“Strong PTAs Make Strong Schools”

QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz will host a workshop for Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) as well as for parents interested in becoming more involved in their schools.

“Without a doubt, the stronger the PTA, the stronger the school,” Queens Borough President Katz said.  “As a mom of two young boys, I can attest firsthand to the impact that parental involvement has on our education system.  Queens parents are some of the most active, vocal and effective in the city, and the difference is clear.  The nexus of collaboration between families, educators and surrounding community is the key to the success of our schools.  I urge Queens parents – if you’re able – to be engaged.”

WHAT:          PTA Workshop Hosted by Borough President Melinda Katz
WHEN:          Tuesday, December 2nd from 6:00 – 8:30 PM
WHERE:        Queens Borough Hall (Conference Room, 2nd Floor) 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens
WHO:            Parents, including current and former PTA members and officers and District Family Advocates.

The workshop is free and open to the public.  It will feature presentations from former PTA officers and District Family Advocates on how to improve outreach and engage more school parents, run more efficient meetings, governance tips about bylaws and officers, and raising money for schools.  Borough President Katz will also deliver welcoming remarks.

As space may be limited, participants are asked to RSVP in advance by calling 718.286.3000.