Welcome to the P. S. 165 Parent-Teacher Association

(The PTA)

The PTA is a group of parents and teachers working collaboratively with our school administration, staff, and School Leadership Team to enrich the environment for all our students. Our PTA serves all grades, PreK through 5th, and we look for programs and opportunities that can support our entire school community.

Upcoming Events:


 PS 165 Spring Fair:

 June 4, 2022 11am - 2pm

 W 109th St Btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.

 PTA Elections:

 June 7, 2022 5:30pm

 (via Zoom)

Donate on:

The funds will:

  1. Buy Library furniture to provide a community space for literacy engagement

  2. Replace and repair outdated books

  3. Expand book selection to reflect our students cultural diversity



Here are some ways to support the school community:

Run for a PTA board position:

  • Co-President, Co-Secretary, Co-Treasurer

  • Download PTA Parents Guide for description of each role.

  • ( Elections are held in June of each year)

Join a PTA Committee:

  • Events, Science, Communications, Culture & Inclusion, Wellness, Science, Literacy, and Fundraising Committee

  • Download PTA Parents Guide for a description of each committee.

  • ( Enrollment takes place throughout the school year)

Join the SLT (School Leadership Team):

  • Elections are held in the Fall of each year

  • For more on the SLT click here.

Run for a position on the District 3 Community Education Council:


Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students, and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. 

- Bob Beauprez

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Where do you fit in?

As a parent or guardian of a child attending PS 165, you are automatically a member of the PTA!


How can you get involved?

  1. Please come to PTA meetings, where you can find out more about what we're doing to improve the school and see what you can do to help! Please get to know our board members.
    Translation services provided at all meetings.
    Se proporcionan servicios de traducción en todas las reuniones.

  2. Volunteer at our events! We can always use more help.

  3. We also encourage you to attend the School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings.

  4. Last but not least, please donate to the PTA. Every dollar counts!


But I don't have time!

We are all busy parents, but every little bit helps.


Each committee offers an opportunity to volunteer for only a couple of hours in the entire school year or on a month to month basis. Click here for more on the different committees.


If you want to help, but don't know where to start, please contact us!


Contact Us

Come talk to us at the PTA general meeting or email us at


To sign up for email announcements from the PTA, subscribe to our mailing list here.

PTA Board 2021 - 2022


Mary-Margaret Gilliam

Rodney Mendez


Jason Yarn

Susan Anton


Luca Passaleva

Winston Huang


Alice Neff

Adrienne Walker

Fundraising Co-Chairs

Tara Parson

Manda Magee

Events Committee Co-Chairs

Manda Magee

Fatima Sowid

Communications Committee Co-Chairs

Christina Cooksey

Andres Sanchez

Science Committee Co-Chairs

Alice Neff

Manda Magee

Literacy Committee Co-Chairs

Katherine Garland

Jason Yarn

Culture & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs

Nildania Perez

Marci Czel

Wellness Council Parent Representatives

Tara Parsons

Julie Blitzer

PTA Minutes 2021-22

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021