parent teacher association

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The PTA of PS 84 is an organization of families and teachers working together to support the vision of the school through fundraising and the implementation of programs and initiatives.

Activities are planned to foster a sense of community and to ensure that our children and teachers have the resources they need to succeed and enjoy learning.

General PTA meetings

Held usually the third Wednesday of every month at 6pm in the auditorium. The meetings usually last between 1 and 1.5 hours. Childcare is provided, as well as pizza for the children. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings, and it’s the perfect time to get informed about what’s going on at school, to bring ideas, or for your voice to be heard by the school administration.

Executive board meetings

Held the first Wednesday of every month at 8am in the PTA room. These meetings are open to all parents, please email pta@ps84k.org if you would like to attend.

Committee meetings

Held throughout the year and will be posted on the online calendar, newsletter, and Facebook. Everyone is welcome. 

To learn more about the PTA Committees and fundraising events, visit the Volunteering page.

2018-2019 EXECUTIVE BOARD

Elections for Executive Board roles for the following school year happen in late May.

The process is managed and overseen by a small parent-led Nominating Committee.

If you are interested in being on the Nominating Committee or running for a Board role, please contact pta@ps84k.org.

President
Jessamyn Lee pta@ps84k.org

Vice-President
Kristen Hill veep@ps84k.org

Treasurer
Megan Piñero treasurer@ps84k.org

Recording Secretary
Ideen Perez secretary@ps84k.org

Corresponding Secretary
Paula Cyhan news@ps84k.org

Kindergarten Rep
Nicole Luciani krep@ps84k.org

Middle School Rep
Lourdes Rivera middleschoolrep@ps84k.org


Executive Board Roles

President

The President acts as executive officer and conducts official business such as presiding over general meetings. Other responsibilities include:

  • Organize and conducte monthly board meetings and general meetings, providing a report at each general meeting

  • Meet with the Principal on a monthly basis

  • Oversee the functions of fellow board members and committees

  • Help to oversee annual events and activities, including assisting in finding event chairs and development of the PTA budget in coordination with Treasurer and school administration

  • Represent the PTA at monthly School Leadership Team meetings

  • Represent the PTA at monthly meetings for the District 14 PTA Presidents’ Council

  • Set the school-year calendar of PTA events

Vice President

The Vice President assists the President in their various duties and presides over meetings in their absence. The VP is also entrusted with:

  • Ensuring that special Committees have leadership at the start of the year and hold regular meetings throughout the year

  • Recruiting volunteers for general involvement throughout the year, as well as specific involvement for specific events

Recording Secretary

The Recording Secretary is responsible for all non-financial PTA records. Other responsibilities include:

  • Record and prepare minutes at all PTA meetings

  • Prepare notices, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials for distribution

  • Maintain custody of the PTA’s records on school premises

  • Assist with the June transfer of records to the incoming Executive Board

Corresponding Secretary

The Corresponding Secretary is responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate with school administration to facilitate communications and distribute notices

  • Respond to incoming correspondence from PTA membership

  • Manage the PTA calendar and database

  • Edit weekly newsletter and update Facebook/Instagram pages

Treasurer

  • Work closely with PTA President, closely monitor PTA budget throughout the school year

  • Prepare written Treasurer’s report for every executive board and general membership meeting

  • Prepare and submit Interim PTA Financial Report to the Principal by January 31 of each school year

  • Prepare and submit Annual PTA Financial Report to the Principal by June 30 of each school year

Middle School Representative

The Middle School Rep ensures that the PTA executive board includes representation for families with children in the middle school. The rep acts as liaison to the middle school community and encourages parent participation. Other responsibilities:

  • Raise middle school issues/needs to the Executive Board for discussion/support

  • Work with event Chairs to identify volunteer needs

Kindergarten Representative*

*Must be already enrolled or zoned for PS 84

The Kindergarten Rep acts as a welcoming committee to parents who are new to PS 84 or public school. The rep acts as liaison to the kindergarten community and encourages parent participation.  Other responsibilities:

  • Raise kindergarten/elementary school issues/needs to the Executive Board for discussion/support

  • Work with event chairs to identify volunteer needs