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ALL parents and guardians, teachers and staff members are  members of the PTA
— there is no other requirement for membership.

PTA: What's Happening


  • Every parent and/or guardian of a PS56 student is automatically a member of the PS56 PTA 

  • With the increasing cuts to the DOE budget, the PTA’s role in the school is more important than ever! 

  • What can you do?  Get involved! 

    • Volunteer your time 

    • Attend PTA meetings 

    • Read the minutes 

    • Give us your feedback 

    • Ask questions 

    • Donate what you can, be it money, skills, products, or time.  It all counts and is important! 

2022 - 2023 PTA Leadership

2021-2023 PTA Committees

  • Fundraising – Chair: Jessie Cohen, 

  • Wellness - Co-Chairs: Brett Kaplan and Michael Ceriello  

  • Equity - Chair: Megan Dunlop, seeking co-chair 

  • Reading Campground – Chair: Hana Nakamura  

  • Wraparound Care Committee- Chairs: JuJu So and Leila Noelliste  

  • STEAM - Chair: Open 


General PTA meetings will usually be held virtually on the third Monday of each month from 6 PM to 7 PM. All PS56 parents and staff are invited to attend.
See our Calendar for the meeting schedule. 


The PTA primarily uses Konstella to communicate with parents. If you have a question or a suggestion for a member of the PTA Executive Board, please feel free to message one of us on Konstella, or just come say hi at pickup/dropoff. We welcome feedback from all parents, and we encourage you to come to us with ideas about ways to support and improve our wonderful school.  

Follow us on Instagram: and  Facebook.


We need parents with all sorts of skills to volunteer! 

If you would like to join one of the above committees, please message one of us or simply add yourself to the committee on Konstella.  

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