5th Committee Page!

Committee Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Beer and Akila Lord. [email protected]

Hello Fifth Grade Families!

As you may know, the 261 tradition for fifth graders is for them to have a yearbook, a special t-shirt, a local trip- this year it will be a picnic, a dance party and a moving-up ceremony. 

These exciting things cost money. The fifth grade committee is doing food and bake sales and other fundraisers, but every year family dues also play an important role in making the year happen.

Dues for the 261 Class of 2020 will be $100 this year. If your family will need financial assistance, please contact your teacher.

SPONSOR A FIFTH GRADER! and add 20 bucks or more to your dues payment. We love you!


You are always welcome to pay the total amount in one payment.  We love this option but we understand that is not always possible.  

Otherwise, payments are due in two $50 installments:

  • Friday, January 10th
  • Friday, February 14th

By check:

Make checks payable to PS261 PTA. On the memo line note “5th Grade” with child’s name/class.

Checks can be given to your student’s teacher, or put in the PTA mailbox in the main office. Heather Weston is an option too. 

By credit card:

We will have a table set up at some point and will let you know in advance. Please note that credit card transactions require an additional processing fee of $5.  

By cash:

Cash is a great thing but please hand it directly to a 5th grade committee chair or your teacher or Heather Weston. A receipt for each cash payment will be given or sent home in your child’s backpack.