The PS 8 PTA LogoPS 8 prides itself on a dynamic PTA, powered by a strong connection between our parent community and staff members. All parents and guardians of children attending PS 8 are automatically members of the PTA.


  • Build a vibrant and welcoming community within PS 8 and with the greater neighborhood community.
  • Facilitate an effective relationship and two-way communication between families, school administration, school staff, and community officials.
  • Raise funds to provide a wide variety of educational and cultural programs and materials to support school initiatives.

Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Melissa Dincher & Victoria Owens
Co-Treasurers: Lisa Balfe & David Salpeter
Co-Secretaries: Elsie Hsieh & Jennifer Rendeiro
Communications: Heather Prince & Michele Walsh
Fundraising: Scott Hall & Stephen McCarthy
Events: Elavia Bello & Ali Schaeffer
After School: Emily Everhart & Amanda Shinall
Technology: Matt Holford & Daniel Pardes





The PTA gained recognition as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1982. The formal name of the PTA is the Parents and Teachers Association of PS 8. Our tax ID is 11-2578366.