Channel 4 STORMTEAM
We are very excited to announce the NBC Channel 4 STORMTEAM 4 will be visiting our school on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th! This is part of Weather Kids, a Storm Team 4 presentation for elementary school students throughout the tri-state area. Our Fourth grade students are pleased to join in this important community initiative, which includes personalized weather instruction courtesy of Channel 4 weather experts.
This is a great opportunity for our students. Watch for our stars on Channel 4 News!
Dad Bring Your Child to School
On Tuesday, September 25 many of our families joined together for the annual Dad Bring Your Child to School Day. Everyone was happy to see families arrive despite the stormy weather, and fill the cafeteria for this great event. Bagels and juice were served with smiles, and good laughs were shared between guests and our hard-working PTA members. It was a wonderful opportunity for families to make new friends. We're all are looking forward to the next event!
Pre-K Classes 8:00 amPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
Learning in the L!brary
4th Grade 2:20 to 4:30PS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
Academic Awards and Student Council
Assembly 8:30 amPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
School closedPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
School Safety Meeting
3:15 PMPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
PS 17 Open House
Please join us on Friday, November 16 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for our annual International Dinner. All PS 17 families are invited! Enjoy a variety of dishes from many cultures. There is no cost for this event, but please bring a favorite family dish to share your culture with others.
Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact our PTA at
OR our Family Coordinator at
Hope to see you then!
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!
HAVE A FABULOUS NOVEMBER AND ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS COMING OUR WAY!
Dr. Robert A. Marchi - Principal
Department of Education Quick Links
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.
Ms. Nancy DeName
Cell Phone: 646-793-0242
We are happy to announce our Scholastic Book Fair! Students will visit the Fair with their classes, and have an opportunity to purchase books then. Parents can visit the Book Fair during Parent Teacher Conferences, or visit the website, Scholastic Bookfairs, and follow the link to PS 17. this is a great opportunity for us to support classroom libraries. Please check with your child for details.
Welcome to our PTA News!
Beginning in October, the PTA will sell healthy snacks during lunch on Fridays.
Pens, Pencils and trinkets will also be available.
We are a thriving elementary school that believes every child deserves to learn and be inspired in a safe, nurturing environment. Students, parents and faculty are all encouraged to be enthusiastic, independent lifelong learners. We are proud of our diverse population, and strive to help all students succeed in following our standards-based curriculum. An established atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation builds students' confidence and leads to individual growth