Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

PTA Welcome letter 2022--2023

Parent Teacher Association (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 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

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 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

PTA Members

Parent Teacher Association Members

President - Mihaela Alina Matei 

Vice President - Elsie Bermonty

Secretary - Kendra Kuszai

Treasurer - Beverly Chan

The PTA members can be reached by email:


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.

Meeting Dates:

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

Parent Teacher Association  Monthly Minutes 2022-2023

June Minutes 2023

June Minutes  2023 - Spanish

May Minutes 2023 

May Minutes 2023 - Spanish

April Minutes 2023

April Minutes 2023 - Spanish

March Minutes 2023

March Minutes 2023 - Spanish

February Minutes 2023

February Minutes 2023 - Spanish

January Minutes 2023

January Minutes 2023 - Spanish

December Minutes 2022

December Minutes 2022 - Spanish

November Minutes 2022

November Spanish Minutes 2022

October Minutes 2022

October Minutes 2022 - Spanish

September Minutes 2022

September Minutes 2022 - Spanish





Fifth Grade Graduation Pictures

Fifth Grade Graduation Pictures hosted by the PTA

Thursday January 26th 2023 - Cap and Gown photos

Attire requested:

Girls: White shirt/blouse & Boys: White collared shirt

Fifth grade graduation flyer