Congratulations to the new delegates on the PTA Executive Board!
Mary Dennis & Mike Grassotti Co-Vice Presidents of Membership
Donna Dukes, VP of Fundraising
Laura Einhorn & Terry Yarde, Freshman Delegates
Jessica DeLorenzo, Sophomore Delegate
Yanet Cruz & Andy Kris, Film Delegates
PPAS Principal Leah Dyer and volunteer students
Students arrived early to welcome their new peers on the first day of school.
Our interim principal, Ms. Leah Dyer, introduced herself and engaged with all of our PPAS students.
Thank you for making the first day such a welcoming experience!
Our first PTA meet and greet will be
Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm in the PPAS Courtyard
Come and meet other parents, your PTA executive board, our arts partners, and many of our faculty and staff!
Light refreshments will be provided
A big welcome to the new and returning members to the PPAS PTA!
Shawn Dell, President
Debbie Greenwald, Treasurer
Neal Sofge, Recording Secretary
Marisa Osorio & Fernanda Santos,
Mildred Alcaide & Kristin Palmieri,
Jamie Campagnola & Leslie Hendricks,
Ann Marie Pascarella & Jennifer Whipple,
Musical Theater Delegates
Yanet Cruz & Helen Stewart, Vocal Delegates
Erin Balsamo & Helen Stewart, SLT Members
Valerie Tanis, 11th Grade Delegate
Lisa Hamilton, 12th Grade Delegate
Elections will be held in the fall for the following positions:
VP of Fundraising
VP of Membership Cultural Delegate 9th Grade Delegate 10th Grade Delegate Middle School Delegate
Interested in running for an
Executive PTA board or SLT position for the 2023-24 school year? Use this link to self-nominate! Open positions include:
Co-Presidents • Treasurer • Recording Secretary VP of Fundraising • VP of Communication VP of Membership • 2-3 SLT Members Cultural Delegate 9th Grade Delegate (at September Board meeting) 10th Grade Delegate • 11th Grade Delegate 12th Grade Delegate Dance Delegate • Drama Delegate Middle School Delegate • MT Delegate • Vocal Delegate
The PPAS Gala will be held on
Monday, May 15, 2023 But Don’t Delay . . .
Join The Gala Committee Today!
TEAMWORK Makes the DREAM Work
* Auction Team 8-10 people*
Requesting donations from previous donors
Soliciting new items for auction
Some data entry (Google/GiveSmart)
* Design/Decor/Costume 3-6 people*
Soliciting Donations for decor items
Creating pieces for fundraising and decorations
Corresponding with Committee Chairs regarding any potential purchases
* Administrative 1-2 people*
Updating GiveSmart event platform
Connecting with Teams for progress reports
Corresponding with PTA president for any purchase requests
Creating volunteer schedules
* Graphics and Communications 1-2 people*
Designing Final Digital invitations/banners etc.
Assisting decor team with graphics needs
Communicating to the General PTA population
Creating a “touch point plan” for GALA-specific communication
* And…ACTION 8-12 people*
ALL THINGS DAY OF ~ Includes but is not limited to:
Assisting decor team with drop off and set up
Volunteering for 1 hour of “service” during the event
Available to help with any last-minute details or emergencies
Assist in breaking down after the event
Times will vary depending on availability
Middle School Co-Delegate Election will be held during next month’s PTA Meeting. We are seeking self-nominations from parents who would like to be a middle school co-delegate. If interested, please send your name to . While anyone is welcome, ideally it would be wonderful to have a parent of a 6th or 7th grade student. president@ ppaspta.org If you missed last week’s PTA meeting, of what was discussed. here’s a link to the slide deck
PTA Board :
Treasurer: Debbie Greenwald
VPs of Fundraising: Annie Chun & Joellen Greenridge
VPs of Communication: Marisa Osorio & Fernanda Santos
Middle School Delegate(s): Aleyiah Skelton
Member: Elisabeth Beron
Save the date! The next PPAS PTA general meeting will be held on
Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be held in person at PPAS with a live feed available for those unable to attend in-person. Details to follow.
Come join us in person for our first PTA meet and greet of the year!
When: Friday, September 16, 6:30 Where: PPAS Courtyard
Join us! Come and spend an hour or two…