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The Direct Appeal is one of the school's top fundraising priorities.

100% of your donation goes directly to the school to fund its mission.


1. PayPal Giving Fund (No processing fee)

2. Send a check made out to "PS 527 PTA" (Include your child's name and class written in memo line). Return in your child's take home folder or place in PTA lockbox in main lobby.

3. Donate on this website via Give Smart, our new fundraising platform.



Below are just some of the programs and resources made possible by your generous donations:

  • Stand-alone, fully equipped Science Lab, Music Room, Art Studio and a new Library and Technology Hub with dedicated specialty teachers
  • Teaching assistance to help keep the child-teacher ratio low. Specifically, there are now two teaching professionals in each classroom in Kindergarten, First, and Second grades. 
  • A new, highly-qualified Math Intervention Specialist to work with individual students in K-5 grades
  • Support for Response to Intervention program to help students succeed with reading/literacy
  • State test prep materials for Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades
  • Enrichment programs like 92Y, Story Pirates, Mathletics/Raz Kids, Clubs, Pea Pods
  • Physical Education instructor and equipment, Asphalt Green recess coaches and staff
  • Smartboard licensing, technology and classroom upgrades (furniture, rugs and equipment)
  • Professional development for the teaching staff
  • Safe and reliable coach bus transportation for the Fifth Grade class trip to Rocking Horse Ranch


To learn more, visit the Direct Appeal FAQ.

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