Monday, November 25, 2013

Pajama Drive at P.S./I.S. 217

Dear Teachers and Parents,
The Pajama Drive has received 90 pairs of pajamas and they keep coming! Support throughout the school has been really heart warming. Thank you all so much for helping the children!
Please help us to reach our goal of 300 pajamas. The end date for the drive is December 6.
Here are some simple guidelines for the pajamas:
  • Brand-new flame-retardant pajamas in all sizes from newborn to adult.
  • Pajamas should be a complete set—a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown.
  • Pajamas for all seasons, but especially for the winter months.
Thank you.
If you want to know more about Scholastic Pajama Drive, please read below:
The PJ Drive is one of the philanthropic classroom programs that aims to teach kids the value of giving and the gift of reading.
Scholastic will match a book with every pair of pajamas collected, and new pajamas and new books will be distributed to children in need, infants through age 17. These children live in various situations including group homes, shelters, and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story.
Homeless and shelter children have so many needs. Soft pajamas and a new book would let them know someone cares. It is also a great way to create teamwork and camaraderie in the class with kids helping kids. It will make you feel good too!
Many companies (e.g. Target, Children's Place) are also willing and able to match individual donations. Please inquire and help to bring more pajamas and book to kids.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Movie Night At P.S./I.S. 217

Please join us tomorrow at 5:30pm for the Family Movie Night
Our movie this week will be My Neighbor Totoro, a lovely and imaginative story by the Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki
Follow the adventures of Satsuki and her four-year-old sister Mei when they move into a new home in the countryside. To their delight, they discover that their new neighbor is Totoro, a mysterious forest spirit who can only be seen by children. Totoro introduces them to extradordinary characters -- including a cat that doubles as a bus! -- and takes them on an incredible journey. .
All students who turn in their Cherrydale forms on Friday (and those who have made online sales to family and friends) will get in free!
Admission is $5 per person and we will have pizza, snacks and drinks for sale. Come at 5:30 for food before the movie; the show starts at 6pm.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cherrydale Sale at P.S./I.S. 217

This is the final week for our Fall Cherrydale family fundraiser sale! Completed order forms are due on Friday - take another look at your catalogs and choose some chocolates or wrapping paper to make the holidays bright!
Remember to take your sale online! Visit and click on "Seller Login" at the top of the page to set up your student's account. From there, you can send emails to friends and family to alert them about the fundraiser; they'll be given a special link to use so that your child will receive credit for each sale made. This is a great way to let grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other friends who live outside of our area help support the enrichment programs that our kids enjoy.
We have some great incentives in store for the individual students and classes who become our top sellers: movie nights, ice cream parties, gift certificates...and of course, the MONEY MACHINE!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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

5th graders practicing twist and foxtrot during their Ballroom residency at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School).


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