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When you use Amazon to purchase anything, please use the site www.smile.amazon.com instead – you get the products you want and our school, PS 217, a registered charity, will receive a donation from Amazon!  You must go to the box on the lower right to type in “Friends of PS 217”. There is no additional cost to you – you only pay for your products.  It’s a win-win!

Parents Association Meeting and Elections

School Leadership Team

Recording Secretary

October 12, 2018

8:15am

Breakfast will be served!

 

Please join us in the cafeteria for the October Parents Association meeting. 

 

We will hold elections for the School Leadership Team and Recording Secretary

We will cover: Upcoming activities at the school, including the Halloween Bake Sale and Dia de los Muertos, hear updates from our parent committees, announcements and learn how to get involved!

Parents Association Meeting and Elections

PAlogo

School Leadership Team

Recording Secretary

October 12, 2018

8:15am

Breakfast will be served!

 

Please join us in the cafeteria for the October Parents Association meeting. 

 

We will hold elections for the School Leadership Team and Recording Secretary.

We will cover: Upcoming activities at the school, including the Halloween Bake Sale and Dia de los Muertos, hear updates from our parent committees, announcements and learn how to get involved!

 

 

 

 

 

ISO: Movie Night Coordinators

The PS 217 Parents Association is looking for parents to help as Movie Night Coordinators. The role entails filling out a permit at the school office for the desired day/time, deciding on a movie (guidelines to be provided), getting Mr. Bonilla’s approval, creating the flier and poster to get the word out, shopping for snacks, setting up the snacks and the projector and getting to school in time to run the show! All details to be provided!

Contact Julia if interested: julialuciadavis@gmail.com.

 

General Parents Association Meeting    Friday, 10/12/2018 @ 8:15 AM

The next Parents Association Meeting will take place at 8:15 am on Friday, October 12 in the school cafeteria. It is very important that you attend the upcoming meeting, as at that time, the PA will be electing 2 parents to serve on the School Leadership Team for a term of 2 year(s).

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a team of parents, teachers, administrators, and others who are responsible for setting the educational direction of the school. The parents elected to the team represent you and your child’s interests and it is essential that we elect a diverse group of parents that reflect our school community. In order to assist you in electing good representatives, all candidates will be asked to introduce themselves during the meeting and explain why they want to serve on the team.

You will also hear updates from the PA related to various initiatives and upcoming events (Halloween Bake Sale, Day of the Dead celebration, etc). Refreshments will be provided!

OCTOBER Calendar

8/15/22/29          Nutrition and Wellness – Parent Workshop @ 8:30 AM

2/9/16/23/30           Conversation Circle @ 8:15AM

 

2              Intro to Cool Culture – Pre-K and K Parent Workshop @ 2:30 PM

4              Emergency Preparedness Training – Parent Workshop @ 8:15 AM

District 20 Middle School Fair @ 6:00 PM

8             School Closed. Columbus Day

9              Intro to Middle School Application Process Workshop @ 8:15PM & 6:00PM

CDEC D22 Meeting @ PS/IS 109 @ 7:00 PM

10           Mental Health 101 – Parent Workshop @ 8:15 AM

12           General PA Meeting (Title I Voting) @ 8:15 AM

District 22 Mini Middle School Fair at PS 217 @ 9:00 AM

14           District 22 Cyberbullying & Conflict VS. Bullying Workshop @ PS 222 @ 9 AM

16/18     IS 239 Mark Twain Open House @ 5:00 PM

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

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

District 22 Middle School Fair @ 5:30 PM

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

23           IS 014 Shell Bank Open House @ 4:30 PM

24           MS 890 Open House @ 4:30 PM

25           IS 240 Hudde STEM Open House @ 4:30 PM

30           IS 234 Arthur W. Cunningham Open House @ 2:45 PM

30/31     Halloween Bake Sale

Wellness and Nutrition Parent Workshop Series

Mondays, 10/01 – 12/03 at 8:30 – 10:00 AM

We are happy to announce that our partnership with Cornell University – Cooperative Extension New York City is going into its second year. Every Monday morning at 8:30 AM, between October 1st and December 3rd, you are invited in the PS 217 Cafeteria for a series of most educational hands-on workshops on various topics related to nutrition, health and overall wellness. All the topics are based on USDA Dietary Guidelines and www.ChooseMyPlate.Gov .

During each session the participants will engage in learner – centered, dialogue based education that is culturally sensitive. Visuals and hands – on activities will make teaching come alive. You will discuss, prepare, cook and taste foods. You will also learn strategies on how to provide your family with healthy meals and snacks while making the best use of the available food resources.
The workshop series had their debut this Monday, October 1st at 8:30 AM with the topic: Introduction to EFNEP & Importance of Physical Activity

Bonus: Participants completing the series receive a Certificate of Achievement from Cornell University Cooperative Extension!

Join Us in Conversation Circle until December 18, 2018

Conversation Circle is back at PS 217 for its Fall Session, 9/18 – 12/18/2018!

PS 217 Conversation Circles are a great way to practice English with native speakers.  They are fun, informal and FREE.  If you would like to practice your English, join P.S. 217 Conversation Circles for group conversation every Tuesday morning from 8:15 to 9:15 am. Meet other parents and neighbors and improve your speaking skills.

If you want to become more involved in the community and are interested in helping neighbors practice their English with one hour a week commitment, feel free to contact us as well. Contact Mara Dubovici, Parent Coordinator (Room 109 / 718-434-6960 ext. 1 / LDubovici@schools.nyc.gov).

Emergency Preparedness Parent Training – 10/4/2018 @ 8:15 AM

Are YOU ready if a major disaster occurs?

Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, power outages, winter storms, extreme heat, home fires and so much more other disasters can occur with or without notice. It is our responsibility as adults not only to learn how to best prepare our families for such events but also how to care for and respond to our children after a disaster. Most of the times, being prepared for an emergency isn’t just about staying safe during a disaster but also about how to stay comfortable, clean, fed, and healthy afterwards.

New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps is coming to PS 217 on Thursday, October 4 at 8:15 AM to offer you an Emergency Preparedness Parent Training. Come learn how to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Participants will be advised on how to properly get ready for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.

PS217 Has Projects on DonorsChoose.org

When teachers ask and donors give, children benefit! YOUR children, OUR children!

Check DonorsChoose.org, the website that proudly and selfishly connects the public to the public schools. Created by a Bronx high school teacher, the website is a hub where teachers can post classroom project requests and donors can choose the ones they wanted to support. Our teachers are spearing no effort in making sure their students have the resources and the support that they need. When the funding is short they never give up. They share their needs in the hope that generous donors can finance them. From paper, sharpies, velcro, post-its, arts and crafts supplies to headphones, tablets and computers, Wobble Chairs and floor seats, storage cabinets and nonfiction leveled books, PS 217 teachers are grateful for any assistance they get with the daily classroom instruction.

Look for PS 217 projects on DonorsChoose.org and be impressed by our teachers’ enthusiasm. Share the projects with friends and family, use the social media if you wish and let’s hope the PS 217 projects get funded.