Parents’ Association Election Information


Parents’ Association Needs…….



In June 2013 a new Executive Board needs to be elected for the 2013/2014 School Year.  We are looking for people who can dedicate a few hours a month to the Parents’ Association.

Why join the PA?


 The number one reason to join the Parent Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PA advantages:

  • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
  • Discover Great Resources. The PA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
  • Tap into a Network. PA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
  • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
  • Speak Up. PA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
  • Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
  • Be a Role ModelBy becoming a PA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.


Executive Board


PAs must establish an executive board that includes at least three mandatory officers: president, recording secretary and treasurer. The bylaws may allow the election of co-officers.

PA officers:

§are elected annually by the membership.

§are expected to provide the leadership needed to move the goals and objectives of the association forward.

§share the responsibilities of executing association business in a fair and transparent manner.

§should make every effort to build and sustain positive relationships with members of the school community.

§The PA/PTA bylaws may include chairpersons of standing committees or other officers as members of the executive board.




Three Mandatory Officers


The PA President:


§serves as the chair of all association meetings, unless otherwise specified in the bylaws.

§assists the association in moving forward with the decision-making process through the use of parliamentary procedure.

§coordinates the work of the executive board and committees of the association.

§is typically one of the signatories on association’s checking account.

§serves as the association’s representative to the appropriate Presidents’ Council.


§serves as a mandatory member of the School Leadership Team.

§meets regularly with the other executive board officers to plan agendas for general membership meetings and engage in information sharing.

§appoints chairpersons of association committees, unless otherwise specified in the bylaws

§assists with the June transfer of all association records to the incoming executive board.



The PA Recording Secretary:

§records motions, votes, decisions, financial activity, reports and abbreviated discussion at all association meetings (i.e., takes meeting minutes).

§distributes minutes from the previous meeting at each general membership meeting for review and adoption by the membership.

§ensures that association records are available for inspection by the general members upon request and reasonable notice.

§prepares responses to all incoming correspondence.

§maintains an accurate file of all incoming and outgoing correspondence.


§prepares all meeting notices and agendas for distribution at association meetings.

§is typically one of the signatories on the association’s checking account.

§receives all of the association’s mail and directs mail to the appropriate executive board member.

§assists with the June transfer of all association records to the incoming executive board.




The PA Treasurer:

§keeps a record of all income received by the association.

§keeps a record of all expenditures made by the association.

§provides a written Treasurer’s Report at each general membership meeting

§contributes to the development of the PA Proposed Budget.*

§prepares a Fundraising Activity Report following each fundraising activity conducted by the association


§prepares the January Interim PA Financial Report and June Annual PA Financial Report.

§deposits money in the association’s checking account.

§is typically one of the signatories on the association’s checking account.

§assists with the June transfer of PA financial records













Yes, I am interested!  (Please check off desired position and return to the Parents’ Association)





















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If you need to contact us for any reason you may send an email to parentsassociation102@gmail.comor send a note to the school marked Parents’ Association.

New York State Math and ELA Testing Regulations Regarding Electronic Devices

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you know, your child will be taking the New York State Education Department English Language Arts and Math exams in the next tow weeks.  We have been notified of a new regulation regarding testing policy and procedures.  Students may not be in possession of any electronic device, including cell phones, iPods/PM3 players, Ipads or tablets.  A student caught with any electronic device must hand it over, the student’s test mush be invalidated an no score may be calculated   Also, the incident must be reported to New York State Education Department and the New York City Department of Education.  In addition to this action, the student will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the New York City Discipline Code.


To avoid any possible problems, I am asking that parents make sure that their children keep all electronic devices at home during all testing days.  (April 16,17,18,24,25,26).  Please take the new regulation seriously.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Anthony Pisacano


Notification of High School Acceptance

December 18, 2012

Dear 8th Grade Families,

All students who have submitted a High School Application by December  10, 2012  will receive a letter with the results of which High School they have been matched to by late February.  This round of results, called the Main round, will also include the results for the students who have applied and tested for the Specialized High Schools as well.

Students who receive an offer to a Specialized High School, will also receive an offer to a program which they have applied to on their High School Application. It is the family’s responsibility to choose which High School program they will accept byearly March.

Students who do not receive a Main Round match are automatically entered into the Supplementary Round, and then must do the application process again. The a Supplementary Round choice form must be completed by mid March and results will be in by late April .

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (718) 446-3308 extension 3043.

Thank you for your continued support of your children.


Ms. Kris Babakitis

School Counselor

Student Sponsor Partners – Private High School Tuition Assistance Program

Dear 8th Grade Parents:

Many of you and your children have filled out High School Applications for the upcoming school year and results will be shared at the end of the month of February.

We would also like to inform you of a wonderful opportunity offered by an organization called Student Sponsor Partners. This organization provides the opportunity for in-coming 9th grade students to attend a quality Private High school with a 4-year tuition assistance program which also includes academic guidance throughout their high school career.

There are only 600 seats in this program available for the 2013 school year, so seats are limited and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Parents will be notified within 90 days after submitting a completed application.

There are eligibility requirements that a family must meet. A representative from this organization, Student for Sponsors, will be coming to our next PA meeting, which will be on February 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM in our student cafeteria.  You may also contact the organization directly for these requirements at the telephone number below.

Participating Student Sponsor Partner schools are listed on the back of this letter.

Please note that this is separate and apart from the TACHS process, which is the process of applying to Private Catholic High Schools. Therefore, if students have applied to Catholic Private High Schools they may also apply for this program as well.

Students applying for this opportunity do not have to take the Catholic Entrance Exam.

Additional information can be obtained from the guidance office (ext 3043), the parent coordinator’s office (ext 2402), at, or at (212) 986-9575 ext. 115.


Ms. Arelis Hernandez-Dilone                                           Ms. Kris Babakitis

Parent Coordinator                                                            School Counselor