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Family L!brary Time


Happy Birthday Winnie the Pooh and Queen Elizabeth!
Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second Graders and Families visited
the L!brary on Tuesday, October 18th for Story Time in the L!brary.

Everyone enjoyed a little history about our favorite bear,
and wished Queen Elizabeth a Happy 90th Birthday, just like Pooh Bear.

Story time, choosing books to share at home,finding  something to inspire, comfort and enjoy!

We hope you can join us next time!

See you in the L!brary!

 * Please go to our L!brary page and see our fun pictures!








Principal's Corner



     As we look at the beautiful month of October, let us examine some of the upcoming events that will help make this a very special month for our children.  We are asked to observe a number of holidays recognizing Columbus Day and several religious holydays.  This will make October pass by very quickly.  It is my hope that you and the teachers will work together to make sure that the children give their very best effort this month.  The children have completed running record literacy assessments and will be taking Measure of Student Learning (MOSL) assessments in ELA and Math during this month.  You should know that we had a tremendous turnout for Family Night  with the parents of over 200 children in attendance.  In addition, we had an additional super turnout of Dads for the Take Your Child to School event.  I want to that our parent coordinator, Nancy DeName, and our PTA officers for helping to make these two events such a marvelous success.  During this month we will be continuing our examination of presidential candidates and their positions on some of the major issues facing our country.  We will be conducting polls and debates on every grade level this month.  We want the children to develop their critical thinking and oral speaking skills through these activities.  We will also be getting ready to celebrate Halloween with an afterschool party for all grades on Friday, October 28th (details to follow) and our traditional Halloween Parade for Grades PreK-2 on Monday, October 31st at 1:00 pm.  All are invited to attend!  Our library after-school program begins on October 5th and PS 17 will be hosting a District 14 Pricipals Conference on Thursday, October 20th.  There are also many class outings planned for Pumpkin Picking, etc .this month.  I am excited by the season and the wonderful events that help make this a very special part of the school calendar.  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


Our Family Fun Night on October 14th was a great success!!

Families mingled, made some new friends and played board games.

Some of our moms are learning to crochet, but its a little  more tangled than we thought.

Our next family night is November 18th.  Join for fun and food at our annual International Night.

Check your child's planner for complete details about International Night.




Family Coordinator

Ms. Nancy DeName

Cell Phone:  646-793-0242













Family Fun