The PS 8 PTA Logo


Fundraising Kickoff Party
October 24 | 6-10 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society


PS 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.

The PTA’s mission is to:

  • 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.

2019-20 Executive Board
Co-Presidents: Melissa Dincher & Victoria Owens
Co-Treasurers: Lisa Balfe & David Salpeter
Co-Secretaries: Elsie Hsieh & Jennifer Rendeiro
Co-VPs – Communications: Heather Prince & Michele Walsh
Co-VPs – Fundraising: Scott Hall & Stephen McCarthy
Co-VPs – Events: Elavia Bello & Ali Schaeffer
Co-VPs – After School: Emily Everhart & Amanda Shinall
Co-VPs – Technology: Matt Holford & Daniel Pardes


PTA Meetings

The PTA meets monthly in the auditorium, alternating between Thursday mornings and evenings. For evening meetings, childcare is available for currently enrolled PS 8 students. PTA meetings are the best time to hear from Principal Peterson and to collaborate on big decisions that impact our school. If you can’t make the meetings, minutes will be shared in next the PTA weekly email.

2019-20 Meeting Schedule
September 19, 8:30 am
October 17, 6:00 pm
November 21, 8:30 am
January 16, 6:00 pm
February 4, 8:30 am
March 19, 6:00 pm
April 23, 8:30 am
May 14, 6:00 pm – PTA & SLT Nominations
June 18, 6:00 pm – PTA & SLT Elections


We work hard to provide the best possible education for our children and offer a well-rounded experience with enrichments and extra programming.

Covering more than $1000 per child in program expenses requires a lot of fundraising. Appeals and donations are the most effective way to raise money. 100% of direct donations go to supporting our programs, and your contribution is fully tax-deductible.


PTA-Sponsored Events

The PTA hosts fundraising and community-building events throughout the school year as well as merchandise sales and revenue-sharing opportunities. Volunteers are always needed!

2019-20 Events
Kindergarten Welcome Party, September 4
Picture Day (Grades K, 2, 4), September 20 – SIGN UP
Picture Day (Grades 1, 3, 5), October 2 – SIGN UP
Celebr8 Diversity Potluck, September 26 – SIGN UP
Fundraising Kickoff Party, October 24 – SIGN UP
Book Fair, November 18-23
Holiday Market, November 23
Read-A-Thon, January 8-31
PJ Movie Night (Grades K-1), March 13
Dance (Grades 2-4), March 13
Dance (Grade 5), March 13
Teacher Appreciation, May 4-8
Auction & Benefit, May 8
Paddlewheeler, June 6 


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.