We are pleased to present the first of many PS261 blog posts- the blog is a way for our PTA to share all the school happenings, fundraising events, community events and much more. Happy reading.

Auction Update:

Happy spring PS261 Community! Spring means our biggest fundraising event of the year is finally here; The Auction! Thanks to all the hard work of our auction committee and the generosity of our community we have some really amazing items this year.

Tickets are available online here and every morning next week until the auction. You can start bidding on items that you want now and remember anyone can bid- so please share our auction online with friends and family.

Here are a few of the fabulous items that will ONLY be available for live auction bidding:

  • 5 nights in a vacation home Tulum, Mexico
  • 1 week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (a World UNESCO Heritage site)
  • 2 tickets to Saturday Night Live
  • Kristen Bell (aka Anna from FROZEN) personal phone call
  • Barclays Center-Brooklyn Nets Game 2017-18: Suite for up to 16 People

Feeling Lucky? Then enter the raffle and win a brand new iPad Air 32GB. Tickets will be available Mon, Tues, Wed morning of next week. Tickets cost 5 dollars each and 5 or $20.

This year’s auction will have its first ever official after party (so fancy!) at Dirty Precious in Gowanus. They are going to be donating 5 percent of sales back to our school. How nice it that?

So please get out there, bid, spread the word, and come to the auction. Together we can make this the most successful auction to date!

Technology Upgrade Update:

Remember last spring when our community voted on Participatory Budgeting and PS261 won $140,000 for computers? We are have begun to allocate the money and orders have been placed for 9 smart panels and 2 additional mobile laptop carts with teacher workstations. Yay Technology!