PTA Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Thursday evening of every month, followed by a Shadow Breakfast Meeting the Friday after. (Please review calendar carefully as some exceptions apply based on school closures or other Parent Engagement Activities) Babysitting and pizza for the children, available for $5 donation during the Thursday evening meetings. 


Every school’s Parent Teacher Association helps parents become involved in their children’s education, share ideas, and enrich their school communities. At PS 705, our PTA is focused on building community and creating a strong network of families. We enjoy spending time together, and are committed to supporting our wonderful administration as we work together to grow our school. Remember that by having a child at PS 705, you are automatically a member of our PTA, and your vote counts! Please come to our general membership meetings and feel free to reach out to the executive board at with any comments, questions, concerns, observations, wishes, or dreams.

2017-2018 PTA OFFICERS

Co-Presidents Deanna Green, Keri Cavanaugh
Co-Vice Presidents Erica Chutuape, Jenny Gage
Co-Treasurers Richard Davis, Jr., Jessica Sain
Co-Secretaries Emily Cowan, Jennifer Gibson


  • Communications – Chairperson, David Cone-Gorham
  • Events & Creative – Chairperson, Makesha Gairy-Newbolt
  • Fund Raising & Grant Writing – Chairperson, Jessica Sain
  • Diversity & Title 1 – Chairperson(s), Tenicia Allen, Smita Vadakekalalem, Jennifer Gibson
  • Teacher Support – Chairperson(s), Rebecca Montville, Kelly Bare
  • Garden  – Chairperson Jenny Gage


PS 705 is proud to be diverse and proud to be part of a pilot program designed to help us preserve our diversity. It’s a shameful fact that New York City public schools are among the most segregated in the nation.

We value our diversity because we value equity, because we know it makes our kids smarter, and because it makes our days more interesting, more inspiring, and more fun.

Principal Sandra Soto, parent coordinator Kibibi Oyo, and the rest of the staff have created a loving learning environment where differences are seen as strengths, and our PTA’s diversity committee strives for programming that will bring us together and helps us understand one another better.



The School Leadership Team (SLT) is responsible for developing the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). This entails setting academic and community goals, assessing school needs, and aligning the use of building resources to these needs. Parents make up half of the membership; the rest is comprised of teachers and administrators, including PTA and UFT representation.


Current School Year 2017/18:

Stay tuned!


Current School Year 2017/18:

February 15, 2018

January 18, 2018

December 14, 2017

November 17, 2017

October 19, 2017

September 13, 2017

Previous Years’ SLT and PTA Meeting Minutes