Save the Date – 282 Rocks Spring Benefit June 6, 2015

PS282 ROCKS poster

Buy “282 Rocks” event tickets

We are hoping for 100% community involvement!

~help sell tickets & teacher raffles in the lobby before &/or after school.(GOAL: AT LEAST 200 TICKET SALES)
~buy a ticket for a teacher, or other staff member.
~invite friends & family members.
~donate items for your child’s class basket to be auctioned at the event.
~canvas friends, family, & businesses to donate to our event either for $ donations as underwriters or for a service or item to be included in our silent auction.
~ teachers please consider being added to our raffle
~donate your time to decorate, set-up or clean-up.

Buy “282 Rocks” event tickets

To help with the event in any way please contact:

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Join us for the 3rd Annual 282 Cyclones game- June 20th 2015


Join us for the 3rd annual 282 Cyclones Game! This year it is the Home Opener against their arch rivals, the Staten Island Yankees.

Tickets $17 –  Click here to buy Tickets

Game date:    June 20th, 2015 –  Opening Day vs. the Staten Island Yankees

Start time:      6:30PM; gates open at 4:30 PM

Benefit includes:

-A Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball cap for every group member. Valued at $18.00

-This year children and parents are invited to take part in our Pre-game School Spirit Parade around the field! Children and parents will line up at the bottom of SEC. 24 at 5:15PM

-Post-game Fireworks

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Help us send our State Champion Royal Panther Chess Team to Nationals in May

Donate your loose change TODAY!

Your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters can make a big difference.

Sending change in to your classroom teacher in bags or envelopes marked “Chess Team”

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Family Movie Night – Friday, April 24 at 6PM – Wall•E


Please come join us this Friday, April 24, at 6PM in our auditorium to watch “Wall-E,” one of the top-10 animated films of all time! Admission is $5 per person*, and snacks will be sold at our concession stand.

Proceeds will benefit our NY State Champion Royal Panthers Chess Team, which is open to all students grades K through 8. The Panthers are headed to Nationals in Nashville this May, and need the support of our entire community on that path to success!

This event is open to everyone, so please invite friends, family, and neighbors to attend.

Want to volunteer at this event, or donate items for the concession stand? Please contact

Wall-E – Rated G; 98 minutes    What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? The year is 2700 and WALL-E is a robot still spending every day doing what he was made for. Soon he is visited by a sleek robot named EVE whom he chases across the galaxy with a pet cockroach and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.

*Suggested Donation

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Friday April 17, 2015 – “Annie”



Friday, April 17th at 6pm

PS/MS 282 Auditorium

180 Sixth Avenue –  Brooklyn, NY 11217

$5 per person*

Delicious snacks for sale while supplies last

Join us for a fun night to support The 282 Theater Arts Department.

Help us fundraise for one of our most accomplished departments; Theater Arts. In order to expose our kids to the wonders of Drama and the Performing Arts, we need funding. These funds go towards scripts, costumes, residencies, and equipment. The Theater Arts Department can only function with the generous support of our community, and people like YOU!

*Suggested Donation

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Authors Visit 282 for Reading Celebration Day!

The Read-A-Thon is in full swing, and will be capped off at the end of the week with author visits. We are so excited and grateful to welcome a total of 14 authors to 282 this year. Thanks to them generously sharing their time, every single student, from Pre-K through grade 8, will get to meet an author!

Many authors will also attend the party for Read-A-Thon participants Friday evening, at which time students can purchase or order their books.* Big thanks to Community Bookstore, located at 143 Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, for partnering with us again this year at the after-party for book purchases and orders. Click here to order: Community Bookstore.


Selina Alko – The Case for Loving, My Subway Ride, B is for Brooklyn, I’m Your Peanut Butter Big Brother

Cathleen Bell – Little Blog on the Prairie, SlippingI Remember You

Danielle Chery – Peers, Cheers, and Volunteers

Zetta Elliott – The Last Bunny in Brooklyn, The Girl Who Swallowed the Sun, The Phoenix on Barkley Street, Max Loves Muñecas, The Magic Mirror, Room in My Heart, The Boy in the Bubble, Bird

Brianne Farley – Ike’s Incredible Ink

Jane Kelley – The Desperate Adventures of Zeno & Alya, Nature Girl, The Girl Behind the Glass, The Book of Dares for Lost Friends

Angela Parrino – Gus, the Feeling-Better Polar Bear, Gretta the Geep is More than a Sheep, Wendy Warbler Up Close!

Chiquita Camille Payne – Just Because

Matt Payne – Monster Juice Series: Fear the Barfitron, Fartsunami, Boogers from Beyond, Burpstronauts, Tomb of Brain Ooze, Zits from Python Pit

Julie Salamon – Cat in the City

Louella San Juan – The Crowded Kingdom, The Underground Labyrinth

Aaron Starmer – The Riverman, The Only Ones, Dweeb

Greg Takoudes – When We Wuz Famous

Bianca Turetsky –  The Time-Traveling Fashionista Series: On Board the Titanic, At the Palace of Marie Antoinette, And Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile

*Please note note that books ordered through Community Bookstore must be picked up if the purchaser does not live within walking distance of the store. Read-A-Thon coordinator Jen Gordon has kindly offered to pick up and bring to 282 books ordered by families who do not live within delivery distance.

Scenes from last year’s celebration, featuring authors Louella San Juan, Brianne Farley, Angela Parrino, and Matt Payne with Read-A-Thon Chair Jen Gordon. We are so lucky and thankful that these authors are returning this year!

louella farley parrino cake rat 2014 jen payne

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282’s Second Annual Read-A-Thon!


We’re having a Read-A-Thon! Flyers, sponsor logs, and reading logs are being sent home in backpacks – click here to download additional copies: Read-A-Thon Sponsor LogRead-A-Thon Reading LogRead-A-Thon Flyer. Complete details are available at our site’s Read-A-Thon page:

Sign up for the Read-A-Thon in the school lobby. Students who participate in fundraising will commit to a daily reading goal and find adult donors to sponsor them. The fundraising period runs from Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26.

All students will enjoy Reading Celebration Day during school on Friday, March 27, which will include author visits, literary character dress up day, and DEAR – drop everything and read! – opportunities throughout the day.

Fundraising participants are invited to a post-school party, at 6PM on Friday, March 27Prizes will be awarded to students who read for the greatest amount of time and who raise the most funds.

Check out the suggested reading lists, with great titles for readers of all ages, in a variety of genres. Teacher recommendations will be added as we receive them, so keep checking back. Books purchased through our Amazon stores earn us a commission, so we increase our fundraising potential.

The Scholastic Book Fair, which will be held on Thursday, March 19 and the week of March 23, will be a great opportunity for students to buy books to read during the Read-A-Thon.

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Green Zone Flowerpower Fundraiser

Support the 282 PTO Green Zone by purchasing top quality seeds for herbs, flower bulbs, indoor planters, cookbooks and more!

Make purchases online:

For every purchase made on this site by Friday, May 1st, 2015, Flower Power Fundraising will give 50% back to 282 PTO Green Zone! Your order gets shipped directly to your doorstep, and you get a 100% money-back guarantee.

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