Friday, May 24, 2013

Power Outage at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

Dear Families of P.S./I.S. 217,

Today ConEdison power outage caused the loss of electric power on the northern half of the Roosevelt Island, including the school.  The staff and the children were relocated, and returned back to school for the pick up at 2:50 p.m.  Many families have chosen to pick up their children earlier or couldn't make it to the school today.  We are truly sorry for the inconvenience it caused to the families.  The power has now being restored, and the school will resume on Tuesday, May 28th, after the Memorial Day weekend.

P.S./I.S. 217 PTA

Costume Parade & Talent Show at the International Dinner at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)


Dear PS/IS217 Families,

Our International Dinner, one of the most special nights of the school year, is rapidly approaching.
If you or your child has a traditional outfit from your native country, please wear it at the dinner on June 8th.
If you would like your child to participate in our fabulous parade of many cultures please email Kim Brown,
Also, if you or your child would like to perform a dance or song from your country, we would absolutely love that, as well. Past performances have included flamenco dancing, traditional Kazakh dances and songs from around the world.
Let us know what your talent is by emailing
Thank you so much for helping to make this our most spectacular dinner ever!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

International Dinner at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

We need Volunteers!

The International Dinner is Saturday, June 8th from 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM in the Manhattan Park Events Room. 

This is a great fundraiser for the school and so much fun for the families!

We will enjoy a variety of dishes form different nationalities in addition we will have our traditional “OUR WORLD” children parade and other activities. 

We will need volunteers for the following tasks: 

FOOD DONATIONS AND COOKS – Please contact directly Nikki Leopold at

Other tasks and volunteers, please contact email below: 

Set up day of the event

Room Decoration

Food Station Volunteers


Clean up

Moving supplies from and back to the PTA room (day before and after the event)

We need volunteers for all the timeslots. Without volunteers we could not host the event!

9:00 AM to 11 AM

11 AM to 1:00 PM

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Let us know how you can help – email  or leave a note in the PTA mailbox with your name and email and/or phone number.  Additionally, sign-up sheets will be located in the front office. 

We will confirm your post the week of the event.

Thank you in advance for your help!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Roosevelt Islands Marlins Donate to P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

Shout-out to one of the Silent Auction donors and sponsors - Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team!  So many of the P.S./I.S. 217 students are on the team.  Thank you, Marlins!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Auction Update from P.S./I.S. 217 PTA

Preliminary tallying shows the Silent Auction raised more than $15,000; that's twice as much as was raised last year!!! Every penny will go to the enrichment programs that make 217 so special: Studio in a School, Main Street Theatre, Turtle Bay Music, The Salvadori Center, NY Historical Society, iDig2learn, A Living Library and Ballroom Dancing. 

If you were not able to attend you can still give by clicking on these links:

Thank you to all parent volunteers who made this event possible!!!


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