About The PTA
The PTA is a committee of Parents and Teachers of PS/IS 48. The “PTA” stands for Parent-Teacher Association. We support the school with fundraising and plan social events for the students. We always incorporate parental input & try to increase communication. Every parent and staff member is an automatic member of the PTA. The amount of time that you give is completely voluntary.
Joining the PTA is a great way to become more active in your child’s education. It has been stated when parents assume an active role in their children's education, their children are more successful in school. The PTA’s main focus is to raise money to assist the school with programs and events for the students and to provide viewpoints to support the school environment. Some of our functions include organizing and promoting school-wide fundraisers to help financially support our schools needs. We are also involved in planning social events and celebrations for the entire school community. We try to bring together parents and educators to discuss how they can work together to continually improve our school.
The elected parent members (Officers) are to serve on the Executive Board for 1 year. Attendance at the monthly PTA meetings and Executive Board meetings is also required. We hope some of you will give it a try!
We look forward to working with you this year!
Please click on the link below to access the PTA Bylaws.
Contacting The PTA
The PTA has an open door policy, so please feel free to come and visit and speak with someone on getting involved in upcoming events. Parents are always welcome to come in anytime to speak to or help the Executive Board Members. There is always something going on and we are very appreciative of any assistance. We can also schedule a meeting at a time that is convenient for you.
You may contact us by calling the main office at (718) 447-8323 and leaving a message, or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive notices & up to date information on school events, join our email distribution list & Facebook page. Simply email us at email@example.com & type "email distribution list" in the subject area & include your first and last name to be included on all school email blasts. Visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-48-PTA/266666890039164 and click "Like" on the top of the page to view all of the latest updates on "School News & Events" & to receive updates on all new postings.
PTA Executive Board Members
Before we introduce ourselves, we would like to say that first and foremost, every parent in the school is a part of the PTA.
PTA 2019-2020 Executive Board:
Danielle Rigatti - President
Courtney Nissman - Treasurer
Kelly Dempsey - Secretary
Jennifer DeCicco - Corresponding Secretary
PTA Meeting Minutes
Please click on the files below to access the minutes from the PTA Meetings:
Support PS/IS 48
Amazon Smile: Use this link every time you shop on Amazon and 0.5% of every purchase will be donated back to PS/IS 48 from the AmazonSmile Foundation. Please note: You need to login to your amazon account from the AmazonSmile link instead of logging in from the regular amazon site every time you are buying something on Amazon in our for your purchases to be eligible for this program.
Box Tops For Education: Please send in all Box Tops! Every box top is worth 10 cents. What a wonderful way to raise funds for the school and the children can help too!
Stop & Shop: Use your Stop & Shop card & link it to PS 48 to raise funds every time you shop! Simply link your card by going to their “Tools for Schools” page on their website & enter our school’s ID # 15728 & a percentage of your total will be donated back to PS 48!
Ink Cartridge Collection: We are still collecting old ink cartridges (no large cartridges please) that can be submitted for additional funding for the school.
Donate Your Time: Sign up to volunteer at one of our events this year.
Each month, we conduct monthly PTA meetings. These meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. This is a great way to get involved & be kept up to date on school information.
Our Principal, Ms. O’Donnell & Parent Coordinator, Ms. Terry Guthrie, will be attending every PTA meeting & present a report on upcoming events in the school. During the meeting, “Student of the Month” awards are distributed.
We are happy to announce that once again, Applebee's will be providing free kid meals & Panera Breads will give a free cookie certificate to all of the Students of the Month. Please extend your gratitude to these establishments the next time that you are there. We hope to see you all at the PTA Meetings!
Each month we have a Parent Meeting during the morning. These meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. If you miss a PTA meeting & would like to catch up, you may attend this meeting – all are welcome.
We request that all Class Parents & Committee Members also attend these monthly meetings. A great way to get involved is to become a class parent in your child’s class. Check with your child’s teacher to see if your class has a class parent, many teachers will allow more than one class parent. The class parent assists the teacher with parties & special activities for the class.
Please feel free to bring any ideas, suggestions, concerns or compliments to these meetings to help us better represent the views of our parent community!
Upcoming School Events
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