PS 20 PTA January General Meeting Presentation & Notes
Mon, Jan 24 10:33pm

Thank you to all who joined the PTA meeting last night! For those of you who could not make it, here is the presentation and below are some high-level bullets.  If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us at


  • Overview of COVID protocols:
    • Please review latest updates on PS20 website, or visit DOE website for latest and greatest 


  • Discussion with Ms. Blyden
    • Reminder that first day of positive test or exposure is "Day 0," so count days accordingly
    • Ms Blyden to work with Situation Room to ensure that communication on latest case counts at school is correct 


  • Mask discussion


  • PTA Highlights
    • Outdoor eating and learning continues
    • Scholastic Book Fair
    • Year-end/ Holiday appreciation for PS 20 Staff


  • PTA Assistants:
    • We are in the process of hiring 4 new people to support our school. Your support and donations make these PTA assistants possible!


  • Fundraising 
    • Received our first check from our vaccination efforts! Incentive program ends Jan 31, so please continue to use "PS20" as a referral
    • Moving closer to 100K annual giving goal - please donate hereif you can!
    • Farm to People- January 20 for 20 effort
      • How do I join? To join our fundraiser, simply create an account on Farm To People, add whatever you need to your basket, and enter code FARMTOPS20
      • Will I get a discount when I use the code? New Farm To People customers will get a $5 discount when they use our school’s code — and for every 10 new customers that join using our code, Farm To People will add a $250 bonus to our school’s fundraising check. 
    • Auction! 
      • Save the date- May 13th at Bldg 92 at Brooklyn Navy Yard
      • Join Fundraising Committee on Konstella learn more and be part of Auction committee


  • Upcoming Events
    • Brotherhood Dinner Celebration: Exploring ways to celebrate virtually this year, as in-person gathering at school will again not be possible this year. Proposal to move PTA General Meeting to 2/28 to accommodate; to be confirmed.
    • Join JEDI committee (formerly DEIB committee) to support and discuss! 


  • Volunteer Opportunities:
    • We continue to have need for parent volunteers, especially around supporting school staff at lunch and recess. Email Karen Colon or join on Konstella to help!