Student Council Assembly




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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!











Principal's Corner



 Some important items for this month:

  • We will be conducting an exciting variety of literacy initiatives designed to help enhance our children's oral speaking, listening, and writing skills and tie these activities to increased respect for one another.  These include expressions of good will and kindness to one another as we recognize "RESPECT FOR ALL WEEK" February 10-14.  Specific writing opportunities will be offered on each grade level.  A "Kindness Tree" will be constructed on the second floor and expanded with every "heart" representing each kind act or message contributed by the children in Grades Pre-K through 5;

  • I am asking for your help in making sure that your child is completing his/her homework each day and that you are checking it BEFORE signing the homework planner.  It is extremely important that in addition to completing all homework assignments in their best work, that you make sure that your child is reading every evening!   Reading and writing are basic and essential skills.  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!

  • The February calendar goes home on January 30th.  Please review it for key events and activities planned for the month;

  • We are hosting a Lincoln Center JAZZ Concert #2 on Thursday, February 6th, at 12:30 pm in our auditorium;

  • "Valentines Day " also happens to be the "100th Day of School "and both events will be celebrated on Friday, February 14th;

  • We  have start an "Extra Help" program for students needing extra assistance in Math and/or ELA .  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.  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;

  • Presidents Week is February 17-21;

  • The Building Safety Team meets at 2:45 pm on February 25th and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and the School Leadership Team meets on Thursday, February 27th, 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!  Only the PS 17 sweatshirt/sweater is permitted.  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).  Again, 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 VALENTINE'S DAY 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!