Get InvolvedParent Engagement
We are always looking for people to help out. We have a lot of ways for your and your family to pitch in: volunteer, donate money, come to PTA meetings, etc.
Volunteer Your Time
Email us if you’d like to help out or have an idea for a project: email@example.com.
There are two easy ways to donate money: online or by check/money order.
To donate online, simply click on the button below which will take you to our online donation page.
To donate by check or money order, please download the donation form and include it with your payment made out to “PS20M PTA”. Then give the form and payment (in a sealed envelope: “PS20 PTA Dues”) to Tina Mo, our Parent Coordinator in the Main Office.
School tours will be given by the Principal a couple of times per month from now thru March 2020. There is also a Q&A session.
Schedule Your Visit
Upcoming school tour dates:
- January 22 (9am)
- February 12 (9am)
- March 18 (9am)
Feel free to call us (212-254-9577) to schedule directly, or you can also send us an email. We look forward to seeing you!
Our Parent Leaders
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA officers are a diverse and committed group of parents and who work directly with class parents, teachers, administrators, and staff to improve the learning environment at PS20. We oversee subcommittees and hold family events and raise money to enrich the student experience and to engage our families and school community. We are the collective voice of our parents and teachers. We maintain the parent room and parent resources and much much more.
If you’re interested in helping out, or would like to learn more, email us at M020pta@gmail.com, call us at 212.254.9577 (ext 114), or visit us in the Parent Room (112).
Next PTA Meeting
Our PTA meeting schedule through the end of 2020 is still being decided. Please watch for the Parent Coordinator emails which will tell you when & where.
Who on PTA this year?
PTA Executive Board
Jason Stewart – President
Kim Fong – Vice President
Laura Lugo – Secretary
Grace Pai – Treasurer
Committees Chairs: Balin Brandt (Technology)
Come to a PTA Meeting
Join the PTA
Be heard! We need your involvement. The PTA is only as strong as it’s members. Please consider joining us in making PS 20 the school we all want it to be. There are no dues, only your time and voice once per month.
Just 10 minutes here and there makes a huge difference. Email us if you’d like to help out or have an idea for a project.
Visit the Parent Room 112
Our Parent Leaders
School Leadership Team (SLT)
The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for our school. They make sure there are resources to support those policies and provide ongoing evaluations of a school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement. They play an important role in school-based decision-making, helping to make the school’s culture more collaborative.
Who's on the SLT?
School Principal, Parent Association/Parent-Teacher Association President, and United Federation of Teachers Chapter Leader
The other members are elected parents and staff members. The SLT must have an equal number of parents and staff.
Who are the parent members this year?
Julie Vargas (Title 1 Co-Chair)
May Ling Wong (Title 1 Co-Chair)
Akelia Lawrence Maitland
Who are the staff members this year?
William Hawkins (UFT Rep)
Phillip Rivera (DC-37 Rep)
Christine Drago (Teacher)
Can I come to an SLT meeting?
Next SLT Meeting & Agenda (2019)
October: Sign Final CEP
What is Title 1 funding?
PS 20 is currently a Title 1 funded school. Title 1 provides for additional funding to schools and districts to help address the needs of students from low-income families and bridge the gap between them and other students.
Title I parents are also required to be involved in the school’s planning and evaluation of the Title I program and budget through the Title I Parent Committee (PAC).
From Principal Pinto
"At PS 20, diversity is our strength. We are an un-zoned, multilingual school that is proud to offer Dual Language Mandarin and Dual Language Spanish programs, language enrichment schoolwide, and language classes for parents. Biliteracy, paired with cultural intelligence, is a valuable skill set that will prepare our students to achieve their goals both locally and globally.”"
- Sarah Pinto
This is where you’ll find The Principal’s Letter and other events, announcements, or general happenings at our school.
We had our JUNE PTA meeting today. We covered two main topics: electing a new Treasurer and a new Vice President (to fill empty roles) plus status for our PTA becoming a non-profit. Watch the entire meeting here (video - approx 1 hour). You will need a password...
Hello everyone, Find time this week to put down the technology and spend time celebrating the small successes. We are now in week 5 and while it is easy to name out the problems we face, we oftentimes don't celebrate the successes. We at PS 20 could never have...
Character Education Pilot ProgramHello PS20 families. As some of you may have heard, we are considering adding a learning system called "Character Education" to our PS20 curriculum. The program was created by the leaders at Hyde School and is being rolled out as a...
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Year School Was Founded
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Location: 166 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
Telephone: (212) 254-9577
School Hours: M-F: 8:20am - 2:40pm
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