A School Wellness Council is a group of parents, students, school staff, and community members who work together and with the school administration to promote a healthy school community. Your WC is a subcommittee of the school's PTA and has been in existence since 2018.
We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm via Zoom. Please reach out to us at email@example.com for a calendar invite and Zoom link.
To learn more about the goals and recommendations of the NYC DOE for Wellness Councils in schools, .
Fridays 2-3pm - Community Food Scrap Drop-Off sites are an important facet of NYC’s effort to divert more compostable organic materials from landfill disposal.
Food scraps account for approximately 17% of all materials disposed of in NYC. Together with neighborhood organics collection, these efforts turn a sizable chunk of waste into a valuable and useful product.
As a zero waste school we feel this partnership highlights for students the connection between our actions at hoke, the garden and climate change. Learn more about what to compost here:
Please consider signing up for Connected Chef, a weekly (or bi-weekly) high-quality and local grocery service that can either be picked up at PS17 or delivered to your home (for a small additional fee).
When we have 20 subscribers, 5 members of our school community will receive a no-cost box.
If you are getting groceries from Lifeline - we’d love to see what you’re making with them! We’ll continue to share on the FB page and occasionally by email but we want to hear from you!
The nutrient-dense groceries that The Connected Chef distributes comes 80% from local farms and distributors in the NY, NJ, PA area. We believe that reconnecting with where our food comes from is the first step towards food sovereignty for all communities.
We're bringing the power of Flamenco to PS17 students! Residencies begin with an interactive performance by the professional company for the entire school to enjoy, followed by a series of in-depth classes that culminate with a student performance!
This program aligns with BluePrint and Common Core Standards in Dance, Language Arts, History, and Social Science. Our programs are tailored to your students, with targeted services for Multilingual Learners and Students with Disabilities.
Ways you can help:
Are you a grant writer? performer?
Are you a caterer or restaurant owner, manager, worker? We need donations of food for events.
Want to volunteer? Check out our current opportunitiesor through the QR code.
Calling all Gardeners!
Would you like to be involved in the care and maintenance of our school garden on 30th Ave and the creation of our new courtyard garden in progress?
Calling all Gardeners!
Would you like to be involved in the care and maintenance of our school garden on 30th Ave and the creation of a courtyard garden currently in progress?
Sign up here!
Check out our most recent newsletter below!
Water Bottle Refill Station
Rock Climber in Courtyard
After School Garden Club
Classes for students in Capoeira, Hip Hop Dance, Plant Based Cooking, Yoga and Mindfulness
Professional Development for Teachers
Indoor Plant Stand
Plant Workshops with QBG
Garden Irrigation System
Health and Nutrition Books and Curriculum for Classes and Library
Environmental Science Materials
Basketball Backboard and Hoop
Earth Day Festival 2022
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