It Takes A Village

Dear Families,

There is so much to be thankful for – the amazing school our kids go to every day, the incredible arts programing and field trips, the generous community we are all a part of. And thanks to all of you, we are very close to our fundraising goal. But we still need to raise $8,000 to fully meet our mark of raising $40,000 from direct contributions by Dec. 31 in order to pay for all the programs listed below.


Please consider asking your family and friends over the holidays to help by making a donation. No donation is too small. $5, $10, $15, $25 – everything counts, everything matters, everything is appreciated. And all donations are tax deductible.

Have a great Thanksgiving and thank you and your village for the support!

-Heather, Nina and the PA Fundraising Committee


Everyone: Recess and PE Enhancement with Coach Aswad / $20,000
1st and 2nd grade: Musical Explorers with Carnegie Hall /$350
2nd and 3rd grade: Teachers and Writers Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop /$3,000
2nd and 3rd grade PLUS 4th/5th Electives: Chess with Stephanie Ballom /$9,090
2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade: West African Dance in 5th Grade, Hip Hop in 2nd and 3rd Grade Alvin Ailey / $8,550
4th Grade 6-week arts-based residency for Social Studies: NY Historical Society / $1,300
4th grade: Ballroom Dancing with Dancing Classrooms / $4,800
4th and 5th Grade Electives AND 1st Grade trips: Materials for the Arts / $2,200
5th Grade “Trial of the Conquistadors”, Aztec role-playing program Child’s Play NY / $2,340
5th grade: The Best That I Can Be with STAR / $7,500
2nd-5th grade: South Street Seaport Museum / $12,000
2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Sail in the Spring
2nd grade Urban Archeology 6-week Residency plus field trip
3rd grade Simple Machines Tour of Tall Ship for Science
4th grade Social Studies and the Arts 6-week Residency
3rd grade Printing Press Arts-based 6-week Residency plus Field Trip to Bowne Printing Press