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PTA Committees

Want to get involved, make a difference and have fun? Join one of our committees!
Becoming involved in a committee is a great way to dig-in, bring what you uniquely have to offer to the table and get to know fellow members in the PS 133 community. Below is a current list of our committees. If you wish to get involved in any way – whether it be to chair, co-chair or be a member of a committee – the respective email for each committee is provided. You don't have to be an expert to volunteer, all are welcome! 

The role of this committee is to get out the message on behalf of the PTA and support the PS 133 Admin team and staff. No technology skills required but knowledge and experience in marketing, communications and online outreach is useful. We produce a weekly newsletter, assist with Parent Square, manage the PS 133 social media pages, and support each PTA committee in getting their events promoted. 
Do you love copy editing? Are you a skilled translator? Do you have natural knack for social media? Join our committee, and let's work together to create clear, kind, accessible communication for our PS 133 community. 
Contact: Lydia Gerthoffer & Naomi Hopkins
Extended Day

Run by the PS133 PTA, playlab133 offers families high-quality, after-school enrichment programming in athletics, arts, academics, STEM and more, as well as extended-day care. The Extended Day Committee seeks to expand parent involvement and increase support of the playlab133 program. Attending monthly meetings, taking advantage of ad hoc projects and volunteer opportunities, or leading a subcommittee are some of the various ways you can get involved. Any interest in supporting the committee will be greatly appreciated, no matter your schedule!
Co-Chair: Could this be you? Email

The Fundraising committee is the central hub of our fundraising efforts. The Fundraising committee brainstorms ideas, initiates and coordinates fundraising activities, such as the Annual Appeal, Annual Spring Auction, Readathon, book fairs, school supply kits, Mabel’s Labels, Marathon and Election Day Bake Sales, Picture Day, Legacy Tile Wall and many more! This committee oversees current fundraising initiatives and launches new ones. The sky is the limit!
Contact: Sherri Greenbach

If you have a green thumb and wish to help green our school, The Garden of Wonder is your committee! Named by our students and created in 2012, the goal of this committee is not only to grow and maintain the garden but also to introduce students to the joy of gardening with hands-on classroom activities. Several times a year, students are able to sample the Garden of Wonder’s harvest in the cafeteria.
Chair: Kaitlin Andrews
Co-Chair: Could this be you? Email
Language & Cultural Diversity

The Language and Cultural Diversity Committee supports ALL students at PS133 in second language acquisition and cultural understanding with the goal of fostering their academic and personal success. We collaborate with our community, school administration, staff, and our families providing a forum and organizing events and other engagements to share information and resources in order to foster a diverse international community.
Co-Chairs: Nancy Mercado, Dania Mejia, and Suaad Ali –
Teacher Grants
Each year the Grant Committee coordinates grant applications and awards to PS133 teachers on a rolling basis. Joining this committee will give you an inside view on what teachers are doing to support their students, their own personal learning to bring into the classroom and on the grade-or school-wide resources they hope to provide for 133 learners.
Chair: Kara Zimmeman
Performing Arts

We have a great auditorium and strive to put it to good use every year! Be a part of this committee to help support and publicize our theater arts residencies with Theater for A New Audience (TFANA) & Creative Stages; enable the visions of our amazing drama & music teachers; and continue to build dance programming at PS 133. We need volunteers to assist with running lights/sound, building sets & props and making costumes for the school musical and other original projects. For the past three years, The Performing Arts Committee has been instrumental in winning a grant and to pay a sizable chunk of costs for the TFANA’s New Voices Project and World Theater Project at PS 133– 13-week residencies that culminate with performances by 133 students our auditorium. The Committee also successfully launched PS 133’s very own talent showcase – PS 133′s GOT TALENT!
Co-chairs: Christina Prostano, Phyllis Recoura, Joanne Devaney –
Volunteer Coordinator

This role helps PS133 and our dynamic PTA inform, cultivate and organize amazing volunteers for exciting and enriching initiatives. There are so many ways to get involved that this role is essential to make sure parents know about opportunities and keeps the process is well-managed. Our goals is to make it easy–and fun– to contribute your time and talent to help our community!
Co-Coordinator: Esra Dayani –
Co-Coordinator: OPEN – could this be you? Email