Sunday, November 7, 2010

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

Hawks Happenings
For the week of November 8th - November 12th:

Parents Stepping UP! 
BIG thank you to the following volunteer groups: 

PTA Halloween Party - Thank you to all the volunteers for the many hours and hard work you put in for this spook-tacular event.  Thank you to all the families that came to support the PTA and enjoy the night.  It was a great success and fun for all!  

Scholastic Book Fair - We had a fantastic Book Fair and thank the many volunteers that helped set-up, run the fair, and take down and clean up at the end of the week.  Also, a big thank you to the many parents that came in to help with your children's classes while they visited the fair AND for all those that came and bought new books for your homes and your children's classrooms.  We can't wait until our next Book Fair!    

Parent Social Hour - Thank you to those parents/caregivers that came to chat and share a breakfast food with others this past Friday.  Thank you to those that helped set-up and make the event a real treat to look forward to each month!  


MONDAY (11/8):
  • International Dinner volunteers  - please remember to meet immediately following drop off in the library. 

TUESDAY (11/9): 
  • Half-Day of School AND Parent/Teacher Conferences!                                                - Sign up asap for a time to meet with your child's teacher(s) if you haven't already done so. 
  • Middle School Bake Sale  support our Middle School students earn money for upcoming Field Trips to Philadelphia and Hudson Valley!                                  Plan to stop before or after your Parent/Teacher Conferences in the school entry way to buy some yummy treats!                                                                                              - To offer donations or your time, email Ashanti Mandisa,
  • Zaro's Thanksgiving Pie/Cake Sale  - Pie anyone?!  Remember to hurry and put your final orders in for the delicious pies & cakes from Zaro's at $13/each.       Pie Order Forms are due by this Tuesday, November 9th.  Orders can be submitted to you child's teacher or to the Lauraine Rademaker in the main office.  Additional order forms are available in the the main office.                                               Email with any questions.

WEDNESDAY (11/10): 

located at the Manhattan Park Theatre Club. 
Tickets: $25/adult and $10/child (to be purchased at the door; no pre-sales on tickets) 

The event will feature foods and wines from around the world, 
entertainment and music, a 50/50 money raffle 
and crafts for the kids!!

A special thank you to those of you that have donated money, time and/or items to help make this event a great success!

For any questions on the event: 
Contact Kristi Towey; Fundraising Chair 

THURSDAY (11/11): 
Veteran's Day!  NO SCHOOL :) 

FRIDAY (11/12): 
School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting ~ 7:30am in the Main Office.  
Parents are invited to attend, although only members of the team may vote on agenda items.  If interested in joining the SLT, contact PTA President, Nikki Leopold

If your child has a birthday during the month of November, they are invited for cake and a celebration with the Principal!  Friday the 12th at 2:15pm in the School Cafeteria.  
Parents are invited and encouraged to attend with your child!  Please arrive at 2pm to help set-up for the fun, and be sure to bring your camera! :) 
Questions: Contact Aiesha Eleusizov at


Thursday, Nov. 18th:  PTA General Meeting ~ 8pm 
Nov. 25th - 26th:  NO SCHOOL ~ Thanksgiving Holiday 
Monday, Nov. 29th:  Student of the Month Assemblies 
Tuesday, Nov. 30th:  BOX TOPS collections for Nov. are due!  

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