At P.S. 9, our focus is on creating community and encouraging parent involvement. All parents are automatically members of our dynamic Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), so the PTO is YOU. And you are crucial to the school’s success.  We all have something to give, and our PTO’s efforts support the school in two key ways: making school and community events happen through volunteerism, and raising money for supplies, arts enrichment and more.

You’ll see PTO members decorating the auditorium for performances,  serving snacks at school celebrations, and planting bulbs in the school gardens (pictured at right). PTO success stories include our state-of-the-art library and our gorgeous playground. Thanks to PTO fundraisers, including our popular Friday Movie Nights and House Concerts featuring PS 9 parents who are professional musicians, we have been able to maintain an impressive roster of arts enrichment programming, despite deeper and deeper budget cuts.

PTO members also identify and apply for the grants that help us enhance your child’s education. If you want to get really meta, a PTO committee created this website! For more information about the many committees you can join, click here. We want to get to know you and we need your help!

The P.S. 9 PTO is located in Room 132A and can be reached at (718) 638-3260, ext.1320 and ptops9@gmail.com.

PTO Executive Committee 2016-2017

Co-President (Community): Jesse Hendrich
rev.smada@gmail.com
Parent to a fourth grader and a kindergartner
Responsible for: creating partnerships within the school community and fostering parent participation.

Co-President (Fundraising): Krystal Linton
ms.linton24@yahoo.com
Parent to a third grader and a kindergartner
Responsible for:  guiding fundraising activities at PS 9 and providing support by coordinating with the various committees within P.S. 9.

Co-Vice President (Community): Jonathan Westin
jwestin2@gmail.com
Responsible for: acting as a liaison with new families of PS 9 and coordinating PTO activities.

Co-Vice President (Fundraising): Radhika Ramamurthy
radhika.ramamurthy@mac.com
Parent to a fourth grader and first grader
Responsible for: supporting the Co-president of Fundraising; helping to formulate PTO fundraising goals.

Treasurer: Warren Coleman
wacamatic@gmail.com
Parent to a first grader 
Responsible for: making disbursements as properly authorized, assuring that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds, and preparing financial reports.

First Recording Secretary: Ashley Salmon-Wander
salmonwander@yahoo.com
Parent to a first grader
Responsible for: maintaining the official record of all proceedings and actions of all association meetings and maintaining PTO membership, volunteer, and meeting attendance lists and coordinates with moderator of family listserv to invite new members.

Second Recording Secretary: Jim Kerwin
jimkerwin32@hotmail.com
Parent to a kindergartner
Responsible for: assisting the First Recording Secretary in maintaining the official record of all proceedings and actions of all association meetings, distributing information on upcoming events, and maintaining the bulletin board.

Correspondence Secretary: Sakura Komiyama Amend
sakuraamend@gmail.com
Parent to a first grader and a second grader
Responsible for: maintaining all master documents, creating annual and monthly calendars, and managing and ordering supplies for the PTO office.

Financial Secretary: Krista Olson
kristakamala@gmail.com
Parent to a second grader 
Responsible for: working with the Treasurer and receiving from the Treasurer all duplicate receipts to be maintained

Parent-Teacher Liaison (upper classes)Vivian Epstein
vivian.epstein@gmail.com
Parent to a fourth grader
Responsible for: acting as liaison between teachers and the PTO to help communicate the needs of the teachers and students (and their parents) for grades 2 through 5.

Parent-Teacher Liaison (upper classes): Kimsha Coke 
k.coke1992@gmail.com
Parent to a third grader
Responsible for: acting as liaison between teachers and the PTO to help communicate the needs of the teachers and students (and their parents) for grades 2 through 5.

Parent-Teacher Liaison (lower classes): Irene Schneeweis
ireneks@gmail.com
Parent to a first grader
Responsible for: acting as liaison between teachers and the PTO to help communicate the needs of the teachers and students (and their parents) for grades pre-K to 1.

Parent-Teacher Liaison (lower classes): Carolyn Cryer
ccryer@wesleyan.edu
Parent to a kindergartner
Responsible for: acting as liaison between teachers and the PTO to help communicate the needs of the teachers and students (and their parents) for grades pre-K to 1.

Parliamentarian: Eleni Delimpaltadaki Janis
eleni.delis@gmail.com
Parent to a kindergartner
Responsible for: monitoring meeting procedure and ensuring everyone has a turn to speak.

PTO Parent Board of Directors

(The board meets before every PTO meeting. Meetings open to the school community.)

Dianne Darbouse
dahalr66@yahoo.com
Parent to a third grader

Susan Lee Chee
susan.leechee@gmail.com
Parent to a fourth grader

Faye Rimalovski
fayerimalovski@optonline.net
Parent to a third grader and a sixth grader

Raul Rothblatt
rrothblatt@gmail.com

School Leadership Team

For the parent representatives on the SLT, please click here.

 

Read or download monthly meeting minutes here:

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Nov. 15, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Oct. 18, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Sept. 20, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Jun. 15, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, May 19, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Apr. 19, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Mar. 15, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Feb. 9, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Jan. 19, 2016

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Dec. 15, 2015

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Nov. 17, 2015

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Oct. 20, 2015

P.S. 9 PTO Meeting Minutes, Sept. 27, 2015