PS 17 Times

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Parent Workshop

Sanford Harmony Parent Workshop

Tuesday, January 15, 2:30 PM

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Sanford Harmony Parent Workshop


208 North 5th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211




Sanford Harmony Parent Workshop:


Dear Parents,


PS 17 is having a parent workshop to talk about the overview of the Sanford Harmony program, which we have introduced to our students new this school year. The Sanford Harmony Program is a social-emotional program that builds strong classroom relationships and supportive learning communities. At this workshop you will learn more about this new and exciting program and will be able to ask any questions you may have.  A presenter from the Sanford Harmony program will be here on Tuesday, January 15th at 2:30pm. We look forward to seeing everyone!


Please let us know below if you will be able to attend the meeting by Friday, January 11th.



P.S. 17 Staff

PS 17 Open House

Principal's Corner




Incredibly, we are in 2019 and the holiday season is behind us.  Several important items for January:


  • We are living in an age where electronic devices are dominating our everyday lives.  Abbreviated text messages are hurting our young people's ability to write clear and complete thoughts.  Writing without  grammar or spelling mistakes is something every child should aspire towards.  Please make every effort to limit your child's use of electronic devices dominated by games and/or phone messaging and increase their time spent reading and writing EVERY DAY!  This is a very important way of helping your child's teacher(s) make consistent progress in these crucial skill areas;

  • We will be remembering Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday on Monday, January 21st;

  • 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 after checking that all of the homework has, in fact, been completed;

    • Please make every effort to have your child here ON TIME each day.  School starts at 8:00 am for EVERYONE!

    • 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!