Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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

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THIS WEEK:

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PARENTS' COFFE HOUR - Thursday, May 5th
Please join us this Thursday, May 5th for our Parent Social/Coffee Hour at 8:30 am in the school cafeteria. This is a great way to meet and talk with other parents, chat about upcoming events at our school, laugh about parenting moments and just enjoy a moment in the morning before the craze of the day starts!
Morning beverages provided, please bring something tasty that you'd like to share for 6-8 people.
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"STUDIO IN A SCHOOL" MASK PARADE - Friday, May 6th, 8:45am
Join us to see other amazing art creations that were created by the Friday Art Classes (1st Grades and Class K12) during their Mask Parade this Friday at 8:45am. Location will be throughout the first floor, unless otherwise posted in the lobby that morning.
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Updates on Events

JAPAN WALK-A-THON

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Thank you for the support for our school and particularly the 4th Grade Teachers and classes for spearheading the Walk-A-Thon for Japan! Even with the quick notice, students and families walked to action and were able to raise over $2,400which Ms. Specker (Teacher to Class 401) presented during the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday.
Many thanks for showing care and compassion for our friends of Japan!
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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

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The support for Japan continued on Saturday, during the 1st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival! There were many events to enjoy which shared the beauty of the Japanese culture. A special thank you to all volunteers - and especially those that helped from our PS/IS 217 community!
Left: Aoi Hashimoto/Class 401, helping friends participate in folding 1,000 cranes.
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Left: Students of 217 signing their names with a message to Japan. Right: Junko Hashimoto/mother of students at PS/IS 217 (left) and Junko/community member from Roosevelt Island (right) show how to write in Japanese Calligraphy and offer prints for free, with donations accepted for Japanese Relief Fund
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Columbian Music Performance

On Friday, April 15th, the students of PS/IS 217 were sent off for Spring Break with a lively and energetic performance put on by: Class 301, 302, 345 and some of the After-School Beacon Students, as they performed with the Turtle Bay Residency Musical Group. The show was filled with singing, dancing and instruments & had the audience members dancing in their seats!
We are grateful for the grant that was given to our school from Jessica Lapin's office and money raised from the PTA that makes this and other similar enrichment programs possible. Please continue to support such incredible programs that we can offer to the children of our school by donating during any of the PTA Fundraisers. With the support of parents and families who generously give of their resources, we are fortunate to have the arts in our school through these programs. THANK YOU!
*Note - There are two more performances this month with Ballroom Dancing and Gold Opera that you won't want to miss. Please join us for those events!
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HAVE A NICE WEEK!

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