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PS 217 Parents Association

PS 217 Parents’ Association

All parents and guardians of PS 217 children are automatically members of the Parents Association (PA). We have a very involved and committed PA at PS 217.  There are general PA meetings once a month.  Starting in September 2016 we will alternate monthly between Friday morning meetings and Monday evening meetings. There are no dues or required fees.  The general  PA is run by the Executive Board of the PA.  Parents are elected for the Executive Board positions of Co-President, Co-Vice President, Treasurer and Recording Secretary.  Our Executive Board is also comprised of the heads of numerous committees for many of the school activities.  The two main functions of the PA are fund raising and organizing and running school events.

Some of the many activities  the PA organized this year were : Kindergarten Welcome  Breakfast, Winter Carnival, Picture Day, Science Night, Maintaining and teaching classes in the garden, Annual chocolate sale, the legislative breakfast, Mother’s Day plant & Bake Sale, Managing Box Tops for Education, Community Dinner, Staff Appreciation luncheon and goodie bags twice per year.

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Parent Coordinator PS 217
Mara Dubovici

Sophia McGee, Audrey Walen

Co-Vice President
Nowshin Ali, Amy Moy

Jeff Auer

Co-Recording Secretary
Amy Rhodes Froehlich, Heather Smith

School Leadership Team
Twyla Montague, Kyle McGee, Shamson Nahar

Volunteer Coordination
Marlena Connor

Jon Rygh

Sherry Goldberg

411 Newsletter Co-Coordinators
Heather Schwartz, Sherry Goldberg, Achara Kelly, Sally Yoo, Marlena Connor

Fifth Grade Activities Co-Coordinators
Tain Azad, Robin Reid,Regina Rodriguez

Kindergarten Activities Co-Coordinators
Shamsum Nahar, Shamima Panna, Rabil Fnu, Nowshin Ali

School Store
Pema Wangmo, Phinjom Lhamo, Nancy Beranbaum

Science Night Co-Coordinators
Sarah Kunstler, Jesse Ferguson

Garden/Harvest Festival Co-Coordinators
Amanda Kavanaugh, Lupe Ramsey, Marlena Connor

Bake Sales Co-Coordinators
Melanie Rivera Mora, Catalina Bertani, Marina Alekhno

Spring Fair Coordinator
Robin Reid

Spring Auction Coordinator
Audrey Walen

Picture Day Coordinator
Caitlin Fitzgordon, Nowshin Ali

Box Tops Coordinator
Heather Smith, Sally Yoo

Wellness Committee / 5K Run Coordinator
Sarah Kunstler

Staff Appreciation Bag Co-Coordinators
Julia Davis, Michael Loeb

Movie Matinee Co-Coordinators
Beth Dunfey, Elisabeth Parker

International Dinner
Shamsum Nahar

Community Engagement Committee Representative
Marina Alekhno, Yusra Hussein

District 22 Representative
Jen Willig

Title 1 Coordination
Tazin Azad