Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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


Dear PS/IS 217 Parents and Teachers! Here are our UPDATES for the next week

ALL Middle School and 5th Grade Students - your money and left-over chocolate should be turned in by THIS Wednesday! Please be sure to bring your money & candy boxes and turn into the PTA room either Tuesday or Wednesday mornings from 8:30am - 9am, or after school from 2:50 - 3pm. For any questions, please contact Shirley Payne at paynekidz@gmail.com.
Parent Routines Family Workshop - Wednesday, 10/12 @ 8:37am
Learn from Early Childhood Expert, Donn Duerr, about how to help your child with routines and making every day life a little easier (and happier too!)
Wednesday @ 8:37am ~ School Library (workshop is set-up through our Parent Coodinator Ms. Lauraine)
Parents interested in helping to plan the Halloween Party for Oct. 29th - we need your help! Come join this committee to plan a FUN time for the students. 
Meeting will be this THURSDAY, Oct. 13th @ 8:40am (location will be written on white board in school lobby) 
For any questions - please email psis217info@gmail.com
Next Friday (Oct. 14th) is our International Dinner. This event is being held in the SCHOOL CAFETERIA, from 6:30pm - 9pm. We are so excited for the opportunity to get together and celebrate the many cultures of our students' and families of 217! We are having the most delicious food from all over the world, children in costumes from many countries, entertainment and group dancing! It is going to be a night you won't want to miss!
We need your help to make this event extraordinary. We are asking you to donate the following items:
  • canned soft drinks
  • juice boxes/capri suns
  • water bottles
Please bring these items to the school by THIS Wednesday (10/12), or email psis217info@gmail.com to let us know what you are purchasing if you need to bring it in later than Wednesday. Please put your donations in the bins in the school lobby marked INT'L DINNER. Thank you!
We still need a lot of volunteers to help out in many ways on Friday. However long you can stay would be greatly appreciated - an hour, or two hours, or different hours throughout the day...it will all help the event run smoothly! Please email Summer Lord at summerday.lord@gmail.com or Ann Roth at annhroth@yahoo.com to let us know the time(s) that you can volunteer.
  • Morning: 8:30am - 10am
  • Afternoon: 12:30pm - 6pm
  • Event Volunteers: At the 2 drink stations we need 2 volunteers for each station during these times ~ 6:15pm - 7pm; 7pm - 7:45pm; 7:45pm - 8:30pm
  • Clean-Up: 9pm - 10/10:30pm (the more help we have, the earlier we leave!)
THANK YOU to all our parents/families that have donated the many items that we will sale this Saturday, the 15that the TAG SALE! Please keep cleaning out your closets and sending the things you no longer use or want. We appreciate all donations and will take them until Friday the 14th! Please place them in the bins marked PTA TAG SALE in the school lobby. And we'd love for any parents to volunteer for Saturday at the TAG SALE and/or to stop by and shop to find the many items that you need! There are going to be amazing deals on wonderful treasures! Spread the word with your neighbors and friends to stop by the PTA TAG SALE at the Saturday Market from 9am - 1pm!
Parent/guardian volunteers are needed for many events and day-to-day activities throughout the school year.
Please look through the following two way to help out which have immediate needs and please consider a way that you can donate some of your time to benefit the students and school each month. More committees will be added throughout the year, or if you have a special talent or way you are interested to help out, or you have questions - please email psis217info@gmail.com and a member of the PTA Exec. Board will be in touch with you. Thanks!

Class Co-Parents

Class Parents will work with the classroom teacher to assist in ways needed. Helping to email parents of the class and coordinate volunteers for class events are some responsibilities. Class Parents will also be responsible to work with the teacher and decide on an art/craft project that can be completed for the Silent Auction in the Spring. We are still looking for Class Parents for the following classes:
  • Class PreKAM (2 parents needed)
  • Class K001 (Carol Chou & 2nd Class Parent needed)
  • Class 101/Ms. Bloom (2 parents needed)
  • Class 102/Ms. Christian (Kim Massey & 2nd Class Parent needed)
  • Class 201/Ms. Feldman (Co-Class Parents needed)
  • Class 202/Ms. Ditaranto (Co-Class Parents needed)
  • Class 203/Ms. Rubenstein (Johanna Zuddas & 2nd Class Parent needed)
  • Class 301/Ms. Lewis (Co-Class Parents needed)
  • Class 401/Ms. Specker (Co-Class Parents needed)
  • Class 402/Mrs. Ciravolo (Co-Class Parents needed)
  • Class 501/Ms. Gambino (C0-Class Parents needed)
  • Class 601 (Kelly Goff & Co-Class Parent needed)
  • Class 701 (Co-Class Parents needed)
  • Class 801 (Co-Class Parents needed)

Picture Day Volunteers - Fall Picture Day Monday, Oct. 17th

4 volunteers during the hours: 8:15am - 2:30pm. Please consider volunteering for 1-2 hour blocks, or longer if you are available. Volunteers will be helping to be sure children are groomed (clean faces and bright smiles!), to help in lining up and whatever else Ms. Fokine from the office might need. Please email Dawn Price at dawn@dacrib.net for this particular volunteer opportunity.

TAG SALE Volunteers

This week we are in need of those that could help to sort and box up the items that have already been donated for Saturday's TAG SALE. We also need many hands available for the Tag Sale on Saturday, the 15th. Set-up will take many volunteers and the most time, with other volunteers needed throughout the morning. These are the times we are looking for volunteers - please contact Natalia Starkova at natalia.n.starkova@gmail.com or Dawn Price at dawn@dacrib.net at if you are available to help. You can also show up and lend a hand! Tuesday morning - 8:40am - 10am, Friday morning 8:40am - 10am AND Saturday - 8am - 1:30pm. Please let us know how you can help!
NEW!! PS 217 is now accepting Tyson Project A+ box tops! Similar to the Box Tops program already in place, Project A+ will give our school 24 Cents for EACH label. 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. It's that simple!

Thank you for all your support and help with the many wonderful events that are planned through the PTA to benefit our students and PS/IS 217!

Have a great week!

©2011 PS/IS 217 PTA | Roosevelt Island School

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