Volunteers Needed for Picture Day on Friday, Nov. 4 / Se necesitan voluntarios para el Día de photo el viernes 4 de noviembre

We are looking for a few parents/guardians to help us for an hour or two with picture day this Friday. Here’s a sign up link. Tasks include  handing out combs, helping to organize the students & general confidence boosting.

Once pictures have been processed, families will receive an emailed link to the Stomping Ground Photography picture portal to review photos and order.  Here is a link to our dedicated MS 839 photo page with dates and further details.


Queridas familias,

Estamos buscando padres/tutores para que nos ayuden durante una o dos horas con el día de la fotografía este viernes. Aquí hay una lista de registro. Las tareas incluyen repartir peines, ayudar a organizar a los estudiantes y aumentar la confianza en general.

Una vez que se hayan procesado las imágenes, las familias recibirán un enlace por correo electrónico al portal de imágenes Stomping Ground Photography para revisar las fotos y hacer el pedido. Aquí hay un enlace a nuestra página de fotos dedicada a MS 839 con fechas y más detalles.

Parent Volunteers Needed for our 8th Grade yearbook committee!

We are looking for parents to help steer our kiddos with the creation of our yearbook. When clubs start, there is also an opportunity (if our  volunteers are so inclined) to work with students in the afternoon for an hour each week. 

If you are interested in helping out with the yearbook in any capacity, please email Cynthia Blackwell and Laura Sinton at and

PTA General Meeting – October 26, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Please join us on October 26 (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm for our PTA General Meeting.


  • Welcome – Nancy Cruz, PTA President
    • Introduce yourself and your child in the chat
  • Approval of Minutes – Kristen/Katherine
  • President’s Report
    • Communications Update
    • Volunteering
    • Open Treasurer’s position
    • How to reach out to us
  • Treasurer’s Report and Updated Budget
  • Fundraising Report – Nancy and Diana
    • Annual Fund – Diana
    • Auction and Parents Events
  • Principal’s Report (7-7:30 pm)
    • Lauren Shookhoff – Gama, new DOE grading system
    • Q&A
  • Parent Coordinator Update
    • Jenna Weinberg – Comfort Dog update
  • COVID – JD Davids
  • School Leadership Team Report – Nancy
  • Adjournment

Click to read the PTA Bylaws. For questions, please email PTA President Nancy Cruz or parent coordinator, Leah Ruggiero. Your voice counts!

Brooklyn PTA Fun Run for Schools – October 22, 2022

October 22, 2022 (Saturday) – Brooklyn PTA Fun Run for Schools 2022 in Prospect Park!

The Fun Run will be a 3.3 mile loop, starting and finishing on the main park drive just outside the LeFrak Center. The run will start at 10 AM. Bib distribution and pre-race activities will begin inside the LeFrak Center starting at 9 AM. Net proceeds from your registration fee will go to our neediest schools.

Questions or comments? Please contact our PTA Fun run coordinator, Joslyn, at