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Volunteering

The strength of our PTA depends on our members' dedication, time and creativity. There are many ways parents can be involved at PS 84.

Join a Committee 

We are always looking for new committee members and ideas. Check the calendar for upcoming meetings or contact the Chair of any committee below for more information.

Volunteer at a Fundraiser or School event

The PTA produces many fundraisers and community-building events. These events are run by parent volunteers and are a good way to get to know your fellow parents and school community while helping the school. 

If you would like to be included in our volunteer list please email veep@ps84k.org


Committees

Community Development

Co-Chairs: Ewa Bridges + Rachna Pawar

Plans and implements community-building events and workshops, such as costume swap, movie night, etc. Specifically focuses on fun events that are free or inexpensive to attend. The goal of this committee is not to raise funds, but to strengthen our community.

Gardens & Grounds

Co-Chairs: Maria Barca

The Gardens & Grounds committee keeps our school beautiful by tending to the gardens and trees surrounding the school building, as well as the garden in the preK/Kindergarten play yard.

Marketing Communications

Chair: Maria Jaramillo

Implements web and social media platforms and creates marketing materials for the school and PTA.

Music & Performing Arts

Chair: Peggy Lee

This committee helps to support performing arts events such as concerts, 5th Grade musical, chorus, band, etc.

Store 84/Merchandise

Co-Chairs: Melissa Darling Sherman + Sarah Srygley

Visual Arts

Chair: OPEN

The Visual Arts Committee manages the Materials Room a.k.a. Studio 84 and coordinates crafts & materials for special events as needed.

Wellness

Co-Chairs: Kathy Agaton + OPEN

The Wellness Committee promotes healthy eating, environmental sustainability, and overall wellness in the school.

Friends of William Sheridan Playground

Co-Chairs: Tim Daly + Bia Sampaio

This special interest group liaises with NYC Parks to steer the refurbishment of William Sheridan Playground, adjacent to PS 84.

 

Fundraisers

Marathon Bake Sale

Chairs: Paula Cyhan + 1st Grade Classes

This committee helps to plan and execute our annual Bake Sale on Marathon Sunday (first Sunday in November).

Family Photo Day
& Holiday Market

Chair: OPEN

This committee helps to coordinate our beloved annual Family Photo Day and Holiday Market. Event usually takes place the first Saturday in December.

Camp Fair

Chair: Lisa Tran

This committee plans and executes our Camp Fair in February, showcasing after-school and school holiday camps in North Brooklyn and beyond. Exhibitors pay a table fee. The event is free for the public to attend.

Annual Gala & Silent Auction

Chair: OPEN

This committee is instrumental in planning our biggest fundraiser of the year. The Gala usually takes place in March or April.

Garden Party

Chair: OPEN

This committee helps to plan our final fundraiser and family-fun event of the year in early June.


School Events

Book Fair & Library

Volunteer at the Annual Book Fair in November. 

Ms. Pecoraro also welcomes parent volunteers in the library during student visiting hours for circulation, read-alouds and technology duties.

Contact: Ms. Pecoraro

Science Exploratorium

Co-Chairs: Allison Conner + Jyoti Haimoff

This committee helps the school plan our annual Science Exploratorium in late Spring.

Artstravaganza

Chair: Paula Cyhan

This committee helps plan the the school's annual art exhibit.