5th Grade Committee Page!

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

Hello Fifth Grade Families!

As you may know, it is a tradition at PS 261 for every fifth grader to receive at the end of their last year here a yearbook, a special t-shirt, and to participate in a local trip, this year it will be a special picnic, a dance party, and a moving-up ceremony, among other things! 

These exciting things come at a cost. The fifth grade committee has been working hard on concessions 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 Deadline: Saturday, February 29th

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, February 14th
  • Friday, March 13th



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 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.

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.