time for the April 11th deadline.

And yes, we still have HOMEWORK PASSes and ICECREAM COUPONs to give as rewards for your efforts. With one completed survey per family, all siblings receive a reward!

For more information or if you need support with completing the survey online, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mara Dubovici (Room 109 / 718.434.6960×1/ LDubovici@schools.nyc.gov). School computers can be available for you to complete the survey.

For more information about the NYC School Survey, visit NYCSchoolSurvey.org.

World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser @ P.S. 217 – We Did It!

A sweet Parents Association fundraiser just ended last week and we extend our sincere Thank You to all of you who sold World’s Finest Chocolate bars to help our school. There are a few boxes left, so if you are still interested in boosting up your sales record, you can pick up one – as long as you pay for it on the spot. You can then take your time to sale the individual bars even after the official sale time is over. If you still have any chocolate boxes unpaid we kindly ask you to send in your payment. Payment is to be returned inside the collection envelope located inside your carry case. As soon as all the boxes are paid off we will proceed with prize distribution!

Helping Your Child Manage Test Anxiety – Tuesday, April 9 @ 8:15 AM

Parent Workshop

Don’t Stress About the Test! The State Tests are here and we know that almost everyone gets a bit nervous and tense around this time. For some children these tests could be terrifying for others they are a breeze. Stress, in various forms, has become increasingly common amongst young children. Children have less experience in dealing with stressful situations and may not be familiar with how to manage or express their burden adequately. Therefore it becomes as a parent’s job to be able to tell if their child is under too much pressure and even further, to alleviate this pressure.

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 9 @ 8:15 AM at 8:15 AM in the PS 217 Library to discuss the many ways you can recognize and manage the angst and the pressure of test taking. Learn how to help yourself and your child to deal with the many aspects of test anxiety.

Math State Test:             May 1-2

Science (Written):           June 3 (Grade 4 only)

Questions: Contact Mara Dubovici (LDubovici@schools.nyc.gov / 718.434.6960 x1)

Pennies for Patients – EVERY HERO NEEDS A SQUAD

  • DONATE LOOSE CHANGE until Tuesday, April 30th
  • RAISE MONEY ONLINE until Sunday, May 5th

On Monday, April 8 we will be starting our second week of Pennies for Patients. We thank you for your last week’s donations and encourage you to continue supporting our cause. It is a long way until $ 5,000!

Many children brought in already $5 in their coin boxes and as they returned their signed coupon, they earned the POWER RING. We are proud of them and we hope that many more students will be happy owners of such rings! Help your child fill up their individual donation box and return it to school. From pennies to quarters and even paper money, we accept them all! When your child raises $5 in the coinbox, fill out the coupon that was sent home and send it back to school with your child. In return, your child will receive a POWER RING!

If ONLINE fundraising is more your thing, remember that for $10 raised online your child gets a Hero Squad Member Wristband, for $25 a Super Sidekick, for $50 an awesome Hero Squad T-shirt and for $100 their own Mini Champ. Start your online fundraising page right here:

  • Go to https://www.studentseries.org/
  • Type in: Ps 217 Col David Marcus School and click Find School
  • Once you get onto our school’s page click Join Your School Team > or if you know that your child’s classroom already has its own page, click Join Your Classroom Team >
  • Create a new account, or if you ever had a fundraising page for LLS sign in with your username and password.
  • Create your child’s online fundraising page. Just by registering ONLINE your child gets a SQUAD TATTOO!
  • Share your child’s fundraising page with friends, family and co-workers through e-mail and social media.