Thanks and Congratulations

We extend enormous thanks to outgoing board members:

VP of Membership:
Mike Grassotti

Musical Theater Delegate:
Ann Marie Menna

Vocal Delegate: Helen Stewart

Senior Delegates:
Lisa Hamilton & Rosa Jacquez

PPAS PTA Website Manager:
Carol Kassel

Our best wishes to the newly elected 2024-25 PPAS PTA Board Members:

President: Shawn Dell

Treasurer: Debbie Greenwald

Recording Secretary: Neal Sofge

VP of Communications:
Marisa Osorio

VP of Fundraising: Donna Dukes

VPs of Membership:
Jamie Campagnola & Mary Dennis

Dance Delegates:
Kristen Palmieri & Mildred Alcaide

Drama Delegate:
Jeff Cavalli

Film Delegates:
Yanet Cruz & Jodie Loverro

Vocal Delegates:
Eugenia Edwards &
Gwendolyn Kingsberry

Musical Theater Delegate:

Senior Delegates:
Leslie Hendricks & Melissa Silagyi

Junior Delegate: 

Sophomore Delegate: Laura Einhorn

Freshman Delegate:

Middle School Delegates:
Erin Clancy Balsamo & Kelly Heisler

SLT Members:
Mar Fitzgerald &
Carly Strelzik

Nominations for remaining open board positions can be made at the September PTA meeting with elections to follow in October.

Parent Workshops

Upcoming Virtual Parent Workshops

Hosted by:

Goal Setting & Motivation

Thursday, April 4

The fundamentals of academic, college, and career goal-setting to help stay focused and motivated throughout the school year.

Zoom link and time to follow


Bullying & Conflict

Thursday, May 2

How to differentiate conflict and bullying, create self-advocacy, and address concerns within the school community.

Zoom link and time to follow


December PTA Meeting

Join us for the last PTA Meeting of 2023!

It’s happening this Thursday, December 14
at 6 p.m., in person at PPAS.
We’ll then attend opening night for the
Middle School performance of Be More Chill.

We will hear from Principal Leah Dyer,
who will talk about our school and its mission and vision.

During the meeting, we will also elect new members
to the School Leadership Team (SLT) and a cultural delegate.

New PTA Executive Board

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,
Co-VP Communications

Mildred Alcaide & Kristin Palmieri,
Dance Delegates

Jamie Campagnola & Leslie Hendricks,
Drama Delegates

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

The PTA Needs You!

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