PTA & SLT

PTA Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Thursday evening at 6:00 PM. (Please review calendar carefully as some exceptions apply based on school closures or other Parent Engagement Activities) Babysitting and pizza for the children will be provided. A $5 donation is appreciated.

Committees

  • Communications – works to grow and mobilize parent volunteers to address teacher’s project needs, assist in developing and improving the school’s website, collaborate with the parent coordinator to manage vendors, and continuously assess new methods to improve the school’s internal and external-facing communications to the community.
  • Events & Creative – is in charge of initiating, producing and staffing the various PTA sponsored events throughout the school year. Each event serves as an opportunity for intergenerational connection and community building amongst students, parents, staff, teachers and administrators and represents the heart of the PTA’s mandate. PS 705 is a unique and diverse community and our events — from movie nights to the fall and summer festivals — serve as opportunities for us to celebrate and support one another.
  • Fund Raising & Grant Writing – provides the school with the resources to raise funds efficiently and effectively while creating transparency and accountability in our fundraising efforts.
  • Diversity & Title 1 – oversees efforts to maintain and support our diverse community. Our population represents a unique and rich mix of racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. The Committee works hard to ensure that their various needs are met. They also work with the administration to oversee the allocation of Title 1 funding. Title 1 offers assistance to schools with high percentages of children from low-income families. Funding can be used to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to master curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics as well as special preschool, after-school and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.
  • Staff Support – is made up of the designated “class parents” from each class and/or grade; parents who provide committed support to our hard-working specials teachers; and other parents who want to support, celebrate, and show our appreciation for our awesome staff. We will work together to see that every educator in the building gets the parental support, volunteer support, and supplies needed to be successful this school year, as well as organize meals for teachers during conferences and other events, and plan Teacher Appreciation Week each spring.
  • Garden – meets monthly for a brief Tuesday morning touchpoint to organize our efforts to cultivate not just a beautiful garden, but the vibrant outdoor laboratory we all dream of for our school. You don’t need any particular skill set to lend a hand, and we can use help whenever you’ve got it to give — during the school day to support classroom activities, on weekend workdays focused on maintenance, or evenings at home researching grants and partnerships that could take us to a new level.
  • The After-School Programs Committee – oversees the coordination of onsite and offsite after school programs at PS 705. They assess new programs and whether they will work well for our community. They also serves as a liaison between these parents and the programs’ administrators, expressing concerns, suggestions and praise for their efforts.

PTA Meeting Minutes 2020-2021