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!

  • The St. Nick's After-School Program begins on October 7th.  Space is still available for additional children to join this wonderful program;

  • Wednesday, October 9th, is a school holiday for Yom Kippur;

  • Monday, October 14th, is a school holiday for Columbus Day;

  • Our school received a $20,000 CASA grant from Councilmember Antonio Reynoso.  This will fund 2 after-school arts programs for 20 weeks (10 fall; 10 spring) for children in Grades K-2 (Wednesdays) and Grades 3-5 (Thursdays) from 2:30-4:25 pm.  These programs will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 25 students per arts instructor;

  • We have a PTA meeting scheduled for 8:15 am on October 16th;

  • Our after-school ESL (Ms. Saney) and Library (Ms. Lange) programs will begin on October 23rd and run on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Information will be going home shortly regarding these programs;

  • The Pre-K "Hoedown" takes place on Tuesday, October 22nd, at 8:30 am.  We look forward to seeing many of our parents at this really fun event;

  • PS 17's "Picture Day" is Wednesday, October 23rd;

  • The PTA is sponsoring a Halloween Party on Friday, October 25th from 5:00-7:00 pm and will be open to children in ALL grades;

  • The Building Safety Team meets at 2:45 pm on October 29thth and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;

  • Our annual Halloween Parade for children in Grades PreK-2 takes place on Halloween day beginning at 12:45 pm.   All parents are invited to watch the parade and share in the fun;

  • The School Leadership Team meets 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!