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 P.T.A. Executive Board 2019-2020



Gilberte Lal,  Erica Rand Silverman


Recording Secretaries:

Cortney Nathanson, Margaret Quimosing


Christos Chios,  Jim Creaven

Financial Secretaries:

Jeanette Fung,  Connie Yung

Community Relations

Marcy Debson, Erica Wolf


Terri Pennacchia, Alex Vaina

Hospitality & Membership V.P.’s:

Sarenne Sutton, Heather Turk,  Chriscelyn Tussey

Education, Recreation & Welfare V.P.’s:

Tammy Creaven,  Danielle King,  Laura Zito

Community Building V.P.’s:

Natasha Mlotok, Randi Press,  Karyn Thompson, 


Special Events V.P.’s:

Ilaria Sorrentino-Mangieri, Jim Tussey

Fundraising V.P.'s:

Roxy Angha, Nicole Giacco, Kyoko Ishida-Zurl, Christine Paradinas

Garden Committee V.P.:

Alejandro Benchimol,  Alfonso Paradinas

Parents at Large:

Tal Raeside, Liz Wierzberbicki,  Sandra Behar,  Hayrim Byun,  Stacie Balanoff



If you are interested in helping the Executive Board,  please let us know by emailing  ps116ptamembership@gmail.com.





P.T.A. Meetings 2019-2020


PTA General Meetings:     

Wednesdays once a month via Zoom

Sept 30th at 5:oo pm, Oct 21st at 9:00 am, Nov 18th at 5:00 pm, Dec 16th at 9:00 am

Jan 20th at 5:00 pm, Feb 10th at 9:00 am, Mar 17th at 5:00 pm, Apr 21st at 9:00 am, May 19th at 5:00 pm, June 16th at 9:00 am


PTA Executive Board Meetings:

Tuesdays once a month 




P.S. 116 P.T.A. By-Laws HERE

PTA Executive Board Committees and What They Do

PTA Presidents provide leadership and guidance for all committees. They ensure that all members receive training and assistance in their positions. They preside at all meetings as well as representing P.S. 116 to the region/district. The presidents are designated as the authorized signers for P.T.A. checks, contracts, and authorizations for payments. They are members of the S.L.T. and Safety Committee. The P.T.A. Presidents also provide direction and support for the P.T.A. Exec Board and all school parents.

Recording Secretaries record information such as meeting minutes. They get approval on notes to be posted on the P.S. 116 website. 

Treasurers oversee the budget committee. They maintain a record of income and expenditures and provide financial support to drive events and support 116. They prepare checks for the President to sign and are custodians to the unit's finances. 

Financial Secretaries support the Treasurers. They assist with tax returns, making deposits, and distributing receipts for all donations.

Communication VP's are responsible for communication information within the Executive Board as well as the parent body at large. They create and distribute a calendar of events, handle correspondence, and can assist other committees with flyers. They inform the community at large via eBlast, text blast, social media and they create and update the P.T.A. website. 

Community Relations VP's 

Hospitality & Membership VP's organize numerous events throughout the year such as Kindergarten Orientation, First Day of School Meet & Greet, Curriculum Night, Moms' Night Out, and the Teacher Appreciation Lunch

Education, Recreation & Welfare VP's responsibilities include planning and chairing the Book Fair, Read-a-thon, Photo Day (s), 116 Day Celebration and assist the school administration with vision testing.

Community Building VP's organize and chair events to bring our 116 families together typically without fundraising such as Art Night, Multi-Cultural Potluck at Thanksgiving and Movie Night.  

Special Events VP's organize and chair primarily the Boo Bash and the 116 Variety Show

Fundraising VP

Garden Committee VP

Parents at Large




to our 116 PTA Hall of Fame!

You made our school brighter, safer, warmer and more scholastic! 

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P.S. 116 PTA Executive Board 2017-2018


P.S. 116 PTA Executive Board 2016-2017