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PS17 Thanks our dedicated teachers for their dedication
and love to our children! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week :-)
Spanish Books to Support Biliteracy!
Ms.David our second grade Dual Language Teacher created a project in Donor Choose to get Spanish Books for her class. Please support and share the project so that we can reach our goal :-)
P.S. 17 Fifth graders stand out in a DNAinfo.com article:
read all about it by clicking the following link: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160315/astoria/astoria-elementary-schools-budding-poets-pen-ode-queens
P.S. 17 providing free English classes for parents!
P.S. 17 INVITES PARENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 'FAMILIES FOSTERING
WE HAD OVER 200 FATHERS AND FATHER FIGURES ATTEND DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY!
The event was featured on NY1! Please use the following link to view: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2015/09/22/queens-dads-take-their-kids-to-school.html
Queens Latino also wrote a beautiful article about the event at PS 17: http://queenslatino.com/papas-llevan-a-sus-hijos-a-la-escuela/
For pictures of this great day visit our Gallery here
Meet The New Staff
Our new staff at PS 17 received a special welcome lunch! Congratulations!
FaceLab Comes To PS 17Q
School communities are all in agreement that success does not begin or end in the classroom. Parent and community involvement is essential to strong schools, supported teachers and successful students. FaceLab is a community engagement project that seeks to break down barriers to parent engagement to ensure that children thrive in school. PS 17 was selected to roll out this pilot program in hopes of being able to recreate this engagement model in schools in districts across the city.
Click on the link for full article: http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/FACE/ParentEvents/FaceLab.htm
PS 17Q was the only school outside of Manhattan chosen to participate in Rosie's Kids Theater program. We are so honored that our school was able to be a part of this extraordinary program. After our final show it was announced that Rosie's Kids was awarding one of our fifth grade students with a scholarship. Thank you so much for bringing this program to our school it was a great experience.
PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS is a positive, proactive approach to dealing with behavior. Students are given a clear set of expectations based upon behavioral goals chosen by the staff and administration. Find out how PS17 is using the PBIS program. I am sure you have seen the RISE logo all around school this year and that is because this program is very important for our children at PS 17. Please encourage your children to do their best and earn the tickets thus reinforcing the hard work that is happening at the school both by the children and all the staff.