Schoolwide Special Meeting: PTA & SLT Elections!

October 10, 2020

Hello families! We have an exciting event coming up next Friday Oct 16th @ 6pm – PTA & SLT elections! This is an exciting opportunity to have a voice about our school. Whether you run yourself or not, it’s important for every family to attend and vote.


  • PTA/SLT elections are this week, Friday October 16th at 6:00 pm.  We need your voice, especially during this crucial time where we are making important decisions around remote/blended learning and our budget.  (see flyer attached) If you are interested in running for a position, please fill out this Nomination Form
  • PTA/SLT Election Zoom Link (Oct. 16th @ 6pm) Meeting ID: 814 4491 3009 Dial in: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
  • Questions? Please visit the PTA page and/or the SLT page for more info. Or feel free to email Ms. Mo and she will get you some answers.


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. The PTA meets once a month for an hour, generally on Fridays at 9 a.m. PTA officers are elected at a general election; parents, caretakers, and teachers are encouraged to join at any time! Your time commitment as an officer would be from 2 hours to 10 hours per month.

PTA President

(10 hours per month)


Help lead and support our Parents, students and teachers. You will be the guide to help bring us together. You will make important decisions that will help empower our community to be the best it can be.

PTA Vice President

(10 hours per month)


Supports the President on the Vision, Mission and Purpose of the PTA. Will Assist the President on situations that Support our School community.

PTA Secretary

(10 hours per month)


Responsible for all correspondence. Making sure all messages are received and given out. You support the team with the management of the office.

PTA Teeasurer

(10 hours per month)


Responsible for our Financial Stewardship. You keep us accountable to our Parent Body. You make sure our spending is properly tracked and allocated.


The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people, including the School Principal, PTA President, United Federation of Chapter Leader, and an equal number of parents and staff, who develop educational policies for our school. They make sure there are resources to support those policies, provide ongoing evaluations of PS20’s impact on student achievement, and help to make the school’s culture more collaborative.

The SLT meets once a month (more often during the pandemic) for 90 minutes on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. SLT members are elected by the school in general elections. SLT leadership is elected by the SLT at the SLT meeting immediately after the general election. Your time commitment as a member would be approximately 1.5 – 2.5 hours per month for the meeting and pre-meeting reading/prep.

The positions available are general membership. The PTA President is automatically a member of the SLT and does not have to be nominated here. We have spots for 3 parents and 3 teachers.

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