Monday, October 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Pie Sale at P.S./I.S. 217

Thanksgiving Pie Sale
Place your order now!

We have partnered with Lety's Bakery (a Queens favorite!) to offer a great selection of pies, cakes, and cookies for this annual fundraiser.  All are perfect for the holiday meal, and every order benefits the PTA and the programs we support.

We will take orders until Friday, Nov. 15th and orders will be ready for pickup at school on Tuesday, Nov. 26th.  

Friday, October 18, 2013

Congratulations to Change for Books Drive Winners!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Autumn Oasis Book Fair! We had a super turnout of families to shop the sale - your purchases of over $10,000 will net the school around $5000 to cover the costs of Scholastic magazine subscriptions and educational tools that our teachers use in the classrooms. The kids had great fun with our pharaoh-themed photo booth and so did the teachers! Very big thanks to all of our volunteers for working tirelessly to make the Book Fair such a fun event.

Our Change for Books drive was a huge success - we brought in over $500, which went to purchases of books for all the class wishlists. The Lower School winner is Class 123 and the Middle School winner is Class 678. These classes had the most contributions for Change for Books Drive and they had great fun mummifying our coach Mr. Luce! Congratulations to classes 123 and 678!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Autumn Reading Oasis Book Fair Arrives to P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

We are excited to welcome the Reading Oasis Book Fair to P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School).  Hope to see you there Monday-Friday (October 7-11), 8:30 am-2:30 pm.

Email to volunteer at our Fair!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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

With the scaffolding finally gone, children at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School) get to enjoy full access to their schoolyard again.  Pre-K students running around happily with the hula-hoops this morning.

Autumn Reading Oasis Book Fair at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

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Welcome to the Autumn Reading Oasis Book Fair!

The PS/IS 217 Fall Book Fair starts online today and in school next week. Please participate in this event, either at school or online, and support our school - we are very excited to see as many of you as possible!
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Please visit our Fall Book Fair next week October 7-11 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm in the school auditorium on the 2nd floor. A number of new and fascinating books will be available for families to purchase. By purchasing books at the fair, you help the school earn credit with Scholastic that can be used for more books and educational materials for our classrooms,
This week, we will be sending home a catalog of all the books that will be available at the fair. Please look through the catalog with your child to preview the selections and make choices. If your child will be buying books at the fair, please send in their money with them in a clearly labeled envelope or plastic baggie, with their name and the total amount enclosed. Remember to add 10% for tax that will be added at the register.
Many of the teachers have created wishlists of books in the fair that they would like to have for their classrooms. If you wish to contribute to your child's classroom library, please mark your contributions towards your teacher’s wish list as “class gift”.

Parents, please join us for Book Fair fun!

If you are joining your children during their class visit, please come directly to the auditorium. Please also consider coming earlier and staying later to help PTA volunteers at the Fair - it's a fun way to meet other parents and give time to help out our school!
We will be holding a coffee hour on Wednesday October 9th from 8:30-9:30am - this will be a great opportunity to browse the sale and meet with other PTA members.

You can start shopping online today!

Starting today, October 2nd, you can shop the fair online! Find the links to the online sales and more Book Fair info HERE.

Let's Mummify Coach Luce! and more oasis fun...

Mummify Luce
In addition to the book sale, we are also excited to introduce our “CHANGE FOR BOOKS” fundraising drive.
We'll have a collection jar where you can drop loose change or coins that you have collected for the event. Drop your change in the jar every morning before Drop-off or at the Fair to be counted towards your class total.
We also have some kid-sized Egyptian-themed cutouts for fun photos - We'll collect your photos from the event and will put them on the PTA Website (!

When is My Child's Class visiting the book fair?

Here is the schedule for class visits!
Pre-K AM Lindman Tuesday, October 8th, 9:16-10:02 am
Pre-K PM Lindman Wednesday, October 9th, 2:04-2:50 pm
K001 Kaplan Friday, October 11th, 1:18-2:04 pm
K002 Mermel Friday, October 11th, 11:38-12:28 pm
K003 Consiglio Thursday, October 10th, 10:02-10:48 am
K004 Alvarez Friday, October 11th, 10:02-10:48 am
101 Gold Tuesday, October 8th, 12:28-1:18 pm
102 Christian Monday, October 7th, 10:02-10:48 am
122 Zuchnovich Monday, October 7th, 9:16-10:02 am
123 Shuster Wednesday, October 9th, 12:28-1:18 pm
124 Rubenstein Tuesday, October 8th, 2:04-2:50 pm
201 Ditaranto Tuesday, October 8th, 1:18-2:04 pm
234 Afodorcei Wednesday, October 9th, 9:16-10:02 am
301 Zappala Thursday, October 10th, 1:18-2:04 pm
303 Gresh Wednesday, October 9th, 1:18-2:04 pm
401 Ciravolo Wednesday, October 9th, 10:02-10:48 am
403 Ho Friday, October 11th, 12:28-1:18 pm
501 Mosher Tuesday, October 8th, 10:02-10:48 am
601 Schwartz Wednesday, October 9th, 10:48-11:38 am
678 Harrison Monday, October 7th, 10:48-11:38 am
701 Adoniz Tuesday, October 8th, 10:48-11:38 am
801 Adoniz Thursday, October 10th, 10:48-11:38 am


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