Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Class Projects for the 2011 Art Show & Silent Auction at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

We had a few parents that were able to meet with us yesterday for the Art Show & Silent Auction meeting - thanks for coming those of you that were with us! 

For those of you we missed seeing, here is the news to catch you up on.  

We talked about the Class Projects that we need to start after Mid-Winter Break (beginning of March) for the Silent Auction that will be held on Saturday, April 2nd.  Each class makes a project together that we auction off and we are trying to round up ideas for what each class would like to do, and try to see what would sell the best, be easiest to do with the age/grade that we are working with, and to have at least one parent that we can touch base with from each class.  This can be something that you as a Class Parent leads out on, or you can ask to see if another parent would be the key contact for us to work with.  

We are meeting after the PTA meeting on Thursday morning to make as many final decisions as possible with available classes so that we can start on the projects when we get back from Mid-Winter Break.  Please come with any ideas for Class Projects and what you think might work for your class or grade level.  If you need ideas, check out some of these sites that I googled - or search for many other ideas on the internet, ask friends, and use your own great ideas.  Please come with at as many ideas as possible to the meeting on Thursday, and we can sort through what will work....we aren't professionals but so far we discovered a few things that worked and were our non-seller items.  We want every class to have a great time doing their project and have it be something that people can't wait to bid on and want to win for their own! 


The PTA Meeting on Thursday morning will run from about 8:35 - 9 am and then Donn Duerr will be giving his presentation.  We are going to step out after the PTA meeting and meet in the front from of the library so parents can go on their way if they would like, or can tuck back into Donn's presentation after we talk. Please make an effort to come to the meeting, or let me know if you can't be there and if there is another parent you can send to represent your class.  We really are excited about these class projects, however we need to get to work on decisions and timing so that we can work with the teacher's class schedule and not run into the April deadline.  We especially want to be sure to incorporate our Middle School students this year, as last year the time frame was too short and the Middle School students opted to auction off individual pieces....this year we would like and hope we can work out a class project with them.  We need any and all Middle School parents to help out, and also if you as a lower-school parent would help out with the older school we'd really appreciate the extra help for these older classes as well! 

Thanks so much for all you are doing! 
Summer Lord
PS/IS 217 PTA 1st VP

Class 103 Research Projects Update

Mrs. Z. Class 103 teacher sent an update on the research projects that our first-graders have been working on this year.

Research in Class/SEM

I want to give you an update on class research projects. Many children have decided they want to do a project. I want to explain the rationale, what the product might look like and ask you for resources (books, etc) for your child. Not all children are doing one, nor do they have to. It is interest driven.

School Tours at the Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217)

PS/IS 217 (Roosevelt Island School) PTA INVITES YOU TO A SCHOOL TOUR
Wednesday, February 16
Wednesday, March 16
Wednesday, April 13
Wednesday, May 18
Wednesday, June 1

All tours start at 8:45 am

PLEASE RSVP TO Lauraine Rademaker, Parent Coordinator at 212-980-0294 ext. 1010 or lrademaker@schools.nyc.gov

Parent Workshop at the Roosevelt Island School (PS/IS 217)

P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) and Don Duerr, Early Childhood Social Worker, invite you to Getting Stress Under Your Control: A Workshop for Families of Pre-K, Kindergarten, and All Other Interested Families.  In this workshop you will learn: How to deal with and short-circuit stress.

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 17th at 8:30 am
Location: PS217 Library (2nd Floor)

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

Hawks Happenings
Monday, February 14th - Friday, February 18th 
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Many thanks to our families for your financial support with another amazing Scholastic Book Fair!  We had many books purchased for Teacher 'Wish Lists' and many more bought for students' independent reading.  We have earned a substantial amount of Scholastic Credit through our Book Fairs and are excited to be able to put the credit to use with a new PTA project.  Come to the PTA Meeting this Thursday to find out about what is in the works and how you can help! 

THIS WEEK 
Art Show & Silent Auction Planning Meeting - Monday (2/14)
8:45am, Library  
The PTA is so excited to be hosting its 2nd Annual ART SHOW & SILENT AUCTION on the afternoon of Saturday, April 2nd.  
This event will pair a silent auction with the showing of our children's art created during Studio in Schools residency at our school!  

We need your help!  This event is our largest fundraiser of the year.  The more help we have, the easier the task!  Please consider being part of our Auction Committee.  Our first committee meeting will be on Monday, February 14th (show your love for our school on Valentine's Day), immediately following drop off at 8:45 in the library.  Come enjoy breakfast with us and get involved in one of our biggest and best events of the year!   Questions - Kristi Towey, kristi.pta217@gmail.com.


PBIS Student Assembly - Tuesday, Feb. 15th 
8:45am - Auditorium  
Come and watch PS217 “Dare to Care” student teams perform new skits to support the character education program PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) - Tuesday, February 15th @8:45am.  Come show your support for the students, school & program!  

School Tour - Wednesday, Feb. 16th
8:45am 
PS/IS 217 and the PTA are holding their annual school tours - the first is this Wednesday!  Please tell your friends on the Island and surrounding areas to come see our beautiful school & choose it as their 1st choice for their child(ren).  Contact Ms. Lauraine in the Main Office to RSVP for a School Tour.  

PTA General Meeting & Parent Workshop with Don Duerr - Thursday, Feb. 17th
8:35am - Library 
Join together as parents & guardians of our students for a PTA Meeting this Thursday morning.  Agenda items include a Principal's Report from 
Ms. Beckman; PTA updates on past & future events; as well as items of interest to you as the parents/guardians of the school.  Immediately following the PTA Meeting we are happy to have Childhood Specialist Don Duerr give more insight and ideas on positive parenting techniques.  We look forward to seeing you Thursday morning! 

For any questions or items relating to the agenda, please contact PTA President, Nikki Leopold at nikkipta@gmail.com.  

CALENDAR EVENTS
15 (Tue) PBIS “Dare to Care” Team Assembly @8:45 am
16 (Wed) School Tour @8:45 am
17 (Thurs) PTA General Meeting @8:45 am
21-25 Midwinter Recess - NO SCHOOL
28 (Mon) Student of the Month Assemblies
BOX TOP Collections due - Monday, Feb. 28th!  

We are 217!  We are 217!  We are 217!  

Friday, February 11, 2011

2011 Art Show and Silent Auction at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

The Art Show/Silent Auction meeting is THIS Monday morning on Feb. 14th in the Library after drop-off at 8:45am! We love and need many volunteers for this amazing event - so although one volunteer is asked to represent each classroom - we can use all your help, ideas and ways that you can participate and contribute to the event.  Please plan to join us Monday morning for breakfast and the meeting! 

Many thanks!
Summer Lord, PS/IS 217 PTA 1st VP
 
*following is the message from Kristi Towey - Fundraising Chair re: the meeting on Monday.  Hope to see you there! 

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Dear PS/IS 217 Families & Art Lovers,

The PTA is so excited to be hosting its 2nd Annual ART SHOW & SILENT AUCTION on the afternoon of Saturday, April 2nd.  

This event will pair a silent auction with the showing of our children's art created during Studio in Schools residency at our school!  It will be open to the community and has great potential to raise a lot of money for our school to continue funding programs like Studio in Schools!!  

We need your help!  This event is our largest fundraiser of the year.  The more help we have, the easier the task!  There are many ways to help.  

We need one representative in each class to be involved and serve on the Auction Committee.  

This involvement could range from:
 
*helping plan the event and get donations
*getting parents in your class involved in various ways
*helping with class art projects to be auctioned off at the event
*being part of the decorating committee
*being part of the art committee
*helping set up the day of the event
*volunteering during the event
*and/or all the other miscellaneous things that arise planning such a large event!!

Please consider being part of our Auction Committee.......did I mention our meetings have great food???  Our first committee meeting will be on Monday, February 14th (show your love for our school on Valentine's Day), immediately following drop off at 8:45 in the library.  Come enjoy breakfast with us and get involved in one of our best events of the year!

Please RSVP for Monday's meeting by this Friday evening to Kristi Towey, kristi.pta217@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Kristi Towey, PS/IS 217 PTA Fundraising Chair

Friday, February 4, 2011

Class 103 Chinese New Year Celebration at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

Students in Class 103 celebrated Chinese New Year! Thank you to parents who shared their traditions: Mrs. Chen came to do an activity, read and have snack with us. Mrs. Yang sent in a Chinese New Year Power Point, Ms. Yao sent in some Chinese New Year traditional artifacts and Ms. Wang sent in some Chinese treats. Mrs. Bak read and Mr. Li told traditional legends. Thanks to so many other parents who stopped in to have a snack and do a small activity with us. Happy Chinese New Year!

"Dear Parents,


I just wanted to thank you all for coming yesterday. The children get very excited about the holiday and activities, but also about having parents there. I hope you all had fun! Thanks to everyone for making it a great day for the kids!


Ms. Z and 103"

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