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Fundraising Report



First Annual Gala Benefit Auction, Saturday May, 5, 2012. The goal for this year’s benefit is to raise money for our $50,000 effort for music and art in our school.  We are currently soliciting businesses, parents and friends for donations of items and services for us to auction. So far we have more than 20 donations to the auction. Tickets will go on sale on April 1, and will cost $25.  We will need volunteers to help sell tickets, set up the space and clean up afterwards.  If you want to help, please contact Courtney Smith at


In order to expand the music program, we are doing an inventory of our two music rooms.   Parents Chris Tokar, Jordan Margolis, and David Ransom are working on ithis.  We are currently prepping the music room to be repainted and organized.  If you would like to help, please contact Jordan Margolis at


Parent Chris Tokar is working on a grant for the Music room due May 15.  She is also investigating additional grants. Parent Vivian Moses is researching art and green grants.  If you want to suggest a grant, or assist in grant writing, please contact Chris Tokar @


Garden Party, June 2nd, 2012.   The event will take place in our schoolyard and will be the official launch for the Greenhouse classroom project. We will need volunteers to set up the event, to sell tickets, and to do various craft activities.  If you want to help, please contact Liz Santiago at

Our Direct Donations Campaign is on its way.  You have received our first round of direct appeal letters asking parents, family and friends to donate to our school. Please fill out the donation form and write checks to the PS84 PTA.  You can bring it into the front office.  We are working on making it possible to donate online. Look for our meter in the lobby for updates. If you have any questions please e-mail Elka Nikolova at

We are looking for book donations to expand and rejuvenate our book collection.  To donate books to the library, please visit our website under fundraising.  Holly McDade has created a Library Wish List, which is posted there.  The library will accept additional donations of course, so keep bringing in those books!  A law firm is donating $10,000 toward the expansion of the library.  We will create a drama room with a small stage and a puppet theater.  Also a group from that same law firm will be helping with the set up of the library in addition to the two music rooms. If you'd like to learn more about the library, please e-mail Holly McDade at


If your company would like to follow up in the footsteps of the law firm that adopted our school by donating funds and providing community service, please contact Elka Nikolova at


Matching donations: If you work for a company, which has matching grants please consider asking them to match your contribution to P.S. 84. If you have any questions please contact David Ransom at David will provide you with our tax ID number and a letter from the PTA.

Boxtops for Education fundraising -  please continue to collect box tops cutouts and shop online to earn money for our school.  We have 48 parents and supporters registered at the Boxtops for Education website but we need more.  Please register at and choose P.S. 84 as your school to support.  If you have questions please e-mail Ileana Santos Moya at




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