Annual Appeal

As 2019 draws to a close, we have a lot to be thankful for – the close-knit community that we have created is thriving, and together we are building the foundation for the next generation of Earth’s citizens. 

The Earth School’s mission is alive and well as our children practice music, plant seeds in the rooftop garden, dance together, and explore visual arts. Our core values are about celebrating diversity, appreciating our common humanity, and contributing to our community. Our children learn the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the preservation of the Earth’s resources. Our specialized curriculum focuses on immigration and integrates civil and LGBTQ rights. In short, The Earth School is a very special place. 

So much of this has been made possible by community members like YOU. The Earth School arbitrarily receives only 90% of it’s Department of Education funding. The Earth School Parents Association (ESPA) focuses on fundraising throughout the year and allocates resources to fill the gap so all children can benefit from arts and enrichment programming, regardless of their socio-economic background.

To continue to fund these programs, we ask our community to support our school by giving.

So far this year, the ESPA has fundraised and committed to pay for these enrichments:

  • Onsite Music Education program with Third Street Music School (Pre-K–2nd grades): $18,000
  • New Dance Education program with Battery Dance (3rd–5th grades): $8,000
  • Essential classroom supplies for our incredible teachers: $18,000
  • Frost Valley Camp (4th & 5th grades) : $9,000
  • Camp Greenkill (3rd grade): $4,000
  • School Field Trips: $1,200
  • Town Meetings, Yearbook, Graduation, Parent Corp: $5,000
  • Part-Time Kindergarten Teaching Assistant: $ TBD

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the ESPA and share this with family, friends, colleagues and employers. Small contributions, when added up, can have a big impact. 

With gratitude, 

The Earth School Parents Association (ESPA)

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Three ways to give:
  • By check made out to “ESPA” and leave it in the ESPA mailbox in the main office (Room 110) or mail it to: 
The Earth School
600 East 6th Street 
New York, NY 10009
Attn: ESPA Annual Appeal
  • By credit card using the PayPal buttons below.
  • By cash:  Contact our parent coordinator, Jocelyn.