PS 17 Open House

Principal's Corner




December News Update!

Incredibly, Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are arriving at December and another holiday season with several highlights as follows: 

  • We are having a Quality Review on December 5 & 6.  This is a thorough review of school practices by an outside expert who will share his findings of our strengths and areas to improve upon.  We look forward to this opportunity to showcase the many wonderful happenings here at PS 17;

  • Friday, December 7th, our school will be attending a movie at the Williamsburg Cinemas at 9:30 am.  Consent forms are being sent home for you to decide which package you want for your child;

  • Also on December 7th the PTA is sponsoring a "Dinner with Santa Claus" with additional information going home on December 3rd;

  • Our "Holiday Show" will take place on Thursday, December 20th, at 8:45 am in our auditorium.  All parents/grandparents are welcome to attend;

  • The last day of school is Friday, December 21st.  It is a full day of school with dismissal at 2:20 pm;

  • Christmas recess ends when we resume classes on January 2, 2019.

  • 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













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!