Unlike most schools, PS 295 does not require parents to pay dues to join our PTA. Membership is given automatically to every family in our school. We do ask for a voluntary annual donation of $20 per child to help support our activities. We’re grateful for anything you can donate–even if it’s just time and enthusiasm.

The PS 295 PTA is a charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3), so every dollar you donate can be deducted on your taxes! For donations under $250, your credit card statement or canceled check can serve as a receipt. For larger donations, or for any cash donations, you’ll need a more formal receipt from us to claim the write-off. Just email our treasurers and they can take care of it for you.

If you are able to, you can make an online donation easily by clicking here.

Where​ Does the Money Go?
The​ ​money​ ​we​ ​raise​ ​goes​ ​straight​ ​back​ ​into​ ​the​ ​school.​ ​Some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​things​ ​that​ ​the​ ​PTA​ ​has paid​ ​for,​ ​partially or​ ​in​ ​full,​ ​include:

  • Supplies​ ​for​ ​Art,​ ​Drama,​ ​Science,​ ​Creative​ ​Movement,​ ​Special​ ​Needs,​ ​and​ ​classroom​ ​teachers
  • A​ ​dance​ ​instructor
  • After​ ​school​ ​homework​ ​help​ ​for​ ​third​ ​grade​ ​and​ ​up.
  • Our​ ​wellness​ ​and​ ​gardening​ ​programs
  • Field​ ​Day​ ​T-shirts
  • Fifth​ ​Grade​ ​graduation​ ​day​ ​celebration​ ​&​ ​yearbook
  • School-wide​ ​lice​ ​checks​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​year
  • A​ ​School​ ​Messenger​ ​system​ ​to​ ​communicate​ ​via​ ​phone​ ​to​ ​families​ ​in​ ​their​ ​preferred​ ​language
  • A​ ​real-time​ ​interpretation​ ​system​ ​at​ ​all​ ​PTA​ ​meetings
  • Bagels​ ​and​ ​Coffee​ ​at​ ​monthly​ ​Bagel​ ​Bits​ ​events,​ ​when​ ​the​ ​school​ ​invites​ ​parents​ ​to​ ​socialize​ ​and then​ ​into​ ​our​ ​children’s​ ​classrooms.