RENT Fundraiser

PPAS is holding a virtual community building event to support the PPAS Mainstage Production of RENT.  100% of the donations go to the production!

Campagnola coaching will host:

A Virtual Exercise Class
Saturday, March 4th at 10 AM

All fitness levels are welcome and no equipment will be required (the class will be 55 minutes).

Give what you can and help us fund this year’s production of RENT.  Suggested donation is $20.

Send your donations to

Once your donation is made, please register by emailing

Donations for Migrant Families

Midtown West, the elementary school that shares the building with PPAS, is welcoming the children of newly migrant families into their community, but they are in need of clothing and other items. If you wish to make a donation from the wishlist, please click on this link:

You may also bring gently used children’s clothes, coats and shoes to the Midtown West school office.

Bake Sale Thank-You

Thank you to all the PTA parents who answered the call for donated treats for our first monthly bake sale. We were overwhelmed by the abundance of goodies, and the kids were so excited! Thanks to you, we were able to raise just under $400 for the PTA.

We’ll be having these sales on the first Friday of each month through June, so please keep the goodies coming!

And if you’re available to help with the sales, please contact

Rutka, A New Musical

This Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5, our students will perform Scenes and Songs from Rutka, a New Musical in Progress, directed by Kyle Pleasant.

RUTKA is a powerful new indie-rock musical about a young teen and her friends trying to grow up in a world gone mad around them. It’s based on the internationally-acclaimed book RUTKA’S NOTEBOOK, an actual diary left behind by 14-year old Rutka Laskier in the Jewish Ghetto in Bedzin, Poland, in 1943. RUTKA tells the visceral story of a young teen and her friends, trying to live life and find hope, resilience, and resistance, while facing the challenges of the world around them. It’s a show that feels modern and raw, with a groundbreaking indie-rock musical score. With the show still in development, PPAS audiences will get the first-ever look at this new musical as it begins its journey.

Please order tickets and watch the show!

PPAS Clothing Drive

The seniors are sponsoring a clothing drive through January 28th. The goal is to reach at least 100 bags we can donate. Items to bring include clothes, shoes, belts, purses, sheets, towels, and stuffed animals. Every pound counts and will help fund senior events.

Please bring items in a black garbage bag to the black box before school.

The Humanities class that donates the most items gets a pizza party! Tell your classmates!

Singing Telegrams

Send a virtual singing telegram performed by PPAS Classical Vocal students and teachers and bring a smile to the faces of your loved ones.  With your donation of just $10, $15, or $35, you can select one, two, or sixteen songs to send to your family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Selections range from holiday favorites “A Very Merry Madrigal,” “Let it Snow,” “Joy to the World,” and so many more. 

Your donation will help PPAS continue providing quality performing arts education to hundreds of children in New York.