Parent Teacher Association 

 
Welcome to the IS 289 PTA!

​The PTA supports our school in a multitude of ways. Read on for a quick overview. Sign up for PTA emails, join us at our meetings (see dates below), and reach out to us at pta@is289.org to learn more and get involved!

 

2020/2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD:

Co-Presidents: Julie Cropper and Kellen Donnelly 

Vice President: Sophie Boesen

Recording Secretary: Melissa Honores

Co-Corresponding Secretaries: Monica Camacho and Vicky Chiu

Treasurer: Margaret Robison 

Assistant Treasurer: position open 

2020/2021 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM (SLT) MEMBERS:

Staff:

Keisha Adams

Yelena Berdichevsky 

Jennifer Brogan Rogers (UFT)

Barbara Karıya 

Zeynep Ozkan (Principal) 

Parents:

Katherine (Millie) Arcia_GChanglerth

Kellen Donnelly (PTA President)

Cathy McNally

Nasim Roberge

Grace Scutro 

Click here for a description of Executive Board and SLT roles.

QUICK LINKS:

PTA General Meetings

PTA meetings are held at 6:00pm via ZOOM until further notice, usually on the 3rd Friday of each monthOpen to all IS 289 parents. Please join us when you can!

  • September 30, 2020

  • October 21, 2020

  • November 18, 2020

  • December 16, 2020

  • January 20, 2021

  • February 17, 2021

  • March 17, 2021

  • April 21, 2021 - Executive Board nominations

  • May 19, 2021 - Elections and budget approval

  • June 16, 2021

Executive Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 12:30pm via ZOOM until further notice, usually on the first Wednesday of every month.

  • October 7, 2020

  • November 4, 2020

  • December 2, 2020

  • January 6, 2021

  • February 3, 2021

  • March 3, 2021

  • April 7, 2021

  • May 5, 2021

  • June 2, 2021

School Leadership Team (SLT) Meetings

SLT meetings are held at 4:15pm via ZOOM until further notice, usually on the first Wednesday of every month.

  • October 7, 2020

  • November 4, 2020

  • December 2, 2020

  • January 6, 2021

  • February 3, 2021

  • March 3, 2021

  • April 7, 2021

  • May 5, 2021

  • June 2, 2021

Weekly Newsletter Archive

The PTA sends a weekly newsletter to parents typically on Sunday nights. It includes up-to-date information about school and PTA events and activities. If you are an IS 289 parent and are not currently receiving our newsletter, contact pta@is289.org.

PTA Budget

Each year the Principal reviews the school's budget and asks the PTA to supplement costs that are not covered in the allotment given to the school by the New York City Department of Education. Once approved by the Executive Board, the budget is presented to the general membership at a general PTA meeting. A majority of those attending must approve the budget. And once the budget is approved, parents have made a commitment to raising the funds, whether by personal donations or fundraising events and initiatives. Without the involvement and generous participation of our community these programs would not be possible. If you haven't already, please consider making a Direct Appeal Donation. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Nominating Committee

A Nominating Committee is formed each spring to elicit nominations for the PTA Executive Board and School Leadership Team (SLT).

 

Open positions will be posted on the website as they become vacant. Annual nominations close at the end of the May General Meeting. Email us for more information or to nominate yourself at pta@is289.org.

Address

201 Warren Street, 5th Floor, New York NY 10282

Principal

Zeynep Ozkan, zozkan@is289.org

Assistant Principal

Dr. Andolyn Brown, abrown@is289.org

Parent Coordinator

Anne Albright, aalbright@is289.org