Welcome to the Spruce Street School PTA
The Parent Teacher Association for PS 397 in New York City
Upcoming events & important dates
- Friday, February 3rd 6.30-8pm: Cards&Candy exchange - tickets on the Spruce Experience page.
- Friday, March 3rd 6.30-8pm: International Food Fest - tickets on the Spruce Experience page.
- Thursday, March 30th: The Spruce Street School 2023 Gala. You can already buy your tickets here.
- May 6-17: Spruce Reads! More info coming soon...
- September 23rd: Taste of the Seaport 2023
What we do
Spruce Street School is a New York City Public School. It means it gets its funding from the Department of Education (DoE) of our city, like all public schools - that is, from the taxes we all pay. Unfortunately, DoE funds do not cover all the expenses that the school needs to be such an amazing learning community. And that's where we jump in.
How we fund what we do
OK, so all that is pretty amazing, but it's also expensive. We invest hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, for every child in every grade. We organize fundraisers (which aren't just fundraisers - they are also sensational community-building events) and we campaign for donations from our families and corporate sponsorships. If you can, please donate to the PTA. It makes all the difference.
How to get involved
All parents (or legally appointed guardians or persons in parental relation) to students currently attending Spruce Street School, and all Spruce Street School teachers are automatically members of the Spruce Street School PTA. No membership form is necessary. Just click here to know more.
So just jump in and help. Volunteer your time. Come to meetings. Give your thoughts. Ask questions. Donate what you can. The Spruce Street PTA makes wonderful investments in our children and our community, but we only can do that if we do it together.
We hold a monthly meeting (General PTA Meeting - see schedule) where all are invited. We usually have a report from the school Principal, a financial update on the PTA and updates on all issues concerning the school and activities organized by the PTA. It's a very good place to start.
While you're at it, you could also follow us on Facebook and on Instagram.