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Jenn MacFarlane
Scott Oscher

Welcome from the Presidents

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We look forward to working with you to support PS199. If this is your first year at PS199, we extend a warm welcome to you. If you are a returning family, welcome back and we hope that you are as excited as we are to engage with our PS199 community.

As your PTA presidents, we lead the effort to support our school in providing educational excellence and a culture that promotes curiosity, imagination, creativity, hard work and kindness. To do that, the PTA funds many of the resources and enrichment programs that provide our children with an outstanding, well-rounded education in a warm and supportive environment. To that end, the PTA helps provide resources such as teacher professional development, classroom books, computers and other classroom technology. We also fund specialized art and curriculum enhancements such as the chess program and partnerships with The New York Philharmonic, National Dance Institute, Center for Architecture Foundation, and Wingspan Arts. In addition, the PTA funds the Wellness in the Schools healthy eating program, the school garden and fitness programs.

We look forward to a great year filled with fantastic events, community building activities and most importantly, supporting our kids and teachers. Our PTA cannot provide these vital programs without your support. The PTA welcomes the participation of all parents, grandparents, and guardians. If you would like to support our PTA financially, please click here. But your support need not be monetary. PS199 has a long tradition of parent involvement. We invite and encourage you to participate in our many volunteer opportunities, including serving our kids at the lunch salad bar, working at our Scholastic Book fair, helping to decorate the new Teachers’ Lounge, or planning our Spring Auction. Click here for a complete list of volunteer opportunities.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We are often in the play yard at drop-off, and we are always accessible by email. We also welcome your attendance at PTA and Executive Board meetings.


Jenn & Scott

Work Hard, Be Kind!

PTA Mission

The central mission of the Parent Teacher Association (“PTA”) of PS 199 is the enhancement of the school community through back and forth communication and shared volunteer initiatives. We promote fundraising activities that further our school’s educational goals and provide as needed support to the administration. The PTA also serves as an advocate for our children in appropriate circumstances.

As a PS 199 parent or guardian, you are automatically a member of the PTA and are encouraged to participate in the activities of the PTA. No dues are required and all PTA meetings are open to PS 199 parents and guardians. The PTA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

General PTA meetings are held monthly throughout the school year in the school cafeteria. Evening meetings typically start at 6:30pm, while morning meetings typically start at 8:45am. Please refer to the school calendar for specific dates and times. Childcare, paid for by the PTA, is available at all evening meetings for PS 199 students only.

PTA officers are elected annually at the May general PTA meeting and Parents at Large, “PALs”, are elected annually at the October general PTA meeting.

Additional Information

Co-Presidents:Jenn MacFarlane
Co-Presidents:Scott Oscher
 Treasurer:Maria Paskowitz
 Assistant Treasurer:Rusty Iodice
 Co-Corresponding Secretaries: Claudia Jannucci
 Co-Fundraising Chair: Karen Kennedy
 Co-Fundraising Chair:Nina Schwartau
 Recording Secretary:Wendy Ruther
 Vice PresidentEunice Chi
 Vice PresidentNaja Christensen
 Vice PresidentTracey Martinez

Aleena Maher
Angie Labrozzi
Jen LaMontagne
Jessica Feinstein
Judy Slater
Meryl Ravitz
Sheryl Lupowitz

General MinutesExecutive Board Minutes
February 14 2019, general minutes
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November 20 2018, general minutes
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