PS8 Gala & Auction

Info about the Course of the Evening

The Gala and Auction is a long awaited chance to celebr8 our school community and reconnect with friends – both old and new – after over two years of virtual events. Please feel free to come in theme and dress in your best Roaring 20s and Jazz Age attire! Business Casual and Cocktail attire also welcomed as we eat, dance, and bid on amazing auction items.

We look forward to celebrating our children, their teachers and all the programs which make PS 8 Gr8 while providing future financial support for our school. 

Why PTA fundraising matters and how it helps our children

You may be asking why PTA fundraising is so important. Here are some of the biggest things PTA funding goes to support:

-Teaching assistants

-School residencies

-Kids Cre8 scholarships

-Enrichment programs 

-Reduced classroom sizes

 These are just some of the reasons why it is crucial we hit our fundraising goals each year. But, we cannot do it without you.

The PTA covers nearly 60 Kids Cre8 scholarships each year, which amounts to approximately $18,000. We truly believe Kids Cre8 is something that makes PS 8 special and provides a safe place for children to learn new skills and develop current or new passions while socializing with fellow classmates.

The PTA also covers the cost of all residencies held in school. Residencies include: Guggenheim, Chess, Song writing, Ajna, Mark Morris and more! Each grade level has 2-3 residencies a year which provides extra enrichment for all children. These programs cost approximately $60,000 each year and would not happen without PTA funding. By supporting our Gala and Auction, you are helping cover these costs and some!

Please consider supporting the gala by purchasing tickets, sponsoring food or beverage costs, donating/soliciting auction items, or giving a donation of money today. By meeting our fundraising goal, all of our children will benefit. Thank you in advance for your support.