PS 340 PTA Direct Appeal

Dear Families, 

Each year we ask for a contribution to the 3 Forty PTA Fund. The fund supplements the school’s DOE budget and pays for a variety of enrichment programs, specialized teacher training and classroom resources. The generous donations made last year amounted to more than 50% of PTA income. Thanks to the support of our families, PS340 already offers enrichment programs found in well established schools.

Enrichment, Professional Development & Well Resourced Classrooms

Our school’s enrichment program directly supports content studies and the literacy and math programs. This year, all grades attend a weekly music keyboarding class, which is part of the Music and the Brain program. This PTA supported this program which draws on research linking early music instruction with cognitive ability. Similarly, the PTA fund has enabled the purchase of important additional resources, for all classrooms.

There are also some very exciting planned programs, all of which are PTA funded:

  • Rubin Museum school program for pre K classes
  • Learning-by-Design architecture classes for Kindergarten classes
  • Whitney Museum art program, Joyce Theater dance program for 1st grade
  • Take Two film production classes, YMCA swim program for 2nd grade

PS 340 is committed to investing in our teachers, and ensuring consistent instruction, through ongoing professional development and specialist programs. The PTA fund has paid for Literacy and Math coaches, attendance at Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Summer Institute and Metamorphosis Math training. 

How much should I donate?

We suggest $650 per child but if you donate, and how much, is entirely up to you. No amount is too large or small. We recognize there are many ways in which families support the school, of which this is one. Donations can be made online via PayPal or by writing a check to PS 340 Parent Teacher Association Inc.  

PLEASE don’t forget to ask your company if they have a donation matching program and we’ll do the paperwork

If you have any questions, please email us at Emails are confidential and go directly to Jayne and Priya (Co-Presidents).

Thank you and please know we appreciate any and all donations received!


PS 340 PTA Executive Board

The PS 340 Parent Teacher Association Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are for use in the United States only and are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.