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Mary Amoon-Hickey
· November 28, 2017
Just made my donation. It's not much, but it's SOMETHING and every bit helps.
Halloween bake sale!
A quick clip of the vibe at our table over in MLK High School. Thanks to all parent volunteers that assisted this weekend!

If you purchased tickets for today's performance of Midsummer Night's Dream, the correct time for the performance is 3PM, *NOT* 3:30PM. We apologize for the error.


PARENTS! Don't let your child miss out on this great opportunity being offered by the New York City Department of Education!

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New York City Department of Education

🎨 The 2018 Cover Design Challenge is now open! 🎨

The chosen design will be featured on the Department of Education school directories, which are distributed to ...thousands of students and their families across New York City!

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Check out this great article from the New York City Department of Education! Comics are a huge part of American art & literature. We're proud to support our cartooning department and hope you will support them by attending Fanfaire!

From anime to Shakespeare, learn more about the many ways teachers are using graphic novels to turn students into Reading Superheroes!

From anime to Shakespeare, learn more about the many ways teachers are using graphic novels to turn students into Reading Superheroes!

The first 30 minutes will be our standard business: Treasurer Report, Principal Report, Committee Reports. The last hour will comprise of two presentations:

First presentation: PFLAG NYC - "The PFLAG speakers will be sharing their personal experiences of having an LGBT loved one in their family, or being LGBT themselves."

Second presentation: ThriveNYC - "A Creative Mind in a Creative School" The challenges to your child's self esteem when surrounded b...y other creative students. "I was a creative superstar in middle school - now I'm one of many creative superstars." Dealing with low self-esteem and depression.

Special Guests: Ms. Langer, School Nurse; Ms. Daly, AP Guidance; the Guidance Dept.; Mr. Savage, Teacher Advisor, Gay Student Alliance club and some GSA members.

You are welcome to bring your child for these presentations. Open discussion helps! Marking your attendance here is great, but if you can click the ticket link, you can give us more information which would be helpful. THANK YOU!

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As part of our mission of being the best parent leaders we can be, a member of our exec board will be attending this meeting later today.

About an hour ago, a few of us gathered around and marveled at your generosity. At midnight we started tallying. We are so thankful for your amazing donations. 45 donors stepped up and reached deep and we are floored. There may be others as Facebook does not reveal to us all who have setup their own fundraisers on our behalf. At the moment, it's $3,000! The students and teachers at Art & Design will benefit tremendously.

THANK YOU! #GivingTuesday #ArtandDesignHS

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Our #GivingTuesday campaign continues until midnight! Show your pride and love for #ArtandDesignHS and make your tax-deductible donation today! Any amount is appreciated and will help us build something great for our students!

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Whether it's Film/Video, Cartooning, Illustration or Photography, #ArtandDesignHS provides amazing programs for our students. Help us provide the supplies, materials and experiences our students need this #GivingTuesday! Donate at so our students can become as accomplished as many of our alumni including Steven Meisel Photography, Amy Heckerling, Art Spiegelman, and Tony Bennett!

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Did you know Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs are alumni of #ArtandDesignHS? Support our future fashion designers on #GivingTuesday and help us bring materials, supplies and programs to our creative and talented students! Help us raise at least $250 today. Donate at

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This #GivingTuesday, support the amazing students and unique education at The High School for Art and Design! Donate now at to help us bring needed supplies, programs, and experiences to the school. #ArtandDesignHS #FutureAnimators

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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Help us raise funds by sharing our facebook posts on November 28 to encourage friends and family to give back or by donating at #GivingTuesday #ArtandDesignHS

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Are you shopping online using Amazon this Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season? Raise funds for the PTA without spending any extra money through Amazon Smile. Just click below and shop! Amazon will donate a percentage of sales each time you shop.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Art Design High School Pta Inc. Support us every time you shop.

A&D HS parents - Giving Tuesday is right around the corner!!

Next Tuesday, November 28 is Giving Tuesday. Now in its 6th year, Giving Tuesday was created as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day to give to favorite charities and non-profit organizations, and is publicized through social media.

Now that we are a non-profit 501 (C) 3, The Art and Design High School PTA is participating in Giving Tuesday to help raise needed funds. Can you help?


Here's how:

1. Volunteer to be an Art and Design Social Media Ambassador The PTA will be posting several Giving Tuesday messages on Facebook on from tomorrow Wednesday November 22nd through Tuesday November 28th. Monday and Tuesday we will be posting multiple times throughout the day.

All you need to do is pledge to share the posts on your own social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, etc) and ask people to support our future graphic designers, architects, cartoonists, illustrators, fashion designers, and more. And have your kids participate as well – they can share on their social media platforms – A&D HS Spirit!!

Do include the hashtags #ArtandDesignHS #GivingTuesday when you share!

2. Donate to the PTA on Giving Tuesday We know you may get lots of requests for Giving Tuesday, but we hope that you will support a charitable cause that directly supports the students and teachers of Art and Design High School. Our goal is to raise $250 on Giving Tuesday. Any amount is welcome and it's tax deductible!

3. Head over to and search for our organization, Art and Design High School PTA (unique URL is:

Your purchases will benefit the school!

Thank you!!!!

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