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COMMITTEES

For the 2024-2025 school year, we are launching PTO committees to encourage parents to dig-in, bring your interests, passions, and skills, and get to know fellow members of the PS 282 community. Whether you want to help shape school policies, improve facilities, plan fun events, or bake a cake, your ideas and efforts can make a genuine difference.   

 

We encourage one member of each family join at least one committee. There is no commitment required to join a committee–you can join to be part of the conversation, and then volunteer your time as you’re able to throughout the school year. Let’s work together to make PS 282 the best it can be! Please email the chair of the committee to join (if the chair is TBD please reach out to pto@282parkslope.org to indicate interest).

Please join us

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Chair: Megan Gilbride 

Communications Secretary 

communications@282parkslope.org

We strive to keep our families informed of all the wonderful things happening in our school and community.  The PTO Communications Committee is dedicated to facilitating clear, timely, and inclusive communication between the school parents, teachers, and staff.  We produce a weekly newsletter, manage the PS 282 website, generate informative content for PS 282’s social media pages, and support each PTO committee in getting their event promoted.  

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Chair: Tiffany Kain & Tina Robinson

Co-VPs of Fundraising 

fundraising@282parkslope.org

The PTO Fundraising Committee is dedicated to raising funds vital to supporting educational initiatives, enrichment programs, and essential resources that enhance the learning environment for all students at PS 282. We organize and coordinate fundraising and community building events, launch special appeal campaigns, solicit donations from local businesses, and develop and manage merchandise to generate revenue and promote school spirit. 

EVENT COMMITTEES

Chair: Tiffany Kain & Tina Robinson

Co-VPs of Fundraising 

fundraising@282parkslope.org

These subcommittees will work closely with the Fundraising Committee to plan, organize, and execute various PS 282 events that enrich the school community experience and raise funds for the PTO: ​

  • Movie Nights 

  • Spooktacular

  • Spring Fling & Auction

  • Summer Bash

  • Bake Sales

BUDGET COMMITTEE

Chair: Michael Weinert

Treasurer

treasurer@282parkslope.org

The PTO Budget Committee plays a crucial role in supporting the treasurer by assisting in the development and management of the PTO’s budget.  This committee collaborates closely with the Treasurer and PTO Executive board to review financial needs, analyze previous expenditures, and forecast future funding requirements.  By gathering input from various PTO initiatives and stakeholders, the committee ensures a comprehensive and transparent budgeting process.  

GRANTS COMMITTEE

Chair: Michael Weinert

Treasurer

treasurer@282parkslope.org

The PTO Budget Committee plays a crucial role in supporting the treasurer by assisting in the development and management of the PTO’s budget.  This committee collaborates closely with the Treasurer and PTO Executive board to review financial needs, analyze previous expenditures, and forecast future funding requirements.  By gathering input from various PTO initiatives and stakeholders, the committee ensures a comprehensive and transparent budgeting process.  

PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE

Chair: Javannah Richardson

VP, Outreach

outreach@282parkslope.org

The Partnerships Committee serves as the bridge between the PTO and local businesses, community organizations, and educational institutions. Committed to fostering mutually beneficial relationships, this committee plays a pivotal role in securing resources, support, and opportunities for our school community. It will manage Afterschool programs, Summer Camps, and the PS 282 Exchange Program. 

MERCH COMMITTEE

The Merch Committee is responsible for overseeing the creation, procurement, and distribution of PS 282 branded merchandise for fundraising and community-building.  This committee plays a pivotal role in enhancing school spirit, fostering a sense of belonging, and generating revenue to support various programs and initiatives within the school community.

SPECIAL NEEDS COMMITTEE

Chair: TBD

The PTO Special Needs Committee is dedicated to supporting and advocating for children with special needs within our school community.  This committee works to ensure that every child receives the necessary resources and accommodations to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.  Collaborating with parents, teachers, and school administrators, the committee aims to create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and promotes understanding.  Key initiatives include organizing workshops, providing information on available resources, and advocating for appropriate support and services.  

GARDEN COMMITTEE

Chair: Amanda Goss

garden@282parkslope.org

We want the PS 282 garden to serve as a living classroom, a source of inspiration, and a community gathering space for students, families, and staff at PS 282.  The PTO Garden Committee will help develop and maintain the garden, host gardening events for the community, and work with teachers and our partners at Brooklyn Seeds to introduce students to the joy of gardening with hands-on classroom activities.  No gardening experience is necessary!

BOOK COMMITTEE

Chair: TBD

The PTO Book Committee promotes a love of literacy and encourages reading both inside and outside of the classroom.  The Book Committee connects students with books and authors, supports the school library, helps teachers get books in their classrooms, organizes book exchanges, and runs reading challenges.

HELPING HANDS COMMITTEE

Chair: TBD

The goal of the PTO Helping Hands Committee is to provide support, assistance, and resources to members of the PS 282 school community who are in need.  We want to foster a culture of compassion, empathy, solidarity, ensuring that no member of our community feels alone or unsupported.  Initial efforts will be directed towards: 

  1. Organizing specific efforts in response to the needs of the community, such as coordinating clothing or supply drives or organizing meal trains

  2. Ensuring school activities are inclusive, welcoming, and accessible to all members of the community 

The purpose of the PTO School Supply committee is to work with school grade band liaisons to gather updated supply lists, shop for competitively priced school supply kits and assist in marketing the school supply kits to the entire school. Additionally, this committee will work with grade band liaisons to create grade wide wish lists to ensure equity across classrooms. The goal of this committee is to acquire reduced pricing for school supplies for the PS282 community, and ensure all students start the school year with the necessary supplies.

SCHOOL SUPPLY COMMITTEE

Chair: Olivia Guerra-O'Neal

President

pto@282parkslope.org

The Senior Committee, dedicated to 5th grade activities, is committed to creating memorable and meaningful experiences for students in their final year at PS 282.  The committee focuses on p;anning a coordinating a variety of special events like graduation and year-end parties to field trips and commemorative projects.  

SENIOR COMMITTEE

Chair: TBD

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