Student Council Assembly




Fall Happenings




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



It is that time of the year for peace,  joy, and good will towards everyone to dominate our thoughts and, hopefully, our deeds!  Some important items for this month:

  • 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!

  • There will be a "Family Fun Night" on Friday, January 17th, from 5:00-7:00 pm.  More information will be going home shortly;

  • We observe Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday on Monday, January 20th;

  • We will be starting an "Extra Help" program for students needing extra assistance in Math and/or ELA  beginning the week of January 20th.  The program is for students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 only and will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 pm.  An application form is going home on January 7th.  Please note that these students may also participate in the St. Nick's afterschool program following these classes from 4:30-St. Nick's dismissal time;

  • The Building Safety Team meets at 2:45 pm on January 28th and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and the School Leadership Team meets on Thursday, January 30th, at 7:30 am in the library.

  • Please remember that the NEW FULL school uniform is expected to be worn by ALL students every day!  All students are expected to be in school ON TIME (8:00 am)every day.   Chronic violators may have trip and other privileges denied.  Please address any questions/concerns to our Parent Coordinator, Nancy Fortunato, 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 know that YOUR active participation in the life of OUR school is essential to making certain that OUR children are receiving the best possible educational experience for 2019-2020.  We welcome your presence and assistance in working together with our PTA!                                                                                  


                                                                              A HAPPY & VERY HEALTHY 2020 TO ONE AND ALL!!!!!                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                             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!