BENEFITING: Ps 75 Parent Teachers Association Ltd
ORGANIZER: Ps 75 Parent Teachers Association Ltd
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
I'm running the 2016 NYC Marathon to raise funds for Frida and Julia's school. Those of you who know me, know that I'm not a runner nor am I 20 years old anymore, but as a parent you do anything to provide great education to your children, and I'm not the exception. So send me words of encouragement, training advice and money, to help me reach my goal. If you want to donate, no amount is too small.
Here's a brief description about Frida and Julia's school:
PS75 is an elementary school of K-5th grade students drawn from a very diverse community and boasts one of the strongest and coveted Spanish/English dual language programs in the City. Additionally, PS75 is one of five elementary schools in Manhattan that have the ASD Nest program—a program for high functioning students with autism spectrum disorders. It’s approximately 580 students are 55% Hispanic/Latino, 25% Black/African American, 17% White and 3% Asian. More than 65% of our students qualify for free lunch under federal low-income guidelines.
Throughout the year, volunteer parents work hard to raise funds for our in-school arts and enrichment that serves every student at PS75. We do not have the affluence of other District 3 schools and yet are able to partner with our principal to provide robust enrichment programming at each grade level which includes kindergarten aides, an early bird reading program, Symphony Space social studies, ballroom dancing, Young People’s Chorus, Wellness In the Schools, New York Historical Museum, music once a week for kinder - 5th grade, Carnegie Hall Explorers, New Victory Theatre excursions, Audubon Society, Chess in the Classroom and art once a week for k-5 through Studio in a School.
These activities reinforce the core curriculum while providing children with the opportunity to explore and discover new skills and talents.
Please help us keep these programs alive by contributing to our fundraiser! Our children are our future and their success depends on quality education with an enriched curriculum.