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Welcome to PS 199 PTA

We deeply value the important role that families and community play in the educational lives of children at PS 199. One of our highest priorities is to engage families as partners, teaching children that the adults in their lives deeply value their educational experience. The ​PTA hosts many family events throughout the year, helping families and children bond outside of school, including beginning and end-of-year picnics, community festivals, and wonderful diversity events. Through various committees such as our Garden and Community Cares, Committees, students and staff are involved in creating a healthy, open-minded and supportive community inside and outside of PS 199. Our active, supportive, and generous parent body provides the additional talent, time, and resources that help us achieve our goals. All current parents of PS 199 are automatically members of the PTA. The PTA holds monthly general meetings to update the parent body of school wide occurances and educational goals. The PTA is governed by its bylaws, and its Executive Board members meet monthly to collaborate and discuss how to optimize the PTA's resources to support the needs and initiatives of our school. We encourage everyone in the PTA to stay involved and engaged. We work together to fundraise for curriculum materials, to partner with cultural institutions, and to provide wonderful educational opportunities for our learners.

Parent involvement is what puts a good school on the path of greatness.

Our Call to Action

Volunteer Group


There is no better way to connect with the school community than sharing your time, energy, and  talent. You will undoubtedly find the experience both fulfilling and enriching for everyone. Click below and join a committee to help out in the next PTA event.

Young Woman Having Coffee


Steadfast donations ensure that PS 199 can continue to offer exceptional support and enrichment programs to our teachers and students beyond what is minimally funded by the Department of Education. Click here to see how you can contribute to our schools' future.

Meetup Meeting


Shape the PTA's future and advocate for its mission by leading a committee or  serving on the executive board. Work together with the staff, teachers, and parents to fine-tune ideas and implement them. See how you can step up and make an impact.

Strengthen our diverse community by fostering participation and exchange.

Motivate our community to donate

and invest in our school.

Enrich the experience inside and outside the classroom.

Our PTA Mission

School Leadership Team

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is an important guiding force in the school. Its primary function is to ensure that the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) creates goals that align with the school’s philosophy and ensures that the needs of all students are being met. In creating each new CEP, the SLT reviews the previous goals to see what outcomes have been achieved. They conduct needs assessments and use these in formulating new goals for the upcoming school year. All public schools are required to assemble a SLT. Administrators, teachers, and parents comprise the SLT, which meets monthly. The school's principal, the PTA president(s), and a teacher's union representative are required members of the SLT. The remaining members positions are filled through elections.

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