Donate to Support These Amazing PS 139 Projects

Students, parents, staff, and teachers at PS 139 developed 12 amazing proposals for improving the schools, and need your support to fund them. Can you donate to the Parent Association by April 23rd, to help us fund these projects?

Through Participatory Budgeting, students, parents, teachers, and staff are voting to decide which of the following projects to fund, with at least $10,000:

  1. Museum of Math Trips
  2. Back to School Supplies
  3. Books & Reading Rewards
  4. Teachers Lounge Makeover
  5. Technology Club
  6. Spanish Club
  7. Creative Play Materials
  8. Bilingual Theater Show
  9. Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness
  10. Radio Show & Podcast
  11. Global Garden
  12. Teaching Assistants & Lunch Leaders

Please DONATE to help the school fund more of these projects. The more you donate, the more money we have for these clubs, supplies, workshops, and school improvements. Principal Mary McDonald will match your donations till April 23rd, so every dollar you donate will have double the impact.

PS 139 is a special place where 1,000 students from different backgrounds learn, play, and grow together. The Parent Association funds amazing school programs and events, and provides teachers and students with essential classroom resources.

Thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the PS 139 Parent Association, to invest in our children, neighbors, and community!

Multicultural Festival

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In partnership with Senior Girl Scout Troop 2702

Friday April 20, 2018
5:30 – 8:30pm

Come Experience & Share Food, Music & Art From Around the World. Students must be accompanied by
a parent or guardian.

Questions: Contact Natalee Stephens (347-385-6322/
nstephens115@gmail)

or Megan Jonynas (MJonynas@ps139.org)


En asociación con Senior Girl Scout Troop 2702

Viernes 20 de Abril.
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Experienciar y Compartir Comida, música y arte De todo el mundo. Los estudiantes deben estar acompañados por un padre o tutor.

Natalee Stephens (347-385-6322/
nstephens115@gmail)
Ms. Megan Jonynas (Mjonynas@ps139.org)

Vote in Participatory Budgeting

It’s time to vote in participatory budgeting! And if you donate by April 23rd, your donation will be matched and will enable us to fund more projects.

Students, parents, staff, and teachers developed 12 amazing proposals for making PS 139 better – and you get to decide which ones to fund. Here’s how:

1. VOTE on the proposals. The Parent Association and Principal McDonald will fund the project projects with the most votes, up to at least $10,000. Each student, staff, and teacher can vote once and each family gets one vote per child at the school. You get REAL POWER over REAL MONEY at YOUR SCHOOL.

VOTE HERE!

2. DONATE to the Parent Association to fund more of these projects. The more you donate, the more money we have for these clubs, supplies, workshops, and school improvements. Principal McDonald will match your donations till April 23rd, so every dollar you donate will have double the impact.

PS 139 is a special place where over 1,000 students from different backgrounds learn, play, and grow together. The Parent Association funds amazing school programs and events, and provides teachers and students with essential classroom resources. A tax-deductible donation to the Parent Association is an investment in our children, neighbors, and community.

Please vote for your top projects by April 23rd at tinyurl.com/ps139pb18. Then donate so that we can fund more projects. Thank you!

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.

Download Signup form (Spanish and English)

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!

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:




¡Gracias!

Kelly Lisman & Jessica Dowshen

Presidentes de la Asociación de Padres

 

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This Friday October 27th: Harvest Night!!!

WEAR YOUR COSTUME! BRING YOUR FAMILIES FOR A NIGHT OF FUN AND ACTIVITIES!
KIDS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE EVENT!
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