During the next 6 weeks our students will be engaged in learning activities relating to upcoming elections on the state and federal levels. The race for Governor of New York will be our major focal point as we try to teach the students about leadership, roles and responsibilities of the people running for office, the duties of each position studied, campaign advertising, fundraising, debates, etc.
You can be a great help by asking your child what he/she learns each day and by discussing the importance of voting as a citizen's responsibility. If you get any campaign literature delivered to your home, examine it with your child and look to see if it is an example of a positive or negative message.
These activities will help to develop the critical thinking skills of our students as we apply these same themes to their votes for the PS 17 Student Council positions of school president and vice president, as well as class officers in Grades 4 and 5.
Thank you for your active participation in this school wide initiative.
Dr. Robert A. Marchi
Principal - PS 17K