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15          Spring Carnival and Block Party 1- 6 PM

17          Pre-K Stepping Up Ceremony @ 9:00 AM

SLT Meeting @ 4:00 PM

18          General PA Meeting @ 8:15 AM

Incoming Kindergarten Orientation @ 2:30 PM

20          5th Grade Graduation Ceremony @ 9:00 AM

21          5th Grade Senior Dance @ 5:00 PM

25          Fifth Grade Departmentalization – Parent Info Session @ 2:30 PM

26          Last day of school. Students dismissed at 11:20AM

Playground Updates

Please be advised that due to construction, the PS 217 playground will CLOSE during the week, Monday through Friday, at 4:00 PM. The turf part of the schoolyard will remain open as usual. Both the playground and the schoolyard will stay open during the weekends. The closing hours are in effect until further notice.

General Parents Association Meeting    Tuesday, 06/18/2019 @ 8:15 AM

Join the Parents Association of PS 217 on Tuesday, June 18th at 8:15 AM in the PS 217 Cafeteria for the last General Parent Association meeting of this school year! From the agenda:

  • Introduce the newly-elected members of the Parents Association leadership
  • Discuss activities for next fall and how you can get involved
  • Principal’s report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Appreciation of the outgoing parent volunteers

Breakfast will be served. See you at the meeting!

Pennies for Patients & Stuck for A Buck – Results! 

The last coin has been counted, all your donations have been acknowledged and the results are in! We are very excited and proud to announce that PS 217, in its second year of joining this noble fundraiser has been able to raise $3,777.88 toward helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society meet its goal of eliminating blood cancers forever.

All classes that collected over $100, $200, and $300 in donations will receive either bronze, silver or gold pennants respectively to display in their rooms. Altogether, about 14 classes will be the happy recipients of the pennants! Between the pennies collection and the super fun fundraiser event Stuck for a Buck, two classes, 4-513 and 2-408, have tied for the first place. They will each receive a pizza party!

Congratulations for all your efforts to support blood cancer research and patients going through treatment and thank you again for helping to make a difference for this very worthy cause!

Fifth Grade Departmentalization – Parent Information Session – Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 2:30 PM

We are excited to announce that starting next school year, all of our Fifth Grade classes will be departmentalized. All current Fourth Grade parents and guardians are invited on:

Tuesday, June 25 @ 2:30 PM

in the

PS 217 Auditorium

for a

Parent Info Session

on the

2019 – 2020 Fifth Grade Departmentalization


You will hear more details about this new initiative and you will learn about its impact on your children for next year.

Newkirk Ave Summer Kick Off – Saturday, June 15, 2019

Rain or shine, the fun will take place on Saturday, June 15, 1-6 PM. Newkirk Ave between Coney Island Avenue and East 16th Street will be closed to car traffic and full of exciting activities and stations like:

  • Bounce-House for the Kids
  • Arts and Crafts, Story Time
  • Carnival Games
  • Face Painting and Mehndi
  • Live Music and Silent Disco
  • Pizza Eating Contest
  • Midwood Pop Up Museum
  • Brooklyn Library Book Mobile
  • Book Swap and Story Time
  • Community Yoga
  • Food and Drinks

The PA of PS 217 will have a massive presence, so come all out and let’s kick off the summer season with joy, fun and excitement. For last minute updates visit http://www.fdconline.org/

BRING THE COOL – Family Festival at Brooklyn Museum

It is the 4th annual family festival and it will take place this weekend, on

Saturday, June 15, 2019

12:00 – 4:00 PM


Brooklyn Museum

A great way to start exploring or to rediscover this gem of Brooklyn!

A fun-filled day for the entire family to enjoy the festival is brought to you by Cool Culture, Brooklyn Museum and PS 1 Elementary School. This year’s theme is Our City: Celebrating Diversity. Many activities and drop in interactive programs celebrating New York – from art-making to music to spoken word, will take place during the day in various areas of the museum. There will never be a dull moment while at the festival! A few highlights include:

  • all day long with projects such as an art fort, community mosaic, power crown, and inspiration photo station
  • musical adventures with performer Benjamin and his magic backpack, puppets, and eight-year-old collaborator Raymond
  • scavenger hunt all over the Museum for special tokens hidden in the galleries
  • share your hopes and dreams, and put them in a time capsule to be opened at a future festival

Free with your Cool Culture Family Pass. Free to the general public with Museum admission.

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Please join the Eid Celebration today at 5pm in the cafeteria. Free and open to all! There will be food, music, and many fun activities.