PTA Bylaws


 Please click on the link below to access the PTA Bylaws.

 PTA Bylaws.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.

The 2017-18 Executive Board officers
     Co-President... Caroline Hanna
     Co-President... Linda Cacace
     1st Vice President... Lauren Lanzillo
     2nd Vice President... Joann Lucci
     Treasurer... Maria Hionas
     Recording Secretary... Danielle Rigatti
     Corresponding Secretary... Jane Portman


Committee Chairpersons:
     Communication... Lori Aiello
     Fall Festival... Kerin Hilton
     Spring Fling... Kristin Beyer
     Volunteers... Cortney Nissman

The following positions are still open: Parliamentarian & Meeting Delegate

PTA Meeting Minutes

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. Use this step-by-step guide to help get you started:  How to Use AmazonSmile.pdf 

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.  You may download this sheet to sign up:  Volunteer Sign-Up Form.pdf 

PTA Meetings


Each month, we conduct monthly PTA meetings.  These meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 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!

Parent 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 Events

  • Have A Safe Summer!

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  • Student Non-Attandance Day

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  • Early Dismissal for Kindergarten

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  • Partial School Day for PreK

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  • First Day of School for Student

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