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
Just 10 minutes here and there makes a huge difference. Can you help us with cook labs, selling books, fundraising, or grant writing? Are you tech-savvy or would like to do a little web design? Not sure how to help? The PTA will work with the school and the volunteers to match you up with tasks.
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:
- (preferred) To donate by check or money order, please make a check payable to “PS20M PTA Inc” and drop it in the Main Office.
- To donate online, simply click on the button below which will take you to our online donation page.
School tours will be given by Principal Pinto at various times throughout the year. Feel free to ask questions during the tour or at the Q&A session following the tour.
Schedule Your Visit
December 3 @ 9am (in person)
December 8 @ 9am (in person)
December 15 @ 9am (in person)
Note: you must be vaccinated to enter our building and you must fill out a health screen questionnaire.
- January 7th @ 9am (virtual tour)
- January 12th @ 9am (virtual tour)
Note: virtual tours will be conducted via ZOOM and require a smartphone or computer with internet access to attend.
SCHEDULING A TOUR
Feel free to call us (212-254-9577) to schedule a tour 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 212.254.9577 (ext 114), or visit us in the Parent Room (112).
Next PTA Meeting
MEETINGS: Our PTA meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. To increase safety, all meetings will be held remotely via video call. Please watch for the Parent Coordinator & Class Parent emails for details & agenda.
Meeting ZOOM link: tinyurl.com/ps20mpta
We also have a “pop-up” PTA table the Wed morning after a meeting for people who missed the meeting, have questions, just want to say ‘hi’, etc.
All TUE meetings are from 6:00-7:00pm.
All WED pop-ups are from 8:30-9:30am.
Tue Sept 14th 2021 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Sept 15th 2021 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Tue Oct 12th 2021 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Oct 13th 2021 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Tue Nov 9th 2021 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Sept 10th 2021 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Tue Dec 14th 2021 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Dec 15th 2021 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Tue Jan 11th 2022 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Jan 12th 2022 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Tue Feb 8th 2022 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Feb 9th 2022 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Tue Mar 8th 2022 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Mar 9th 2022 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Tue Apr 12th 2022 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Apr 13th 2022 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Tue Feb 10th 2022 (General PTA Meeting)
Wed Feb 11th 2022 (PTA Pop-up Table)
- JUN (Both meetings held Tue in June)
Tue Jun 15th 2022 (General PTA Meeting)
Tue Jun 15th 2022 (PTA Pop-up Table)
Come to a PTA Meeting
You’ll be surprised about how much is going on: policies, events and news that could impact your child’s education. PTA General Meetings will be held remotely via video call every 2nd Tue of the month from 6:00-7:0pm. All parents and teachers are welcome. Translation is provided. Meeting link and agenda will be emailed out to families prior to the meeting.
Who is on PTA this year?
PTA Executive Board
Jason Stewart – President
Balin Brandt – Vice President
Kirsten Williams – Secretary
Grace Pai – Treasurer
A general election for officers is held each year at the end of the school year for the upcoming year. All parents and teachers are eligible to run for office. Contact a current officer for details and what’s involved.
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. Or come to a meeting and raise your hand.
Visit the Parent Room 112
Under normal conditions, the PTA maintains a working lounge with computers, tables and supplies for parents. During the pandemic, the parent room is closed for the safety of the community. We will re-open once it is safe to do so.
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?
May Ling Wong (Chair)
Who are the staff members this year?
Sarah Pinto (Principal)
William Hawkins (UFT Rep)
Christine Drago (Teacher)
Inna Djaniants (Teacher)
Jackie Benitiz (Parraprofessional)
Isabel Reyna-Torres (Teacher)
Can I come to an SLT meeting?
Next SLT Meeting & Agenda
September 28th, 2021 – First SLT Meeting of the school year.
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.
dual language programs
After School programs
Year School Was Founded
Get In Touch
Location: 166 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
Telephone: (212) 254-9577
School Hours: M-F: 8:20am - 2:40pm
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