Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekly Update From P.S./I.S. 217 (The Roosevelt Island School) PTA


The students are invited to participate in SPIRIT WEEK at the school, where if the students choose to, they can dress up each day with these different themes: 

MONDAY - Dress Up Day!  {Dress like you are going to work}
TUESDAY - Pajama Day!  {Roll out of bed....doesn't that sound dreamy?!}
Wear school colors of PURPLE and YELLOW! 
THURSDAY - CrAzY Hair Day!  
FRIDAY - Costume Day! (NO masks, weapons or covered faces!!!)

A fundraiser brought to us by the Middle School Student Government, which money raised will help the students for such things as Field Trips this year to Philadelphia (7th and 8th grade students will travel there Friday, November 12th!), Hudson Valley and other main historic sites.  

Information and flyers on how to order a Halloween-Gram will be sent home asap through the Middle School.  You can buy them in the school hallways Tuesday through Thursday this week!!! Please consider purchasing one or more Halloween-Grams to send to your favorite 'Ghoul or Goblin'....better known as our Girls and Guys at the school! :) 

Friday will also feature:
A show for Kindergartners - 2nd Graders  
A friendly competition for 3rd - 6th Graders in the school yard 
A dance for 7th - 8th Graders 

MONDAY - Dress for Success Day

Student of the Month Assembly 
Students awarded the Student of the Month for October will be recognized in assemblies in the School Auditorium at the following times: 
3rd - 5th Grades: 9:00 - 9:35am
6th - 8th Grades: 10:00 - 10:30am  

Learning Leader Training:  
1st Day of training for Elementary School Volunteers
Time:  9-11am, School Library (2nd Floor) 

Cherrydale Fundraiser 
This is the last day for orders to be turned in after the deadline was extended this past week!  Questions:  Contact Nikki Leopold at for any questions. 

TUESDAY - Pajama Day

 A fun reading event is planned for Tuesday morning for students in Kindergarten - 5th Grade!  Be sure to ask your child about their Independent Reading activity that they will have with other students & classes!  


Classes will work together to decorate their class hallways in School Colors to really celebrate the school and SPIRIT of the week!   
Be sure to look for these decorated spaces around the school:   
- Kindergarten Wing 
- 1st/2nd Grade Wing (2nd Floor) 
- 3rd Grade Wing (2nd Floor) 
- 4th & 5th Grade Corners (3rd Floor)  

2nd Day of Elementary School Learning Leader Training:  
Time:  9-11am, School Library (2nd Floor) 

THURSDAY - cRaZy Hair Day! 

3rd and FINAL Day of Elementary School Learning Leader Training:  
Time:  9-11am, School Library (2nd Floor) 

FRIDAY - Costume Day! 

BOX TOPS for Education DUE!  
Any Box Tops that students have collected during the summer months and through the month of October are due!  Students should turn in to their classroom teacher by Friday, in order for them to receive credit for the month of October towards: 
* 100 Box Tops for Individual Students to earn a FREE BOOK and 
* 500 Box Tops for Classes to earn a Build Your Own Ice Cream Party!  

Remember!  Check out to sign-up under our school's ID and track our progress. Also, you'll be able to receive coupons and special BOX TOP bonus opportunities and shop through BOX TOP Market Place to earn even MORE cash for our school.  Questions - please contact Summer Lord:

School Activities - Time for each event will be announced 
K - 2nd Grade - Special Show will be schedule 
3rd - 6th Graders - Outdoor competition in School Yard 
7th - 8th Graders - Dance  

Classroom Celebrations - Contact your Classroom Teacher or Class Parent to find out if your class is doing their own Halloween Celebration in class, what time it will be held at, and what items might be needed to put together the activity.  

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