Principal's Corner



       As we look at the wonderful months  of February and March, let us examine some of the upcoming events that will help make these very special months for our children.   We are hosting a Valentines event for our PS 17 families on Friday, February 10th, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Information has been sent home so you can register for this activity.   Since we have spent so much time on the presidential election this year, we will be conducting an "Election Bee" on Friday, February 17th.  This will be a competition involving students from Grades 1-5.  You should also know that the second trimester ends on Friday, February 17th.  Students are off for Presidents Week, February 20-24.  The Parent-Teacher Conference Day is on Thursday, March 9th, with afternoon and evening hours available to meet with your child's teachers and obtain student report cards.  More information will be sent home as we near this important event.  I continue to remind you to please make sure 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.  

Dr. Robert A. Marchi - Principal



Family Coordinator


Dear Parents!  We have great news!  New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina

is coming to District 14 for a Town Hall Meeting.  The Chancellor will discuss issues

that are important to District 14.  We hope you can attend.  The meeting is 6:30,Tuesday, December 6th,

at IS 71.  Please follow the link below for more details.


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Family Coordinator

Ms. Nancy DeName

Cell Phone:  646-793-0242













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