P.S. 139 PA Gift Basket Fundraiser

Baskets on display and raffle tickets on sale at 8:30am this Friday, June 16th, during the PreK Stepping Up Ceremony.  Purchase raffle tickets to help raise funds for our teachers’ supply closet!

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PS 139 PA Spring 2017 Catalog Fundraiser Launched!

Prizes for top sellers!  Raffle prize drawings for sales orders totaling 5 items or more!  Sale ends Wednesday, April 19.  Help our give our PA Funds a Spring boost!

PS139 PA Spring Fundraiser

Second Annual “Fill Our School with Love” Fundraiser!


This Thursday, October 27th at P.S. 139: Harvest Night 2016 and 4th Grade Dance Concert!


P.S. 139 P.A. Reminder: Miss Chocolate Fundraiser Forms Due!

Dear P.S. 139 families,


The Miss Chocolate fundraiser ends this Friday, October 14th, so there’s still time to get your orders in this week!  No contribution is too small and your contribution will have an impact!  Please help our Parent Association reach our $7,000 goal in support of after-school clubs this school year.  Last year, the P.A. launched spring after-school clubs in robotics, cooking, and the arts.  We would love the opportunity to brings the clubs back this year and your support will make all the difference.


Help our Parent Association get the strong fundraising momentum we need in support of our students this year!  Please check your home phone messages, the P.S. 139 Yahoo group or Facebook page for details on how to submit catalog orders this Thursday and Friday.


Best regards,


The Parent Association of P.S. 139 Executive Board

P.S. 139 Parent Association Annual Fall Catalog Fundraising Drive Launched!

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Friends,

Our PA annual fall catalog fundraising drive has officially launched!  Miss Chocolate Fundraising packets have gone home in student folders and the fundraising drive will run for the next three weeks, ending on Friday, October 14, 2016.  All proceeds will be used for various worthwhile projects and activities that support our students.  Please follow the instructions provided in the fundraiser packets.  Special features this year are:

FUND TO LEARN: Any student participating in the fundraiser will receive a FREE storybook inside their order.  Help support this wonderful opportunity to get more books into our children’s hands that they get to keep.

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

RAFFLE: Sell 5 items and be entered in a raffle 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)

You can also invite out of town friends and family to participate in this fundraiser!  Simply go to Miss Chocolate, follow the instructions for shopping online, and enter school code 100287.  They can also browse the fall fundraising catalog here.

Thank you for your support!



The P.S. 139 P.A. Fundraising Committee




New! Spring 2016 After-School Clubs offered during the months of May and June, with funding support from the Parent Association of PS 139


501(c)(3) status approved!!!

Dear P.S. 139 families,

Wonderful news!  The 501(c)(3) application for the Parent Association of P.S. 139 was recently approved by the IRS.  Many of you may have already read about the application having been submitted for approval over the summer with help from the law firm Paul Hastings, as well as the opportunities that the 501(c)(3) status can offer (see article in the Rugby Road Reporter newsletter or September 2 post on the web site).  Now that 501(c)(3) status has been approved, the P.A. is able to pursue grants and other opportunities that have the potential to significantly increase fundraising support to the school.

If you’d like to help, please consider the following:

– making a tax-deductible donation to the Parent Association of P.S. 139 this calendar year.  If you make a donation, please also check with your employer to find out if the firm or business has an employee matching contribution program;

– if you have writing or research skills to assist with grant research and proposals, please contact Susanna Stein, VP of External Fundraising for the P.A. at ssteinnyc@yahoo.com

Please also remember that no contribution is too large or too small and that your ongoing support to the P.A. serves as the heart of our fundraising efforts for the school.  Therefore, please continue to lend your volunteer and financial support to the school through our book fairs, Picture Day purchases, and special events.  The Executive Board of the Parent Association of P.S. 139 wishes to thank you for all that you do for the school, and we look forward to working with you in helping to make 2015-2016 a terrific year for our kids!

Supply Closet for Teachers

The P.S. 139 Parents Association and all the teacher volunteers are proud to announce the official opening of the P.S. 139 Teacher Supply Closet!

The Parents Association has designated funds this year to order a number of supplies for classrooms and will help provide funds for the closet every year.

A special thanks to parent, Richard Crawford and the Parents Association for granting this proposal and funding the closet!  It is one of many signs that our fantastic parent community stands in support of the wonderful teachers at P.S. 139!



Teachers unpacking many new supplies and stocking the supply closet


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At the ribbon cutting–PS 139 Teachers, Principal Mary McDonald, and parent Richard Crawford and future PS 139 student!