Moon Landing

Our Learning in the L!brary Students explored the Apollo 11 landing.  The 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing is in July and they wanted to be ready!  Look at their work, and enjoy the July 20th Celebrations!

Moon Landing



Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Please remember to visit your local Library to keep up with your Summer Reading!  Be ready for your new class!

Brooklyn Public Library Summer Reading



PS 17 Times

Please be sure to look at our latest edition of PS 17 Times.  This is the last edition for our 5th Grade Reporters.  They've done a great job highlighting  events we've all enjoyed, including the 5th Grade Trip to Philadelphia.   We wish them Good Luck next year, we'll miss them!  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

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 time for the leaves to change colors and the cooler temperatures to finally arrive! 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!

  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th.  Students are off and teachers have professional development sessions on this day.  Please remember to vote and discuss the election process with your child(ren);

  • We will be conducting class and school-wide elections on November 7th.  Students in Grades 1-5 will vote for school president and vice president while Grades 4 & 5 also will vote for class officers as we try to educate the children to appreciate the value of civic responsibility on a school level.

  • Monday, November 11th, is a school holiday for Veterans Day.  Please discuss with your child(ren) the importance of honoring our veterans on this very special day;

  • Thursday, November 14th, is an early dismissal day at 11:45 am for Parent-Teacher Conference and the distribution of report cards.  These will be student-led conferences for Grades 1-5.  Conference hours are 1:00-3:00 pm and 4:30-7:00 pm.  Please make every effort to attend as you must be present in order to receive your child's report card.  There will be a very important PTA meeting at 4:00 pm on this date;

  • The PTA is sponsoring an International Night on Friday evening, November 22, from 5:30-7:00 pm.  More information will be sent home on this event in the near future;

  • Our Thanksgiving Awards Assembly will take place on Wednesday, November 27, at 8:30 am in our auditorium.  We will be installing our new student council officers and recognizing our Honor Roll students at this assembly.  All parents are invited to attend;

  • We will be closed on November 28 & 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays;

  • The Building Safety Team meets at 2:45 pm on November 26th and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;

  • The School Leadership Team meets on Thursday, November 21st, 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! 


  • 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!