We are always looking for volunteers to help out. Please contact the committee chair if you are interested in participating. Thank you!
Chair: Amy Klein
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The Fundraising Committee seeks to raise funds and marshal resources to support school programming, including specialty teachers and enrichment offerings. Specifically, we are in need of volunteers to manage the annual benefit, organize the solicitation of neighborhood businesses, conduct annual appeals and matching challenges, and manage specific fundraising programs, such as Plates for 8.
Co-Chairs: Andrée Desmarais and Kristin Yorke
The Communications Committee works to connect families to one other. This committee is responsible for keeping website content fresh and interesting, and creating amazing posters and flyers to be distributed around school. We are always looking for graphic designers, writers, editors, and those who know or are willing to learn WordPress to post new content on our website.
Co-Chairs: Matt Holford, Bill Massie and Ion Freeman
The Technology Committee is essential for the upkeep of the PS8 website, manages web updates, and is responsible for online payments. This committee also handles the export, formatting and maintenance of the beginning of the school year roster, student directory, and Kids Cre8 After School registration. Maintenance of Google Drive, WordPress plugins, Domain, and WebHosting are also handled by the Technology Committee. The majority of this work can be done from home!
Chair: Laurie Edwards and Caryn Maddox
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Help plan and execute the amazing events that make up our fall celebration of reading. They include the fork + pencil book fair, the Readathon, and the adults-only Night to Celebr8 Reading.
Chair: Ansley Samson
This evening event offers lots of hands-on opportunities for students of all ages to engage in science experiments, questions, and activities – those of their fellow students, teachers and volunteer parents. Help support our budding scientists!
Kids Cre8 Committee
Co-Chairs: Bill Maxcy – Patty Cornacchia (Lower School) and Jerome Ellison – Theresa Soto (Middle School)
The Kids Cre8 Committee helps implement the PTA-run Kids Cre8 after-school enrichment program. We are seeking engaged volunteers willing to help out program coordinators manage budgets, insurance, the registration process, and billing. If you are interested in keeping this program going and affordable for all our families, volunteer your time to help with its management!
Chair: Ansley Samson
The Garden Committee is a group of teachers, parents, and school administrators joining a network of city schools supported by NYC’s Grow to Learn Program. The committee meets monthly to help plan, grow and maintain our school garden program. Please view our online calendar to confirm dates and times and join us for meetings!
New Parent Welcome Committee
Co-Chairs: Rebecca Leighton and Michelle Brindley
Our New Parent Welcome Committee welcomes all new families to PS8/MS8 by organizing events and meetings to help make the transition to a new school as smooth as possible. Every kindergarten class has a Welcome Committee member to help answer any questions pertaining to PS8 and new students in Grades 1-5 have members assigned to them as well.
School Supply Drive Committee
Chair: Michelle Thaler
The School Supply Drive is a fundraiser that supports PS8/MS8 while saving parents time and money. The teachers and the PTA team up to develop a common list of grade level supplies that parents can buy online and then the supplies are delivered the week before school begins. PS8/MS8 receives a percentage of the sales and parents buy the supplies at a discounted price.