M.S. 137 Q
P.T.A. Executive Board

President:
Jamie Barresi

Vice President:
Faride Betancur

Treasurer:

Recording Secretary:
Ironne Chavez

(Parent Teacher Association)
America's School of Heroes
109-15 98 Street, Queens, NY 11417
MS137PTA@yahoo.com
718-659-0471 ext. 2230
“Action expresses priorities.” -Mohandas Gandhi

DEAR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS,
IN PLANNING FOR THE NEW YEAR I HAVE SCHEDULED A WORKSHOP TO FOLLOW THE JANUARY PTA MEETING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 2017 @ 9:00AM. THE TITLE OF THE MEETING IS CONSUMER RIGHTS WHICH TOUCHES ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
--- FINANCIAL LITERACY
--- IDENTITY THEFT
--- PAID SICK LEAVE
--- TAX FILING ASSISTANCE
--- UNCLAIMED FUNDS
--- WORKERS' RIGHTS
--- AND OTHERS

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE IS COMING OUT TO FACILITATE FOR US SO I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MANY OF YOU. PLEASE REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER WORKSHOP TOPICS THAT THE MAYOR'S OFFICE CAN FACILITATE FOR OUR BUILDING BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST 15 OR MORE PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE. I AM LISTING SOME OF THE TOPICS AND WOULD APPRECIATE YOU E-MAILING ME TO LET ME KNOW YOUR INTEREST IN THEM.
-- HOUSING
-- HEALTH
-- EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
-- PUBLIC SAFETY
-- IDNYC
-- PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS AND WHAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER
-- EDUCATION: YOUTH/K-12-ADULTS & SENIORS
-- IMMIGRATION
-- SMALL BUSINESS & CAREER SERVICES

THANKING YOU,
LOIS BRUNO AVELLINO
PARENT COORDINATOR




Dear Parents and Guardians-

MS 137 PTA welcomes you to our school. The PTA is excited about this year’s campaign to raise $10,000, as this will allow us to continue to build and expand on key programs that embrace educating the whole child. M.S. 137’s PTA is very fortunate to have such involved and caring families. We count on your membership, your volunteerism, and your donations to continue our number one priority, which is devoted to the improvement of the welfare of our children.
While fundraising efforts are essential in meeting the PTA’s broader role as an organization committed to our children’s welfare, it is not just donations we seek from parents but parental involvement. The PTA is a partnership between the teachers and the parents to work together for our common goal of ensuring our children the best education and developmental environment and tools. The teachers have shown their commitment to this effort with a huge involvement in PTA functions in the past. It would be a powerful message to our children and the teachers if we could match that commitment with our own. Please take this opportunity and join- there is no better value than a PTA membership, which is $10.00.
Please come out to our monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We will be discussing our annual Budget and Fundraising ideas. Also, the school will be putting on a musical production of Willy Wonka! Parent volunteers are needed to help with costumes! Stay informed, make new relationships, and help your child succeed – become a member of the PTA, attend PTA meetings and events. Please also read all the notices that are sent home to your child from the school.
We are pleased again to have Student Dances, Box Tops for Education, Holiday Shoppe, Picture Day and other events that will be announced during the year. All of these events require lots of volunteers to ensure their safety and success. Please take the time to sign up to help on one or more of these events.

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions, concerns and information that we can try to help you with. Our email address is also available for communication with us.



Feel free to leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we can!!

Best wishes to all of our students and families as well as all faculty and staff for a healthy, safe and productive school year !!

Thank you!
MS 137 PTA Executive Board