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!
No SchoolPS 17 Henry D. Woodworth
Safety Team Meeting
2:30 PM Open to the PublicPS 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 May, 2019, and here are 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;
Students in Grades 3-5 will be taking the New York State MATH assessments on May 1 & 2;
On Thursday, May 9th, our St. Nick's Afterschool Program will hold a special presentation of their spring musical "James and the Giant Peach" for the students of PS 17 at 9:30 am in our auditorium. The children of PS 17 and MS 577 have been preparing for this event for several months and we look forward to viewing our talented student performers and hope you will support the evening performance scheduled for Friday, May 10th;
We will be celebrating Staff Appreciation Day on Friday, May 10th, with a breakfast hosted by our very generous PTA;
The top attendance classes for the year thus far are 5-312 (Ms. Brandel - in first place) and 4-410 (Ms. Thiele - in second place). The PTA rewarded these classes with a trip to "16 Handles" in April - thank you PTA;
Mother's Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 12th. A "Happy Mother's Day" to all our moms;
There will be a parent workshop on May 15th at 4:00 pm followed by the May PTA meeting;
The May Parent-Teacher Conference Day is also May 15th from 4:30-7:00 pm. There will be a meeting of Grade 5 parents at 5:00 pm to discuss the trip to Philadelphia on May 31st as well as other graduation-related topics;
Parent surveys: Our thanks to all parents who completed and submitted your survey before the deadline on April 11th. This information is crucial in helping to project priority areas for the 2019-2020 school year;
Our Williamsburg Movement and Arts Dance Program continues and will extend May. This is for all students K-5 and given once each week minus the testing week of April 29th ;
There will also be a continuation of the special art classes once each week presented by Marquis Studios for students in Grades K-5 during the month of May. These classes are designed to work in coordination with our Sanford Harmony social/emotional learning initiative;
Memorial Day is commemorated on Monday, May 27th. Let us never forget the sacrifices made by so many men and women in the service of our country;
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;
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 2018-2019. We welcome your presence and assistance in working together with our PTA!
HAVE A HAPPY MAY & ENJOY THS SPRING!
Dr. Robert A. Marchi - Principal
Department of Education Quick Links
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