Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday – Did someone say “MS 839 Annual Appeal”? / Mañana es Un Día Para Dar (Giving Tuesday) – Alguien dijo “Apelación anual MS 839”??

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday — a day when we collectively launch giving back to our communities amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays. It’s an important way to demonstrate what really matters to us. Ready to give today? Go for it! Click here to donate online

MS 839 is an essential part of our kids’ and families’ daily lives. As such, we hope you will join the Giving Tuesday celebration by making a donation to the PTA’s Annual Appeal. So far, we are 53% of the way to our goal of $70,000. Whether your family can give $10, $100, $1,000, $10,000 or somewhere in between, we hope everyone will participate! 

Donate Online

Click here to donate online

Mail or drop off a check to the school office:

MS 839–Attn PTA, 317 Caton Ave., Rm 420, Brooklyn NY 11218.

Psssssst: When you donate with a check, the PTA doesn’t incur credit card fees and 100% of your gift goes to our school!

Every gift matters. Your gift matters. THANK YOU for your support!

With gratitude, 

MS 839 PTA

Questions? Contact MS 839 Parent, Diana Gatschet at 

Charity Soccer Match – This Friday (Nov 18). Play or volunteer or watch!

This Friday, November 18 at 4:30 PM we will be hosting a Breast Cancer Charity Match against PS 230 (whooo hooo!!) in our gym. There will be faculty teams playing against faculty teams and students playing against student led teams.

If your child is interested in participating in the soccer matches, please fill out the permission slip. If you are interested in spectating, feel free to attend with your family. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Our PTA will be hosting a snack table and cheering on their favorite players and teams. Please consider signing up HERE to either donate items or volunteer to run concessions (or both!).

If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact Sharisa @

MS 839 PTA Seeking Treasurer / MS 839 PTA Buscando Tesorero

The MS 839 PTA has an open position for Treasurer to manage its financial interactions. If you are detail-oriented, enjoy number crunching and bookkeeping, and are willing to set aside some of your time to help the school, this role is perfect for you. No prior experience is needed. Our amazing community of parents will assist you and together we will make it a rewarding and fun journey for all! Email Nancy Cruz at for more information.

La PTA de MS 839 tiene una posición abierta para un Tesorero para administrar sus interacciones financieras. Si está orientado a los detalles, disfruta de los cálculos numéricos y la contabilidad, y está dispuesto a reservar parte de su tiempo para ayudar a la escuela, este puesto es perfecto para usted. No es necesaria experiencia previa. ¡Nuestra increíble comunidad de padres lo ayudará y juntos haremos que sea un viaje gratificante y divertido para todos! Ofrézcase como voluntario para ser el tesorero de la PTA de MS 839…. (¡La escuela lo necesita!)… Envíe un correo electrónico a Nancy Cruz a para obtener más información.

TOMORROW! High School Panel with MS 839 Alumni Families

On Thursday, November 10th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM, we will host a Zoom panel with the families of MS 839 student alumni to talk about their experiences with a range of high schools across the city (including: HS of Art and Design, UA Harbor School, LaGuardia, James Madison HS, Brooklyn Prospect HS, NYC Lab School,  Brooklyn Tech, Academy for Careers in Television and Film Studies, Murray Hill Academy, Brooklyn HS of the Arts, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Essex Street Academy & Beacon) and their recommendations for the application process.  Join us to ask your questions, explore options, and gain insight from families who have survived the process!  8th grade families kindly RSVP here. Zoom link will be sent tomorrow.

Donate to the Annual Appeal to match upto $5,000!

A generous MS 839 family has committed $5,000 to the Annual Appeal, but we need your help to unlock the full amount. They stated:

“We deeply believe in MS 839’s vision and know just how important it is that families donate to help supplement the school’s budget so that all students benefit from Crew, Outward Bound camp, the school musical, athletics, field trips, and needed supplies for an enriched curriculum. We hope that this challenge grant encourages all families to give what they can, and for everyone to participate.”

How does it work? You give $1; they give $1. Or, you give $100; they give $100. Or, you give $1,000; they give $1,000. And so on up to $5,000. It’s that simple.

Visit to donate online today –

MS 839 needs $70,000 from the Annual Appeal this year. We have about $34,000 left to raise and we need every family to participate to help us get there. This year, gifts range from $10 to well over $10,000. To reach our goal, it works out to about $190 per student. With your donation being matched, NOW is a great time to give.

If you have any questions, please reach out to MS 839 parent, Diana Gatschet, at