Committees

If you have interest in joining one of the committees, please use the email listed to reach out. All parent participation is appreciated! Current openings are indicated with ***.

CommitteeContact EmailDetails
Auction Committee
pa-auction@ps87.infoThe Auction committee organizes, plans and manages all aspects of the annual Auction, a key source of PA funding.

***We need volunteers to solicit city businesses, manage marketing materials, and coordinate advertising. In March, we need people for day-of help and post-Auction redemption. We also need co-chairs** for the 2021 Auction!
Backpack News
backpacknews@yahoo.comOur weekly school newsletter keeps parents informed of school and PA events. Writers, editors and wordsmiths appreciated!

***We need 1-2 people to help collate content, liaise with various committees, edit and add material to BPN.
Broadway Night
broadway-night@ps87.infoAnnual family-friendly fundraiser featuring Broadway performers, parents, teachers and our principal. Parents with Broadway or Off-Broadway singing experience, comedy skills and backstage production experience needed!
Building Project Committeepa-buildingproject@ps87.infoThe PA has formed the Building Project Committee to help coordinate, monitor and communicate all construction related activity that will take place on PS 87 property.
Communication & Technology Committee
pa-communications@ps87.infoManages the major communication vehicles for the school and PA including: Directory, Backpack News, website, Yahoo! Group, and the weekly PA e-newsletter. Also provides expertise and support for use of technology.
Community Affairs Committee
pa-communityaffairs@ps87.infoAttends District 3/CEC and citywide meetings, stays informed about NYC Department of Education and NY State Education Department policies, reports on issues that affect our school, and encourages advocacy.
Community Engagement / Welcomingpa-welcoming@ps87.infoFacilitates the entry to PS 87 through New Families Connect, meet-ups, and by connecting parents and students. Also guides volunteers to the many opportunities for involvement.
Community Service Committee
pa-communityservice@ps87.infoHelps PS 87 children experience hands-on volunteering through programs and community service projects.
Culture & Community Committee
pa-culturecommunity@ps87.infoCreates opportunities to celebrate the cultures of our community including: Black History Celebration, Pan-Asian Celebration, and Fiesta Latina. If you would like to be a part of a performance or help behind the scenes, email us.
Dual Language Committee
pa-duallanguage@ps87.infoRepresents PS 87’s Dual Language Spanish/English program, and assists with translation of all key parent information.
Enrichment Committee
pa-enrichment@ps87.infoSupports our Music, Art, Drama, Science, Chess and Assembly programs through school-wide events and performances, and by sponsoring supplemental enrichment instruction. Always looking for volunteers to help research new ideas.
Family Giving
pa-familygiving@ps87.infoOrganizes pledge drives and encourages and collects donations from PS 87 families to support PA expenditures.

***Co-chairs needed for next year.
Fundraising Committee
pa-fundraising@ps87.infoOrganizes, plans, and manages major fundraising events including: Harvest Fest, Spring Fair, partnerships and affiliate programs.
Garden Committee
pa-garden@ps87.infoMaintains the gardens in the Big Yard and K Yard as well as teacher participation in garden-related projects.

***Volunteers needed to upkeep the Kindergarten yard plantings and the tree beds along the Big Yard and K Yard. We also need volunteers to care for the Tower Garden in the Cafeteria, and help classes with planning, planting and harvesting. Co- chairs needed for next year.
Green Team Committee
pa-greenteam@ps87.infoSupports PS 87’s recycling and eco goals and works to “green” daily school activities and events.

***Co-chairs needed for next year. We always need volunteers to help with recycling in the Cafeteria during breakfast and lunch.
Library Committee
pa-librarycommittee@ps87.infoResponsible for helping children choose books, and helping maintain and grow our fabulous Library.
Parents as Reading Partners
pa-readingpartners@ps87.infoPairs volunteer parents with young PS 87 children to provide one-on-one reading time throughout the year.
Recess Monitors Committee
pa-recessmonitors@ps87.infoSupports staff and administration during outdoor recess to ensure safe and friendly play, interaction and activities.
Rock Night Committee
rocknight@ps87.infoRock Night features the talented kid and parent musicians of PS 87 for a one-night-only rock performance. Musicians and stage managers needed! Get involved now - it's never too early to rock!

***We need a sound/audio engineer for next year.
Special Events Committee
pa-specialevents@ps87.infoPlans and organizes school events including Teacher and Staff Appreciation Dinners, PA meetings and meals for teachers during Parent-Teacher conference evenings
Special Education Support Committeepa-specialed@ps87.infoResource for parents who have questions or need information about special ed services, IEPs and available related resources for students. Our goal is to foster an environment of compassion and openness to ensure that our kids get the support they need. We will hold monthly meetings for parents to come to ask questions and share their experiences and resources.
Teacher Appreciation Committee
pa-president@ps87.infoPlans and organizes PS 87’s annual Teacher Appreciation Day in May.
Wellness Committee
pa-wellness@ps87.infoFocuses on children’s environmental health, fitness and nutrition including Cook for Kids NY to bring fresher and healthier cafeteria offerings and a recess coaching program.