Halloween at PPAS

Because of the spirit of creativity in our community, we have a tradition of allowing students to wear costumes to PPAS for one day in the Halloween season. We want to continue this tradition as it brings joy and unity to our school, and it may be the only opportunity for some students to celebrate the holiday. Below is our plan for this year. This is completely optional for students.

Days to wear a costume:

  • Wednesday, October 28 for A Day
  • Thursday, October 29 for B Day
  • Friday, October 30 for C Day

Rules for wearing a costume:

  • With the exception of the mandated ‘COVID’ mask that covers the mouth and nose, no masks are allowed that cover the entire face or eyes.  We do allow hats and other types of headgear.
  • No makeup that covers the entire face so as to make you unrecognizable is allowed.  Light make up is permissible (cheek/forehead scars, eye-shadow, etc.)
  • No costume that breaks our school dress code, including excessively short shorts or skirts, bare backs, excessive midriffs, or excessive exposure of under garments.
  • No accessories that will qualify as weapons, even if plastic or toy-like:  swords, guns, wands, bats, etc.  If any student has anything like this, it will be confiscated at the door, and may not be returned to you.
  • Do not bring in candy or any food to share with others.

The senior class will be running a virtual costume competition – more details to come on how to submit your pictures. Seniors will also be selling candy – store bought, packaged, and wiped down to maintain COVID safety.

All COVID safety rules will remain in place on these days: COVID mask wearing, social distancing, hand washing routines.

Foodie Club

If you’re interested in food, welcome to the PPAS Foodie Club!

NYC is quite a melting pot when it comes to experiencing cuisines from all around the world. Whether you are a picky or adventurous eater, you are encouraged to contribute to our community by sharing your passions for all things food. How can you contribute? Below are just a few of many things!

  • Try a new restaurant and blog about it here. Support the local businesses and spread the word giving us opportunities to check them out!
  • Want to try a particular cuisine? Ask about it here and we can recommend some good local places!
  • Share some photos of the food from restaurants you visit or photos of homemade dishes (including the recipes is always a plus!).
  • Post information on opportunities to donate food or to get involved in some community service by volunteering at shelters/soup kitchens.
  • Provide us recommendations on food related shows.
  • Write about the connections between food and your culture.

If you are interested in joining the Foodie Club please contact Mr. Perlmutter at jperlmutter@ppasshare.org

Be on the lookout for future updates from us. Looking forward to this, and we hope you get to enjoy the club throughout the year!

Free Masterclasses

We highly recommend The Knowledge Project’s Masterclasses. They are open to all 6th–12th grade students and adults. The teachers are excellent; these classes are a treat!


Day 1: Monday, October 26 from 6 – 7pm
“Scary and Spooky: Write a Scary Halloween Scene.”
Led by Sarah Congress, TV writer & playwright Coach. With Q/A
Learn to write a silly horror flick scene.

Day 2: Tuesday, October 27 from 7:15 – 8:15 pm
“Who, Me, Write? Yes You can!”
Led by David Tabatsky, prolific Author, Writer, Teacher, Coach with Q/A
Jump “write in with the fun of writing, from self-expression to polished essay.

Day 3: Wednesday, October 28 from 6 -7 pm
“The Language of Music, Music of Language.”
Led by Baghir, versatile World Musician, Teacher, Coach, With demo and Q/A
Learn about the gift of music, a world language.

Day 4: Thursday, October 29 from 7:15 – 8:15 pm
“An Art Tour: Modern Art through an African American Lens.”
Led by Virgie Bonhomme, Art Historian, Writer, Coach. With Q/A
Learn more about movements, cultures, and styles.

Day 5: Monday, November 2 from 12 noon – 1 pm
“Design Your Startup: Idea to Product.”
Led by Sneha Krishnan, Entrepreneur, Product Designer, Writer, Coach. With Q/A
Transform your ideas into profit, sustainable and to scale.