Principal's Corner



       As we look at the magnificently beautiful month  of May, let us examine some of the upcoming events that will help make this a very special month for our children.    Let me share with you that Elizabeth & Brendan Meyer welcomed the birth of their new daughter, Mikayla Grace, in late April.  In addition, Melissa D'Orio is due to give birth on Mothers Day!  So nice to report on happy events taking place with members of the PS 17 staff.  In academics, we will continue reading and writing poetry connected to Earth Day, Mothers Day, and Memorial Day as part of our literacy program throughout this month.   During May our PreK-5 students will finish engaging in various dance forms as we continue partnering with the Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center.  We are also partnering with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by participating in their Project Green Reach initiative.  This involves classes 4-410 and 5-312.  These classes have planted flowers and vegetables in our 2 flower beds in the front of our school. In addition, during this month our Grade 3-5 students will take the New York State Math tests on May 2, 3, and 4.  Grade 4 students will also be taking the performance portion of the New York State Science tests later this month.  Our Grade 3-5 students will be going on a bowling trip on Friday, May 5th.  Grade 5 students will be venturing down to Philadelphia on Thursday, May 25th.  Other exciting class trips have also been planned and scheduled for this month.  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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