Parents and Teachers Association
PS29 prides itself on a dynamic PTA, powered by a strong connection between our hard-working and creative parent community and our dedicated staff members.
All parents and guardians of children attending PS29 are automatically members of the The Parents and Teachers Association of PS29 (PTA), as are all teachers in the school. The PTA’s mission is to:
Build a vibrant and welcoming community both within PS29 and with the greater neighborhood community.
Facilitate an effective relationship and two-way communication between families, school administration, school staff, and community officials.
Raise funds to provide a wide variety of educational and cultural programs and materials to support school initiatives for the students of PS29.
PTA membership meets once a month in the auditorium. Childcare and pizza for PS29 children are always provided. Dates will be listed below in the fall.
DONATE. VOLUNTEER. PARTICIPATE. Your involvement is more important now than ever. Consider attending PTA meetings, being a class parent, volunteering to help with events, helping to raise and/or contribute money, or volunteering your skills and talents within a Committee. Check out the Volunteer page.
2019-2020 PTA Board of Directors
Co-Presidents: Olivia Poor and Matt MacIntyre
Co-Treasurers: Liz Dank and Lucia Madueno
Co-Secretaries: Daniela Masciangelo and Kiersten Lyons
Co-VPs – Communication: Emily Butler Smith and Margo Reynolds
Co-VPs – Fundraising: Lizzie Hand, Liz Squadron and Constance Edwards
Co-VP Class Parents and Volunteers: Kim Brooks and Kristin Heavy
Co-VP After School: Sheffali Welch and Michael DeNicola
The team members can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read this attachment to learn more about positions on the PTA Executive Board.
What the PTA funds
At PS29, we are all united by our deep commitment to providing the best possible education for our children. We value an education that fosters independent thinking, we place emphasis on learning in conventional and non-conventional ways, and we work hard to offer a well-rounded experience with enrichments and extra programming. The PTA funds:
PROGRAM SUPPORT to keep the student-to-teacher ratio as small as possible. This line item looks one year ahead and is paid out in June for the next fiscal year.
ARTS, MUSIC & THEATER ENRICHMENT through collaborations with partners like BAM and Brooklyn Queens Conservatory.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT to ensure our teachers have the best knowledge and latest teaching techniques to provide our kids with great learning experiences.
READING, MATH & SCIENCE ENRICHMENT such as the garden program and chess.
SUPPLIES & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT for essential supplies, Wellness in the Schools program, funding to help support Related Services.
How we raise funds
Covering more than $900 per child in program expenses requires a lot of fundraising! Only a portion comes from direct donations – the balance is generated through activities and events that incur expenses and require thousands of volunteer hours.
Our school is home to a diverse group of students and families. Contributions of time and money can be large or small, often or once in a while. Every dollar and every volunteer hour helps protect the programs our children currently enjoy. Please do what you can!
APPEAL & DONATIONS are the most effective way to raise money. 100% of direct donations go to supporting our programs! Every dollar counts, and no contribution is too small. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible. It’s really easy to Donate Online.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM provides a safe, fun environment for our kids, a service for our families, and a modest profit to help fund programs. To keep costs low, it is overseen by a steering committee of parent volunteers who research best practices, identify future enhancements, guide policy and staffing decisions, and assist with operations.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS include community-building events like Super Science Saturday and the PS 29 Block Party, fundraising events like the Annual Gala + Auction and Parents’ Art Night, as well as merchandise sales, and revenue sharing opportunities. Volunteers are always needed. See our Event Schedule and Volunteer and Committees to help with one of these exciting activities.
In accordance with the Chancellor’s Regulations, PTAs meet nine times per year and include their PTA meeting schedule in their by-laws. The PS 29 PTA meets monthly, alternating between Thursdays at 6:30 PM and Fridays at 8:00 AM. For evening meetings, childcare and pizza is available for currently enrolled PS 29 students.
Here's the schedule of PTA meetings for 2019-2020. Mark your calendars!
Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 AM
Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
The PTA also meets monthly as an Executive Board. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings, please contact us. The dates and times for these meetings will also be posted here in the fall.
If you cannot make PTA meetings, they are usually streamed on the PS29 Facebook page. Minutes will be posted here monthly as well.
About the PTA
The PTA was incorporated in 1985 and gained recognition as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1987. The formal name of the PTA is the Parents and Teachers Association of P.S. 29, Inc.