PS 17 Open House

Principal's Corner




September/October News Update!

We have had a terrific first month of school with the following highlights:

  • The Parent-Teacher "Meet & Greet" on Thursday, September, 20th, saw 160 parents attend this event and learn about how parents and teachers can best work together to make this a very successful year for every child;

  • Tuesday, September 25th, was "Dad Bring Your Child to School Day" and we had over 100 Dads come to our school and share in some wonderful moments with their children;

  • Our registration is up in every grade and that is great news for our school;

  • October 8th is the Columbus Day holiday;

  •  October 10th is a PTA meeting at 8:30 am with a parent workshop that morning;

  • October 19th is Picture Day at PS 17;

  • October 31st is Halloween and we will have our traditional "costume parade" for Grades PreK-2 at 1:00 pm that afternoon;

  • 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