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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Dates TBD
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 email@example.com, call us at 212.254.9577 (ext 114), or visit us in the Parent Room (112).
Next PTA Meeting
Our PTA meetings are usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
All meetings 6:00-7:00pm:
- Tue Sept 14th 2021 (School-wide virtual PTA Meeting to kick off the new year)
To increase safety, all meetings will be held remotely via video call. Please watch for the Parent Coordinator & Class Parent emails for details & agenda.
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 from 6:30-7:30pm. 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 beginning of the school 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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