Save the Date for Gala – and Volunteer!

The PPAS Gala will be held on
Monday, May 15, 2023

But Don’t Delay . . .

Join The Gala Committee Today!


* 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 Delegate Needed

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 president@ While anyone is welcome, ideally it would be wonderful to have a parent of a 6th or 7th grade student.

If you missed last week’s PTA meeting, here’s a link to the slide deck of what was discussed.

Congratulations, New PTA Board!

PPAS PTA 2021-22 Executive Board:


Harley Abrevaya & Michael Grassotti

Vice President of Membership

Cassandra Callazo

Vice President of Fundraising

Pamela Nolasco


Zhang Yi (Sherry) Fan Grand

Corresponding Secretary

Ann Marie Menna Pascarella

Recording Secretary

Lisa Duke

Dance Co-Delegates

Dawn Bowen & Jasmine Battiste

Drama Co-Delegates

Julie Wheeler & Leslie Hendricks

Musical Theatre Co-Delegates

Shannon Burkett & Jacqueline Lucid-Cusick

Vocal Delegate

Hellen Steward

Middle School Co-Delegates

Jamie Campagnola

School Leadership Team (SLT) Members:

Cynthia Vacca

Heidi Saltalamacchia

Natasha Israel

30(+1)th Anniversary Gala

As we near the end of this school year we have a lot to celebrate,
especially PPAS’s 31st Anniversary!

Because 2020 was not a time for festivities …we PROMISE to make this year’s celebration one to remember!

The night begins at 7:00 pm with a virtual AROUND THE WORLD SCAVENGER HUNT from WATSON ADVENTURES

Game followed by kick off of AUCTION!!!
tickets $31p/p

The Gala Committee asks all PTA members (that’s all of us…parents
of PPAS students) to help with contributing items to the PPAS AUCTION, which will take place on Bidding for Good .  Please ask your neighborhood businesses, friends, family, after-school classes or workplace for a donation item or service we can auction at the GALA. 

We’ll send an email following this one explaining in greater detail all the different types of items that make great auction items. 

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE… the celebration is around the corner so we ask that we all reach out to at least 1 friend, neighborhood business, family member TODAY…that’s just 1. If each one does so we will secure funding for our students and expand further on opportunities to come!

1. Donation form
2. QR Code to download so you don’t have to carry anything with you.
The QR Code links directly to the donation form (place phone’s camera on the bar code image below).
3. Sample solicitation letters (emailed to you separately), which you’re welcome to use or give ideas to compose your own.