We are continuously improving our school by developing programs and improving the school facilities.

2018-2019 Fund Raising Priorities

  • STEAM programming, our first goal is to support a sustained Studio in a School program
  • Teacher fund to support educational trips and school supplies
  • Community building activities: see our Calendar for upcoming events!

Ways to Donate

Annual Appeal

Our school is truly a reflection of our neighborhood – one that has embraced change without giving up its rich history. As a community that values tradition and innovation equally, we are a rare breed among New York City public schools, and should be proud to be PS 56 parents!  Our children deserve every opportunity for academic advancement.

But we can’t do this without your help! The Annual Appeal is so important. Why?  In most public schools, Annual Appeal campaigns account for at least 50% of fundraising!!

  • Donate Online: You can make a one-time gift or a monthly donation to PS 56 through NY Charities.  Remember to find out if your employer has a matching program!
  • Donate by Cash or Check: Print and fill out the PS 56 Donation Form and submit your payment in an envelope marked “PS 56 PTA Annual Appeal.”  Return via student backpack or drop it in our PTA mailbox at the main office.
  • Corporate Matching: If you are planning to donate to PS 56, please check to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.  Your contribution could be easily doubled or more!  The process is simple and we can help you through it, so please contact us to ask for help and take a minute to check in with your HR Department.
  • PS 56 PTA is a 501(c)(3) Tax-deductible Charity and all contributions are tax deductible. Our Tax I.D. Number is: 83- 0859028

Wondering How Much To Give?

Consider giving whatever amount your family is comfortable with.  Remember that no number is too big or too small.  You can choose to remain anonymous and we have a sliding scale offering suggested amounts. Our student body is made up of an economically diverse population so please give as generously as you can.

Amazon Smile

Do you shop at Amazon.com?  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases to PS 56!

WE are apart of a community and WE are in this together!

Questions? Contact the PTA: PS56PTABrooklyn@gmail.com.