District News

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

Community Events/Family Activities: https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/community-resources

 

January 25 Lunar New Year:  Many free events listed here https://www.timeout.com/newyork/chinese-new-year

January 26 Deadline for Kindergarten Admissions:  Kindergarten admissions is now open in in Myschools. Application deadline has been extended until January 26.   Visit https://www.myschools.nyc/en/ to apply.

January 27-February 15 Promotion in Doubt Letters:  The Promotion in Doubt (PID) process allows schools to formally notify families, in writing, that their child is at risk of not meeting promotion standards and may be retained in the same grade for the next school year. In late-January, schools identify which students are at risk of not meeting promotion benchmarks. Schools must designate these students as promotion in doubt and identify the subject area(s) in which students are not approaching promotion benchmarks. PID letters reflect students’ grade ranges and promotion criteria. Schools will print and mail the PID letters to families by February 15. The mid-year PID notification enables the school and the student’s family to plan for the necessary supports and interventions to help the student meet promotion benchmarks by June. The PID process applies to all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

January 30 CEC Equity Forum:  Equity Forum, hosted by CECD22 Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Committee, January 30, 2020 from 5 pm-8 pm, at PS 217, 1100 Newkirk Ave. Join CEC for a district-wide conversation on how to make our schools assessible and fair. For more information please contact the CEC at CEC22@schools.nyc.gov

https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/community-events/equityforumhostedbycecd22diversityandculturalinclusioncommitteejanuary302020from5pm-8pmatps2171100newkirkave

January  31 for PA/PTA: An Interim PA/PTA Financial Report (7/1/19-1/15/20) must be prepared by the PA/PTA and submitted to the principal by January 31, 2020. PA/PTAs are responsible for distributing copies of the Interim PA/PTA Financial Report to all members.

February 4  CEC 22 Town Hall with the Chancellor:  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED. The new location will be at James Madison High School, 3787 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229 . Translated flyers are here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RCMTDwt_LzeuzaoGODMrjuqGVpMOnfEX?fbclid=IwAR3eIG5VLNxnj-nIAvGuIGsTm1GhMqPOornG-Ee_EaQBiT30ipM6fVWMXrs

February 5 Pre-Kindergarten Admissions Open: Children born in 2016 will begin pre-K in September 2020. Your child must be a current New York City resident to apply. The Pre-K Admissions Guide is available here https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/pre-k#pagedocuments! D22 Open Houses https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/pre-k-open-house-information . Pre-K Information Session in Brooklyn Thursday, February 6 at PS 69, 6202 9th Avenue. View flyer with other locations here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19ZFHaFfAlvmneHvsvFNRXFRiUvsr5XHQ?fbclid=IwAR2OMOCRUE_ET1T9MJz1sL3QDk3xvmAvHRougWIT8d3jndLmdIu-DkMjgCg

February 10 STEM Matters NYC application deadline: The spring break application opened Tuesday, January 21 and closes Monday, February 10. STEM Matters NYC offers students in kindergarten through grade 12 exciting, hands-on, experiential science and STEM programs during spring break and summer. Programs range from one or two week camps and intensives, high school internships, and a four-week, four-credit college course. If you are interested in animal science or aerospace, marine biology or mechanics, ecology or engineering, and so much more, come discover, investigate, design, and create with us! Sign up for our email https://spep.libwizard.com/f/mailinglist to be notified when the application opens. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov

February 10 – 14 Respect for All Week: During Respect for All Week, schools across will have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing programs to help students, staff and communities gain a better understanding of diversity. Schools may also start new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and focus on preventing bullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment. Your child’s school is also encouraged to promote acceptance and understanding through theme-based lessons and activities.https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/school-environment/respect-for-all

February 14 One Hundredth Day of School:  The 100th day of school is an exciting time in our elementary  schools! Schools have activities during the school day celebrating mathematical concepts using the number 100 and practicing and learning to count to 100.

February 17-21: Mid Winter Recess (Schools Closed)

Grades 3-8 State ELA & Math Testing:  ELA Test is March 25 & 26. Math Test is April 22 & 23.

Gifted and Talented Admissions: The registration period has closed. All registered children will take the test in January 2020, and those who get a high enough score can then apply to G&T programs this spring.

Middle School Admissions: Complete assessments or portfolios in January or February if/as required by specific middle school programs in your application. In March, students get their middle school offers. All applicants will get a middle school offer; most students get an offer to attend one of the programs ranked on their middle school application, but it is not guaranteed.

High School Admissions:  In March, all New York City students will get a high school offer letter. This letter will include your high school offer and/or, if applicable, results from the specialized high schools admissions process, which may include a specialized high school offer or offers. Whenever possible, students will get an offer to the highest possible choice from their high school application. We’ve made a few updates to the high school admissions process. This update will not change how you apply to high school, how you get an offer or where you get an offer.​

School Leadership Teams:  School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are school-based organizations composed of an equal number of parents and staff. They meet at least once a month, and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making. The core responsibility of each SLT is to develop the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) that is aligned with the school-based budget. CEP’s are can be viewed here. SLTs are strongly encouraged to solicit input from various school community constituencies in order to ensure that all voices are heard regarding the needs of students. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs also help to evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement. SLTs receive support and guidance as needed from their District Leadership Teams. SLT meetings must be open to the general public and comply with the requirements of the Open Meetings Law, including public notice of the meetings. Interested in in learning more or joining your school’s School Leadership Team? Speak with your Parent Coordinator or your PA/PTA President.

Why Kids Don’t Hand In Their Work (Even If They Did It) https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/why-kids-dont-hand-in-their-work-even-if-they-did-it 

Tuesday Parent Engagement Time: At the conclusion of the school day on Tuesday, schools hold a 40 minute parent engagement time. If you are not aware of this time, you can find out how your school is using the 40 minutes creatively to engage families and support student learning by speaking with your parent coordinator.

District 22 Calendar 

Monday, January 27

4:00pm

PS 245 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 217 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS/IS 207 SLT Meeting

4:30pm

PS 139 SLT Meeting

6:00pm

PS 193 SLT Meeting

Tuesday, January 28

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

3:45pm

PS 203 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 194 SLT Meeting

Thursday, January 30

10:00am

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

3:00pm

PS 254 SLT Meeting

Saturday, February 1

American Heart Month

Black History Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

Gang Prevention Awareness Month

Monday, February 3

National School Counseling Week

2:45pm

PS 326 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

IS 240 SLT Meeting

Tuesday, February 4

National School Counseling Week

2:45pm

PS 277 Pre-K Open House/Tour

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

4:00pm

Joan Snow Pre-K Center (Coney Island Ave) Open House

5:30pm

PS 315 SLT Meeting

6:30pm

CEC 22 Town Hall with Chancellor Carranza

Wednesday, February 5

National School Counseling Week

Pre-Kindergarten Application Opens

2:45pm

Joan Snow PreK Glenwood Open House

3:45pm

PS/IS 109 SLT Meeting

Thursday, February 6

National School Counseling Week

10:00am

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

2:40pm

PS 255 SLT Meeting

3:00pm

PS 312 SLT Meeting

3:15pm

IS 78 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

Friday, February 7

National School Counseling Week

Monday, February 10

Respect for All Week

4:00pm

PS 251 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

NYC School Survey Opens

4:00pm

PS 236 SLT Meeting

4:30pm

PS 139 SLT Meeting

Tuesday, February 11

Respect for All Week

2:45pm

PS 277 Pre-K Open House/Tour

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

3:05pm

PS 277 SLT Meeting

3:45pm

PS 52 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

Joan Snow Pre-K Center (Coney Island Ave) Open House

4:00pm

IS SLT 234 Meeting

4:00pm

PS 134 SLT Meeting

4:30pm

MS 890 SLT Meeting

Wednesday, February 12

Respect for All Week

7:00am

PS 889 SLT Meeting

8:30am

PS 139 Pre K and Kindergarten Tour

Thursday, February 13

Respect for All Week

7:15am

PS 195 SLT Meeting

10:00am

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

2:30pm

IS 14 SLT Meeting

2:30pm

PS 197 SLT Meeting

3:15pm

IS 278 SLT Meeting

Friday, February 14

Respect for All Week

One Hundredth Day of School

Monday, February 17

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Tuesday, February 18

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Wednesday, February 19

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Thursday, February 20

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Friday, February 21

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Monday, February 24

4:00pm

PS 245 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 217 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS/IS 207 SLT Meeting

6:00pm

PS 193 SLT Meeting

Tuesday, February 25

2:45pm

PS 277 Pre-K Open House/Tour

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

3:30pm

PS 198 SLT Meeting

3:45pm

PS 203 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

4:00pm

PS 194 SLT Meeting

Wednesday, February 26

2:45pm

PS 119 SLT Meeting

Coin Drive Reminder!

Two weeks left to bring in your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters for the annual PS 217 Parent Association Coin Drive! The three classes that collect the most change will get an Ice Cream Party. Make change with spare change! All money raised will be used to support our school. Drive ends on Friday 1/31.

District News

School Events and Good News Blog :https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/school-events-news including photos from College Awareness Day.

 

 

Community Events/Family Activities: https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/community-resources

 

 

Pre-Kindergarten Admissions: Children born in 2016 will begin pre-K in September 2020. Your child must be a current New York City resident to apply. Pre-Kindergarten admissions application opens on February 5th. Stay tuned for a Pre-K directory link to view programs and when applications open! You will be able to attend open houses and pre-k admission events. Application deadline will be. Check out D22 Open Houses https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/pre-k-open-house-information . Subscribe to the NYC Department of Education email list to get updates on when and how to apply for the 2020-2021 school year or visit the pre-k site https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/pre-k

 

 

Kindergarten Admissions:  Kindergarten admissions is now open in in Myschools. Application deadline is this Tuesday, January 21.  Check out our open houses here  https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/kindergarten-admissions-and-open-houses

 

 

Gifted and Talented Admissions: The registration period has closed. All registered children will take the test in January 2020, and those who get a high enough score can then apply to G&T programs this spring.

 

 

Middle School Admissions: Complete assessments or portfolios in January or February if/as required by specific middle school programs in your application. In March, students get their middle school offers. All applicants will get a middle school offer; most students get an offer to attend one of the programs ranked on their middle school application, but it is not guaranteed.

 

 

High School Admissions:  In March, all New York City students will get a high school offer letter. This letter will include your high school offer and/or, if applicable, results from the specialized high schools admissions process, which may include a specialized high school offer or offers. Whenever possible, students will get an offer to the highest possible choice from their high school application. We’ve made a few updates to the high school admissions process. This update will not change how you apply to high school, how you get an offer or where you get an offer.​

 

 

January 15 & 31 for PA/PTA: An Interim PA/PTA Financial Report (7/1/19-1/15/20) must be prepared by the PA/PTA and submitted to the principal by January 31, 2020. PA/PTAs are responsible for distributing copies of the Interim PA/PTA Financial Report to all members.

 

 

January 20 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Day: Schools are Closed.  There are many opportunities to celebrate and volunteer  MLK Day/Day of service, check out https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/2020-nyc-family-volunteer-opportunities/january

 

 

January 21 STEM Matters NYC Application Opens : The spring break application opens Tuesday, January 21 and closes Monday, February 10. STEM Matters NYC offers students in kindergarten through grade 12 exciting, hands-on, experiential science and STEM programs during spring break and summer. Programs range from one or two week camps and intensives, high school internships, and a four-week, four-credit college course. If you are interested in animal science or aerospace, marine biology or mechanics, ecology or engineering, and so much more, come discover, investigate, design, and create with us! Sign up for our email https://spep.libwizard.com/f/mailinglist to be notified when the application opens. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.

 

 

January 25 Lunar New Year:  Many free events listed here https://www.timeout.com/newyork/chinese-new-year

 

 

February 4 CEC 22 hosts a Town Hall with Chancellor Carranza:  Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 PM, at MS 890, 21 Hinckley Place, Brooklyn, NY 11218. ALL DISTRICT 22 PARENTS AR URGED TO ATTEND !  Flyers are here. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RCMTDwt_LzeuzaoGODMrjuqGVpMOnfEX?usp=sharing

 

 

February 10 – 14 Respect for All Week: During Respect for All Week, schools across will have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing programs to help students, staff and communities gain a better understanding of diversity. Schools may also start new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and focus on preventing bullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment. Your child’s school is also encouraged to promote acceptance and understanding through theme-based lessons and activities.https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/school-environment/respect-for-all

 

 

February 14: One Hundredth Day of School

 

 

February 17-21: Mid Winter Recess (Schools Closed)

 

 

Grades 3-8 State ELA & Math Testing:  ELA Test is March 25 & 26. Math Test is April 22 & 23.

 

 

Updated Family Guide To Special Education School Age Services  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/special-education/preschool-to-age-21/special-education-in-nyc

 

Become a School Safety Agent: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/civilians/school-safety-agents.page

 

 

Free & low-cost activities for spring 2020 Growing Up NYC After School Guide https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/afterschool/

 

 

Why Some Kids Have Trouble Following Directions  

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/distractibility-inattention/why-some-kids-have-trouble-following-directions

 

 

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Announce Record High Graduation Rate https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/026-20/mayor-de-blasio-chancellor-carranza-record-high-graduation-rate

 

 

Upcoming Calendar

Monday, January 20

Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Schools Closed)

Tuesday, January 21

Deadline to Apply for Kindergarten

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

3:30pm

PS 198 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

Joan Snow Pre-K Center (Coney Island Ave) Open House

4:00pm

PS 251 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 134 SLT Meeting

5:00pm

PS 312 Pre-K Open House

Wednesday, January 22

2:45pm

PS 119 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 152 SLT Meeting

Thursday, January 23

8:30am

PS 139 Pre K and Kindergarten Tour

10:00am

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

2:30pm

IS 14 SLT Meeting

2:45pm

Joan Snow PreK Glenwood Open House

4:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

5:30pm

IS 381 SLT Meeting

Monday, January 27

4:00pm

PS 245 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 217 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS/IS 207 SLT Meeting

4:30pm

PS 139 SLT Meeting

6:00pm

PS 193 SLT Meeting

Tuesday, January 28

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

3:45pm

PS 203 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 194 SLT Meeting

Thursday, January 30

10:00am

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

3:00pm

PS 254 SLT Meeting

Saturday, February 1

American Heart Month

Black History Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

Gang Prevention Awareness Month

Monday, February 3

National School Counseling Week

2:45pm

PS 326 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

IS 240 SLT Meeting

Tuesday, February 4

National School Counseling Week

2:45pm

PS 277 Pre-K Open House/Tour

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

4:00pm

Joan Snow Pre-K Center (Coney Island Ave) Open House

5:30pm

PS 315 SLT Meeting

6:30pm

CEC 22 Town Hall with Chancellor Carranza

Wednesday, February 5

National School Counseling Week

Pre-Kindergarten Application Opens

2:45pm

Joan Snow PreK Glenwood Open House

3:45pm

PS/IS 109 SLT Meeting

Thursday, February 6

National School Counseling Week

10:00am

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

2:40pm

PS 255 SLT Meeting

3:00pm

PS 312 SLT Meeting

3:15pm

IS 78 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

Friday, February 7

National School Counseling Week

Monday, February 10

Respect for All Week

4:00pm

PS 251 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 236 SLT Meeting

4:30pm

PS 139 SLT Meeting

Tuesday, February 11

Respect for All Week

2:45pm

PS 277 Pre-K Open House/Tour

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

3:05pm

PS 277 SLT Meeting

3:45pm

PS 52 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

Joan Snow Pre-K Center (Coney Island Ave) Open House

4:00pm

IS SLT 234 Meeting

4:00pm

PS 134 SLT Meeting

4:30pm

MS 890 SLT Meeting

Wednesday, February 12

Respect for All Week

7:00am

PS 889 SLT Meeting

8:30am

PS 139 Pre K and Kindergarten Tour

Thursday, February 13

Respect for All Week

7:15am

PS 195 SLT Meeting

10:00am

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

2:30pm

IS 14 SLT Meeting

2:30pm

PS 197 SLT Meeting

3:15pm

IS 278 SLT Meeting

Friday, February 14

Respect for All Week

One Hundredth Day of School

Monday, February 17

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Tuesday, February 18

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Wednesday, February 19

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Thursday, February 20

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Friday, February 21

Midwinter Recess (Schools closed)

Monday, February 24

4:00pm

PS 245 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 217 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS/IS 207 SLT Meeting

6:00pm

PS 193 SLT Meeting

Tuesday, February 25

2:45pm

PS 277 Pre-K Open House/Tour

3:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

3:30pm

PS 198 SLT Meeting

3:45pm

PS 203 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29th St)

4:00pm

PS 194 SLT Meeting

Wednesday, February 26

2:45pm

PS 119 SLT Meeting

4:00pm

PS 152 SLT Meeting

5:00pm

PS/IS 206 SLT Meeting

Thursday, February 27

10:00am

Joan Snow PreK Tour (East 29 St)

2:45pm

Joan Snow PreK Glenwood Open House

3:00pm

PS 254 SLT Meeting

5:30pm

IS 381 SLT Meeting

 

 

 

Calendar

JANUARY 2020

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

PA Executive Board Meeting @ 8:15 AM

14          Student of the Month PreK-K-1 @ 8:15 AM

Beat the Cool with COOL Culture – Parent Workshop @ 2:30 PM

15          Student of the Month Gr. 2 & 3 @ 8:15 AM

16          Student of the Month Gr. 4 & 5 @ 8:15 AM

General PA Meeting @ 8:15AM

Parent Teacher Conference @ 4:30 PM

20          Dr. Martin Luther King jr Day. School Closed.

21          P.S. 217 Open House for the Incoming Pre-K Families @ 2:30 PM

Last Day for Kindergarten Application

27          SLT meeting 4:00 PM

PS 217 on Instagram!

Our PS 217 Instagram account is now up and running. Search for us using ps217k and look for our pictures identified with #ps217strong. Follow and like us and encourage all your family and friends to do the same. This a great opportunity for everyone to witness the wonderful teaching and learning that takes place on a daily basis here in PS 217.

Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) – Evening Conference

Thursday, 01/16/2020   4:30 to 7:30PM

 

On Thursday, January 16, between 4:30 – 7:30 PM our school will open its doors for all our parents and guardians.

This is not the usual individual Parent-Teacher Conference type meeting. The classroom and cluster teachers will meet with parents as a group, will talk about the curriculum and will discuss further expectations for the rest of the year. Don’t miss this chance to touch base with your children’s teachers, staff members and visit the school at your own pace. Please be aware that report cards will NOT be distributed during this event. Whether you have one child or more children in PS 217, the 3 hour open school time will allow you ample time to visit as many teachers as possible. Translators will be available in the main office.

Fifth Grade Parents/Guardians: We will have a Fifth Grade Activities meeting in the PS 217 Cafeteria at 5:30 PM on the day of Parent Teacher Conference. Whether before or after you see you child’s teacher, please stop by in the Cafeteria to learn more about the Senior Trip, Graduation, Senior dance, Awards Ceremony, Yearbook and how to get involved in creating a memorable end of the year for our graduates.

***Please keep in mind that there will be NO AFTER SCHOOL programs in the school on January 16. That means, no Discovery Zone, no ENL After School, no FDC and no Kids Orbit. Please make proper arrangements for your children to be picked up promptly at 2:20 PM.***

SAVE THE DATE for the individual Parent Teacher Conferences: Thursday, March 5, 2020!

General Parents Association Meeting    Friday, 01/16/2020 @ 8:15 AM

Join us for updates on Parents Association activities and find out how to volunteer at upcoming events! Breakfast will be provided!

Coin Drive Fundraiser – January 13-31, 2020

The Parents Association of PS 217 is organizing a Coin Drive. If you have extra coins at home, please send them to school with your child. Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters are all accepted. Paper money are much appreciated as well. Each class will have 3 weeks to collect the most possible change. The 3 classes that collect the best change will win an Ice Cream party.

All money collected will be used to fund program at PS 217.

Get Ready to Apply to Pre-K For All!

The Pre-K application for the 2020-2021 school year will open on Wednesday, February 5. All NYC families with children born in 2016 can apply to Pre-K anytime between February 5 and March 16, 2020.

Start exploring Pre-K For All programs options for your child now!

  • Set up a MySchools (myschools.nyc) account on your phone or computer
  • Pick up a Pre-K Admissions Guide at a Family Welcome Center, NYC Public Library, or Pre-K For All programs
  • Call programs or visit the Pre-K website to learn about tours and open houses
  • Attend an Admissions Information Session in February

Questions? E-mail ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-935-2009

P.S. 217 Open House for Incoming Pre-K Families – January 21, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

On Tuesday, January 21st at 2:30 PM, P.S. 217 will host an Open House event for incoming Pre-K families and we would love it if you helped spread the word! Our nurturing Pre-K program offers learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for young children. The teachers work as a team to plan lessons and classroom activities that will stimulate young students’ natural desire to learn.

During the open house event, incoming parents will visit the Pre-K classrooms and hear from the teachers all about the Pre-K experience at PS 217.

To RSVP or for more information please contact Mara Dubovici (LDubovici@schools.nyc.gov / 718.434.6960 x 1)