PTA Meeting Agendas and Minutes

January 13, 2022 Center School PTA Meeting 

Meeting called to order by Maria Garutti, Co-President at 6:33pm
• Principal Report / Ms. O’Brien introduction – Ms. Schwartz     – Between 20-35 kids have been out with Covid each day over the last two (2) weeks. This is approximately 85% attendance (which is very good compared to other schools). 
    – Report cards went home 
    – TACs show was a success – the two shows provided safelty and flexibility during COVID
    – We are planning an ice skating trip soon – information will be sent home when it is available
    – Introduction of the new school Social Worker, Ms. O’Brien.
• Treasury Report – Eve Glatt    – Big Thank You to the parents for your donations. We’ve raised almost $70k from the Pledge Drive to date.  
   – Our goal is 100% participation from our school families.  We are asking ALL parents to make a donation to our annual pledge drive. All donations in any amount are greatly appreciated and make a positive impact on our children’s educational experience. Every donation makes a difference – our goal is 100% participation! Donate today using the link OR donate by check by sending the check to school with your child. Please make check out to “Center School PTA” . THANK YOU in advance for your support!
   – Ask your employer about matching donations, email if you have any questions about matching donations.
• Auction Update – Sara Bonin    – We would like each family to make one (1) donation to this year’s auction. Please help make the auction a success! Donation forms went home but they can also be found on our website. Questions? Email    – You can find the online auction donation form here
• Parent Committee Updates – Gayle Maltz Meyer and Andy Myer
    – Parent Education Committee:  We have identified two topics from parents on which we would like to have presentations. 1) screen time and 2) managing and coping with anxiety.
    – Singer/Songwriter night and  writer’s night.  Considering April 7th and May 12th for the events.  There is a planning meeting on February 10th for anyone who is interested. Email Andy Meyer at or David Bruner at

    – Committee on Racial Justice and Equity: Meeting on January 19th at 7:00pm on Outreach specifically.  On Jan. 26th at 7:00pm there is general meeting for the whole committee. Email

• SLT Update – Alex Bernstein    – Curriculum night was scheduled for March 9th but may not be able to happen given the current Covid climate. 
    – There will, however, be a TACs show in March. We were able to do that safely with two shows and a vaccine requirement.
Upcoming Important Dates/Reminders:

• January 17: No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

• January 31: No School – Professional Development Day (Middle and High School)

• February 1: No School – Lunar New Year

• February 10: Next General PTA Meeting

• Center School Auction 2022 – Please submit your donations 

• Don’t forget to activate and use your p-EBT cards. If you have not yet received your card(s), contact the State using this P-EBT contact form or by calling 1-833-452-0096. Questions for the PTA executive board can be directed to

General PTA meeting was adjourned at 7:12. Guest speakers immediately followed.  

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Lisa Procopio and Wendi Lee
Parent Volunteers
on behalf of The Center School

100 West 84th Street Room 310
New York NY 10024
(212) 799-1477

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