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NYC Parent Volunteer

A group of public school parents created a volunteer assistance program.  If you need help with translation, interpretation, internet connectivity and/or remote learning platform, you can request free assistance from volunteers.  Please follow the link below to complete the request form.  A volunteer will be contacting you within two to three days.



Remote Learning Devices

In order to help students stay connected during this remote learning period,  the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device  please fill out the attached request form.  Please note student ID is required to complete this form and can be found on the student report card.  The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you to discuss when and where you can pick up a device.  If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Coordinator.   


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Please remember this weekend the thousands of brave men and women who have served our country through peace and war and protected our liberty and freedoms for over 240 years!!!  Monday, May 25th, is a national holiday and there is no remote learning scheduled for this day!



We are now ending our 9th week of "Learning at Home" and I know how great a challenge this has been for you and your family.  In addition to the regular literacy and math curricula used by PS 17, the children are experiencing a tremendous variety of new activities and website presentations throughout each week.  You are encouraged to be part of the assigned tasks with your child(ren).   

I want you to know that I am committed to ensuring the highest quality of instruction to your children throughout this new way of teaching & learning.  I know how much of a challenge this is as we all become better at using the many resources that technology puts at our fingertips. 

Please let me know through an email ( if you have any problems or concerns with how we are meeting you and your child's needs as we move forward.  

We are all trying to cope with the realities and many challenges presented by the COVID-19, starting with a new way of making meaningful instruction available to your children through remote learning.  This will involve your using this website to access your child's class link.  By doing this you will find information from the classroom teacher(s) regarding assignments that need to be completed in literacy and math.  In addition, there will be other links for you to access that will provide additional resources in a wide range of content areas to keep your child interested.  There will be explanations in the classroom links on how to get to the various apps that are visible, including user names and password information.  You and your child will be able to send questions and/or concerns directly to the teacher(s) by sending them to the teacher's DOE email address.  The teachers have been very busy reaching out to contact you and preparing their classroom links for the best delivery of instruction possible during this medical emergency.  I ask that you keep your child focused on completing the work assigned so that upon his/her return, there is as minimal a loss of instructional continuity as possible.  We are all going to need to work more closely together than ever so as to ensure that a high-quality learning environment in the home is being maintained.  Please check the DOE website for updates from the Chancellor regarding COVID-19 directives and the latest news regarding timelines for returning to our school, which now appears to be in September.  I will keep you posted on this website about events taking place that will impact each of you including promotions, graduations, etc.  In the meantime, please be safe and stay well!              

Dr. Robert A. Marchi - Principal


PARENTS  This video will answer questions about how to set up a Parents account on Edmodo.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's techer.


Here are some great databases and websites for our families to explore, learn and enjoy!

Websites with login:

Name Website Username Password
Bookflix Learning20 Clfford

woodworth school

17k 17k
WorldBook Encyclopedia ps17k ps17k

PLEASE USE Brooklyn Reads Elementary as School Name

brooklyn read
Capstone Interactive

continue reading


Additional sites:

Scholastic Learn at Home:             

Bound to Stay Bound Books:       





Student Council Assembly




Tai Chi at 17

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.


Storm Team 4

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!











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!