Smile NY Dental Clinic – October 6 – Open To All Students

In partnership with Smile New York Outreach, we are offering in-school dental care at MS 839 on October 6 at No Cost to You! You will be asked to provide your Medicaid or private insurance information, which covers all costs. For those without insurance, Smile New York Outreach will see your child at no cost to you. This program provides a complete dental exam, X-rays, cleaning, fluoride, sealants when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

You can complete a permission form for your child here or fill out a hardcopy permission slip that we will send home with students on Thursday (9/15). Hardcopy permission slips should be given to your child’s crew leader or dropped off in the Main Office.

PTA Back To School Family Picnic – Prospect Park, Sept 29 (Thurs), 5:30-7:30 PM

Grab a blanket and your picnic meal, and come out and meet your PTA and other families to celebrate the return to school. We will meet in the Prospect Park Nethermead, Thursday, September 29th from 5:30-7:30 pm!  

Here’s a map (circled  purple X) showing where we will be setting up – look for balloons! Questions? Contact Looking forward to seeing you there!

PTA Meeting and SLT Election, Sept. 28, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Please join us for the first MS 839 PTA meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. 

Please join the meeting – ZOOM LINK

Agenda will include –

  • Update from prinicipal Perlberg on DOE budget cuts, its impact on MS 839, and general school updates
  • Executive board elections – There are currently open positions! If you are interested in running for a spot, please email PTA Co-President Nancy Cruz. We will also take nominees from the floor during the meeting.
      • Co-President – Open
      • VP-Fundraising – Annual Funds – Diana Gatschet
      • VP-Fundraising – General – Open
      • VP-Communications – Vidya Browder
      • Co-Recording Secretary – Katherine Moriwaki
      • Co-Assistant Treasurer – Open
      • 2 – At Large Members (reserved for 6th grade parents only)
  • Election for 2022-23 SLT members – We will also hold elections for our SLT (School Leadership Team). There are 5 seats available, with 2 seats reserved for 6th grade parents. The remaining 3 seats are open to all. If you are interested in standing for SLT, please email PTA Co-President Nancy Cruz. We will also take nominees from the floor during the meeting.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

2022-2023 PTA General Meetings – Save the Dates!

The PTA general meetings for 2022-2023 are commencing soon! All PTA meetings will be held at 6:30 pm on the last Wednesday of the month unless there is a school event or a holiday. Please save the dates below.

  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 30, 2022
  • December 14, 2022
  • January 25, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
  • March 22, 2023
  • April 26, 2023
  • May 24, 2023
  • June 14, 2023

Reminders and Zoom link will be sent via email. We encourage all to attend to make your voice heard.

As an important aside, there  is an open slot for a Co-President. Think hard – this could be you! You can reach our full PTA executive board at or our  PTA President, Nancy Cruz, at