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Thank you to everyone who supported our third annual Fam Jam. It was another huge success! Thanks to your support and participation, we raised $4,450. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to our P.S./I.S. 78Q parent, DJ Suhel and our sponsors Plaxall Gallery, ProHEALTH Dental, LIC-A, Centro Pizza Bar & Italian Kitchen, Tailormade for You Skincare, Manetta’s Ristorante, Urban Market and Tradizione Imports. Thank you again for all of your generous support. We could not have done it without you!

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Fill out our Class Directory to help this years Class Parents communicate with you about classroom and school news.

Interested in being a Class Parent? Wed love to have you! Two Class Parents per class, please fill out the Class Directory and check the box indicating you'd like to be a Class Parent. Learn more about being a Class Parent here.

Check out The 78 Scoop, the P.S./I.S. 78Q Newspaper Clubs latest issue of its publication!

Every Tuesday teachers are available for meeting with parents in person or to talk on the phone.

All parents, regardless of income, must complete a School Meals Form to ensure that NYC schools will receive the federal funding needed for this program. Please fill out a form either online, or by filling out the form that will be in your childs backpack.

Check out The Morning Bell, the DOE’s new official blog. Featuring news, tips, and profiles of the students, educators, staff, and programs at work in City schools, The Morning Bell keeps readers up-to-date about the exciting things happening inside our classrooms every day.

Shutterfly Fundraiser! The PTA will earn a 13% commission when customers click through the PS/IS 78Q PTA storefront and make a purchase at Shutterfly, TinyPrints, Wedding Paper Divas & BorrowLenses, so please share the link with your friends and family.

We need Volunteers! We kindly ask that every family volunteer at least 2 hours per month for the school. Please read about Volunteer Opportunities and contact Charmaine at


48-09 Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11109

Co-President: Bree Chambers
Co-President: Genevieve Bernier
Co-Vice President: Anne Marie Tamis
Co-Vice President: Charmaine Mendoza
Treasurer: Heather Kaden
Secretary: Artemis Ventouras
Principal: Louis Pavone
Assistant Principal: Deana Rombone
Parent Coordinator: Teresa Cantante, email address:

About PS/IS 78Q PTA

The PS/IS 78Q Parent Teachers Association, founded in June of 2008, is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization established to help support the PS/IS 78 Robert F. Wagner Jr. public school located in Long Island City, Queens. Every parent or primary caregiver of a child who attends PS/IS 78Q is a member of the PTA.

We remain committed to enriching the learning experiences of our children. This year, not only do we want to continue funding the efforts we have supported in the past, our goal is to also seek out and provide new opportunities for our children.

Mission Statement: The PS/IS 78Q PTA is committed to academic excellence, creativity, and wellness. We aim to create an environment that sparks intellectual curiosity by fostering the social, moral, physical, and emotional development of each child. We strive to build a strong and engaged parent community to support the efforts and vision of our school.

Currently Funded Programs:

  • Recess
  • Studio in a School (grades 1-5)
  • SEM (6 weeks of artistic, sports and scientific enrichment electives)
  • South Street Seaport Program - Marine Science and Sailing (grades 6-8)
  • Musical Instruments
  • Basketball Hoops
  • Gym Equipment
  • Red Ribbon Campaign
  • Student Council
  • Student of the Month
  • Student Planners
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Prom/8th Grade Graduation
  • Talent Show
  • Gardening Supplies
  • Family/Game Night Supplies


  • Streamline communication between school and parents
  • Additional Teaching Assistants
  • Daily recess
  • Health and Wellness programs
  • Additional Enrichment programs

PS78 PTA Membership

What is the PTA? The main purpose of the Parent Teacher Association is to support the school and, therefore, benefit your child. As a parent, guardian or person in parental relation to a child in the school, you are a member of the PTA.

But there are many more PTA advantages:

  • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
  • Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
  • Tap into a Network. The PTA functions and events are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
  • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
  • Speak Up. The PTA 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 PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
  • Be a Role Model. By becoming involved with the PTA, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

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