PTA Announcements

What could be easier?
Save 15 % when you stock up on summer sports equipment, clothes and sneakers, and 
Modell's will donate 5% of your purchase total to our school!

Get the coupon here  or look for it in your child's backpack.

PTA ELECTIONS are coming up and
WE NEED PARENTS to join the PTA Executive Board.

This spring, we'll be holding elections for:
  • Co-Presidents
  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer

In the fall, we'll fill the remaining positions:

  • Vice-President
  • Correspondence Secretary
  • Assistant Treasurer
If you're willing to throw your hat into the ring, email a member of the Nominating Committee:


DOWNLOAD A DESCRIPTION OF THE DUTIES OF EACH OFFICE or feel free to contact a member of the Nominating Committee.

Attention parents of
IS 289’s graduating class of 2014!

Together, IS 289 teachers, staff and parents are working on a series of special events to bid a fond farewell to our grads including:
          • 8th GRADE OVERNIGHT TRIP
          • YEARBOOK
          • 8th GRADE DANCE

Letters are went home asking families for $275 of 8th grade students to help pay for these events, but this amount does not cover all the expenses. It's up to parents and students to make up the difference.
Help keep fundraising to a minimum! We are asking parents to just go ahead and make an additional donation of $20, $30, $50, $100 or what every you can spare. If you can, consider sponsoring a child who's family may not be able to afford the cost at this time.
If you'd like to use a credit card to pay for your graduate, please use the link above. There is now an option available to pay for the basic cost per student of $275 as well as an option to divide the payment into  two installments of $150 and $125.

Let's make our 8th graders' send-off from IS 289 a special one.

  This is the perfect time
to help enrich your child's education. 
a secure, tax deductible donation to the
IS289 PTA 
through NY Charities.
 Or fill
out a
donation form and return it, with
your payment, to the IS 289 office, rm 512.

     click here

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You'll receive a weekly news letter and updates from the PTA filled with important information for you and your child on what's happening at IS 289. Send an email to with "email list" in the subject and be sure to include your child's name and homeroom. (This is not the same list as the one used by your child's teachers to let you know what's going on in the classroom.)


Today, 4/24/2014
High: 61 Low: 42
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/25/2014
High: 63 Low: 48
Slight chance rain showers
28% chance of precipitation.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 25
Spring Dance
6:30 PM
Thursday, May 15
Executive Board Meeting
8:30 AM
Thursday, May 22
PTA Meeting
8:30 AM
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day
No School
Tuesday, June 3
Clerical Day - Half Day
Dismissal @ 11:30 am
Wednesday, June 4
Executive Board Meeting
8:30 AM
Thursday, June 5
Chancellor's Conference Day
No School for Students
Staff Development Day
Friday, June 6
Manhattan Youth Play
Sondheim "Into The Woods"
School Performance @ 10:50am-12
Evening Performance @ 7:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, June 7
Manhattan Youth Play
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
S. Sondheim "Into The Woods"
Monday, June 9
Clerical Day - Half Day
Dismissal @ 11:30 am
Thursday, June 12
PTA Meeting
8:30 AM
Friday, June 13
Last Day of Manhattan Youth Afterschool