STUCK FOR A BUCK – Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18

Save the dates! We will host our STUCK FOR A BUCK events on Wednesday, April 17 for Grades 3 to 5 and on Thursday, April 18 for Grades Pre-K to 2 and we promise you that your children will be thrilled!

Students and staff members will have the opportunity to purchase strips of tape (1 strip of tape = $1) and work together as a school to tape one or two lucky teachers to the wall. Who will be taped this year? Stay tuned for more details!

Because of YOU and everyone at PS 217, we will be one step closer to a world without blood cancers!

To learn more about Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, its mission, work and programs, please visit https://www.lls.org/ and http://www.studentseries.org/

General Parents Association Meeting    Monday, 04/15/2019 @ 6:00 PM

Join us on Monday, April 15 at 6:00 PM for updates on Parents Association activities and events. Topics of interest for all parents will be discussed. You will:

  • learn about the nomination process for the Parents Association Executive Board!
  • hear Executive Board members discuss the responsibilities associated with their jobs
  • hear about the many upcoming events and how you can be involved
  • discuss parent interest in celebrating our culture in the school from the last meeting
  • find out details about the Eid event on June 7 and block party with FDC on June 15

Several positions within the PA will be vacant for the 2019-2020 school year and we are excited and hopeful that new volunteers will decide to join our executive board! Time commitment varies, so please don’t opt out if you are interested but worried about the time commitment – there are positions both big and small! The current executive board can help suggest positions that are a good match for your interest, time availability and skills. Pizza dinner will be served.

Save the date: PA Elections will take place on Friday, May 20th, 2019.

Kindergarten Registration

PS 217 Kindergarten registration continues every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30-11:00 am, until April 17. What do you need to know when you come to register?

  1. Bring your child – it is mandatory that we see the child in order to proceed with the registration process
  2. Bring the following documents:
  • OFFER LETTER from the DOE
  • Child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism which includes the date of birth
  • Parent/Guardian ID
  • Immunization records
  • 2 proofs of address

Please keep in mind that there is NO registration on Fridays and during Spring Break (April 19-26).

SAFE Disposal Events

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019 10 AM – 4 PM (rain or shine)
Where: Prospect Park, Park Circle, corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW

Solvents/Automotive/Flammable/Electronics

Not sure if your item is considered an electronic or an appliance? Visit: nyc.gov/electronics for a list of electronics. NO appliances, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, tires. Details at www.nyc.gov/disposal

Upcoming Events at MoMA

A Closer Look for Kids: Artful Objects

Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. Each month a new theme is introduced. Kids and adults participate.

For kids ages five to 10 and their adult companions

When: Saturdays and Sundays in April, 10:20 am – 11:30 am

Where: The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

4 West 54 Street

Education Center, Floor 1, Lobby

For details contact: (212) 708-9805 or familyprograms@moma.org

More MoMA Family Programs at: https://www.moma.org/visit/families

Fifth Grade Activities

~ Parent Meeting ~

Thursday, April 4th

8:15 AM

PS 217 Cafeteria

All are welcome!

Learn:

  • details about the 5th grade activities and events
  • how to get involved in the Yearbook, Senior Dance, Graduation
  • connect with other 5th grade parents / guardians

Reminders:

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 – Senior Trip at Chelsea Piers
  • Thursday, June 20 2019, 9:00 AM – Graduation Ceremony
  • Friday, June 21 2019, 5:00 PM – Senior Dance in the PS 217 Cafeteria. Many parents are needed to plan, set up, decorate and transform the lunchroom into a magical place.
  • June 2017, Date TBD – Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony will take place in the PS 217 Cafeteria. All our graduates will be celebrated and rewarded for their efforts.

Senior Dues – $120 per child, due by April 5th.

If you are interested in volunteering or if you want to be part of the 5th Grade Activities Team, please contact Amy Moy at moy1976@gmail.com or Parent Coordinator Mara Dubovici (Room 109 / LDubovici@schools.nyc.gov / 718.434.6960 x 1).

 

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NEW: You Can Now Take 2019 NYC Parent Survey until April 11, 2019

The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Thursday, April 11! Don’t miss your chance to take the survey and give us your feedback! We want to hear from each and every one of you.

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 before the deadline, 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.

PS 217 Supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Pennies for Patients, April 1 – 30, 2019 

EVERY HERO NEEDS A SQUAD

PS 217 has accepted the challenge again this year to help find a cure for blood cancer! We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a difference and raise as much money as we can and! In partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer, PS 217 will be working hard to raise $5,000 during the month of April.

How to be a part of it?

DONATE LOOSE CHANGE until Tuesday, April 30th

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!

RAISE MONEY ONLINE until Sunday, May 5th

  • 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 your child gets a SQUAD TATTOO!
  • Share your child’s fundraising page with friends, family and co-workers through e-mail and social media.

Among the cool prizes: raise $50 online and your child will receive a Hero Squad Member T-shirt, raise just $10 online and your child gets a Hero Squad Member wristband

STUCK FOR A BUCKWednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18

Have you ever seen someone stuck to the wall? Many of our students did. Last year we had an astounding success and lots of fun taping Mr. Bonilla and Ms. Buckley to the Cafeteria wall, all for a charitable and philanthropic cause!

We are ready to make it even bigger this year. Get ready for two days of fun for your kids. We will host our STUCK FOR A BUCK events on Wednesday, April 17 for Grades 3 to 5 and on Thursday, April 18 for Grades Pre-K to 2 and we promise you it will be epic!

Students will have the opportunity to purchase a strip of tape and work together as a school to tape one or two lucky staff members to the wall. Who will be taped this year? Stay tuned for more details!

Because of YOU and everyone at PS 217, we will be one step closer to a world without blood cancers!

To learn more about Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, its mission, work and programs, please visit https://www.lls.org/ and http://www.studentseries.org/

 

A Note from Friends of 217

Dear PS 217 Community,
We are thrilled that our proposal for a new sound system for our auditorium has made it onto the ballot for participatory budgeting in District 40 (Council Member Mathieu Eugene). If you live in Mathieu Eugene’s district, you are eligible to vote if you are age 11 or over. Voting starts tomorrow, Saturday March 30th, and ends Sunday April 7th. You can vote online, or visit various sites where voting will happen by ballot in person. Please see the attached flier for instructions. In addition to the sites listed on the flier, voting will happen in front of PS 217 next Wednesday April 3rd and Friday April 5th at drop off and pick up.
Please vote for the PS 217 proposal! And please encourage your middle school, high school, and college aged PS 217 alumni to vote as well!
Thanks,
PA of PS 217
Friends of PS 217