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 to learn more and get involved!



Co-Presidents: Julie Cropper and Kellen Donnelly 

Co-Vice Presidents: Nikki Mejer and Sophie Boesen 

Co-Recording Secretaries: Elise Wilks and Serina Lee

Co-Corresponding Secretaries: Jaime Walters and Monica Camacho  

Treasurer: Patricia Pesenti  

Assistant Treasurer: Margaret Robison  



Zeynep Ozkan (Principal) 

Jennifer Brogan Rogers (UFT)

Keisha Adams

Yelena Berdichevsky 

Barbara Karıya 



Nikki Mejer

Kellen Donnelly (PTA President)

Elise Wilks 

Cathy McNally 

Katherine (Millie) Arcia_GChanglerth 

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


PTA General Meetings

PTA meetings are held at 8:30 AM in the school library, usually on the 3rd Friday of each month except for the September meeting which is held immediately after curriculum night in the auditorium. Open to all IS289 parents. Please join us when you can!

  • September 19, 2019

  • October 18, 2019

  • November 14, 2019

  • December 19, 2019

  • January 23, 2020

  • February 13, 2020

  • March 19, 2020

  • April 23, 2019-Executive Board nominations

  • May 14, 2019-Elections and budget approval 

  • June 18,2019

Executive Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 8:30 AM in the school library, usually on the first Friday of each month.


  • September 13, 2019

  • October 4, 2019

  • November 1, 2019

  • December 6 2019

  • January 10, 2020

  • February 7, 2020

  • March 6, 2020

  • April 3, 2019

  • May 1, 2019

  • June 4 or 5, 2019 TBD

School Leadership Team (SLT) Meetings

SLT meetings are held at 4.15 PM on the first Monday of every month.


  • September 23, 2019-First meeting 

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 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 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

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


Zeynep Ozkan,

Assistant Principal

Dr. Andolyn Brown,

Parent Coordinator

Anne Albright,