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!
The PTA is governed by their Bylaws. Please see the PTA Bylaws_updated.pdf .
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 receive notices & up to date information on school events, join our email distribution list & Facebook page. Simply email us at & 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 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 2021-2022 Executive Board:
Danielle Rigatti - President
Sharon Costanzo - Treasurer
Kelly Dempsey - Secretary
Cortney Nissman - 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 scan 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!
Donate Your Time: Sign up to volunteer at one of our events this year.
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
Elementary School Marking Period 3 Report Card DistributedP.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
Last Day of School!P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
8th Grade Graduation WalkP.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
Enjoy your summer!P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox