PS 33 PTA CommitteeS

The PS 33 PTA Executive Board relies on committees of parents to help plan and run numerous events and efforts throughout the year. Some committees focus on a particular event or activity; others work on broader efforts to support the school.

Many committees are small and newly formed and need your help, enthusiasm, effort and ideas! Contact the Membership Secretary ( to find out how to join or run a committee that suits your interests.


Fundraising committees

Bake Sale Committee:  Schedule, encourage parent participation at holiday bake sales.  (Aly Cacciatore)

Fall-O-Ween Festival Committee (October): Help plan the Fall-o-ween Festival, which is held every year in late October. The celebration includes a haunted auditorium, pumpkin decorating, photo booth, and lots of fun surprises! (Lisa Frank and Aly Cacciatore)

Gala Committee (spring): Help plan the PS33 Hitting the High Notes Annual Gala, the biggest fundraiser of the year! Committee members help plan a fun-filled evening and solicit items for auction. This event is held in the spring.  (Please contact Lisa Frank)

General Fundraising Committee: Reach out to our school community, corporations, local businesses, and others to bring needed funds to our school. From coin drives to corporate gifts, the committee seeks to encourage giving at every level in order to build 100% participation in our school community. (Lisa Frank)

Grant Writing Committee: Finding and applying for new grant opportunities for the school.  Works with the principal and teachers to apply for funding grants that support both individual classroom needs as well as broader projects that inspire learning, empower students, and improve our school facilities.  (Michelle Wong and Rachel DeGregorio)

Merchandising Committee:  Work with vendors to create PS 33 branded merchandise and run online or in-school store.  (Annick Cesbron and Jennifer Puritz)

Spring Community Fundraiser (Fun Run or other): Work to plan a Spring fundraiser that includes student participation. (Lisa Frank and Matt Anton)

Community Building committees

Audio Visual Committee:  Share your filmmaking and editing skills to help produce videos for use during school events, such as the gala, talent show and graduation ceremonies.

Carnival/Community Day Committee: Help throw the biggest party of the year in June—including face-painting, dunk tanks, bouncy houses, carnival games and more—right in our school playground!  (Joseph DeGasperis)

Green Committee: Dedicated to connecting our school community to the environment in a positive way. Maintain the school gardens and work with teachers and the administration to support environmental education and sustainable practices in school. (Lisa Frank)

Graduation Committee: Help organize graduation events for our 5th graders, including the end-of-year dance party, graduation ceremonies and grade-wide trip!  (Lisa Perez)

Movie Night Committee: Strengthen ties in our school community!  Help host Movie Night in the 2-3x throughout the school year.  (Lisa Perez)

Multicultural Night Committee: A long-standing PS33 tradition, Multicultural Night celebrates the diversity of our school community with a potluck feast! The committee helps the administration coordinate this November event of food, fun, and families. (Shannon Mulvihill)

Picture Day Committee: Source vendor and schedule annual school pictures.  Work with vendor and classes on picture day and make up picture day.  (Tammy Cheung)

Talent Show committee: Help coordinate the Spring talent show. Members help streamline student acts, help with lighting and sound and most importantly, help calm backstage nerves!  (Robin Kelleher)

Teaching Assistant committee:  Work with class parents and teachers to fund raise for teaching assistants in grades K-4.  Help administration manage interviews and potential hires. (Annick Cesbron and Madeleine Lloyd)


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