All parents, guardians, and teachers of PS/IS 78 are members of the PTA. In addition to monetary donations, we kindly ask that every family volunteer at least 2 hours per month for the school. By donating your time and valuable skills, you are ensuring the successful future of our children’s education and building a strong school community paramount to the success of the school. Please make every effort to attend monthly PTA meetings to make sure your voice is heard! Collectively, we can continue to add more enrichment, art, and athletic programs, technology upgrades, essential classroom supplies, musical instruments, teaching assistants, and more to make PS/IS 78 the best school possible!

We invite you to check out our list of Volunteering Opportunities and Special Committees/Positions below, so we can better assist and manage the best volunteer/committee opportunities for you. We thank you wholeheartedly for your time and support and we look forward to a fantastic year!

Class Parents

The role of the class parent is to build community within the classroom and to serve as a communication liaison between the classroom families, teachers, and the PTA. Typical responsibilities include, building the class directory to facilitate communication within the classroom, assisting in the coordination and communication of classroom events, coordinating the giving of teacher/staff gifts in December and June, recruiting volunteers for school/PTA events, and disseminating information on PTA fundraisers. Two class parents per classroom are recommended. All class parents will coordinate efforts with the PTA Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly Craig, Please fill out the Class Directory form pdf download or Class Directory form for screen readers.

Lunch/Recess Volunteers

This extremely important role will help ensure that our children can enjoy a healthy meal and free play at recess daily. Responsibilities include:

  • Helping younger children open their lunches and giving them guidance in the cafeteria (especially kindergarteners)
  • Assisting in recycling/trash sorting
  • Helping pack up and gather belongings
  • Help monitor the children and ensure a safe environment within the cafeteria and playground
  • Helping in the transition between lunch and recess

Special Committees/Positions

Fundraising Committee- seeks to raise funds and organize key events that will support school programming, enrichment, and speciality teachers, etc., at PSIS 78.

Special Events Committee- Helps organize and manage specific Fundraising and School Community Events such as Fall Festival, Spring Auction, Spring Fair, and Walk-A-Thon. Each event will be divided into sub-committees for additional assistance.

Technology Committee- manages the PSIS 78 PTA website and Mail Chimp e-mail account.

PTA Class Parent Committee- with all class parents to serve as a communication liason between the PTA , SLT, and the classroom. Works to coordinate collection of family and student contact information to build a family directory. Helps organize events and meetings to welcome new parents and students to the school.

Communications Committee- maintains PSIS 78's social media and creates fliers for key events. Coordinates the collection of e-mails and family contact info.

Garden Committee- Help plan, grow and maintain our school garden program supported by NYC's and grant writing for special projects. Please sign up to help with Garden maintenance.

Email any questions about volunteering to Kelly:


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