PTA Events

The tradition of parent involvement at PS41 is one of our greatest strengths. All PTA events, activities and projects are the result of the efforts of parent volunteers and provide funding for the many programs for which PS41 is known and cherished. Many of the events also serve as community events. Whether you can give time, resources or straightforward donations — we couldn’t do it without the generous support of our wonderful PS41 community. 

If you’re interested in helping out in any PTA event, send us an email at or stop by the PTA office to learn more about a specific fundraiser or event.

Annual Auction & GalaMarch 20, 2018
Our biggest event of the year!  An elegant and fun evening out in March - cocktails, dinner, a silent and a live auction.  From soliciting donations to organizing the auction, everyone’s help is needed for our biggest, most important fundraiser of the year. 

Art & Poetry Calendar - on sale before the holidays
During the Fall, the PTA creates and sells a beautiful calendar full of artwork and poetry from the budding student artists and poets of PS41. 

Book Fair - December 11-15, 2017 & April 23-27, 2018
Join our students in celebrating the joy of reading during our week-long December and May book fairs.  All students visit the fair with their class (your child's teacher will let you know when the class is scheduled). Students are also invited to shop with their families and friends in the morning before school starts.   Volunteers are needed daily throughout the fair. 

During these weeks, 41Cares runs a gently used book drive. Books are donated to Bellevue’s Reachout and Read program.

Fall Fling - October 2017
Reconnect with fellow PS41 parents and meet new ones!  Parents enjoy a Fall night out with fellow PS41 parents and PS41 teachers and staff members.

Family Portraits - November 3-5, 2017
Just in time for the holidays.  Each year in November the PTA organizes a weekend when families can have portraits taken by a professional photographer for holiday cards and gifts.  Robyn Selman, Creative Director, Photo Producer and PS41 parent lends her award winning commercial photography team to PS41.

Food & Bake Sales - November 7, 2017, December 7, 2017 & March 15, 2018
5th Grade families host food and bake sales on Election Day and during Parent Teacher conferences.  Stop by to pick up some sweet and savory items for you and your family.

Monster Mash
 - October 28, 2017
Our Halloween extravaganza in late October is one of the most anticipated and beloved school events of the year.  There’s something for students of all ages: arts & crafts, games, haunted house, gross-out room, bake sale and more!  Dedicated volunteers are needed to help organize games, crafts, food, music and more. 

Movie Night - April 28, 2018
Check out the movie version of the 5th Grade musical on the big screen (in the auditorium.)  You will also catch a sneak peak of the upcoming performance.  5th Grade families volunteer to help with organizing the event.

Red Bulls - September 17, 2017
Join us at Red Bulls Arena for a back-to-school community event.  Volunteers are needed to help distribute flyers, collect payments and disburse tickets.

School Photos - September 14 - 15, 2017
Every Fall, professional class and individual student pictures are coordinated by the PTA.  Volunteers organize photo packages, forms and payments and also assist the children to make sure smiles are big!  Your child's teacher will let you know when your child's class will be taking photos.  A make-up date is scheduled for those who were absent or whose smiles wasn’t perfect the first time.

pring Fling - May 2018
Celebrate spring as parents enjoy a night out with fellow PS41 parents and PS41 teachers and staff members. 

Staten Island Yankees - June 2018
Join us at the ballpark for our year-end community event.  Volunteers are needed to help distribute flyers, collect payments and disburse tickets.

Talent Show
 - April 21, 2018
This special event showcases the many talents of the students at PS41.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - May 11, 2018
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week in May, all teachers and staff members enjoy a beautiful lunch buffet courtesy of our families.  Families are asked to bring in sweet and savory dishes.

Thanksgiving Pies November 21, 2017
A favorite fundraiser.  Order fabulous pies, quiches and apple cider from a orchard located in the Hudson Valley and proceeds benefit PS41.  You can also choose to donate an extra pie to the less fortunate — we will deliver to a local soup kitchen. 

Valentines Day - February 14, 2018
In what has become a tradition at PS41 for 5th Grade students has now become a tradition for 4th Grade students.  Students deliver Valentine’s Day greetings from students to one another.  Your child can send a valentine to a few special friends to his/her entire class.  4th Grade parents are needed to help track and fulfill Valentines.

Winter Wonderland 
- February 2, 2018
Our second party for all the students.  Celebrate winter with arts & crafts, dancing, games, face painting and so much more!  Dedicated volunteers are needed to help organize games, crafts, food, music and more.

41 News - November 2017, February 2018 & May 2018
41News is the PS41 school newsletter. It is published by the PTA and distributed three times a year to all PS41 families. We welcome writers, photographers and graphic designers from the parent or student body to write stories on their favorite PS41 topic or event.   It's a great way to learn more about the school.