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Volume 2, Edition 1

Fall 2017

Student Council

       

On the morning of  November 3, PS 17 voted for a new school president and vice president . It turns out, that the presidential election could not be announced  because it was so close. The winner of the vice presidential election was Saya Taylor, from class 5-312.  We found out the following  Wednesday that the presidential winner was Argy Guitonez, also of class 5-312.  At PS17, we try to make this process as realistic as can be. When the results are very  close, it shows that students at PS17 really think about who they want to be their leaders. It is not a popularity contest like you think it would be.  The elected officers have to be ready to take the lead in school, and be a role model to the other students.   All the members of the student council took the oath of office at a school assembly on November 22.   This is when the election results become official.  To all  the newly elected student council members, WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Engel Perez- Corredor and Saya Taylor

Principal's Corner

                                                                                                              

On the morning of November 17 reporters from PS 17 Times met with Dr. Marchi and talked with him about his career at PS 17.  He told us he loves working at our School because it has great students, staff and parents! His passion to make the school better has helped him  during his seventeen years here.  Before Dr. Marchi was our principal he taught 6th and 7th grade Social Studies. 

     His day starts bright and early at 6:45 A.M., and he tries very hard to make the Holidays fun for all.  Our annual Holiday show, and Dinner with Santa are two events that we all enjoy.   Thank you, Dr. Marchi, for helping to make our school special!

 

Aryanee  Fabian, Koji Newton, Amanda Noriega and Janell Rodriguez

 

 

Ms.Larrabee, Our New K-202 Teacher!

  

          Before joining PS 17, Ms.Larrabee spent 4 years teaching in a private school.    She is now our new  Kindergarten Teacher.  "I think my job is fun," she says, and children are exited to learn with her.  Other teachers are nice and help her learn the routines at our School.  Her favorite subject is math. She feels comfortable in the neighborhood, "It's nice to walk around especially in fall, the community and the neighborhood are great!" She likes fall, "It's fresh."  In her free time Ms.Larrabee loves to spend time with family and friends.

Koji Newton and Engel Perez Corrredor

 

Mr. Albert, Our New Gym Teacher!

           

          Mr. Albert is our new gym teacher. He is our first gym teacher that is certified as  physical education teacher. He says,"I like the school and I'm happy here."  There are new teams that he is thinking about, "In the spring I think I will start basketball and soccer teams."   When we interviewed him we asked if there any other future plans for our School.   He said, "We just got some new equipment  but so far it's a secret."   Finally we asked him what he thinks of the students so far.   "They are good so far, I really like them!"  We're all very excited that Mr. Albert has some great plans for our school!

Aryanee Fabian and Jenesyss Jimenez

 

 

By Jenesyss Jimenez 

Meet the New Teacher in Class 2- 201 !

  

          Ms.Avelo is the new teacher in room 201. She is a  new teacher in a special needs classroom with a mix of  first graders and kindergarten students.  We asked her  she likes working here. She said " I like it. It is interesting and fun!"  When we asked if she had worked in other schools, she told us she had worked in private school before.  She said she teaches  first grade one way and kindergarten another way.  She sounds busy!

Take a Look!

Common Threads Kids Family Cooking

                                                                                                                

 

      PS 17 is lucky enough to welcome Common Threads as an afterschool activity that involves parents and children.   Common Threads has a number of in-and-out of school programs.   Every Friday afternoon the families meet with one of the chef's from Common Threads and they travel to different countries through the meals that are prepared.  This is a 9 week program and our first session was a success.  The children and parents were very engaged and excited.  The children were able to do almost everything on their own with minimal help from the adults.  At the end of the session everybody was able to enjoy what they had prepared.  With this program we are hoping both parents and children will be more aware of the food they are eating and can find it easier to make healthier choices at a reasonable price.  We are very excited to see what countries we will be traveling to in the next few weeks!

       Common Threads is a program that guides families on how to eat healthier.  It was founded in 2003 by Chef Art Smith and artist Jesus Salgueiro with the beliefs that family and food have what it takes to strengthen and nurture us, and to be able to connect us to culture and community. 

 

 

 

 

Common Threads

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Volume 1, Edition 5

March, 2017

 

 

Celebrate March

     March is a very busy month.  We all know it "comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb."  We also have St. Patrick's Day and even college basketball championships.  The newest March celebration is Women's History Month.  This was only created in 1987.   The U.S. Congress decided we needed to honor wonderful accomplishments of American women.  We talk about many women including Harriet Tubman, a runaway slave, Eleanor Roosevelt, a First Lady and activist, and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to  travel in space as an astronaut.  What great inspirations for us!

     Students in 2-309 used this  month to learn about some women who inspired them.  They worked in small groups in the L!brary, and found out a lot of facts about their group's person.  Then they took it even farther, and each student made a puppet showing the group's important woman.  This was a great activity for them.  Every puppet is different, and really shows how creative the students are.  They also included details that helps tell about the women.  This is a project they will always remember!

WMAAC

WMAAC

Williamsburg Movement and Art Center

 

  

     The WMAAC is a dance program where instructors come to PS17 and show the children different dance techniques with different varieties of music.  These services are provided to the whole school throughout a 6 week period.  The children enjoy this program very much and love the instructors.   We are very fortunate to have this opportunity with the WMAAC.  WMAAC opened in 2010 by Lakey Evans Peña right in the Williamsburg neighborhood.  Their programs include visiting schools and also on site in their studio dance programs for all ages.  At the end of the program the students perform for the school with the guidance of their instructor.  The students look forward to this after working so hard for 6 weeks.

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Volume 1, Edition 4

January - February 2017

Green Meadows Petting Zoo

Frogs! Bugs! Animals!

There was still snow on the ground on February 16th when PS 17 became a Petting Zoo.  That was the day Green Meadows Farm brought their Petting Zoo to school.  The Pre-K and Kindergarten students had lots of fun petting the animals, and even feeding them.  There were leopard geckos, tortoises, a rabbit and even a guinea pig.  Everyone was very excited.  This was a great day for our students to see and touch some animals that aren't seen much in Brooklyn. Thank you Green Meadows Farm! 

Stephen Arango, Emmanuel Regalado

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Volume 1, Edition 3

December 2016

 

Girl Scouts of America

Did you know that PS 17 has Girl Scouts?  Isn't that cool?  They sell cookies, and all the other things Girl Scout troops do. 

Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts of America on March 12, 1912.  She was friends with Robert Baden- Powell,  the founder of the Boy Scouts of America.  She wanted to include girls in activities similar to the Boy Scouts.  The first troop began in Savannah, Georgia, her hometown.  Their mission is to do their best and help others.

The Girl Scouts are dedicated to helping out their community.  For Thanksgiving, they prepared 60 bags of groceries for families in need.  They also cleaned up public parks.  The Girl Scouts sell cookies to help raise money for their program.  One of the most popular cookies is Samoas.  They also go on trips and are always doing fun activities.

Girl Scouts is a nice program to help girls discover their strengths, passions and character to make girls follow their dreams.  

 

Gianna Abreu

Leslee Batista Abreu

Deelila Bussanet

Holiday Greetings from Our L!brary

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Volume 1, Edition 2

November 2016

 

Welcome to our second edition of PS 17 TIMES!   This issue focuses on the election results, both national, and our own student council.  The reporters have worked hard, and have written balanced articles.  We won't be surprised if some of our student reporters become actual reporters!

 

PS 17 and the Presidential Election

The surprising election results shocked the whole country!  The citizens did not expect Mr. Trump to win.  In another surprising upset, most of PS 17 students voted for Hillary Clinton, which is how New York voted.   Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote by 2.5 million votes, with 232 Electoral College votes.  Mr. Trump won the Electoral College with 306 votes.  

Many people are still worried and concerned about the new President, while Trump supporters are very happy.  We all have to accept the election results.  We hope he's a good President.

 

Emmanuel Regalado,  Stephen Arango

PS 17 Student Council

         On November 7, PS 17 voted in a new school president and vice president. By the end of the day, we found out the winners. It turns out, that the presidential election could not be announced  because it was so close. The winner of the vice presidential election was Lilliana Ramirez. She defeated Luis Guitonez in a very tight race. Before I tell you who won the presidential election, I will just have you know, the winner won by two votes!!! The winner was Angelo Masullo. He defeated Lilliana Piruch. At PS17, we try to make this process as realistic as can be. By both races being tight, it shows that students at PS17 really think about who they want to be their leader. It is not a popularity contest like you think it would be.  Also, on November 23, all the winning students took their oath of office. This is when the election results become official. All the new elected student council members, WE WISH YOU ALL GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Angelo Masullo

 

Student Council

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PS 17 Times

Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Volume 1 ,  Edition 1

October 2016

Welcome to our first edition of PS 17 Times!  Our reporters have been working hard, finding stories, interviewing people, and writing and editing.  We hope you enjoy it, learn a little about PS 17, and come back for new stories and updates on events! 

                                                                                                                           Ms. Lange, Ms. Ruiz

 

  

 

Election Time in PS 17

     This fall, our school will be focusing on school president and vice president elections.  The school office is only open to the 5th graders.   Also, the whole school will get to vote except Pre-k and Kindergarten.  In order to run for president or vice president the candidates have  to give a speech in front of the whole school.  They explain why they want to be a school officer, and how they want to help the students.  After that process,  the school goes through primary and general elections.  The new school president and vice-president  have to follow the rules.  They have to be good leaders and follow rules all the time.

     In the halls we got a chance to speak to some of the candidates running for school office.  One of the candidates is Rayne Torres.  She is running for school president.  She said she will help stop bullying, and make more students get along with each other.  Another candidate is Angelo Masullo.  He said that he will help students around the school if they are having trouble.  He said he will come up with creative ideas to help the school.   This is what our school will be focusing on during the election season, and we're all excited to see who will become our next school President and Vice-President!  Good luck to all!

 

Angelo Masullo, Jayden Rodriguez

      

 

 

A Visit to the Intrepid

All the Fifth Grade students were excited about visiting the Intrepid on October 25th.  The Intrepid is a Sea, Air and Space Museum, on the west side of Manhattan.  The Intrepid is a retired aircraft carrier. I think we will see where the sailors actually lived and worked, and where they ate.   

We were able to talk to one of the Fifth Grade teachers, Ms. Lindsay, before our trip.  She told us she always enjoys this trip with the students.  The history of the Intrepid goes back to World War ll.  It's very interesting, and it's exciting to see the planes on the flight deck.  Everyone is thrilled when they get to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibit.  This exhibit is all about the NASA space shuttle program.  It's a wonderful day for everyone! 

     

 
 

Gianna Abreu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Flight!

                                                                                   

Our school has an exciting new technology program.  It is a flight simulator and video game!  Students in 4th and 5th grade play a game while learning.  Mr. Meyer is one of the fourth grade teachers that has been working with his students on this project.  He said that it is an engineering and mathematics program.  This exciting addition to the classroom allows students to play a video game and still learn at the same time.  The Flight Simulator is a great experience for the students to have .  The students enjoy using this flight simulator because it is fun and also challenging.  It gives them a chance to go around the world without leaving their classroom.

Stephen Arangon

Pre-K Hoedown

 

Every time I pass  Pre-K it  brings  back  memories  and  I wonder  what's  going  on.  I spoke  to Mrs. Hynes and Ms. Gutierrez the Pre-K teachers on Friday the 14th of October.  I asked them questions about the class, and they are doing  a lot of fun things  with the kids and parents. It's called Family Fall Fun-Day.  Some of the things they are planning on doing is letting the parents come to school and spend time with the kids.  They want to do this every year.  The families were able to go pumpkin picking, play games and even learned a line dance.   They are having fun all of the time and are always active and noisy!  I wish I were back in Pre-K.

Leslee Aberu

At the Farm with Ms. Fox

     Ms. Fox took her First Graders to Green Meadows Farm on Friday October 21.  The children were able to experience seeing life on a farm.  They milked cows, went on pony rides and pet pigs and chicks.  They were also able to go pumpkin picking.  Ms. Fox plans to go on another farm trip where the kids will be able to go apple picking.  She would like to have a Fall Celebration Day where the kids will be able to carve pumpkins and put candles in them.  

                                                                                                                     

Delilah Bassinet