Communications Committee 2019

*** We are currently updating groups and leads from last years volunteers. Please get in touch if you would like to change workgroups or is ready to engage, for another year, in the same projects. ***

The Communication Committee supports the PS20 administration and  the PTA Board/ Committees to promote and inform parents, teachers and students about events, fundraising efforts and educational programs happening mainly within the PS20 walls, but not limited. 


Our committee keeps the PS20 information flow running through a variety of medias (website, social medias, weekly newsletters, monthly hardcopy, Konstella, Flyers, Bulletin Boards, robot calls, one-to-one communications, PS20 Handbook).


Although the Committee Chairs are responsible to keep the committee running, Commitee Leads are fundamental to the development of each particular project and work directly with the chairs through online or presencial group meetings to ensure all stakeholders are syntonized. Volunteer leads can dedicate 1 h / week to support projects or assume projects running in pre defined dates.


We look forward to meet, collaborate and share common ideas and goals ! Come aboard !





Positions (5/13 filled)

Committee Chair Signed Up: 2 / 2

Coordinating Leads. Provide reports and solicit feedback at PTA Board Meetings and General Meetings. Organize and facilitate committee meetings when needed. Assess communication needs and methods of improvement. Fill in to support committee members when needed.

IT Administrator Signed Up: 1 / 1

Maintain online subscriptions, PTA Emails, group platforms and passwords. Provide support for Konstella school app and the PS 20 Website.

Parent Outreach Correspondant Signed Up: 2 / 2

Reaching out to Ps 20 Parents. Sharing information, Gathering input on parent needs, questions and satisfaction. Promote school spirit and positivity. Create new ways of reaching out and assuring that all parents are getting the information they need. Coordinate with the Parent Coordinator Ms Colon to support parent/staff relations.

Email Newsletter Editor Signed Up: 2 / 6

Solicit PTA for input , events, special dates and information for weekly email newsletters. Collaborate and edit using Mail Chimp. Preserve newsletters on shared drive. Distribute newsletter via email to all Parents, Teacher and Staff. Ideally we would have multiple editors to share the work load by alternating weekly editors
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Konstella App Manager Signed Up: 2 / 2

Share announcements and events info via the Konstella app. Monitor Konstella postings and functions. Solicit feedback and effectiveness from parents. Provide feedback to Konstella creators for improvements.

PS 20 News Magazine Signed Up: 3 / 4

Help build a new, quarterly PS 20 publication! The most important thing is to get great content: interviews, profiles of staff, teachers, students or PS 20 families, pictures, etc.
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Backpack Flyers Fillers/ Distributors Signed Up: 2 / 4

Print backpack flyers and distribute to faculty mailboxes in the office, once a month.
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Website Designer/Editor Signed Up: 2 / 2

Update website with current information. Improve design and organization of pages to represent the beauty of the .PS 20 community.

Social Media Editor Signed Up: 3 / 6

Managing PS20 Social Media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, EventBrite, Youtube). Promote and solicit media for upload. Research photo copy write and image use regulations. Monitor for children in photos that require parental permissions signed. Monitor for abuse and block disrespectful posts.
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Class Parent Lead Coordinator Signed Up: 3 / 6

Develop Class Parent Coordinators in each classroom to support the classroom community and the communication of teachers' needs from their class parents. Collaborate with Ms Colon on classroom or grade level events.
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Graphics/Announcements Signed Up: 2 / 6

This is a super valuable asset to improve our communications and keep parents informed. This is a simple task that should only take a few minutes to perform. Create layouts for announcements, events and updates. The group will receive emails with information to be put into a simple but appealing graphic format like a poster. Whoever is available first would respond to produce something like a one page flier. Send it back to the organizer in PDF format for distribution online, in emails, or printed fliers/posters. This happens on average once a week. Desired response varies, but aiming to be completed within one day.
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Photographer Signed Up: 6 / 10

Take pictures at school events to be used on our website, newsletters, bulletin boards, PS20 Magazine, PS20 Year Book, etc. Each Grade should have a least one parent photographer. We encourage Class and Cluster Teachers to become our official photographers/reporters to update the PS20 Community with noteworthy news about their students and projects
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Committee Member Signed Up: 3 / 10

Additional help when needed.
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