Channel 4 STORMTEAM
We are very excited to announce the NBC Channel 4 STORMTEAM 4 visited our school on Friday, November 30! This is part of Weather Kids, a Storm Team 4 presentation for elementary school students throughout the tri-state area. Our Fourth grade students were thrilled to join in this important community initiative. The visit included personalized weather instruction courtesy of meteorologist Chris Cimino. The students even got to visit the StormTracker 4 van!
This was a great day for our students. Please check out the video from Channel 4 Weather Team!
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Open Meeting 3 PMPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
Learning in the L!brary
4th Grade 2:20 to 4:30PS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
ENL Grades K-5PS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
2:30 - 4:30PS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
PS 17 Times
Please be sure to look at our latest edition of PS 17 Times. This month our Fifth Grade reporters have turned into photojournalists. They've visited classrooms and the cafeteria with their iPads, and talked to classroom teachers about the class adventures. They enjoyed their work, and we hope you'll find out some new things about our school. Enjoy!
Sanford Harmony Parents Workshop
Sanford Harmony Parent Workshop
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
From our Family to Your Family
Incredibly, we are in March, 2019, and here are some important items for March:
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;
March is Women's History Month! Students will be remembering people and events throughout this month that have helped shape our nation;
We will be hosting a workshop on Internet Addiction on Thursday, March 7, at 4:45 pm in our auditorium - all are invited;
The Parent-Teacher Conference Day/Evening is Thursday, March 14. Hours are 1:00-3:00 pm and 4:30-7:30 pm. You must attend in order to receive your child's report card and discuss his/her progress and next steps for the remainder of this school year;
There will be a PTA meting at 4:00 pm on before the PT Conference evening session;
Parent surveys will be distributed when you come on March 14 for your child's report card. Please complete the survey before leaving as we will be awarding prizes to the classes with the highest return rate;
Our Williamsburg Movement and Arts Dance Program will begin the final week of March and extend through April and May. This is for all students PreK-5;
There will be many class trips this month to a wide variety of very interesting locations. Please ask your child about a class trip upon their return to find out what they have learned;
Please remember that the FULL school uniform is expected to be worn by ALL students every day! All students are expected to be in school ON TIME every day. Detentions will be given to violators and trip privileges may be denied. 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;
Remember to move your clocks ahead 1 hour as daylight savings time begins Sunday morning, March 10th;
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!
HAVE A HAPPY MARCH & STAY WARM!
Dr. Robert A. Marchi - Principal
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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.
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!
We are happy to announce our Scholastic Book Fair! Students will visit the Fair with their classes, and have an opportunity to purchase books then. Parents can visit the Book Fair during Parent Teacher Conferences, or visit the website, Scholastic Bookfairs, and follow the link to PS 17. this is a great opportunity for us to support classroom libraries. Please check with your child for details.
Welcome to our PTA News!
Beginning in October, the PTA will sell healthy snacks during lunch on Fridays.
Pens, Pencils and trinkets will also be available.
We are a thriving elementary school that believes every child deserves to learn and be inspired in a safe, nurturing environment. Students, parents and faculty are all encouraged to be enthusiastic, independent lifelong learners. We are proud of our diverse population, and strive to help all students succeed in following our standards-based curriculum. An established atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation builds students' confidence and leads to individual growth