PS 17 Open House

Principal's Corner





Incredibly, this month represents the end of the 2017-2018 school year !  Some highlights for the next few weeks:

  • We have the Grade 5 prom on Wednesday, June 6, from 6:00-9:00 pm that is being hosted by our fabulous PTA;

  • Our Grade 4 students are completing the New York State Science written and performance tests by June 4th;

  • The Chancellor's professional development day is Thursday, June 7, so there are no classes this day;

  • Our CASA City Council grant for the arts, courtesy of Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, is currently serving 40 Grade 1-5 students.  Grades 1 & 2  students are participating in "Dance on Broadway" sessions that are meeting on Wednesdays from 2:45-4:15 pm.  Grades 3-5 students are participating  "Science Through Sculpture and Painting" sessions being held on Thursdays from 2:45-4:15 pm.  Both of these programs will run for 10 weeks and end in this month;

  • There are no classes on Monday, June 11, for clerical purposes and no classes on Friday, June 15, for Eid-al Fitr;There will be a PTA meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at 4:15 pm;

  • There will be a PTA meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at 8:30 am in the cafeteria;Grade 5 students will be heading to Philadelphia on May 31.  More details will be sent home to these parents the week of May 7th;

  • Grade 5 graduation is on Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 pm in the auditorium.  No tickets are required for this event;  The Grade 5 barbecue is Wednesday, June 20th;

  • Pre-K Stepping Up is Wednesday, June 20, at 8:45 am in our auditorium and Kindergarten graduation is set for Friday, June 22, at 8:30 am in the auditorium;

  • The last full day of school is Monday, June 25th.  It is a regular full day.  We will have our final Awards Assembly at 1:15 pm and families are invited to attend.  Report cards will be given out to the students at dismissal and student class assignments for 2018-2019 will be noted on the report card;

  • The final day of school is Tuesday, June 26th.  There will not be any lunch served on this day and dismissal is at 11:45 am.  This is also an election primary day in NYC.

  • Thank you for yet another extraordinary experience of serving as principal of PS 17.  I look forward to being with you and your child in 2018-2019 for what promises to be a school year with many challenges and many opportunities to better prepare our children to be the best possible citizens of tomorrow.

  • If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact myself or the parent coordinator, Nancy DeName.   

  • 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