PS 17 Open House

Principal's Corner




November News Update!

We have had a terrific first trimester of school and November is filled with the following highlights: 

  • We held student elections on Monday, November 5th, for school president and VP as well as class officers for our Grade 4 & 5.  Students in Grades 1-5 voted for school-wide positions as they learned how to examine candidate speeches and to think of leadership qualities they believe are important when voting for someone;

  • Please continue to send in donations towards our food drive as it will be ongoing until November 16th;

  • November 12th is Veterans Day, a holiday, and we trust all of our PS 17 community will remember the incredible sacrifices made by our veterans;

  • Wednesday, November 14th, is our Science Fair.  Parents may view the exhibits when they come the next day for report cards;

  • Thursday, November 15th, is Parent-Teacher Conference Day/Evening with visiting hours of 1:00-3:00 pm and 4:30-7:30 pm.  Grades 3-5 will be having student-led conferences and must be present with the parents in order to discuss and receive report cards.  Dismissal is at 11:45 am.  There are no afterschool activities on this date;

  • Friday, November 16th, is our International Night from 5:30-7:30 pm (more information to follow);

  •  Wednesday, November 21st, is our Fall Awards Assembly at which we recognize Honor Roll students, install our new Student Council officers, and have a few class presentations on peace and gratitude.  This will be at 8:30 am in the auditorium and parents are welcome to attend;

  • Thursday and Friday, November 22/23, are the Thanksgiving holidays; 

  • Please remember that the FULL school uniform is expected to be worn by ALL students every day!  Please address any questions/concerns to our Parent Coordinator, Nancy DeName, at 646-793-0242 (text messages preferred);

  • Please be sure to sign your child's homework planner every evening.  Please return the blue emergency contact cards (2) and the photo consent form to school if you have not yet done so;

  • Your active participation in the life of our school is essential to making certain that our children receive the best possible educational experience for 2018-2019.  Please sign up for various committees and welcome your assistance in working together with our PTA!


    Dr. Robert A. Marchi - Principal



Family Coordinator


International Night, Friday November 17,  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Families, please  join us for an evening of mouth-watering fun!  Everyone is asked to bring a family-favorite dish, to share your culture with families.










Family Coordinator

Ms. Nancy DeName

Cell Phone:  646-793-0242













Family Fun