Braeburn PTB Weekly Newsletter - September 10th
Sun, Sep 10 2:14pm





  • Friday, September 22 - Fall Fair, 5-7PM.  See Flyer below.  Wristbands available for preorder! 
  • Monday, September 25th - NO SCHOOL - Yom Kippur

  • Thursday, September 28th - Curriculum Night - 6:00-8:00 pm

    more details to come



Please join us at the annual Braeburn Fall Fair on Friday September 22 on the Braeburn Playground! See flyer for more details. Please use this link to pre-order your children's entry wristbands and tickets to spend at the Fall Fair:
Please email with any questions or for financial assistance.




New!!  Meet the PTB


PTB Roles & Responsibilities - 2023/24 School Year


Co-Presidents:  Responsible for oversight of all PTB operations, fundraisers, and events.  Key points of contact with school administrators, district administrators, other PTB organizations, and community organizations supporting public schools.  


2023/24 Designees: Lauren Messner (Year 2); Beth Mangini (Year 1)


Treasurers: Responsible for drafting and managing the PTB’s annual budget and associated expenses, reconciling accounts, and controlling access to bank accounts and online payment processors including Paypal and Stripe.


2023/24 Designees: Julia Carabillo (Money in); John Laverty (Money out)


Secretary:  Responsible for taking notes during all PTB meetings, keeping records of notes, building and tracking Google Forms, managing the PTB’s digital files and the PTB/school combined calendar, and filing the Annual Report with the State of Connecticut. 


2023/24 Designees: Nina Kunkes


Community Outreach: Responsible for coordinating food drives, coat drives, emergency funding needs, scholarships, and other supplies as needed to help ensure that all Braeburn families have the resources to nourish and support their students.  Serve as the PTB’s liaison with the School Social Worker.


2023/24 VP Designees: Heather Monaco; Kate Walas


Teacher Outreach: Responsible for coordinating and overseeing all teacher/classroom related PTB initiatives including recruiting and managing room parents;  planning teacher luncheons and refreshments throughout the year; planning and implementing teacher appreciation week; and overseeing and ensuring teacher utilization of their PTB budget. Serves as PTB liaison to teachers and represents PTB in faculty meetings in partnership with Co-Presidents when appropriate.


2023 VP Designees: Erica Rose; Emily Marks


Communications: Responsible for managing PTB’s internal and external communications to include curating and distributing weekly newsletters, overseeing Konstella, keeping the PTB webpage and social media platforms updated, serving as liaisons between the Braeburn community and the PTB.


2023/24 VP Designees:     Jessica Lastarza; Megan Rheiner


EDI (Community Building): Responsible for planning and implementing events and initiatives that foster a strong community, promote understanding, and further Braeburn’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Serves as PTB’s liaison with WHPS on EDI related matters.  


2023/24 VP Designees: Gigi Belen; Second TBD (Needed)


Fundraising & Events:  Responsible for planning all non-event fundraisers to include spirit wear, group sporting events, and read-a-thon (??)…Provides oversight and support to event Chairs to ensure that events run smoothly. 


2023/24 VP Designees:  Carla Economos; Second TBD (Needed)



PTC Representative:  Rachel Rundstrom



We are still looking for a few co-chairs for various committees as well as for 2 board positions. Please reach out if you are interested!! It is a great way to get involved and to get to know other Braeburn parents/caregivers.  Please email