PICTURE DAY is Almost Here!

Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, 2018

The PA is seeking a Picture Day Coordinator to oversee the event. Volunteers are needed between 8:30am and 1:30pm on both days. If you would like to coordinate this major event or are able to help, please email Julia Davis at julialuciadavis@gmail.com or Mara Dubovici at Ldubovici@schools.nyc.gov

SAVE the DATE: Parent Teacher Conferences – Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15 will be our first Parent Teacher Conferences of this school year! All students will be dismissed at 11:20 AM. There will be two sessions from which to choose:

  • the afternoon session, from 12:20 PM – 2:20 PM and
  • the evening session is from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Please keep in mind that due to this, on Tuesday, November 13 there will be no Family Engagement Time between 2:20 – 3:00 PM. Family Engagement Time is rescheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2:20 -3:30 PM.

NO SCHOOL – Election Day – November 6

Please be aware that there will be no school on Tuesday, November 6 due to Election Day.

ATTENDANCE and LATENESS Matter!

ATTENDANCE and LATENESS Matter!

Before children can receive instruction and develop skills, they have to get to school DAILY and ON TIME.  Families have a vital role in supporting their children’s consistent attendance in school. Not only does missing school affect their current academics, it can affect their academics for years to come. Each day of instruction that your child misses results in a direct loss of learning. Additionally, some middle school programs take into consideration children’s attendance and lateness when they consider the candidates during the middle school admission process.

At PS 217, instruction begins at 8:00 AM. Children arriving AFTER 8:00 AM will be marked LATE. Breakfast is served in the Cafeteria between 7:30 -8:00 AM and in the classrooms after 8:00 – 8:10 AM.

Wellness and Nutrition Parent Workshop Series

Mondays until 12/10/18 at 8:30 AM

It is not too late to join the Monday mornings Wellness and Nutrition Parent Workshop Series presented by Cornell University – Cooperative Extension New York City. Every Monday morning at 8:30 AM, until December 10th, we are inviting you 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 engage in learner – centered, dialogue based education that is culturally sensitive. Visuals and hands – on activities make teaching come alive. You discuss, prepare, cook and taste foods. You also learn strategies on how to provide your family with healthy meals and snacks while making the best use of the available food resources

Need Homework Help?

NEED FREE HOMEWORK HELP?

 

Cortelyou Library

1305 Cortelyou Rd

Brooklyn, NY 11226

718.693.7763

bklynlibrary.org

Mondays 2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Tuesdays 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Wednesdays 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Thursdays 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Saturdays 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

 

Dial-A-Teacher

Homework help line for elementary and middle school students, run by classroom teachers

Dial: 1-212-777-3380

Monday through Thursday, 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Languages spoken: Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Fukanese), English, French, Haitian-Creole, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Korean

 

Support our school while shopping on Amazon!

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.