The PTA is an active, integral part of the PS8 community. Our fundraising supports every child in our school, offering access to critical classroom, afterschool, enrichment, and arts programming that would not otherwise be possible. We raise over $1 million per year, that’s $1,700 per child. Everything we do is supported by donations from parents, families, friends, and local businesses in the Brooklyn Heights community. Your support makes the difference!!
Why is Fundraising So Important at PS8?
Each year, there is a sizeable shortfall between the vital programs that pave the path to success for all our children at PS8 and the funding that the DOE provides. With a city deficit and Department of Education budget cuts looming, the stakes are even higher this year. Every single dollar goes directly into the classroom, enrichments, arts, and community programming, and every year we must fund these initiatives anew.
Where Does the Funding Go? (in order of investment)
- The Classroom: Staffing support that reduces student-teacher ratios, Bridges Math curriculum, teacher grants & professional development, etc.
- Arts & Enrichment: Guggenheim Learning Through Art, Ajna Dance, Chess NYC, New York City Ballet’s Ballet Tales, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Songwriting, Drumming and more!
- Afterschool Programming: Kids Cre8 staffing, scholarships, and snacks.
- Community Building: Health, safety & wellness support, Book Fair, Paddlewheeler, Winter Warmup & Diversity Potluck.
What Should I Contribute?
The PTA raises more than $1,700 in pivotal programming per student. We recognize that a contribution of this size is not attainable for all. We are one community and as such, support each other as neighbors, friends, and classmates. Give what is in the best interest of your family, and if you have the means, please consider making a more sizable donation.
How Do I Make a Contribution?
One-time or monthly tax-deductible donations can be made online via credit card. To avoid credit card fees, checks can be delivered to PS8’s main office and placed in the locked PTA mailbox or mailed to PTA of PS8 at 37 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
What is PS8 PTA’s Tax ID?
100% of direct donations go to supporting our programs, and your contribution is fully tax-deductible. The tax ID for the Parents and Teachers Association of PS 8 is 11-2578366.
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