About the Parent Association
The purpose of a Parent Association (PA) is to advocate for students and families and help keep families aware of things going on within the school. At P.S. 24 , we take pride in having very dedicated parents who keep our Parent Association thriving and engaged with the needs and wants of our P.S. 24 community.
To learn more about what the PA does, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
To contact us, please click here.
Executive Board 2019 - 2020
Nessa Levinson and Cristin Messinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Fundraising
Pamela Hawkins, email@example.com
Vice President, Membership
Aiyana Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Publications
Lara Dua-Swartz, email@example.com
Treasurer & Financial Secretary
Alex Jimenez, firstname.lastname@example.org
To join any of the below committees, please complete this form or send an email to the listed contact person. We do not require a large time-commitment for any of these committees. Whether you simply want to provide feedback and ideas, or you want to lead an event, any level of participation is welcome.
5th Grade Graduation
Works with the administration, as well as 5th Grade teachers and parents to organize events aimed at raising money for the 5th Grade graduation/activities.
Works with the Riverdale Y (Kids Space) and the administration to provide a fuller spectrum of class and activity offerings for PS 24 children after school.
Hosts two book fairs during the school year coinciding with parent/teacher conferences dates, sets up/breaks down the book displays in the gymnasium, coordinates teacher “wish lists” and runs the book fair for the afternoon and evening hours.
Diversity and Inclusion
P.S. 24 is one of the most diverse schools in our district. We believe that it important that the activities and curriculum within the school reflect the experiences of everyone in our community. To learn more about this committee or to get involved, visit our web page or contact email@example.com.
Coordinates all PS 24 fundraisers including Boo Bash, Springfest, Auction as well as the Candy Sale, Winter Fair, Valentine’s Day Sale, Spiritwear, and Mother's Day Sale. Develops new fundraising ideas.
Parents help maintain the PS 24 garden in coordination with teachers and Administration. The committee is working to develop relationships with community organizations involved with public gardens and composting projects.
Researches and writes grants on behalf of PS 24.
Publications and Communications
Is responsible for publication of Sounding Board news magazine and the Yearbook and works to promote our school on social media (Facebook, Twitter) and newspapers in a positive way
Works with the administration and parents to promote the safest possible environment in and around our school. The PA School Safety Representative is a member of the School Safety Team and attends monthly meetings.
Works with the administration, the Special Ed teachers, and parents to serve the needs of families with children enrolled in Special Ed at PS24.
To encourage the P.S. 24 to strive toward a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being through supporting families, students, faculty, and staff through various initiatives. By encouraging a holistic approach to wellness we seek to provide avenues of support for students, faculty, staff, and families to be healthier, feel better, and, by extension, be better equipped to be ready for each day.