Who is the PA?


Who is the Parents Association?

You are!

First and foremost, YOU are the Parents Association! Every parent or guardian of a child at PS 144 is automatically a member. The PA Executive Board and Chairs are parent volunteers, just like you, and we
rely on every parent to help us be successful

What does the Parents Association do?


The Parents Association, in collaboration with the school, provides a number of enrichment programs in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). It is you, the parents, whose
generous donations make these programs possible: Dancing Classrooms * Guggenheim Learning Through Art * Music Theory and Performance * NYC Children’s Theater * Puppetry * Queens Museum * Architectural Design * DNA Learning Center * Mission Be

After School Program

Through the Central Queens Y, PS144 staff, and various vendors, After School is available Monday through Friday until 5:50pm. We offer a variety of different programs at different price points.

Funding Support for the School

The PA also provides support for school agendas, classroom supplies, recess equipment, and staff support.

Get Involved!


There is a variety of different ways for parents to contribute. You can either volunteer for the school as a helper in the classrooms or the lunchrooms and recess, or you can volunteer for the Parents Association
at our events. You can find out more about our events on our website at http://www.pa144.com/events.html. Whether you can commit to one hour or several days, any help is appreciated.


Did you know? If every child paid $144, the PA would be done with fundraising for the entire year? You can donate several ways:
- Check made out to “PA of PS144Q”
- Online donations (one time, monthly, or Paypal) at http://www.pa144.com/online.html

The Parentsʹ Association of P.S. 144 is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax‐deductible as allowed by law

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We hope you can join us at: Restaurant Night (monthly) * Picture Day (fall) * Halloween Party * Pie Sale (Thanksgiving) * Cultural Food Festival (Spring) * Class Basket Raffle (Spring) * Talent Show (Spring) * School Dances (Spring) * Plant Sale (Mother’s Day) * Yard Sale (Fall or Spring)

volunteerVolunteers make a major difference in the lives of children. We appreciate your support and hope that you will consider volunteering in our school.

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