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!

Participatory Budgeting Voting Week is Here! Special Issue Rugby Road Reporter on PB at PS 139

To view the complete newsletter, please click HERE

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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!

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 pa@ps139.org. Thank you!

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

 

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.

Family Movie Night this Friday (11/10)!!

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Saturday, October 21st: Join the PA Garden Committee to help plant Spring daffodil bulbs and more!

Families will also have the opportunity to meet “Farmer Jenn” Brewin of Nature Based NY and learn about the outdoor garden programs planned for the preK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes this year.  And don’t forget our garden’s open hour from 2:30-3:30pm this Friday, October 20th.  The activity will be painting handprints onto the five raised planters.  Join us!

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Friday, October 6th Reminder: Garden Open 2:30-3:30pm

During the month of October, enjoy the school garden on Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30pm!  Brought to you by your

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Miss Chocolate 2017 Fall Catalog Fundraising Drive Launched!

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Friends,

Today is the start of our PA’s annual Fall Catalog Fundraiser.  All proceeds will be used for various projects and activities in support of our students.  Every little bit counts and all sales are greatly appreciated!  Prizes may be selected up to the total dollar amount sold, so students can choose 1 prize or multiple prizes depending on the dollar amount sold.

STUDENT BONUS:  All students who sell 5 items or more will be entered into a Miss Chocolate Company drawing for an Apple iPad mini.

CLASS GOAL AWARD: Classes that have 100% participation will win $1,000 in prizes from the prize program.

TOP SELLER: Wins one prize from the (H-$500) level in the prize program.

RAFFLE: Sell 5 items and be entered into a raffle drawing to win:

– $125 in prize points from the prize flyer (2 winners will be chosen at random)

– $25 in products (2 winners will be chosen)

NEW AT MISS CHOCOLATE: Brochure order customers can now pay by credit card, debit card, or PayPal by visting www.misschocolate.com/pay and entering the organization ID# 100287 when prompted (note: a $1 service fee will be applied).  Please enter the authorization code provided in the column on the 3-part order form at the end of your transaction.

Customers can also shop at www.misschocolate.com or browse the catalog HERE. Click “Online Store” to get started!  Use our school ID# 100287 when setting up your student’s Seller ID so that your student and the school receive credit for the sale.

All money raised must be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 31st, when the fundraiser ends.  Until then, we hope that you encourage family and friends to have fun shopping for holiday gift wrapping paper, chocolate and cookie treats, magazines, kitchen and houseware items and much more, all in support of our school!

Sincerely,

The PS 139 PA Fundraising Committee