PPAS PTA Nominations

This Tuesday,
April 20th @ 7:30 PM
EXECUTIVE BOARD Nominations & PTA Meeting

VP Fundraising
VP Membership
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary
*Middle School Delegates
Drama Delegates
Musical Theatre Delegates
Dance Delegates
Vocal Delegates

To see a description of responsibilities for each position please go to the PPAS BYLAWS.

(*) As of now, there are 2 positions that will definitely need to be filled for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please keep in mind that all positions are up for re-election. If a current member runs for re-election, you may still nominate yourself. Ideally we would love to have co-heads for each position. Voting will take place in June.

The current Executive Board thanks you in advance for your support, enthusiasm, and participation.

Please NOMINATE YOURSELF for a position that interests you.

Manhattan Film Institute

This summer the Manhattan Film Institute is back and stronger than ever. They are a boutique summer filmmaking conservatory which creates 25 short films in two weeks. 

They only take 12 high school students in this competitive program and who will work side-by-side with industry professionals making films with 40 additional actors and directors, many of whom are experienced in the industry.

This year’s summer program dates are July 11th – 25th, 2021.

Learn more about our program and apply.

*This year they are offering two full directing scholarships to students of Asian descent. These scholarships were donated to help raise the visibility of Asian voices and stories in film.

LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies

Live Out Loud presents Behind the Scenes with Playwrights Horizons

In partnership with a variety of companies, Live Out Loud invites students to connect with a panel of LGBTQ+ professionals, hear their stories, and learn what it’s like to be out and proud at work. Through the Behind the Scenes program, LGBTQ+ youth meet and learn from adult role models from our partner company, and engage in fun activities specific to that company’s mission and values.

Date and time: Apr 29, 2021 03:15 PM on Zoom

Space is limited, so register now!

Virtual Youth Summit

Are you passionate about the environment, community organizing, access and equity issues, STEM, the arts or something else? Have you done interesting work or volunteering in these areas? Share your passion with your peers at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s 2nd Virtual Youth Summit! 

The Intrepid Museum’s Youth Summit Aspires to:

  • Provide an environment that promotes conversation, development and engagement for New York City youth to address the issues that matter to them.
  • Increase confidence in teens and youth that they have the power to make change in their communities.
  • Engage cultural institutions, academia and industry leaders in conversation and support for teens and youth.

The 2021 Virtual Youth Summit will be held June 12th. 

To present at the Intrepid Museum’s 2021 Virtual Youth Summit, please contact: youthleadership@intrepidmuseum.org

For more information about the Youth Summit and to see some of what last year’s Summit was like, please visit the Youth Summit Web site.

Spring Slam

It’s that time of year again. What time, you ask? Time for THE SPRING SLAM!
I’m Mr. Simon — I work for Rosie’s Theater Kids and the PPAS High School MT program, and have enjoyed directing The SLAM for the past couple of years.
The SLAM is for all kinds of talent: song, dance, comedy, monologue, poetry reading, etc. and will be Friday, April 30th, 2020 @ 7:00p. There will be a tech rehearsal prior to this, TBD once auditions are concluded.
All pieces in the slam should aim to be around 3 minutes, no more than 4, and should be SCHOOL APPROPRIATE.
Auditions are this Thurs/Fri, April 8,9 from 4:30-7:30. If you have something you’d like to share, please sign up for an audition slot here BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7. If there is more than one performer involved, only ONE person should sign up for a slot — there will be an opportunity on the signup sheet to list any other performers.
Once I have the full schedule for auditioners, I will send out an email with the schedule and a zoom link. 
-Mr. Simon

Expanded Horizons College Success

From Ms. Nieves:

I want to share with you some awesome information about a summer success program. Here is the information below.

The Expanded Horizons College Success program is recruiting current 9th and 10th graders!

Our final information session of the school year for interested students is Friday, March 19th at 4:30pm. Interested students must register for the info session HERE.

Please reach out to EHorizonsHSS@gmail.com with any Expanded Horizons-related questions!

About Expanded Horizons:
The Expanded Horizons College Success program at Henry Street Settlement is a comprehensive eight-year program designed to ensure that high school students are a) college-ready and admitted to a college that fits their interests and abilities, and b) successfully graduating from that post secondary institution on time.

Expanded Horizons is currently recruiting students who are:
– 9th and 10th graders
– Living and/or attending school on the Lower East Side (with few exceptions)
– Interested in receiving assistance in choosing best fit colleges through individualized counseling
– Interested in youth leadership, social justice, and participating in additional program events and opportunities
– Able to commit to attending after school programming at least 1-2 days a week

Let me know if you need any help with the application. 
Ms. Nieves 

Sip and Draw

Please join us for a FUN and CREATIVE night – pour yourself a cocktail and learn to draw.

Your instructor:  
Sue Carlo– a former PPAS Visual Arts Teacher and graduate of School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her works have been exhibited in numerous NYC and East Hampton Art Galleries.  http://www.susanburrcarlo.com/

All you need to bring is your creativity and love for art. Sue will teach you how to compose a drawing to make everyday objects, interesting and dramatic.

Event: Sip & Draw Fundraiser

Date: Tuesday, March 16th

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30 pm 

Location: Zoom (link emailed after sign up)

Cost: $20 

** Space is limited act fast **

Please follow the link to DonorBox https://donorbox.org/sip-and-draw

Tutoring Club

To tutor or be tutored… that is the question!

Would you like free tutoring in any of your academic classes?

Would you like to tutor other students in your strongest subjects?

Tutors, please remember that tutoring will count as community service at PPAS and will look great on your college applications!

Google Classroom code: w644ydn

The Tutoring Club
Co-Presidents: Image, Oleg Laskov, Morgan Peters, Fardin Mahi
Faculty Adviser: Ms. Testerman

Black Excellence Gala

Please join us this Friday at 3:30 PM for PPAS’ Black Excellence Gala! Join us as we celebrate historical education, critical thinking and joy!


REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/bAH2rPqoPYMsvECF9

You will receive your video streaming link 30 minutes before the event begins. Be on the lookout via e-mail and follow us on social media. 



Nicole Johnson
PPAS Equity Advocate