The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Brooklyn New School, PS 146 is a collaboration among parents, staff and administration within our school communityThe PTA serves vital community-building and fund-raising roles in our school. Through our collective efforts, and in collaboration with the Friends of BNS (the Fundraising Branch) the PTA provides funding for various programs that enrich our students’ lives and help make our school what it is, including science, the farm, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and professional development for teachers and staff. We do this through scheduled events throughout the year that help raise money and strengthen our community. Additionally, the PTA strives to function as a home base for parents. We consider BNS the center of our community, and the PTA is the central force that draws families in. We look out for each other, noticing community needs, and do our best to help solve problems. We keep ourselves informed of school and citywide policies, attend meetings with school and city administration, and help shape policy that aligns with our values. We acknowledge that one person’s values are not the same as another’s. We love our diverse BNS network of families, and the PTA is striving to represent our entire community. Please join us!
Your active engagement (and your donations) make this large public school into a cohesive community. There are many ways to participate: become a class parent, bake pies for the pie sale, volunteer to help run movie night, join meetings and help us hash out policies, volunteer in the library, and more. Additionally, we ask each family to give what they can in support of Friends of BNS: our goal is 100% participation, and any amount is helpful. Learn more about how you can donate monetarily or by volunteering. To join in, contact the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not only are our events an important part of the PTA’s fundraising activities, PTA events also bring our community together in fun ways so everyone associated with BNS can show their support for our children and their teachers and be a part of something bigger. Your participation helps our children and our community grow!
The PTA meets monthly and all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. In addition, the executive committee of the PTA meets once a month to help facilitate all the work that needs to be done. See below for 2021 – 2022 meeting dates. To stay up-to-date with what’s going on with the PTA, be sure to check the weekly newsletter – out every Sunday on Konstella. Not getting the weekly newsletter? Join Konstella, find BNS in the drop down menu and choose your child’s class.
Meeting links or location information will be distributed prior to each meeting via Konstella.
Tue Sept 21 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am | in-person
Tue Oct 19 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | on zoom
Tue Nov 16 | 8:20 am -9:30 am | in-person
Tue Dec 14 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | on zoom
Tue Jan 11 | 7:00 pm – 8: 30 pm | on zoom
Tue Feb 15 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am | in-person
Tue Mar 8 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am | in-person
Tue Apr 12 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | on zoom
Tue May 10 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | on zoom
Tue Jun 14 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am | in-person
Meetings are held in-person, on-campus at 610 Henry Street.
Tue Sept 14 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am
Tue Oct 12 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am
Tue Nov 9 | 8:20am – 9:30 am
Tue Dec 7 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am
Tue Jan 4 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am
Tue Feb 8 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am
Tue Mar 1 | 8:20 am-9:30 am
Tue Apr 5 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am
Tue May 3 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am
Tue May 31 | 8:20 am – 9:30 am
Social Media Manager:
Food Sales Chair:
Class Parent Coordinator:
Members at Large:
Read more on how to get involved on the Volunteer page.
Welcome to the Brooklyn New School PTA! Every parent/guardian of a child who attends BNS is a member of the BNS PTA. You don’t have to join because you’re already an essential part of it.