PS33 Chelsea Prep PTA
281 Ninth Avenue
New York, New York 10001
Attention: PTA Treasurer

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2017-2018 Annual Fund

Programs funded by the Annual Fund

  K 1 2 3 4 5
Third Street Music
Recess Coaches & Resources
Wellness In School - Improved Menu
Speciality Teacher Wish List
Teacher Professional Development
Classroom Resources & Technology
Musical Instruments
Test Preparation
Track Team
Basketball Club
Graduation & Moving Up Ceremonies
Creative Dance with Dionne Kamara
Gardening with City Bees & Peas
Wild Bird Fund
Center of Architecture
TADA Musical Theatre
NY Historical Society

WHAT is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is a funding source to provide the extra support and enrichment programs that help our children academically, creatively and emotionally thrive. The Annual Fund is composed of donations made by PS 33 families & corporate matches and will make up a large percentage of the annual PTA budget for the year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, our goal is to raise $150,000, or $25,000 per grade.

WHY is the Annual Fund crucial to our children’s education?

Without your support, PS 33 would be a very different place. The vast majority of funds the NYC DOE allocates to each school provide only basic educational and capital needs, and every year the city struggles with significant budget shortfalls. The Annual Fund assists in providing a well-rounded education that includes athletics, theater, dance, science/STEM and arts programs. Here are examples of initiatives funded by the Annual Fund last year:

  1. Technology: Laptops and Printers for Every Classroom and Technology for Every Teacher
  2. E3 Sports: Recess Coaches for Every Day of the Week for Every Student
  3. Enrichment Programs: Creative Movement, Gardening with City Peas and Bees, Wild Bird Fund, Center for Architecture Program, TADA Musical Theater, Robotics, NY Historical Society, Basketball Mornings & PS33 Track team and club.
  4. Supplies & Classroom Resources for Art, Spanish & Science.
  5. Afterschool State Exam Test Prep for All 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Students.
  6. School-wide Chess Program and Chess team support & Coaching (We are national Champions).
    • Mayor's Cup Champions "BEST IN THE CITY
    • U 8 All Girls National Champions
    • Elementary Reserve State Champions
    • Elementary Intermediate State Champions
    • 1st Place Primary NY State All Girls Championship
  7. Annual Science Fair, Student Talent Show, Field Day, Holiday & Spring Concerts.
  8. Community Events: Fall-o-ween Festival, Multicultural Night, Spring Gala, & Community Day Carnival.
  9. Green Team, Hydroponics & Green School Garden Initiative.
  10. Support for Teachers & Staff: Welcome Back Breakfast, Teacher Appreciation Week, Parent-Teacher Conferences Lunches and Professional Development.
  11. 5th Grade Graduation, Class Field Trip & Student Social; Moving Up Ceremonies; Field Trips.

HOW MUCH should I give?

The recommended tax-deductible donation is $500 per child. But this “recommended” donation is just that — a recommendation. Please give what you can and consider giving more if your means allows. Our goal is for every PS33 family to participate at any level resulting in the school’s 100% participation. We need your support to meet our budgeted expenses and to help increase the school’s participation rate, which will consequently make PS33 a better candidate for grant proposals. Annual Fund participation is a characteristic that family-body organizations and politicians look for when deciding where to allocate grant money.

HOW can I make my contribution?

Complete this contribution form and return the form to the PTA office. Checks, money order and credit cards are preferred method of payment. Online donations can be made at

CAN I get a corporate match from my employer?

YES. If your employer has matching gift program, please be sure to request a match. We would be happy to fill out any forms required.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss making a pledge, please contact Shannon Mulvihill, VP of Fundraising, at

  • Chelsea Prep PTA Inc. is registered under NY as a not-for-profit tax exempt status under IRS Section No. 501(c)(3). Your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.
  • Your donation impacts every child and allows the PTA to contribute to the excellent programs, resources, and enrichment that PS33 offers.

Note:Based on Chancellor’s regulations on Financial Record keeping, PTA may not offer reimbursements or refunds after funds have been collected and deposited (A-660, pg. 31).