PS 87 Backpack News: March 9, 2020

PS 87 Auction

Join us on March 28, from 7-11 p.m., at Rodeph Sholom!

Buy your tickets now! All of the information you need can be found on our website!

We’ve extended the donation deadline to Wednesday, March 11. We still need more items! Donation form is here

Win the $100 GOLDEN TICKET!

Get your chance to win an item of your choice for $100. There are only 100 contest tickets available! The winner will be drawn and notified on March 28 prior to the auction.  

For $100 you could win (among other items): 

  • The ultimate trip to LA with hotel, and tickets to see James Corden & Jimmy Kimmel
  • Your child’s class art project
  • NYC ultimate date night
  • A stunning Bulgari 18k rose gold necklace
  • VIP experience with Steven Colbert or Samantha Bee
  • VIP Yankee or Mets experience 

You can buy these tickets in person (look for us in the lobby and big yard during the next few weeks) with credit card, cash, or check (made out to PS87 PA). Or email us!

Principal for the Day contest – buy tickets HERE!

(Presence not required to win)

We have some AMAZING items available for bidding. We’ve mentioned some of our new workouts, and some new theater tickets we have to offer, but we’re also putting together a super Mother’s Day treat with Pure Barre and friends, and we’ve got an ultimate LA trip to visit Jimmy Kimmel and James Cordon! Need to escape NY and sit in the warm sun? We’ve got Florida, Mexico and St. Lucia to choose from! Only have a second to relax? We have at home spa treats from Beauty Counter, skin + spa and others! Looking to treat your child? We have lots of fun options like Luna Park, Mini Golf, Crayola Experience and movies!

Get in the groove with our Spotify crowdsourced playlist and add your jam! 

Questions about anything related to Auction? Please reach out to!


The Auction Team

Coronavirus Updates 

The NYC Department of Education is posting the latest information on the coronavirus here:

Please check back often for updates on school policies and protocols, as well as tips on staying healthy.

Building Project Committee

The Building Project Committee has begun to hold bi-weekly meetings with our Representative at the SCA. At this time, we have not been given an official start date to the project. We hope to have an update on the start date after our next meeting on March 18

We have learned that the process will begin with the installation of a boiler on West 77th street. Scaffolding will be going up shortly after the boiler is in place. The scaffolding will take approximately 8 weeks to erect. 

In an effort to be as transparent as possible with communications, and to make the information easily accessible to the PS 87 community, we have created a page on the school website, to which we will post new information and updates about the project.  

Here is the link:

We will provide updates as we receive them, via BPN and the website. 

Questions? Email

Free Spanish Classes! 

The Dual Language Committee is still conducting Free Spanish for All, monthly at 8 – 8:45 a.m. in the Library. All PS 87 parents are welcome to take the classes. The next class will be held on April 6. Learn some key phrases for upcoming trips! Or just practice your conversational skills with other parents in the school. 

Parent Association – Get Involved!

Volunteering is a big part of PS 87’s culture, and we invite you to get involved in whatever way you can.  Our thoughtful, diverse, and active parent body is a great source of school pride, and we welcome any amount of time or talent you have to offer.  No contribution is too small! If you are interested, have questions or would like more information, click on the Parents Association link on the the PS 87 website or email us at

We will be holding elections for several key board positions including Co-Presidents, Family Giving and Auction Co-Chairs at the General PA Meeting on April 2. Please consider running! 

Afterschool Committee Meeting

The next Afterschool Committee Meeting will be held on Friday, March 13 at 8:00 a.m., in the PS 87 Library.  

If you have any ideas, questions, or thoughts to share about 87Afterschool, please come to the monthly Afterschool Committee meeting. It takes place in the library immediately before each month’s General PA meeting. 87Afterschool’s executive director, Wilson Cano, will be present at each meeting to hear your thoughts and answer questions. Whether your child already attends Afterschool or you’re considering signing your child up to participate next fall, this is a great  opportunity to learn more about 87Afterschool. Also, stay tuned for an 87Afterschool Parent Survey coming later this month! If you can’t attend the meeting, but want to get answers to any afterschool questions, please reach out to Wilson at and/or Stacy Cousino, the PA’s Afterschool rep, at

  PS 87 Calendar

* Check for venue info *

MARCH 2020
13Afterschool Committee Meeting, 8 – 9 a.m.General PA Meeting, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
16Dual Language Committee Meeting, 8 – 8:30 a.m.SLT, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. 
25-26ELA Testing 
APRIL 2020
1PA Board Meeting, 6:10 – 8 p.m.
2Afterschool Committee Meeting, 8 – 9 a.m.General PA Meeting, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
6Spanish Class for Parents, 8 – 8:45 a.m.
9-17Spring Break, NO SCHOOL
20-24Math Testing
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