Dear PS/IS 499 Families,
Welcome! We’re looking forward to an engaging year at PS/IS 499!
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) supports students and staff by offering educational programs, enrichment opportunities, fun events, and a supportive learning environment. The school depends on supplemental funds from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to help them attain their academic goals and to enrich the educational programs offered to our children. To accomplish this, PS/IS 499’s PTA depends on the strong financial commitment and dedication of friends, family and corporate members of the community.
How can you donate?
There are several ways you can donate to the Parent Teacher Association of PS/IS499Q The Queens College School for Math, Science and Technology
|How to donate||Where||Details|
|Zelle app||Zelle app||Use your Zelle app to send a donation to email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Debit or credit card||PayPal site||Donate using your debit or credit card|
|PayPal||PayPal site||Donate with your PayPal account|
148-20 Reeves Ave Flushing, NY 11367
|Drop off or mail personal checks to the school. Please make checks out to “PTA of PS/IS 499Q”.|
|Company matching||Your company handbook / HR team||Contact your HR benefits team to determine if your company participates in charity gift matching|
Why does the PTA fundraise?
Fundraising is critical to providing enriching activities and tools for our student body. This year, our goal is to raise $57,000 to fuel the following programming:
|Student enrichment programs including after-school clubs||$26,000|
|Advanced stock for fundraising sales||$600|
|School family activities||$5,000|
|Teacher and staff appreciation||$2,000|
|8th grade committee expenses||$7,000|
|PTA office supplies||$500|
|PTA laptop for meetings||$2,000|
|Gifts to the school||$3,000|
|President’s Council dues||$100|
|PTA website hosting & administration fees||$300|
|PTA refreshments and expenses||$500|
|Total anticipated expenses for 2021-2022||$57,000|
What fundraising events are there?
These are tentative fundraising events that the PTA is organizing for the 2021-2022 school year. All dates and details are subject to change.
- September 2021
- September 18th: “Back to School” Field Day at Cunningham Park
- School store launch
- Membership drive
- Restaurant fundraiser – date coming soon
- October 2021
- Fall fundraiser event
- Restaurant fundraiser
- Fall/Halloween event
- November 2021
- Cultural Awareness / Thanksgiving fundraiser
- Restaurant fundraiser
- Book fair
- December 2021
- Holiday craft sale
- Holiday Family Feast
- Winter Wonderland event
- May 2022
- Mother’s Day sale
- June 2022
- Father’s Day sale
- …and more!
How much should you contribute?
Any amount helps. In order for the experiences we plan for the year to come to fruition, we need help from our parent community. We understand that donating money is not always easy or feasible but we ask that you consider investing in your child’s education. If you’re feeling generous, please consider donating on behalf of those that are currently unable to provide. Thank you in advance for your generosity and consideration!
Is your donation tax-deductible?
Yes, Parent Teacher Association of PS/IS499Q The Queens College School for Math, Science and Technology is a qualified non-profit so all contributions are tax-deductible. Receipts for all donations will be mailed to the email address provided upon donation.
Is corporate matching available?
Yes! Please contact your HR benefits team to determine if your company participates in charity gift matching. You will need the details of their specific matching process. Reach out to us at email@example.com and we will do our best to provide you the information you need to request your corporate match.
Thank you for your support!
We cannot do this without you and are beyond grateful for any financial support you and your family can provide the school whether it be at the start of school or later in the year.
We are grateful for your consideration.