PS 17 Times

Please be sure to look at our latest edition of PS 17 Times.  The Fifth Grade reporters have worked hard, and we hope you'll find some new things about our school.  Enjoy!

Sanford Harmony Parents Workshop

Sanford Harmony Parent Workshop

Sanford Harmony

Dear Parents,

Please follow the link above to find our more about our exciting Sandford Harmony program, helping our students solve problems and build healthy relationships.


PS 17 Open House

Principal's Corner




Incredibly, we are in February, 2019, and here are some important items for February:


  • We are living in an age where electronic devices are dominating our everyday lives.  Abbreviated text messages are hurting our young people's ability to write clear and complete thoughts.  Writing without  grammar or spelling mistakes is something every child should aspire towards.  Please make every effort to limit your child's use of electronic devices dominated by games and/or phone messaging and increase their time spent reading and writing EVERY DAY!  This is a very important way of helping your child's teacher(s) make consistent progress in these crucial skill areas;

  • February is African American History Month!  Students will be remembering people and events throughout this month that have helped shape our nation;

  • We will be celebrating Lunar New Year on Tuesday, February 4th;

  • There will be a Valentine's Dance on Friday, February 8th, from 5:30-7:00 pm for all grades;

  • There will be a PTA meting at 8:30 am on Wednesday, February 13th, followed by a parent workshop at 9:00 am;

  • Students will be off February 16-24 for Presidents Week;

  • An after-school program offering extra help in literacy and math to children in Grades 1-5 will beheld on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning February 27th;

  • Please remember that the FULL school uniform is expected to be worn by ALL students every day!  Please address any questions/concerns to our Parent Coordinator, Nancy DeName, at 646-793-0242 (text messages preferred).

    • Please be sure to sign your child's homework planner every evening after checking that all of the homework has, in fact, been completed;

    • Please make every effort to have your child here ON TIME each day.  School starts at 8:00 am for EVERYONE!

    • Your active participation in the life of our school is essential to making certain that our children receive the best possible educational experience for 2018-2019.  Please sign up for various committees and welcome your assistance in working together with our PTA! 


      Dr. Robert A. Marchi - Principal




Family Coordinator


International Night, Friday November 17,  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Families, please  join us for an evening of mouth-watering fun!  Everyone is asked to bring a family-favorite dish, to share your culture with families.










Family Coordinator

Ms. Nancy DeName

Cell Phone:  646-793-0242













Dad Bring Your Child to School



On Tuesday, September 25 many of our families joined together for the annual Dad Bring Your Child to School Day.  Everyone was happy to see families arrive despite the stormy weather, and fill the cafeteria for this great event.  Bagels and juice were served with smiles, and good laughs were shared between guests and  our hard-working PTA members.  It was a wonderful opportunity for families to make new friends.  We're all are looking forward to the next event!