Not to brag, but we’re kind of a party school! Throughout the year we orchestrate so many creative ways to come together as a community. Events at PS 295 are the most fun way for families to get involved and show our school spirit while raising funds that go a long way to support our kids’ education.
CUPCAKE FRIDAYS – monthly at pick-up
One Friday each month, kids (and parents) celebrate the end of the week with homemade cupcakes in the courtyard. It’s one of our favorite traditions! Lots of people bring them in; we just need a few to set up the tables and take the dollars. Look out for monthly reminders on our Facebook page and in your child’s homework folder when it’s time to start baking.
FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS – 4 times a year, 6 – 8pm
A few times a year, we come together as a school on a Friday evening to just hang out and enjoy a low-key event. These are totally free gatherings, where there may be an activity going on and everyone brings something to eat and share with friends. Past events included dancing, Zumba, Game Night, face painting, sports activities and art projects.
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY—October 18
Individual and class photos capture this precious year in each student’s life. Stomping Ground Photo gets each kid moving and showing their unique spirit and style. Parent volunteers keep the day running smoothly and to help our kids look their best!
HALLOWEEN / FALL DANCE — October 27
Throw a party our kids will never forget as they dance to raise money for PS 295! Held the Saturday night before Halloween, this popular favorite transforms the cafeteria into the spookiest nightclub in Brooklyn. Great music, delicious food, decorations that have to be seen to be believed—and one great costume after another. It’s a job you’ll love. To learn more about how this event works, read our FAQ sheet.
BOOK FAIR – November 14-16
What could be more satisfying than helping kids buy books? This is an easy one—all we need you to do is help set up and stock the shelves, run the register, and chat with happy customers.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR – December 6-7
We are blessed to have so many artisans in our community. The holiday bazaar is a chance for PS 295 families to showcase handmade goods and shop for unique gifts at great prices.
BROOKLYN BOOGIE BRUNCH – March TBD
People are still talking about this one! Last time around we rocked the afternoon away with musicians from Kirk Douglas and Mark Kelly of the Roots to Control the Sound, the hottest teen band in town. We had to turn people away from this sold-out event, but you won’t miss a thing from your station selling food, painting faces, doing crafts, and other fun jobs.
SPRING FLING AUCTION & CELEBRATION – April 6
Our online auction is your chance to score vacation homes, sporting event tickets, certificates to restaurants and hotels, summer camps or classes for any age at a fraction of the cost! Then come celebrate the season with us at a catered party to end the auction. Find out more about it here.
EARTH DAY – April 22
Every year PS 295 students celebrate Earth Day! We might make art or plant seeds. Whatever we do parents are in the mix and students are learning to appreciate Mother Earth.
TOUCH-A-TRUCK – May 18
Half of Brooklyn turns out for a great day of truck-touching, food, music, crafts, science activities, and bouncy-housing at the block party of their dreams. And being on the TaT team is just as much fun as attending!
SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL – June 7
The last event of the year—and one of the best. The centerpiece of the festival is the opening of the Student Art Show, which features work by every student in our school, but in the past we’ve also had live music, crafts and games. This one isn’t about raising money—admission and events are free!