Financial Aid Presentation

The College Office invites you to a College Financial Aid presentation!

When: Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm
Where: Zoom (check your email or write to


Financial Aid Process Timeline & Dates

FAFSA and CSS Profile

Types of Loans

How to read a financial aid award
and Package Letter


We hope all of our Seniors’ families can join us. It is especially important for families going through the college financial aid process for the first time.

A recording of the presentation will be made and shared for families that cannot attend.

As always, please continue to email any of us in the College Office with questions or concerns!

Scholarship Opportunity

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship for Summer Arts Intensives

The AQF Scholarship is an annual competition for high school students that provides funding for the awardees to attend summer intensive arts programs. These scholarships provide an incredible opportunity for talented students from all artistic disciplines to engage in immersion experiences.

This is a competitive awards program. To succeed, applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent, dedication and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and must be enrolled in high school or officially registered as a home-schooled high school student. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges, comprised of professional artists and art educators who are independent of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Learn more about the program and apply now.

Global Glimpse

The Global Glimpse program will have a lunchtime event for current PPAS juniors in Room 305 on Wednesday, October 18.

To register requirements include a nomination by a PPAS teacher and/or a Global Glimpse ambassador
(one of the PPAS seniors who attended last year’s program) 

Application help is available in Room 305
during lunch November 1 through 14.

Deadline for submitting
the application is November 14. 

Email Michelle Sale, Humanities teacher,
with any questions

Pictures from Gatherings

Musical Theater Parents gathered for a fun gathering at Rosie’s Theater Kids on the rooftop of the building where your child has performing arts classes. 

Food and the Manhattan skyline
MT parents gather on the rooftop
Festive fruit and crudities

Film Parents gathered for an informative gathering at DCTV.  Parents were given a tour of this spectacular space where your child has film classes. 

Film parents learned about the program in the classroom space.

Support the PTA

fundraiser of the year!

and leave your mark for years!THE GOAL IS TO RAISE
for our Students,
their academics, and their arts!

Participation to date ~ $12,142

Every dollar and Every donation helps?
click below
$50 monthly?
$30 monthly?
$10 monthly?
ONE-TIME donation of any amount?

Each family matters and each family helps to build our community.Through the annual fund, the PTA contributes $15,000 to each of our arts partners: Dance, Drama, Musical Theater, and Vocal, to enhance the arts programs and supplement the DOE’s budget.

The Film Major is a new arts partner requiring an additional $15,000 contribution.

(PPAS will not receive any additional DOE funds for this major)
The PPAS PTA’s mission is to support our children and each other! 
Finding a way to support this exciting major and all of the other initiatives is how we PTA!



Give as much as you feel comfortable with, but no matter what, please give!
We strive for 100% participation, which helps us become more successful in our grant-writing efforts.

The more we raise FOR our students –
the more we give TO our students! 
Make Your PPAS PTA Annual Fund Donation Here!

October PTA Meeting

October PTA Meeting will be

Participate in This Election
and Budget-discussion Meeting!

Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 pm
PPAS Cafeteria

Light refreshments will be served.

At This Meeting We Will…

– Elect several PTA Executive Board positions

– Discuss budget issues as they relate to the new and exciting film major.  We will vote on specific budget changes.

Please use this form to self-nominate for any of the available positions.  Parents of all grade levels 6-12 are encouraged to self-nominate.

DR3 Play: Mad Forest

Mad Forest

By Caryl Churchill 
Directed by Ashley Malafronte 
Stage Managed by Fiona Grand

Show Dates: Nov 1-4 @7pm; Nov 3 @ 4pm & 7pm
PPAS Black Box

Synopsis: This timely drama resulted from a trip to Romania. Developed with students from London’s Central School of Drama, this is an incisive portrait of a society in turmoil that focuses on two families to reveal what life is like under a totalitarian regime and what results when the regime collapses. The play’s brief scenes are almost cinematic in their presentation of events as seen by ordinary people trying to live in peace.

Click this link for tix! –

SUNY Free Application Week

Beginning Monday, October 16th, and ending Sunday, October 29th, students can apply to up to five SUNY campuses with no application fee! This includes all campuses, no matter which application vehicle the student uses. Details are available here:

Please remember that students can submit their application during this time, but supplemental materials such as transcripts and letters of recommendation can be submitted after Free Application Week.

Over the next two weeks, The State University of New York will be holding a variety of virtual events to help your students and their families prepare for Free Application Week. Some topics include:

Which SUNY Are You?
How to Apply to SUNY
Educational Opportunity Program

A full list of programming can be found at

College Application Night

The College Office would like to invite you to join us for our next presentation!

When: Wednesday, October 4 @ 6:30 PM

Where: Zoom (check your email or send mail to

College Application Night Class of 2024

  • College Office Staff
  • Application Deadlines
  • Application Websites & Portals
  • Building a College List
  • Key Components of a College Application

This night is especially important for our senior families to attend because we will be presenting actionable steps that you and your student should be taking right now in the heart of the College Application cycle. Time permitting, we will also have a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation. All families of underclassmen are also welcome to attend the presentation; it is never too early to start planning.