Committees

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Want to get involved, make a difference, and have fun? Join one of our committees! It’s a great way bring what you uniquely have to offer to the table and get to know fellow members in our PS 130 community. Below is a current list of our committees. If you wish to get involved, please email the chair of the committee(s) you are interested in.

Join a committee using KONSTELLA

Web: Click the green “Committees” link on the left-hand menu to browse the committees. Click into a committee and sign up or remove yourself.
Mobile App: *Supported on iOS, not on Android* Click the “Directory” tab at the bottom. Click “Browse Committees” to browse and sign up for the committees.

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After School

Working with the administration and parent community, this committee will work to support and enhance options for after school care and enrichment activities for all PS 130 students.
Contact: Gretchen Nealon

Art & Art Box Program

The Art Committee’s main efforts are: providing materials and volunteers for art projects linked to units of study in every classroom, grades K-5, and supporting PS 130’s art teacher, Kirsten Ator, and the Annual US Student Art Show in the Spring.

We also maintain the Art Box program in K-2 classrooms. Art Box is an volunteer-run initiative that provides art materials of all kinds for children to use to create during choice time.

While our efforts are currently on pause as the staff and students at PS 130 get acclimated to the new routines, volunteers are still very much needed. There’s no need for an art or teaching background!

Contact: the Art Committee

Chess

The Chess Committee supports the growth of chess culture at PS 130. From Impact Coaching Network to Chess in the Schools, we aim to nurture the current and enhance future chess opportunities at PS 130. Contact: Lisa Jackson Zelznick or Contact: Gwynne Evans Reid

Donate to the Chess Committee

Community Affairs

The PTA’s Community Affairs Committee addresses the community-facing work of the PTA, including traffic safety issues, Participatory Budgeting, and other opportunities to engage with our broader community and other schools, as appropriate to serve the interests of the PTA and PS 130.
Contact: Community Affairs

Events

The Events Committee helps plan, organize and oversee events that both raise funds for initiatives and programs of the PS 130 PTA and build community inside the school and the community at large.

Historically, major events have included a very popular Fall Fest, a Winter Bazaar, Talent Show, Music Festival, Spring Auction and End of Year Dance.

We are exploring ideas for socially-distanced and virtual events that can raise money and foster community in the 2020/2021 school year, and need your help! Please send ideas or offer to volunteer!

Contact: Events Committee

Fundraising

The Fundraising Committee coordinates the PTA’s fundraising activities, such as annual fundraising events and our annual appeal. The committee works with the Executive Board to determine fundraising goals, and with the ad hoc committees on their fundraising activities.
Contact: Kara Murray

Garden

The PS 130 Garden Committee’s mission is creating sustainable garden spaces to increase natural areas in the schoolyard, support curriculum, foster environmental stewardship and promote physical activity. We have many volunteer opportunities including: planning, brainstorming, grant-writing, fundraising, collaborating with administration, gardening, building, and transporting. No gardening experience is necessary! Contact: Anne Mignatti or Siobhan Thomas-Bupphavesa

Grant Writing

The PS 130 Grant Writing Committee works with the PTA and school administration to identify school needs and sources of external support to reach our goals. We have a great group of Grant Writing Committee members for the 2017-18 school year and we are always looking for more!
Whether you can commit a little or a lot, we welcome you. Experience with grant writing or professional writing is helpful but not necessary; anyone with enthusiasm is invited!
Contact: Info @PS130

Health and Nutrition

The Health and Nutrition Committee partners with the school administration, teachers and the PTA Executive Board on initiatives concerning the cafeteria and nutrition; recess, outdoor time and physical activity; sharing information about school nutrition and allergy policies; addressing overall health and wellness issues; and providing healthy snack concessions at PTA events. H&N’s Recess Subcommittee focuses on expanding recess options. Want to get more involved? We are looking for a new committee co-chair!

Contact: Health and Nutrition Committee

Music Committee

The Music Committee partners with teachers by offering materials and enrichment to enhance units of study. We bring visiting musicians to the school, produce performances, and provide music at school events during the school year. (This year we are adapting our mission as much as we can, moving many efforts online.)

PS 130 teaches music in the classroom as an essential and vital part of its mission.  All students receive some level of general music instruction including keyboard study, recorder study and music fundamentals; electives include guitar club and band.

Do you want to join us in our goal to further the musical culture at PS130? No musical ability is necessary- just a love of music! To join the music committee, contact Philippa Thompson, Carol Wei or Chris Hiatt on Konstella or email us at ps130music@gmail.com!

Note! The Music Committee is also responsible for the official PS 130 School Spirit Song,  “PS 130 Everybody Smiles”, created by its members in 2015.

You Can Listen, Sing Along, and Play Along by downloading:

PS 130 Everybody Smiles Song
PS130 School Song Lyrics
PS130 School Song Sheet Music

Second and fourth grade students premiered the song at the Winter Concert and Winter Bazaar in December of 2016. The school’s music teachers Mr Arnold and Ms Sorenson have been teaching the song to their students in music class, and classroom teachers will share it with students from all grade levels. We’re proud to share it here for your enjoyment.

The school that sings together learns together! Please sing our school song and take pride in our diverse and vibrant community.

Looking for personalized music instruction for your PS130 student?

The Music Committee has compiled the following list of PS 130 Community Music Teachers

Tech

As innovations in Technology Education continue to grow, the Tech Committee will support the Technology Cluster Class though fundraising for both Professional Development and hardware/software that will enable the instructor to enhance and expand the lessons and projects she conducts with the students. We will coordinate these efforts with the Technology Cluster instructor, the School’s Technology Consultant, and School Administration. No special tech knowledge/experience is required, but if you have some, we hope you will join and lend that expertise.
Contact: Tech Committee

Yearbook

Our Yearbook Committee produces the annual PS 130 Yearbook, a celebration of all grades and activities at our school.
Contact: Yearbook Committee

5th Grade

The PTA’s 5th Grade Committee shares middle school knowledge and organizes fundraisers and volunteers for 5th grade events, including graduation, senior BBQ and the 5th grade dance.
Contact: 5th Grade Committee