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.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Brooklyn New School (PS146) is a collaboration among parents, staff, and administration within our school community.
The PTA serves a vital fundraising and community-building role for our school. Through our collective efforts, 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 teacher training. We do this through scheduled events throughout the year that help raise money and strengthen our community.
Your time and your donations are what make this possible. We ask each family to give what they can toward this amount, large or small. Our goal is 100% participation! Learn more about how you can donate monetarily or by volunteering. To join the PTA, contact the PTA committee at email@example.com.
Did you know? In 2018-2019, the PTA will spend $550/per child to support learning at Brooklyn New School.
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. Check the BNS calendar for a full list of PTA dates.
All you have to do to stay up to date with what’s going on with the PTA is to check the weekly newsletter. It’s sent out every Sunday, and it lists PTA meetings and lots of other ways you can get involved.
Not getting the weekly newsletter? Check your Promotions folder or subscribe here.
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!
Read more on how to get involved on the Volunteer page
AMY TATE, Co-President, mom to Veda (3rd grade)
CHENDA FRUCHTER, Co-Treasurer, mom to Jack (BNS alum) & Benjy (2nd grade)
JOCELYN LEAVITT, Co-Treasurer, mom to Makua (1st grade)
JENNIFER ECK, Correspondence Secretary, mom to Desmond (3rd grade) & Cecelia (kindergarten)
ELYSE NEIMAN SEITER, Social Media Manager, mom of Lola (5th grade) & Aidan (2nd grade)
MC RUEDA-HILGENDORF, Web Coordinator, mom of Oli (3rd grade) & Inez (1st grade)
RADHIKA CHALASANI, Communications Chair, mom to Anila (1st grade)
CAROLYN McGOWN, Food Sales Chair, mom to Ophelia (5th grade) & Lorelei (3rd grade)
ANNA CATHERINE RUTLEDGE, Fundraising Chair, mom of Harry (5th grade) & Walsh (3rd grade)
HANNAH NUDELL, mom of Eliza (1st grade)
JAIME FRANKLIN, mom of Kennedy (2nd grade) & Atticus (kindergarten)
LISA CORTES, mom of Nia (1st grade)
MATTHEW HALL, dad to Lucia (4th grade)
MIKE VISCONTI, dad to Olivia (3rd grade) & Violet (kindergarten)