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The PS 81 Parents' Association is a not-for-profit organization that exists solely to benefit the school community.

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  • June 23, 2021 General Meeting Vote on the Budget and Bylaw Amendments

Proposed Budget 2021-2022        

Proposed Bylaws

Summer Rising Program

Click here to register for the Summer Rising Program for Summer 2021. If you previously applied, you can edit your application to include additional locations, which are added on a rolling basis.

PA Calendar 2020-2021

  • PA General Meeting


    • SLT Elections 
    • Transfer of Records
    • Proposed Annual Budget Report
    • Proposed Bylaws
    • Seeking Committee Chair(s) and Members
    • Seeking Event Chair(s) and Members for Next Year


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Parents' Association Membership

Membership to the Parents' Association is granted to all parents and guardians of students at PS 81. We welcome everyone and work hard to support each other and the school. Please fill out the membership form so that we can learn more about you and keep you updated about events, fundraisers, and important information regarding the school.

Membership Contribution

In an effort to successfully support our student, teacher, and classroom needs, we ask that each family make an annual contribution to the Parents' Association. This year, one of our larger goals is to be able to cover the costs of the Art Residency programs that all of the PS 81 students participate in. These residencies include Henry Street Settlement, NY Philharmonic, Capoeira, Wingspan Arts, and the NYC Ballet. In total, these residencies cost about $40,000 a school year.  That breaks down to a cost of $60 a student. Compared to many of the private dance and music classes we sign our children up for, this is an amazing price per student. We ask that parents who can, contribute the $60 per student. We understand that this is not an option for everyone, and there are several contribution price options for families. There are also options for both one time contributions and automatic monthly contributions. You can spread this $60 per student across the year. That would be $6 a month for one child, $12 for two, and $18 for three children. There will also be opportunities throughout the year to help fund-raise in an effort to meet our goals.