Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pajama Drive Update - We Did It!


Thank you to all the families of P.S./I.S. 217 who contributed to Pajama Drive this year!  We have met and exceeded our goal of 300 pajamas!  Thank you for supporting our kids' wonderful effort to help others in need - this annual drive is so special to them and they worked hard to make it happen!

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

Workshop for families of Pre-K children and all interested families: "Effective Consequences for Dealing with Misbehavior".  It is helpful to know a few different strategies because a strategy that works for one child might not work for another and no one strategy will work all the time.  Join Don Duerr, Early Childhood Social Worker, on Monday, December 16 at 8:36 am in P.S./I.S. 217 Cafeteria.

5th Graders Ballroom Dancing Performance at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)

5th grade students at P.S./I.S. 217 for the third year had a Ballroom Dancing residency with Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance.  Students performed Merenge, Bachata, Foxtrot, Twist, and Che Chere Reche.








Thursday, December 5, 2013

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

It's time for the annual Scholastic Reading Club Pajama Drive, benefiting the Pajama Project, a nonprofit that provides new pajamas and books to children in need, especially those living in group homes, shelters, foster care and orphanages.  For every pair that we give, Scholastic will donate an age-appropriate book to go with the pajamas to make bedtime better for the kids who receive them.



If you are able to participate, please have you child bring in a brand new pair of pajamas to school by this Friday, December 6.  All sizes are needed, from newborn to adult.  Thank you!

Grades K-2 Winter Concert At P.S./I.S. 217

Grades K, 1 and 2 Winter Concert is at 5:00 pm this Thursday, December 12th. Students will line up next to the auditorium (2nd floor) by 4:45 pm.

Please come and help the PTA support the Music Program at P.S./I.S. 217!  Suggested donation is $5 per person at the door.

Buy raffle tickets and win one of the prizes!  Additional tickets will be available for purchase before and after the concert $2 a ticket. Drawing will take place on December 12th at the concert; you don’t have to be present to win.

Donate baked goods / healthy snacks to be sold at the Concert Bake Sale. 

Help set up starting 4:00 pm; come to the PTA room. Help is also needed during the event. 

Please email Safia smorsly@gmail.com or Olga olga217pta@gmail.com if you have questions.

We hope to see you at the concert!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter Concerts At P.S./I.S. 217

WinterConcert
Dear Families of 217,
Grades 4-5 and Middle School Band Winter Concert is at 5:30 pm this WednesdayDecember 4th. (lower school grades K-2 chorus will perform next week, Thursday, December 12th at 5 pm).
Students will line up next to the auditorium (2nd floor) by 5:15 pm.
Please come and help the PTA support the Music Program at P.S./I.S. 217!  Admission (suggested donation) is $5 per person at the door.
Buy raffle tickets and win one of 3 prizes – 2 gift baskets and a wind-up cord for your Phone or tablet! Additional tickets will be available for purchase before and after the concert $2 a ticket. Drawing will take place on December 12th at Grades K-2 concert; you don’t have to be present to win.
Donate baked goods to be sold at the Concert Bake Sale. Olga (PTA VP) will be available to collect food items outside in front of school on Wednesday at 8:30 am (drop off) and 2:45 pm(pick up), or you can bring them at 5 pm directly to the concert. You can donate juice boxes or fruit as well.
Help set up starting 4:45 pm; come to the PTA room. Help is also needed during the event.
Please email Safia smorsly@gmail.com or Olga olga217pta@gmail.com if you have questions.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Kids Can Help" Food Drive at P.S./I.S. 217


The food drive is held citywide from October to January, with a special week in December (December 9-13) highlighting the impact our city's kids can have. Help us reach our goal of 1 million pounds to help feed hungry New Yorkers this holiday season!  Please bring non-perishable canned goods to Ms. Lauraine in the main office. Cans will be donated to City Harvest.

Most-needed foods:
- canned fruit
- canned vegetables
- peanut butter (plustic jurs)
- mac and cheese (packaged)
- hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)

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