Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekly Update from the P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) PTA

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Dear PS/IS 217 Parents and Teachers

THIS WEEK:

NOVEMBER 15, Tuesday - BREAKFAST WITH THE PRINCIPAL
8:10 - 8:50 am in the Art Room
Progress Report, School Budget and School Goals will be discussed. You can drop your child in the cafeteria before the meeting.
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PIE SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!
All Pie Sales will be accepted until Thursday, November 17th.
Pick up the form at school or print out the pdf. file to make your order. Please send in your orders to your child's classroom teacher, or please hand it to Nikki Leopold.
If you have any questions, please email nikkipta@gmail.com.
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NOVEMBER 17, Thursday - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Early release at 11:38 am!!
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NOVEMBER 17, Thursday - BAKE SALE
1 - 3 pm, during afternoon Parent Teacher conference
We are in need of donated items for the Bake Sale. Examples are: juice boxes, water bottles, packed crackers or treats (muffins, rice krispies, etc.), and purchased or home baked cookies or cupcakes. If your item includes nuts - PLEASE be sure to make a note on the item due to nut allergies.
Please drop-off donations in the school lobby during the following times:
  • drinks and non-perishable items - Wednesday morning or afternoon.
  • baked goods - Thursday morning or pick-up at 11:38am.
Volunteers Needed! Please let us know if you can volunteer time during the Bake Sale on Thursday afternoon, 1 - 3pm. Whether you have 30 minutes or an hour, please contact Summer Lord at summerday.lord@gmail.com.
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NOVEMBER 17, Thursday - SPAGHETTI DINNER 5:30 - 7pm
Middle School Fundraiser
$5/ plate (will include bread and one soda )
We need volunteers to help with this Middle School Fundraiser. Please contact Shirley Payne at paynekidz@gmail.com, if you can help bring food, cook or help during the event.
We are looking for cooked or uncooked pasta, meat sauce, pasta sauces. Please drop-off donated uncooked items to the school by Wedensday; bread should be sent to school on Thursday morning with the child. Thank you for your support!
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DO NOT FORGET!
The PAJAMA DRIVE continues through Tuesday, November 22nd
To read more go to ps217pta.org
This year goal is 100 pajamas! Please help us to reach our goal.  DONATE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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NOVEMBER 18, Friday - School Leadership Team Meeting 7:30 am
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CANNED FOOD DRIVE starts this Monday, November 14.
Read more at ps217pta.org
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Have a great week!

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©2011 PS/IS 217 PTA | Roosevelt Island School

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly Update from the P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) PTA

Dear PS/IS 217 Parents and Teachers

Here are two important things that had been left out of this week Hawks' Happennings:
Once again, our school will take part in the Thanksgiving Pie Sale Fundraiser. Last year event was an overwhelming success and we hope that you will participate again this year. As you might remember, the cakes, pies and cookies are delicious and our PTA makes a 50% profit from every item sold.
Please pick up the form at school or print out the pdf. file to make your order. The cost of each item is $15.00. Starting on Friday, November 4th, a table has been set up in the school main entrance before and after school to collect your orders. Please place your orders no later than Thursday, November 10th. Your order will be available for pick up on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Please do no leave orders with your child's teacher or in the main office. If you cannot get to the chool to hand your order, p;ease e-mail Nikki Leopold at nikkipta@gmail.comto make alternative arrangements. Checks should be made out to PS/IS 217 PTA.
Thank you in advance for supporting our school through this important fundraiser. If you have any questions, please email nikkipta@gmail.com.
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Message from Ms. Lauraine:
Once again we are very excited to be participating in the can food drive. Last year we donated 200 pounds of food to City Harvest. This year our goal is 1000 pounds of food.
The food drive will run from Monday, November 14th through Friday, January 6th. Please bring all canned goods to Ms. Lauraine in the main office.
All goods will be donated to City Harvest.
Thank you,
Lauraine Rademaker, Parent Coordinator
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©2011 PS/IS 217 PTA | Roosevelt Island School

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Weekly Update from the P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) PTA

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  • Tues., November 8th - NO SCHOOL, Election Day
  • Fri., November 11th - NO SCHOOL, Veteran's Day
  • Thurs., November 17th - Dismissal: 11:38am (half-day)
  • Thurs., November 17th - Parent Teacher Conferences 1-3pm and 5:30 - 8pm
  • Thurs., November 17th - Spaghetti Dinner - Middle School Fundraiser 5:30 -7:00pm
  • Fri., November 18th - School Leadership Team Meeting, 7:30am
  • Mon., November 21st - Dare to Care Assembly (8:40am - 1st-5th grades, 10:00am - kindergarten)
  • Tues., November 22nd - School Picture Retakes
  • Tues., November 22nd - PTA Executive Board Meeting, 8:40am (Library)
  • Tues. & Wed., November 22nd and 23rd - Pie Sale Pick-Up (8:30 - 9am and 2:30 - 3pm in the PTA Room)
  • Wed., November 23rd at 8:30am - Don Duerr workshop & Coffee Hour at the Library
  • Thurs. & Fri., November 24th & 25th - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Tues., November 29th - Elementary School Tour, 8:40am
  • Tues., November 29th - PTA General Meeting, 6:00pm (Auditorium)
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This year 1st grade classes are holding the Scholastic “The Great Bedtime Story” Pajama Drive.
The PJ Drive is one of the philanthropic classroom programs that aims to teach kids the value of giving and the gift of reading (http://www.scholastic.com/pjdrive/). Scholastic will match a book with every pair of pajamas collected, and new pajamas and new books will be distributed to children in need, infants through age 17. 
"But the goal isn't just to clothe them. It's to give the children, who've faced abuse, abandonment, neglect and other hardships, the comfort of a bedtime ritual that most take for granted", - says Genevieve Piturro, an executive director of Pajama Program. - "These children live in various situations including group homes, shelters, and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story".
This year goal is 100 pajamas! Please help us to reach our goal. DONATE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
What we need:
  • Brand-new flame-retardant pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult.
  • Pajamas should be a complete set—a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown.
  • Pajamas for all seasons, but especially for the winter months.
Many companies (e.g. Target, Children's Palce) are willing and able to match individual donations. Please inquire and help to bring more pajamas and book to kids.
The drive continues through Tuesday, November 22nd!
You can give the pajamas to Ms. Zucknovich (Class 103) or Ms. Bloom (Class K10) or put them in the collection box in the lobby. If you have any questions, please email psis217info@gmail.com
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FREE UFT WORKSHOP ON TOURETTE SYNDROME
When: Monday, Nov. 7
Time: 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Where: UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway.
Tourette syndrome and co-occurring conditions like OCD and ADHD. For more information, call 212-701-9464 or email at fstreich@uft.org.
UFT PARENT MEETING
When: Wednesday, Nov. 9
Time: 9 a.m and again at 6:30 p.m. (choose what works for you!)
Where: UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway.
Agenda:
  • Presentation by Helaine Doran, formerly of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity regarding the “Fair Funding Formula”
  • Presentation by Leoni Haimson on the Campaign for Excellence (C4E) at the 9 a.m. meeting
  • School Leadership Team reports: Follow-up from our last workshop
  • Proposed mid-year budget cuts -What can be done to fight them? -Community and school campaigns -Reports on the Occupy Wall Street activity
  • Assessment on parent friendly schools and parent involvement
MANHATTAN PARENT CONFERENCE
When: Saturday, Dec. 3
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway.
The conference has four hundred registrants. If you have not registered yet, you can do so online, but don't wait long as the participant list is close to full. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 17.
UFT needs volunteers to help with the following activities on the day of the conference:
* Registration
* Directing people
* Time keepers for workshops
* Translators
To volunteer, please email fstreich@uft.org or call 212-701-9464.
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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Disclaimer: All the information distributed in these messages originates from the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Executive Board. The information, opinions, data, and statements contained herein are not necessarily those of the PS/IS217 administration and should not be interpreted, acted on or represented as such. List members are reminded of their responsibility to critically evaluate the content of the postings.
©2011 PS/IS 217 PTA | Roosevelt Island School

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weekly Update from the P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) PTA


Dear PS/IS 217 Parents and Teachers!

Thank you for everyone who helped our kids to have a really good time and celebrate Halloween! We are grateful to the people who volunteered for the Halloween Parties, donated various food and craft items, helped to decorate the room and many others.
Thank you for all the parents and kids who came to the parties for supporting PTA and our school!
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NOVEMBER, 1st - DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER BOXTOPS COLLECTION

Please Note that the deadline for October BOXTOPS submission has been moved to November, 1st
Students can turn BOX TOPS in to their teachers by:
1) putting their Box Tops into a Zip-Loc bag (be sure it is sealed so they all stay together!) - PRINT the students name in Permanent Marker on the outside of the bag
OR
2) gluing or taping their Box Tops to a Collection Sheet that you can get print fromhttp://www.boxtops4education.com/Image.aspx?Id=6292&WT.ac=FMA_PCollSheets

PS 217 is now accepting Tyson Project A+ box tops! Please check Tyson brand products in your frozen food section for these labels. Clip the label from your products and submit them with your Box Tops for Education.Remember! Please carefully cut out the Box Top coupon from the product! Be sure to cut along the dotted line, and keep ALL words on the Box Top. They will not count any Box Tops that don't contain all information on the coupon.
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PTA MEETING AND PRINCIPAL CHAT Thursday, November 3rd

EMERGENCY PTA MEETING at 8:40 am
  • Bylaws Vote
  • PTA Officers Vote
  • SLT Members Vote
Principal Chat at 9:00 am
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LEARNING LEADERS TRAINING

GIVE A LITTLE. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. BECOME A LEANING LEADER
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at PS/IS 217M with the Learning Leaders Program, the training program will be conducted by Bell Wells, Program Coordinator for Learning Leaders, and will be held at the Learning Leaders Headquarters, which is located 80 Maiden Lane, 9th floor, New York, NY 10038
Here are the training dates:
1:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Monday, November 14
  • Wednesday, November 16
  • Monday, November 21
  • Tuesday, November 22
OR
10 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 13
  • Thursday, December 15
  • Tuesday, December 20
  • Wednesday, December 21
To learn more about Learning Leaders, check their website http://www.learningleaders.org/
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UFT-PARENT COMMUNITY MEETING & WORKSHOP

for Parents, Gradparents, Educational Activists
Wednesday, November 9
9:00 am and 6:30 pm
52 Broadway 10 th floor
(subway 2/3, 4/5 to Wall st.; 1 or R to Rector st.)
To Discuss:
  • School Leadership Teams – follow up from September workshop
  • Increasing Parent Involvement – share ideas, discuss what works
  • Fair Student Funding
  • Report of Millionaire’s Tax Campaign and Occupy Wall Street Activities
To RSVP and for more information, contact Francine Streich, UFT parent community liaison, at 212-701-9464 or fstreich@uft.org
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ANTI-BULLYING HOTLINE

A new anti-bullying campaign launched on Oct. 19 will offer students counseling by mental health professionals for incidents both inside and outside the classroom. The service will begin by offering a telephone hotline in the afternoon and evening, and next January adding assistance through text messaging and online chat.
To read more, go to http://www.uft.org/press-releases/new-anti-bullying-initiative-offer-telephone-hotline-after-school-hours

Beginning in January, counselors will also be accessible via text messaging and online chat.
The hotline is part of an anti-bullying campaign called “BRAVE,” which stands for “Building respect, acceptance and voice through education.”
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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Disclaimer: All the information distributed in these messages originates from the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Executive Board. The information, opinions, data, and statements contained herein are not necessarily those of the PS/IS217 administration and should not be interpreted, acted on or represented as such. List members are reminded of their responsibility to critically evaluate the content of the postings.
©2011 PS/IS 217 PTA | Roosevelt Island School

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