PS 17 Open House

Principal's Corner




December News Update!

Incredibly, we are in mid-December and the holiday season is upon us.  Several important highlights for December follow: 

  • We had a Quality Review on December 5 & 6.  This was 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;

  • Also on December 7th the PTA  sponsored a "Dinner with Santa Claus" which was very well attended and a great time was had by all;

  • 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.  The children in Grades PreK-5 will be attending a movie at the Williamsburg Cinemas that had to be re-scheduled from an earlier date this month.   Dismissal is at 2:20 pm for everyone as there is NO St. Nick's afterschool program this day;

  • 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 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!