Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Mission Statement

Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee (DEIB) works to create a sense of belonging for all P.S. 144 students and families.  We advocate for equity, inclusion, and diversity in all school activities, events, and initiatives. The committee strives to create a community where diversity in all forms, including language, culture, race, immigration status, sexual and gender identity, mental and physical ability, economic class, and religion, is valued and respected. We strive to be a starting point for families to connect with, learn from, and advocate for one another. 

DEIB Survey

We'd like to learn more about your family.  Please help by completing our survey by May 28

DEIB Townhall Meeting

When: May 29 at 7:30pm

Where: Zoom

Meeting ID: 957 3471 8927

Passcode: 572621

Why: To learn more about the goals of the committee and ways you can get involved

May 2024 Restaurant Night at Manor Oktoberfest (Yellowstone Blvd)


Enjoy delicious authentic German fare and American comfort food

while supporting the PA and the enrichment programs!!   

                  The exterior of Manor Oktoberfest restaurant 

Thursday, May 16


(print out the flyer or show it on your phone)

Take out or dine in – come for lunch and/or dinner. Share photos on FB! 

20% of every sale gets donated to the PA of 144!

Based on our first successful partnership in November, Manor Oktoberfest reached out to US this time around to offer a generous 20% donation of every sale to the PA of PS144! 

Help support fantastic enrichment programs for your child(ren) just by having a delicious meal and support this great partnership/friend of the school (and other schools in the community) – WIN-WIN!!

Thanks so much for your continued support!!! Sincerely, PA of PS144!

Notice of Elections for PA Executive Board and School Leadership Team-- Monday, May 6, 2024

Elections for PA Executive Board and SLT will take place at the PA general meeting on Monday, May 6 at 7pm via Zoom. All parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to be involved and run for an elected position. Our goal is to elect a diverse group of parents and guardians that truly reflect our school community. 

Please click here to view the full notice and description of available positions

April 2024 PA Fundraising Report

As of March 2024, the PA has raised $59,500. This is about 40% of our goal for the 2023-24 school year. 88% of our budget is dedicated to student enrichment. This includes $125,000 budgeted for the in-school enrichment classes that every student in the school receives. 

Please view the complete fundraising report, which includes details of our revenue sources and expense categories, as well as information about how you can help by donating. 


Announcing the Teacher Experience Silent Auction and Camp & Kids Activities Raffle!

To view the auction site and start bidding, please visit

To view the raffle site and buy tickets, please visit


Student Talent Showcase 2024

Please join us to celebrate our students' amazing talents on March 16, 2024, from 1:00-4:30pm in the P.S. 144 Auditorium!

To sign your student up to perform, click here:

To buy tickets to attend to show, click here:

For full details for performers, please view the rules: Talent Show Rules 2024 Revised.jpg 


 October Newsletter with text version is below. (translatable text is below)

Hello, P.S. 144 families!

Please click here to check out the PA's updated Reference Guide for the 2023-24 school year, with information about our mission, how to get involved, and our calendar of events for the year.


  • Oct 2 - PA General Meeting 
    ZOOM Meeting ID: 957 3471 8927
    Passcode: 572621
    or click here to join 
  • Oct 5 - D28 CEC Meeting (
  • Oct 6 - Submissions due for BPN
  • Oct 9 - No School
  • Oct 10 - SLT Meeting
  • Oct 14 - Fall Festival (11am-4pm)
  • Oct 19 - Restaurant Night at Ugly Donuts & Corn Dogs (all day)
  • Oct 26 - Make-up/Retake/Siblings Picture Day
  • Oct 31 - Halloween Storybook Parade


  • 5th Grade: Chess with New York Chess Academy
  • 4th Grade: History of the Beatles with The Broadway Class
  • 3rd Grade: Guggenheim Learning Through Art
  • 1st Grade: Spanish with ABC Language
  • Kindergarten: Creative Movement with Together in Dance


We are VERY excited to partner with Ugly Donuts & Corn Dogs at 71-11 Austin St. on October 19th ALL DAY for our first Restaurant Night fundraiser of the year! UG has already generously donated donuts for our teachers and will donate 20% of ALL sales THAT DAY back to the PA to support our enrichment programs. UG is bouncing back from a recent fire and is thrilled to serve the community. Please lets come out in full force to show our appreciation for their support for our children! 


How YOU can help and join the fun!


The PA's newspaper is always seeking to promote student voices through articles and interviews! Please reach out to to contribute.

Currently seeking pieces on fall celebrations in different cultures and your summer vacation. Promote your business with us! Reach out to


One of the PA's top priorities is funding in-school enrichment classes for all students in our school. Please donate if you are able! You can donate via Zelle to, by check payable to PA of P.S. 144, or via credit card/PayPal at Thank you for your contribution!