Saturday, June 29, 2013

End of Season for Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team

Many of P.S./I.S. 217 students are also members of Roosevelt Marlins Swim Team.  Congratulations on another great season!  Go Marlins!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

iDig2Learn Program at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

Check out exciting work that P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) students do for iDig2Learn science and gardening program. Click here for most recent information.
iDig2Learn - Exploring the origin of food through plant life from iDig2Learn on Vimeo.

New Parent Meet and Greet at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

Congratulations to families whose children were recently accepted to 217. We are so happy you will be joining us.  Have questions about 217 or just want to meet some families? Come to the new parent meet and greet at our school on Saturday, June 29th at 1 p.m. The PTA welcomes you to the Roosevelt Island School!!

We are hosting another meet and greet at the school July 20th at 3 p.m.

Join us for coffee and cookies, tours of the school and Q&A with the PTA and current school families. We'll have crafts and quiet activities for the kids as well as some time in the school yard for outside play.

Please get in touch through our contact page. We look forward to welcoming you and your children to 217.

Field Days at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

First graders getting ready for "Under-Over" relay.
 First graders' parents during Egg and Spoon race.

 Third graders ready to race!
 Third graders' playing "Steal the Bacon".

P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) PTA Weekly Newsletter


Dear PS/IS 217 Families and Teachers,

Congratulations to Michelle Davies!

Congratulations and thank you to Michelle Davies, class 701, who represented PS/IS 217 at the National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC), where America's most highly acclaimed students are recognized and honored and given the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills. Michelle was the MC at the closing ceremony and also performed the song "I Believe the Children are the Future" which brought all to tears, thanks to Mr. Solow's hard work.

Thank you!

The school year is almost over and PS/IS 217 PTA wants to thank all PS/IS217 students & their families for a wonderful year. We appreciate all the support that you've been showing for the school and all your efforts to make PS/IS 217 the best place for the kids.
We are thankful to the school teachers and staff for their hard work, energy, and time they've put into teaching and helping PS/IS 217 students. We love you!
Thank you!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

News from the Gym

Corey Luce/Coach working with 3rd graders at the gym.  Students did many activities during the school year - soccer, step aerobics, etc. but he focused their work on circuit training and general fitness as many children are already athletes, doing some sports after school. Circuit training works well for developing children's strength, endurance (both aerobic and anaerobic), flexibility and coordination.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217) Living Library and Think Park

Enjoy these pictures and report that show some of the amazing work that has been accomplished in NYC at our Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217) Living Library & Think Park over the last year!

For more information about Living Library gardening at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) click here.

African Dance Performance by 3rd Graders at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

3rd Grade Students from the Roosevelt Island School (P.S./I.S. 217) perform on June 12, 2013 concluding their programming with Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance on African music, dancing, and culture.


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