Well, the short answer is that YOU do. As parents of PS 234 you are automatically granted membership to the PTA (a 501(c)(3)charitable organization) which gives you voting rights. The bylaws of the PTA are available on our website for review, and they are guided by larger bylaws, called the Chancellor's Regulation A660, with oversight by … Continue reading Annual Appeal: Who Decides Where the PTA Money Goes?
Did you know that the money you raise supplements the budget our principal receives from the Department of Education (DOE)? In 2007 New York City adopted the Fair Student Funding (FSF) formula to determine public school budgets. Previously, funding was tied to teacher compensation which tended to disadvantage schools staffed by less experienced teachers at … Continue reading Spotlight: PTA and DOE Budget
Many parents know that the whimsy and freedom of yard time can be stressful for children who feel excluded; or for groups of kid struggling to come up with a game to play. But there shouldn't be a moment wasted during this time where our children socialize and enjoy fresh air. And thanks to the contributions … Continue reading Spotlight: Kids in the Game
There are so many ways in which your donations to PS 234 enrich our children's lives; not the least of which is ensuring we have a robust school library and fully stocked classroom libraries. Our new librarian, Eileen Makoff, has introduced the school to MyLibraryNYC program; A joint effort between the NYC public library systems and the … Continue reading Books, Books, Books!
Our school is so cheery and full of life that we often forget the little things that need to be improved upon. From new carpets for floor time to the very exciting replacement of the school shades, your donation is key to making these improvements in our building. This year we were particularly happy to … Continue reading Spotlight: Capital Improvements