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PTA Mission & Goals


The PTA of PS 133K is a federally recognized 501(c) (3) non-profit whose primary aim is to serve the children, teachers, and parents of the PS 133 community. Our end-goal is to encourage and support the academic learning of all children who attend PS 133. We do this through a variety of ways by:
  • Providing community-based events that all members of the community can feel welcome to and can participate in;
  • Fundraising for programs that otherwise cannot be paid for through DOE funding such as art, theater, lunchroom and recess support, enhancing classroom libraries and so much more;
  • Providing support and information for parents;
  • Supporting teachers and administration in their relations with the parent community as well as through a robust teacher grant program that can enhance the classroom experience.
  • The PTA at PS 133K is also responsible for organizing volunteer opportunities at the school, as well as runs the self-sustaining after school enrichment program, playlab133.
  • We welcome all members of our community to participate and get involved. Please visit our comprehensive lists of committees and volunteer opportunities, so you can find the opportunities that are right for you.
  • The PTA hosts a monthly general membership meeting typically on the third Wednesday of every month, but for the most accurate calendar of meetings, please visit the Parent Square calendar page for exact date and time.
  • Should you wish to support our organization through a direct, tax-deductible donation, click the blue banner at the top of the PS 133 website.

PTA Executive Board 2020-2021 School Year 

PTA Executive Board
The PTA of PS 133K is led by the executive board which is made up of various officers. Elections are held in June of each year and officer positions run from July 1 to June 30. All parent members of the PTA are invited to run for any board position. For a full description of officer duties, check out our bylaws.


PTA Co-Presidents

Jen Skoda

Jessica Simmons


Haicha Appolon

Assistant Treasurer

Frances Ramirez

Recording Secretary

Matthew Lowen

Co-Secretaries of Communications

Lydia Gerthoffer

Naomi Hopkins

Vice President of Development

Sherri Greenbach

Co-Vice Presidents of Community Involvement

Nancy Mercado

Tonya Taylor

Vice President of Extended Day (Playlab)

Jen Waters