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Welcome Letter

Dear PS 199 Families,


We have been through challenging times over the last several years, and we hope that you and your loved ones have remained in good health. We want to say THANK YOU to our community new and existing families for your support for the PTA, teachers, and staff of PS 199.

We are grateful to be part of PS 199 community, which is dedicated to the intellectual and social development of our children. PS 199 creates an atmosphere where children thrive when they are safe, happy, and excited about learning. We know PS 199 will continue to provide the best possible educational and social experience no matter the circumstances. But the school cannot do it alone! Some expenses – particularly supplies and enrichment classes are fully covered by PTA contributions and fundraising. We need your help.

In past years, we have relied on our auction to raise over $200,000 to pay for PTA and school expenses. For the past few years, we have plan as a community to secure a larger portion of our fundraising goal with this initial pledge drive and other events.

Each year, the PTA spends over $1,000 per child to support PS 199’s programming, including:

Enrichment Classes

- Center for Architecture

- Creative Communications

- Chess

- National Dance Institute

Support to School

- Classroom Materials and Books

- Technology

- Field Trips and Events

- Support Academic Programming

- Science Lab Equipment, Musical Instruments, and Art Supplies


PS 199 relies on your donations to fund essential programs that the Department of Education budget does not. State and city budgets only meet the bare minimum of a public school’s needs, covering the salaries of teachers, staff and administration.

This year, we have to rely on YOU, our PS 199 family.


We are asking ALL families to make a donation to our annual pledge drive. All donations in any amount are greatly appreciated and make a positive impact on our children’s educational experience. Every donation makes a difference – our goal is 100% participation!


We thank you in advance for your support.



PS 199 PTA Executive Board

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