The Ella Baker Parent Teacher Association 

Welcome from the PTA

Your PTA board is looking forward to welcoming parents to our first meeting of the year and providing information on how to get involved and support the Ella Baker School. Contact us with questions or ideas at

PTA Dues -- No Amount Too Small

Every dollar counts! We aim for 100% participation from all Ella Baker Families. Please help support programming for your children at EBS by donating what you can today! From $20-$150,  to your company's matching non-profit donations, all funds raised pay for children's school trips, special classes, activities, and more. (see below*)


Ways to Pay Dues

  • Make a no-fee, tax-deductible donation through PayPal at

  • By check to Ella Baker PTA (drop off with Valerie in the mail office)

  • By cash in sealed envelope, labeled with donor's name, and handed to a PTA member.


*Why Pay Dues?

Like most public schools, EBS depends on funds raised by parents to provide many class trips, music, dance, sports and other enrichment programs. Without it, our children’s school experience would not be as rich as it is now. Last year we raised over 75K for programs, funded partially or fully, including:


  • Programs/trips requested by teachers: NY Transit Museum (1st/2nd); Individual class trips: trout trip, African dance, South St. Seaport (3rd/4th); China Institute (5th/6th)

  • Ice skating for the entire school

  • S’Cool Sounds Recorder music program (1st-4th)

  • Swimming at Asphalt Green (1st & 2nd)

  • Workshops on empowering youth against violence (8th)

  • Manice Environmental Science program, a 7-week environmental science curriculum that includes a field trip to the Berkshires for the Upper Grades

  • Technology meeting (Screenagers) for parents & kids, other workshops for parents at PTA mtgs

  • 8th grade graduation ceremony and lunch

  • Teacher/staff appreciation luncheon, celebration

  • Professional development for EBS teachers



  • Bake Sales & Book Fairs -- Donate goods and volunteer time.

  • “Amazon Smile” -- Visit and designate “Ella Baker PTA” as your charity.  When you shop, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to EBS.

  • Box Tops for Education" -- Scan your receipt when you purchase items with this symbol. The school receives $0.10 per top, which adds up if we have enough volume! 

  • “Fairway”- - Pick up a Fairway Community Card and start earning money for EBS every time you buy groceries.

  • “Might Nest” You can support Ella Baker while helping the environment.

  • If your workplace participates in matching gift funds, please include the Ella Baker School!







Upcoming PTA Meetings


Meetings are generally held in Room 109, in the lobby level.

Please see the school calendar

for all meeting dates.

We’d love to hear from you!

317 East 67th Street, New York, NY  10065

Tel: 212-717-8809

Fax: 212-717-8807

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