Thanks for coming to check out our events! There are many ways to get involved for each of these; both hands-on and behind-the-scenes. Check back in for volunteer sign ups.
The PS 29 PTA hosts a series of fantastic events throughout the school year. These events are a fun way to help raise money for our school and get to know our amazing community! While most events are geared towards families and the greater community, some events are adult only.
Please contact the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We’d love to hear from you.
BACK TO SCHOOL HANGOUT
Just before school, we invite new and existing PS29 families to get together in the school yard. This informal meet-up allows children to reconnect after the summer and for new kids to meet and get ready for their first year at PS29. Bring things to do – chalk, sport balls, jump ropes and a water bottle! Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4-6PM
Each September we host a family Movie Night in the school yard. Bring blankets and chairs and grab your spot. The event is free but we offer a concession stand with treats, novelty toys and hot chocolate. Friday, September 20, 2019 6:30PM
29 Cheers is the first event of the school year just for grown-ups! This event is held on a weeknight in the fall at a local restaurant. In past years, Strong Place (on Court Street), Vekslers (on Hicks Street) and Toby’s Public House (on Columbia Street) have graciously hosted PS29 parents, teachers, staff and administrators for an evening of drinks and light snacks. It’s a wonderful way to meet new folks and catch up with old friends. TBD
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS (FALL & SPRING)
At this bi-annual event, PS 29 parents, teachers and alumni participate in a warm-up game of knock-out followed by a school-wide three-on-three tournament in the school yard. All skill levels are welcome. A donation is suggested but not required. Lace up your sneakers and join us by singing up here (link coming soon!)! Sunday, October 20, 2019 9-11AM and Sunday, May 3, 2020 9-11AM
RUMMAGE SALES (FALL & SPRING)
The Rummage Sale is a favorite event for the entire neighborhood! PS29 families – and community members too – bring electronics and textiles and clothing to the PS29 Schoolyard on Baltic Street. Clothing and shoes are offered for sale at just $1!
Everything collected will be: Re-used, Re-purposed, or Recycled. Electronics will be collected by the Lower East Side Ecology Center to be recycled. Unsold clothing and textiles will be recycled by Wearable Collections. Stained & ripped clothing and textiles welcome (to recycle not to sell.) No books or toys please. Textiles & shoes only. Items can be dropped off anytime between 10:30 am and 3 pm on the day of the event. Sunday, October 20, 2019 11-3PM and Sunday, May 3, 2020 11-3PM
BOOK FAIRS (FALL & SPRING)
The Book Fair is a well-loved fundraising and community event that raises money for our school and brings books to our classrooms. It’s a super fun event that keeps our students excited about reading. The Book Fair will feature a carefully curated selection of children’s books from Fork & Pencil and high-quality educational toys and travel activities (toys will not be sold during school hours.)
We also have Teacher Wish Lists; you can purchase these books for the classrooms. Classes visit the Book Fair throughout the week; the schedule will be posted and you can sign up to volunteer when your child attends. This year’s fairs will take place November 14-21, 2019
Possibly the cutest day of the year! This is a great event to volunteer for; it’s busy and fun and you can schedule your volunteer time when your kiddo has their session. Irvin Simon takes class and individual student photos. Your photo purchases raise money for the school. A class schedule will be posted closer to the date. Photo Day will be Thursday, November 12, 2019.
Remember when the only fundraiser a school had was a bake sale? This modern day bake sale offers sweet treats as well as sandwiches and savory items. Coffee and beverages too. So many opportunities to donate time and efforts. Tuesday, November 5, 2019
EAT PIE & SHOP
Eat Pie & Shop is a fabulous holiday event that seems to get better each year! This event includes pie contests for kids and adults, an artisan gift fair, professional portraits and crafts and games. And of course you get to eat pie! For more details and ways to help, please visit the Eat Pie & Shop website. VOLUNTEERS please sign up here. We hope to see you Sunday, December 8, 2019!
WYTHE DINNER RAFFLE
At this adults-only event, parents enjoy a three-course meal and wine and cocktails in the private dining room of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. There are only 40 spots available so we hold a raffle to fill the seats. Buy more tickets for more chances! TBD
SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY
Super Science Saturday is a science museum in our own back yard! This hands‐on community event is put together by science teachers, parents and students at PS29. Families and the wider community join together and become immersed in a day of science. Children can participate in workshops, explore science concepts and watch demonstrations that illustrate science concepts we all know and love. This day requires lots of hands on volunteers. So mark your calendar for Saturday, March 14, 2020 and get ready to help!
ANNUAL GALA + AUCTION
Join us for this super fun party and biggest fundraiser of the year! Enjoy drinks, food, dancing and participate in the silent auction; it’s supremely fun and a great night out (adults only.) Bidding is online and starts a few weeks before the event; this means grandparents, neighbors and friends can also bid on items! Stay tuned for more information and ways to help. Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7PM
PARENTS PERFORM AT PARENT ART NIGHT
This Art Night brings parents together to celebrate their creativity. Guests enjoy three hours of comedy, musical performances, readings, and just good old fun all served up by talented parents and alumni of PS29. Drinks and delicious light snacks will be served. Date TBD
The PS 29 Block Party is held in the PS 29 school yard in June each year. This incredible event is fun for the whole family and open to the entire community! Like an old fashioned carnival enjoy food, games, rides (!), arts and crafts activities and the biggest hits – face painting and hair coloring! Planning starts early and the event’s success is entirely dependent on great volunteers. We hope you like cotton candy! Friday, June 5, 2020 5-8PM
This summer fundraiser is a contest to help make reading fun. Students keep track of the number of minutes they read and ask friends and family to sponsor their reading. The top readers get small prizes at the beginning of the next school year and a pizza party! Details were sent home in your child’s backpack in June.