MAIn Street Wire Profiles 217's PTA Presidents and Highlights Recent Impressive Wins For the sCHool
Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 36, Issue 17 - June 11, 2016
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of PS/IS 217 (217) is the largest organization on the Island and they are racking up some impressive wins for our kids. Test scores are up. A green roof is coming. Parent involvement is increasing and the feeling of community pride in our school is growing. The Gifted and Talented (G&T) program now boasts a wait-list of over 30 six-year olds for our incoming first grade. The PTA has fought, negotiated, petitioned and politicked tirelessly to win both, among a long list of others.
The WIRE sat down with some PTA Presidents, past and present, to discuss this long history of advocacy for the youngest Islanders and their families, including newly elected Erin Olavesen, whose term begins at the end of the summer, and current PTA President Olga Shchuchinov.
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