Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
PTA Welcome letter 2022--2023
PTA welcome letter to families:
On behalf of the Forest Park School PTA, welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
For those of you who are new to the Forest Park School, we are looking forward to meeting you and helping
you become a part of the school community! Together we can show our children that they are valued and
loved by providing them with a fun-filled and enriching year.
For those returning parents, we thank you for your ongoing support without which we would not be able to
continue to provide a supportive and positive environment for our students. The ability of our PTA to
supplement our children’s day-to-day instruction is a result of the commitment and efforts of ALL its members,
and we simply cannot do it without you.
There are several ways you can support your children at PS 97:
1. Attend the Monthly PTA Meetings Check the website at http://www.ps97q.com and look for “PTA
Meeting Dates.” The meetings are held on Zoom and generally on the third Wednesday of the month.
At each meeting you will be able to meet with your fellow PTA members and the Principal and hear
about what is happening at the school. Also, the Principal hosts the monthly Student Recognition
2. Volunteer You can make a difference at the Forest Park School. Help in any way you can, big or small.
There will be opportunities for volunteering at fundraising events throughout the year. Fundraising
projects will include events like: photo day, the holiday bazaar and lunch-time pop-up shops. These
events are great opportunities to feel connected to your child’s school. Learn about volunteer
opportunities by attending monthly meetings or emailing the PTA leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Join the SLT or Just Attend the Meetings The Forest Park School, like all NYC Public Schools, has
an elected team of parents and teachers whose job is to provide collaboration and input into the
school’s comprehensive education plan. Consider running for the SLT position, or just attend the
meetings thought the year to stay aware or your school’s progress. All SLT meeting dates are generally
at 2:30 P.M. on the third Thursday of the month, check the website at http://www.ps97q.com and look
for “SLT Meeting Dates.”
4. Join the PAC Committee or just attend the PAC meetings Because we are a Title I school we have
a special opportunity to support our families with special activities with our Title I funding. This
committee plans these activities such as family reading activities with free books, family crafts like hot
cocoa balls and pop-up cards, daddy daughter hair styling and much, much more. Help create a
support network for our families and have lots of fun with the PAC committee.
We are looking forward to a great year for our children!
PS 97 PTA- Alina, Elsie and Kendra
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Members
President - Mihaela Alina Matei
Vice President - Elsie Bermonty
Secretary - Kendra Kuszai
Treasurer - Beverly Chan
The PTA members can be reached by email:
PTA Monthly Notices
PTA Meeting Dates
PTA Meeting Dates:
We invite all parents to attend our PTA Monthly Meeting. All meeting are held virtual at 6:30 p.m.
Monthly meeting are held on the second Wednesday of each month, unless such dates fall on a legal or religious holiday, in such instances, the meeting shall be held on the following or previous Wednesday of that particular month as determined by the board members and as per Bylaws.
September 21st, 2022
October 12th, 2022
November 9th, 2022
December 14th, 2022
January 11th, 2023
February 8th, 2023
March 8th, 2023
April 19th, 2023
May 10th, 2023
June 14th, 2023
PTA Monthly Minutes
PTA Monthly Minutes 2022-2023
Fifth Grade Graduation Pictures
Fifth Grade Graduation Pictures hosted by the PTA
Thursday January 26th 2023 - Cap and Gown photos
Girls: White shirt/blouse & Boys: White collared shirt