Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall for Arts Festival on the Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island Operation Corporation (RIOC) in partnership with RIVAA gallery presents 5th Annual "Fall for Arts" Festival - a free outdoor event with music, food, and fun for children of all ages.  11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, October 2nd on the lawn south of Rivercross (500 Main street) and surrounding areas.
image from RIOC

P.S./I.S. 217 Roosevelt Island School 2008/09 Score Update

P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) 2008/09 Score Update from NBC News Education Nation website.
How many students pass state standardized tests?

4th Grade English Language Arts 2008-2009
P.S./I.S. 217 Roosevelt Island School
81% 81% pass
New York City Department of Education
69% 69% 
New York
77% 77% 

4th Grade Math 2008-2009
P.S./I.S. 217 Roosevelt Island School
90% 90% pass
New York City Department of Education
85% 85% 
New York
87% 87% 

8th Grade English Language Arts 2008-2009
P.S./I.S. 217 Roosevelt Island School
67% 67% pass
New York City Department of Education
57% 57% 
New York
69% 69% 

8th Grade Math 2008-2009
P.S./I.S. 217 Roosevelt Island School
76% 76% pass
New York City Department of Education
71% 71% 
New York
80% 80% 

Lower than state Worse than New York  Higher than state Better than New York

Scholastic Pajama Drive at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)


A note from Mrs. Z:

"Dear Parents,
We are doing a community service project to help shelter and orphanage children get books and pajamas.  By the look of Scholastic's due date I would think they would receive these around holiday time.  What a wonderful project!
Community service has benefits for your child as well, including creating a connection to the community, building self-esteem, developing leadership skills and demonstrating that children can make a difference.
Any help you can provide would be great.  Our goal is to start small - perhaps 40 pairs of PJ's for the class.  A set of pajamas can be purchased inexpensively from Wal-Mart or Target for about $10.  If you cannot participate, there is lots of work your child can do in support of the project, including writing letters and making posters for the project.  I am asking each parent if they could give at least one name/address of someone we can solicit assistance.  HR departments are a great place to start as well as friends!
Thanks!  Our due date is 12/1 (a bit earlier than Scholastic) due to the busy holiday schedule.  Let's make holiday time more special for these children.  In giving we get so much.  Thanks in advance!
Mrs. Z and Class 103"

About the Drive

Last year, we were able to donate 18,000 pajamas and books to kids who needed them most. This year, we want to reach a goal of 25,000 pajamas and books. Will you and your students help make this dream come true?

Here's what we need:

Brand-new pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult.
Complete sets or nightgowns only, PLEASE.

About Pajama Program

A nonprofit organization that provides pajamas and books to children who live in group homes, shelters, foster care, and orphanages.
Pajama Program

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This Week's Highlights at the Roosevelt Island School Gifted and Talented

Wednesday, September 29th @2:15 pm - September Birthday with the Principal
Friday, October 1st - No attendance day for Pre-Kindergarten
Friday, October 1st @8:30 am - Parent Social Hour in the Cafeteria
Friday, October 1st @12 pm - Class 103 trip to the Roosevelt Island Public Library
Saturday, October 2nd @11 am-4 pm - Fall for Arts Festival

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Field Trip to the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Class 103 will attend a performance of Strega Nona at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 26th.  We will be leaving by bus at 10:30 am and will return by 1:30 pm. Show starts at 11:30 am and runs about an hour.  Please sign and return the form sent home via backpack and $7 per child.  We can have a limited number of parent helpers, so it is on a first come basis.  It should be a great day of theater for the kids!

A Field Trip to the Fire Museum

Class 103 will have a Tour of the Fire Museum on Friday, October 22nd.  Please sign and return the form sent home via backpack and $3 fee.

"The New York City Fire Museum houses one of the nation's most important collections of fire related art and artifacts from the late 18th century to the present. Among its holdings are painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, pre Civil War hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles and early motorized apparatus."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217) PTA Newsletter September 2010

September 2010 PTA Newsletter Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217)

2010/2011 PTA General Meetings Schedule

PS/IS 217 PTA General Meeting Schedule 2010/2011 School Year

Thursday, September 23rd @6 pm
Thursday, October 21st @8:45 am
Thursday, November 18th @6 am
Thursday, December 16th @8:45 am
Thursday, January 20th @6 pm
Thursday, February 17th @8:45 am
Thursday, March 17th @6 pm
Thursday, April 14th @8:45 am
Thursday, May 19th @6 pm
Thursday, June 16th @6 pm

Please make every effort to attend; your participation is key in making this school year a success!
To contact PTA email: psis217info@gmail.com
Keep informed, visit PTA website http://ps217pta.org

September PTA Meeting at the Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217)

Please join us for the school years first PTA General Meeting at 6 pm on September 23rd, 2010 in the school library on the second floor.  Childcare is provided.  Please make every effort to attend!
Please email psis217info@gmail.com with any questions.
Welcome Note from the PTA of the Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Curriculum Night for Class 103

Curriculum Night for Class 103 is on Thursday, September 16, 2010, time to be determined.  We will discuss the curriculum and any questions parents might have.  If possible, please make alternate arrangements for small children on this night.

A note from Class 103 teacher Mrs.Z: "I will do my best to get back to you ASAP.  Mornings are busy so it is not always possible to check email before school, but I usually check it during the day. The school number is 212-980-0294 x 2140.  The best time to call is after school or during lunch (lunch hour is usually 11:00-12:15 - but at times I am in meetings).  Notes are fine too.  If it is something lengthy, feel free to schedule a conference.  Please fill out the enclosed class forms in order to get to know your children, their needs, and learning preferences.  These help me to be responsive and sensitive to your child.  I am so excited to meet you and hope to see you all at Curriculum Night.  Together we can make this a great year for your child!"

REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, September 9, 2010 AND ON FRIDAY, September 10, 2010.  SCHOOL WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010.

Welcome to the new school year!

The Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217) is excited to begin a new year together!  School Principal Ms. Beckman, Literacy/ESL Coach Ms. Fokine, and Assistant Principal Ms. Bartolino greeted returning and new students and parents on September 8th.

So many things happened during the summer, P.S./I.S. 217 boasts a brand new playground:
 
a new flower and vegetable garden behind the school building:
and a beautiful mosaic in the hallway:

We welcome all new and returning families and looking forward to working together to make it another fantastic year at P.S. 217!  The success of our school depends on your cooperation and active support!  The PTA has many opportunities for all the families whose children attend the school to get involved.  We hope you will consider not only supporting the school financially, but giving us whatever time and energy you can - your skills and talents are much appreciated!

The Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217) 103 Class Schedule 2010/2011

The Roosevelt Island School  - Class 103 - Room 214 - 2010/2011 Schedule

Periods
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Time
0
S M A L L
G R O U P
I N S T R U 
C T I O N
X
7:52-8:30
1





8:30-9:16
2





Music
Room 207
9:16-10:02
3


Physical
Education   Gym


Music
Room 207

10:02-10:48
4
L
U
N
C
H
10:48-11:38
5




11:38-12:28
6




12:28-1:18
7
Computer Lab
Room 404



1:18-2:04
8
Spanish

Spanish


2:04-2:50

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