Chocolate fundraiser for 5th-grade graduation dues!

The 5th grade committee is conducting a Fundraiser to reduce 5th grade graduation dues. We will be selling Chocolate bars from World’s Finest Chocolate. The chocolate sale were a big hit in the past where we raised a significant amount of money. Each box of chocolate you sell you will receive $30 towards your child’s senior dues.

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Survey Results – PS 139’s Top Priorities and Ideas

Thank you to everyone who completed the Participatory Budgeting survey, to share your top priorities and ideas for improving the school!

Last year, 16 people submitted ideas. This year, 559 people completed the surveys, sharing 202 specific ideas! This includes 426 students, 103 parents, 19 teachers, and 10 staff. Congratulations to Adriana Galicia for being the lucky raffle winner of a $50 gift certificate to the Flatbush Food Coop!

Here are the top five priorities:

Issue Votes
Field trips and performances 253
School and classroom technology 181
Cafeteria food and space 178
Outdoor play spaces 173
After-school clubs 131

For more details, see this survey report. The Parent Association will use this input to guide our activities for the next year, to better serve and support the school community.

In February and March, a PB Committee of parents, teachers, and staff is reviewing the ideas and turning the top ones into proposals for a ballot. Then in April, all students, parents, teachers, and staff will be invited to vote to decide which projects we fund.

This work at PS 139 has also inspired bigger change at the City and State. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that he will be launching PB at all public high schools, and in April officials from across the state will visit PS 139 to prepare for a new statewide PB initiative for schools. Thank you for being part of a community that’s showing students and parents that we can all have a voice in our democracy!

2018 Participatory Budgeting

How would you spend $10,000 to improve PS 139?

You Decide! Participatory Budgeting at PS 139

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The PS 139 Parent Association and Principal Mary McDonald want you to decide how to spend $10,000 to improve the school, through participatory budgeting!
How it works:

  1. In January, share your ideas for how to make the school better.
  2. In February and March we’ll work with you to turn your ideas into projects for a ballot.
  3. In April, you’ll vote to decide which projects to fund.

Please complete this survey by January 31st, to share the issues you think are most important, and a specific idea or project. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate!

Last year you funded play equipment, computers, musical instruments, dual language materials, a butterfly garden, and a clean up club – see the full results here. If you have any questions or are available to help out this year, please let us know at Thank you!

Rugby Road Reporter 2017 Fall/Winter Newsletter

To view the complete newsletter, please click HERE

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Ayude a sus niños – Done a la Asociación de Padres de PS 139

La Asociación de Padres (AP) ayuda a nuestros niños, financiando programas importantes fuera del presupuesto de la escuela. Por favor, haga una donación antes del 31 de diciembre para apoyar estos programas.

La Asociación de Padres financia increíbles programas escolares, actividades extracurriculares y eventos especiales. También, La Asociación de Padres provee materiales escolares a los maestros y estudiantes para sus salones de clases. Uds., como padres, pueden decidir lo que hacemos, por el proceso del presupuesto participativo. ¡El año pasado, los padres y estudiantes votaron para financiar nuevos juguetes para el recreo, un jardín de mariposas, instrumentos musicales, computadoras portátiles, materiales para enseñar y un club de ecología.

Su contribución ayudará a financiar programas y eventos como estos. Si cada familia dona $25, tendremos más de $25,000.  Si puede donar más o pedir donaciones de otra familia o amigos, ¡aun mejor!

PS 139 es un lugar especial. Es un lugar donde las personas de diferentes orígenes comen juntos, juegan juntos y aprenden juntos. PS 139 ofrece una educación excelente a casi mil niños que representan más de 20 idiomas y culturas. Una donación a PS139 es una inversión en nuestros niños, vecinos y comunidad.

Por favor done hoy para apoyar a nuestros hijos, escuela y comunidad. ¡Gracias!

Pueden donar por el internet, en efectivo o por cheque personal. Haga los cheques a “Parent Association of PS 139”, ponga su cheque o su efectivo en un sobre con esta carta y déjelos en la oficina de la escuela o envíalos por correo a: Parent Association PS 139, 330 Rugby Road, Brooklyn NY 11226.  

Sí, mostraré mi apoyo para PS 139 uniéndome a la asociación de padres y donando:


Kelly Lisman & Jessica Dowshen

Presidentes de la Asociación de Padres


Make an End of Year Donation to the PA

The PS 139 Parent Association (PA) is a nonprofit organization that helps our children by funding important programs outside the school’s budget. Please join us in supporting this work – donate to the PA by December 31st to qualify for charitable deductions on your tax return!!


The Parent Association funds amazing school programs, after-school clubs, events, and provides teachers and students with essential classroom resources. Some things we funded in 2017 include:

  • Laptops
  • After-school clubs
  • New play equipment
  • A butterfly garden
  • Musical instruments

Your contribution will help fund programs and events like these. If each family donates $25, we’ll raise over $25,000 for 2018.

PS 139 is a special place where nearly 1,000 students from different backgrounds representing over 20 languages learn together, play together, and grow together. A tax-deductible donation to PS 139 is an investment in our children, neighbors, and community.

Please donate today to support your kids, your school, and your community – and ask your friends, family, and business owners to do the same. If your employer has a donation matching program, please request that your contribution be matched! Thank you!

You can donate online, in cash, or by personal check. Make checks out to “Parent Association of PS 139”, put them or cash in an envelope with this form, and drop them off at the school office or mail them to: Parent Association, PS 139, 330 Rugby Road, Brooklyn NY 11226.

Yes, I will show my support for PS 139 by becoming a member of the Parent Association and donating:

Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Parent Association of PS 139 is a tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.