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We are very proud to announce our monthly newsletter, PS 17 Times. This is a newsletter created by students, focusing on important school and world. events. Our first edition will highlight fall events, including school elections, class happenings. Our student reporters have found out some interesting facts about our new teachers. Please check back to stay updated about our PS 17 Happenings!
Schools ClosedPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
All Students return to schoolPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
2:30 - 4:30
Learning in the L!brary, 3rd Grade
ESLPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
ELA and Math
Grades 3, 4, 5
2:30 - 4:30PS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
Grades 1 and 2
2:30 to 4:15PS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
Please take note of the following important information and events:
An afterschool program sponsored by St. Nick's Alliance got underway on January 2nd. The program is serving approximately 85 students from Grades K-5 every day from 2:30-5:30 pm. Parents till interested in registering their child should contact parent coordinator Nancy DeName.
We have started an afterschool arts program for students in Grades 1 & 2 (Wednesday s- puppetry) and Grades 3-5 (Thursdays -mask making). These classes meet once a week for 10 weeks and have resident artists conduct the classes for the ten-week block. These classes are from 2:45-4:15 pm. This program is courtesy of a City Council grant supplied by Councilmember Antonio Reynoso and has 43 students registered.
We are also starting on February 7 & 8 an ELA/Math test preparation afterschool program for students in Grades 3-5 on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:30-4:30 pm.
All students in Grades 1-5 are working on writing projects that are being completed during school hours and is being completed by each student without teacher or parental assistance. This writing sample should represent a student's best effort and should include their own editing and revising. It will count towards their ELA grade for the second trimester which ends in early March.
All students will receive a homework packet on Tuesday, February 13th, to be completed during the mid-winter recess. Parents are asked to see that all assignments are completed and brought in upon the student return date of February 26th.
We continue to have our ENL and library afterschool programs serving approximately 80 students on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Friday, February 9th, the PTA is sponsoring a Valentines Day Dance for students in all grades from 5:30-7:30 pm;
Wednesday, February 14th, we celebrate Valentine's Day and also the 100th day of school;
Friday, February 16th is a school holiday for Lunar New Year (the Year of the Dog); and
February 19-23 is the mid-winter recess (also known as Presidents Week).
Please check your child's class link for exciting news about curriculum and class trip information. I remind you to make every effort to please make sure that your child arrives ON TIME for 8:00 am each morning. It is so important that the children are here and go to their classroom together with their teacher and classmates. Also, I ask that you please make sure and check your child's homework for completeness each night before signing the homework planner. This is important in monitoring your child's progress during the year. I look forward to your ongoing support and participation in the life of our school. Thank you for all that you do and for your attention in these matters. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact myself or the parent coordinator, Nancy DeName. A happy and healthy 2018 to everyone!!!!
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