Hello Dock Street Parents, 

The school year is now well underway, and the PTA Board is turning its attention to fundraising, community events, cultural events, and trips. 

We need your help and your ideas. Please join us for our first Volunteer meeting on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 9:30 AM at the Dumbo Bid office on 20 Jay Street, Suite 510. We will discuss some of the events we already have in the works and the programming we offer for either students, parents, or both. Below is a running list of some of the things we are considering. Please bring other ideas you may have to the meeting. We will also discuss forming committees so we can work in smaller groups to achieve our goals.

We look forward to seeing you!https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTg1chSgDNAf97Q-Z1cb5psrD4jNZNELTAkWYO-3nDS1PeHA/viewform?usp=sf_link

In Solidarity, 

The Dock Street PTA Board

 
FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES: 

Dock Street Holiday Gala: A virtual ticketed event or in-person in a venue that would accept both vaccinated guests and guests who can show a negative covid 19 test. – Live music  – DJ – Student performances (one dance, one vocal) – Drinks – AppsJump rope-athon  – An event for the students, we could do it in the gym.  Modeled after Jump rope for the heart (click link for more info), but we would fundraise for the school.  We could generally fundraise for the school or a particular item/event (laptops, music equipment, etc.)https://jumpropehub.com/jump-rope-for-heart/Dumbo Drop (happening this year in May) – Looking for sponsors, Selling parachuted elephants to drop off the bridge, students performing on the stage, Info table about the school.Dock Street Auction (could be paired with the live gala event) – An online silent auction and a live auction.Dock Street Merch – Work with a local artist to create a cool Dock Street Graphic Tee, tote, etc.
 
COMMUNITY EVENTS:Parent Book Club – Pick 3-5 books to send surveys to parents to see which one they want to read.  Meet at Adanne’s book store to discuss the book, wine, chat.Parent Coffee Chats – 1 morning a month outside the school or Time out Market or ButlerDock Street Block Party and Book Give-away (make this an annual/bi-annual event)Sip & Paint – Art-making and wine at AWE StudioFriday Night Open Gym – An opportunity for parents and kids to play basketball, soccer (thinking about the dads on this one) Would need security and permission from the school.Gleason open gym (maybe we can negotiate a once-a-month open gym time for kids and parents to go to the boxing gym?)  Or a training/boxing family event.Family Game Night – at the school, set up the gym and a few classrooms with board games, video games, etc.  Order pizza and drinks.