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!

The role of the class parent is to build community within the classroom and to serve as a communication liaison between the PTA, SLT, and the classroom. 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 Class Parent Coordinator, Kelly Craig, Read the 2019 Class Parent Letter. Please fill out the Class Directory form pdf download or Class Directory form for screen readers.

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.

Marketing Committee- creates content for PSIS 78's social media and designs print and digital creative assets for events and fundraisers.

Communications Committee- edits and publishes newsletter, coordinates class parent communications to parents and families and the collection of e-mail addresses, family contact info.

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

Garden Committee- Helps plan, grow and maintain our school garden program. Writes grant proposals for special projects.

Wellness Committee- brings awareness to the importance of living a healthy and balanced life. Helps to plan on implementing healthier meals, enhanced exercise and play time and introduce meditation at school. Writes grant proposals for health and wellness programs.

Email any questions about volunteering to Kelly:

2019 - 2020 Committee Contacts

Class Parent Coordinator: Kelly Craig
Communication Co-Chair: Rebecca Gunness
Communication Co-Chair: Michelle Pinto
Social Media Chair: Charmaine Mendoza
Creative and Design Chair: Jessica Estrada-Watson
Technology Chair: Mona Le Roy
Technology Coordinator: Adam Bliss
Garden Co-Chair: Alice Ziffer
Garden Co-Chair: Marjorie Phillips

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