This year we are aiming high and plan to raise $200,000!

The Direct Appeal is our Parent Teacher Organizations’s annual fundraising drive that reaches out to all of PS9 and funds all of PS9. Through this appeal and and other fundraising events, we are able to directly fund the schoolwide enrichment programs that provide our children with an enriched and well-rounded education. Among others, Marquis Studios (musical theater/creative movement), Studio in a School (visual arts) and Playworks (movement/cooperative play) are funded through the Direct Appeal. We need your help!

One of our PTO’s highest priorities is increasing our support of OmniLearn, the innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program currently improving the science proficiency of the children in our school community, and introducing them to the possibility of becoming engineers, chemists and computer scientists.

“There’s no question that OmniLearn prepares our students for middle school science, and our teachers love the hands-on science instruction training that each visit from an OmniLearn consultant provides!” – Principal Sandra D’Avilar

By augmenting our funding for OmniLearn, we can bring its impact to even more classrooms and allocate space in our science labs to the OmniLearn team. Imagine the benefit to all our kids by turning PS9 into a true “STEAM building”!

We can only accomplish this and our many other goals with your generous support and valued participation.  Preserving the PS9 we have – and shaping the PS9 to which we aspire – rests in the hands of all of us, the members of this wonderfully diverse school community.  Please join us by making a meaningful contribution to help support our school, at whatever level is right for you and your family – no gift is too small.

Whether $10, $100, $1,000, or $10,000, each dollar is an investment in our children, and makes a tremendous difference! Give now via the website, or contact our fundraising committee (PTO-fundraising @ to donate cash or by check or credit card.