Support PS20
Support PS 20

Family Participation

We are aiming for 100% family participation!
There are two ways you can support our school: donate time or donate money. Your contribution is a direct investment in your child’s education and your community. All proceeds go directly towards the enrichment of our students at PS20.

Just 10 minutes here and there makes a huge difference. Can you help us with cook labs, selling books, fundraising, or grant writing? Are you tech-savvy or would you like to do a little web design?

Not sure how to help? The PTA will work with the school and the volunteers to match you up with tasks.

Sign Up To Become a Volunteer

There are two easy ways to donate money:

  1. (preferred) To donate by check or money order, please make a check payable to “PS20M PTA Inc” and drop it in the Main Office.
  2. To donate online, simply click on the button below which will take you to our online donation page.

And, don’t forget to maximize the impact of your monetary donations with a Corporate Match! You could double your donation and help your employer do some good at the same time.

Check to see if your employer participates in corporate matching programs.

Company Donation Matching Search

You can also donate money directly to individual classrooms and programs through It’s fast, easy, and the money will go to the specific need being asked for by teachers and staff.

Companies will often do daily donation matching. Follow us on Twitter for matching announcements.

Make a Classrom Donation

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a Sponsor or a Partner at PS20!
PS 20 is an elementary school in the Lower East Side and has been a neighborhood institution for generations. You’re invited to be a part of our school community.

Sponsor one of our events held to engage our families and enrich the student learning experience.

  • Book Fair (Sept, Nov and May)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept – Oct)
  • Fall Harvest Festival (Oct)
  • School Photos (Oct & March)
  • Wellness Week & Family Fitness Fun Night (Dec & April)
  • Lunar New Year (Jan – Feb)
  • Teacher Appreciation (May)
  • Spring District Wide Block Party & Health Fair (April – May)

Partner with our school and be a positive influence. Be a community member on one of our committees:

  • Wellness Council
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Alumni Outreach
Donate Items such as gift certificates, goods, services or promotional items to our events, committees, and arts/music/technology/library classes.

Take part in our Coupon Book.

Come to our school and…

…be a mentor or tutor to our students

…be an editor and help our students produce a monthly newsletter

…be a translator for our diverse community – Bengali/Chinese/Spanish

…impart real-life business experience to our students

Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Alternatively, you can download and complete this donation form. Return the form and payment by mail, email, or give it to the friendly PS20 representative who presented this form to you. Please keep a copy for your records.

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Get In Touch

Location: ​166 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

Telephone: (212) 254-9577


School Hours: M-F: 8:20am - 2:40pm

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It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education to provide equal educational opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), or weight and to maintain an environment free of harassment on the basis of any of these grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.



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