Why does a public school need to fundraise? State and City budgets are based on minimal standards. Our students deserve more than just the basics. We are proud to have the ability to provide support for both educational and enrichment programs ranging from Teacher’s College, Math Coaching and Science Kits to the Wellness in the Schools (WITS) healthy eating program, field trips and Residencies such as Chess in the Classroom and Metropolitan Opera among others. This support allow our students to grow, learn and achieve more every year.
Friends of PS166 is the non-for-profit entity that works on behalf of our parents to raise significant funding for these programs, services and materials. To support our budget, we count on the following fundraising initiatives:
- Annual Fund
- Major Events: Fallfest, Auction, Broadway Sings and More!
- Seasonal Events: Holiday Photo Fundraiser
- Shopping in Support of PS166: Amazon, Shutterfly, TinyPrints, Little Passports and others
We also manage a CAP fund to ensure that each grade has teaching assistants.