Volunteering Opportunities

Being a member of a PS 183 committee is such a great way to keep a better pulse on the happenings in your child’s class and events going on within the school community.

To that end, below is a list of PTA committees. Many committee chair spots are left open to allow incoming parents a chance to get involved and really make a difference at PS 183. Committees also need volunteers to help out with their events. Whether you can attend one meeting or many, offer ideas, help set up, etc., the committee chairs would love to know there are others to support them. Please look through the list and reach out directly! If you have any questions, please email Cara Gelfand at pta@ps183.org


PTA Committee Chairs

Volunteers​ ​are​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​help​ ​with​ ​all​ of​ ​our​ ​school​ ​committees.

**Needs​ ​Co-Chair:​ ​a​ ​co-chair​ ​is​ ​needed​ ​in​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​volunteers​ ​for​ ​this​ ​committee



Annual​ ​Fund/Family​ ​Giving​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​work​ ​all​ ​year​ ​to​ ​solicit​ ​donations​ ​from​ ​PS​ ​183 families.​ ​The​ ​Annual​ ​Fund​ ​raises​ ​45%​ ​of​ ​PS183​ ​PTA’s​ ​Annual​ ​Budget.​ ​Tasks​ ​include​ ​direct outreach,​ ​preparing​ ​mailings,​ ​updating​ ​tracking​ ​charts,​ ​collecting​ ​donations​ ​and​ ​sending thank​ ​you​ ​letters.​
Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Patricia​ ​Correge​ ​(bahia@rcn.com)​ ​Randi​ ​Kaplan (randikaplan@hotmail.com)


**Spring​ ​Auction​ ​​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​plan,​ ​organize​ ​and​ ​host​ ​the largest​ ​party​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year!​ ​This​ ​event​ ​raises​ ​35%​ ​of​ ​PS183​ ​PTA’s​ ​annual​ ​budget.​ ​Volunteers solicit​ ​donations​ ​for​ ​a​ ​live​ ​and​ ​silent​ ​auction,​ ​publish​ ​the​ ​auction​ ​catalog​ ​and​ ​plan activities​ ​for​ ​the​ ​night​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event.
Email​ ​**Chair:​ ​Karen​ ​Benitez​ ​(​ktahlsten@hotmail.com​)
**Catalog:​ ​Sarah​ ​Krell​ ​(sarahkrell@gmail.com)


Bake​ ​Sales​ ​– Volunteers​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​coordinate​ ​food​ ​donations,​ ​arrange​ ​and​ ​sell​ ​for​ ​various bake​ ​sales​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​year.​ ​Most​ ​probably​ ​3-4​ ​bake​ ​sales​ ​for​ ​this​ ​year:​ ​November 7th,​ ​2017​ ​(Election​ ​Day),​ ​Parent/teacher​ ​conferences​ ​and​ ​Mr​ ​D’s​ ​music​ ​concert​ ​in​ ​spring (date​ ​not​ ​set​ ​yet).
Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Claudia​ ​Pulster​ ​(cpulster@nyc.rr.com)​ ​and​ ​Cristina​ ​Mota (​cmota21@gmail.com​)


Book​ ​Fair​ ​(​February​ ​8rd-15th,​ ​2019​)​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​to​ ​organize,​ ​promote,​ ​set​ ​up​ ​and​ ​sell books​ ​at​ ​the​ ​annual​ ​PS183​ ​Book​ ​Fair.​ ​Proceeds​ ​benefit​ ​the​ ​PS183​ ​PTA.​
​Email​ ​co-Chairs: Kari Riley​ ​(kariswensonreily@gmail.com), ​Karen​ ​Otterburn​ ​(kotterburn@gmail.com​).


**Boosterthon​ ​Fun​ ​Run​ ​(​TBD)​ ​—​ ​Chair​ ​coordinates​ ​with​ ​Boosterthon to​ ​hold​ ​our​ ​Fun​ ​Run​ ​fundraiser​ ​in​ ​the​ ​spring.​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​facilitate​ ​the​ ​event​ ​and cheer​ ​kids​ ​on​ ​the​ ​day​ ​of.


Box​ ​Tops​ ​– Volunteers​ ​advertise​ ​the​ ​Box​ ​Top​ ​program​ ​at​ ​PS​ ​183,​ ​then​ ​collect,​ ​count​ ​and sort​ ​product​ ​box​ ​tops,​ ​which​ ​are​ ​dropped​ ​off​ ​by​ ​families​ ​all​ ​year​ ​long​.​
​Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Sarah Krell​ ​(sarahkrell@gmail.com)


Coin​ ​Drive​ ​-​ ​Volunteers​ ​organize​ ​and​ ​promote​ ​a​ ​coin​ ​change​ ​collection​ ​drive,​ ​with proceeds​ ​benefiting​ ​PS​ ​183.​
​Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Patricia​ ​Correge​ ​(bahia@rcn.com​).​ ​Completed​ ​for 2017-2018.​ ​Need​ ​volunteers​ ​for​ ​next​ ​year.


East​ ​67thStreet​ ​Market​ ​–​ ​A​ ​committee​ ​of​ ​volunteers​ ​oversee​ ​the​ ​market​ ​and​ ​act​ ​as​ ​liason with​ ​the​ ​market​ ​manager,​ ​update​ ​the​ ​market​ ​Facebook​ ​page​ ​and​ ​organize​ ​ways​ ​for​ ​the PTA​ ​to​ ​utilize​ ​this​ ​community​ ​mainstay.​
Email Chair: ​Hope​ ​London​ ​(hopeforadiamond@aol.com​).​ ​Runs all​ ​year​ ​long.


**PS​ ​183​ ​School​ ​Store​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​selling​ ​PS183​ ​merchandise​ ​at​ ​PS​ ​183​ ​events, and​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​year​ ​on​ ​the​ ​school​ ​yard​ ​and​ ​PreK/Kindergarten​ ​Floor.
Email​ ​co-Chairs:​ ​Joanna​ ​Brumberger​ ​(joannabrumberger@gmail.com),​ ​Yvette​ ​Lau (yvetteylau@gmail.com)​ ​(Needs​ ​co-chair)


**Read-a-Thon (October 22nd – October 26th)  —​ ​Volunteers​ ​needed​ ​for​ ​this​ ​online​ ​fundraiser​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fall​ ​that​ ​promotes literacy​ ​while​ ​raising​ ​funds​ ​for​ ​enrichment​ ​programming​ ​at​ ​PS​ ​183.
Email​ ​co-Chairs: Karen Otterburn​ ​(kotterburn@gmail.com)


Thanksgiving​ ​Pie​ ​Drive​ — Volunteers​ ​promote,​ ​order​ ​sell​ ​and​ ​distribute​ ​pies,​ ​quiches​ ​and brownies​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​holiday.​ ​Proceeds​ ​benefit​ ​PS183​ ​PTA.​
Email​ ​co-Chairs: Rebecca​ ​Gruber​ ​(rebeccamgruber@gmail.com),​ ​Patty​ ​Brahe​ ​(pbrahe@mac.com)


School​ ​Support


Art​ ​Room​ ​Coordinator​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Art​ ​Room,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​install​ ​artwork throughout​ ​the​ ​school​ ​during​ ​the​ ​year,​ ​and​ ​assist​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Art​ ​Gallery​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Spring.
Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Kelly​ ​Smith​ ​(kellys555753@gmail.com).


Class​ ​Parent​ ​Coordinators​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​facilitate​ ​communication​ ​with​ ​teachers​ ​and families​ ​about​ ​upcoming​ ​school​ ​events,​ ​help​ ​to​ ​plan​ ​class​ ​parties​ ​and​ ​organize​ ​teacher celebrations.
Co-Chairs:​ ​Kari​ ​Riely,​ ​Efi​ ​Tzatha​ ​ps183classparentcoordinators@gmail.com


Communications​ ​Committee —​ ​The​ ​Communications​ ​Committee​ ​develops​ ​content​ ​and shares​ ​important​ ​school​ ​information​ ​via​ ​our​ ​school​ ​website,​ www.ps183.org,​ ​our​ ​Facebook page​ ​and​ ​our​ ​school​ ​blast.
Chairs:​ ​Rebecca​ ​Gruber​ ​(website​ ​and​ ​social​ ​media),​ ​Shannon​ ​Berkowsky​ ​(blast)
Email:​ ​communications​@ps183.org


**Grant​ ​Writing​ ​Committee​ ​–​ ​Committee​ ​works​ ​together​ ​to​ ​seek​ ​funding​ ​from​ ​outside resources,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​corporations​ ​and​ ​non​ ​profit​ ​organizations,​ ​that​ ​offer​ ​opportunities​ ​to supplement​ ​enrichment​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​other​ ​specific​ ​school​ ​needs.
Chair:​ ​Michael​ ​Ekstract​ ​(​ekstract@gmail.com​)


**Health​ ​and​ ​Wellness​ ​Chair —​ ​Volunteers​ ​facilitate​ ​health​ ​events​ ​at​ ​183,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​vision screening​ ​and​ ​lice​ ​checks.​ ​Lice​ ​check​ ​is​ ​done​ ​3​ ​times​ ​per​ ​year​ ​from​ ​9am​ ​to​ ​2pm.​ ​Vision screening​ ​is​ ​once​ ​in​ ​year​ ​(most​ ​probably​ ​in​ ​March).​
​Email​ ​chair:​ ​Efi​ ​Tzatha (tzathae@mskcc.org)


**Library​ ​Volunteer —​ ​Coordinate​ ​with​ ​our​ ​literacy​ ​and​ ​math​ ​coaches​ ​to​ ​organize​ ​books​ ​in our​ ​school​ ​support​ ​room.​ ​We​ ​need​ ​2-3​ ​parents​ ​to​ ​rotate​ ​every​ ​other​ ​week​ ​to​ ​organize​ ​the books​ ​so​ ​that​ ​the​ ​students​ ​and​ ​the​ ​teachers​ ​can​ ​find​ ​quickly​ ​what​ ​they​ ​need.
Chair:​ ​Efi​ ​Tzatha​ ​(tzathae@mskcc.org)


**Participatory​ ​Budgeting​ — Volunteers​ ​work​ ​as​ ​a​ ​team​ ​to​ ​take​ ​part​ ​in​ ​the​ ​district participatory​ ​budget​ ​process​ ​by​ ​submitting​ ​project​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​advocating​ ​for​ ​school proposals.​ ​
Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Michael​ ​Ekstract


Picture​ ​Day​ ​(​October 30, 2018)​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​organize​ ​envelopes​ ​for​ ​families ordering​ ​pictures,​ ​and​ ​help​ ​with​ ​kids​ ​getting​ ​their​ ​pictures​ ​taken.
Email​ ​co-Chairs:​ ​Patricia​ ​Correge​ ​(bahia@rcn.com);​ ​Yvette​ ​Lau (yvette@multivisiondigital.com​),​ ​Claudia​ ​Pulster​ ​(cpulster@yahoo.com)


Recess​ ​Program​ ​Liaison —​ ​Chair​ ​is​ ​the​ ​PTA​ ​contact​ ​for​ ​PTA​ ​funded​ ​recess​ ​programs​ ​at​ ​PS​ ​183.
Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Patricia​ ​Correge​ ​(bahia@rcn.com)


School​ ​Tours​ ​(December​ ​1st,​ ​January​ ​12th,​ ​February​ ​2nd​ ​at​ ​9am,​ ​lasts​ ​about​ ​90​ ​min​) — Volunteers​ ​assist​ ​with​ ​giving​ ​tours​ ​to​ ​incoming​ ​families​ ​and​ ​providing​ ​information​ ​about all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​wonderful​ ​things​ ​happening​ ​at​ ​183!
Email​ ​co-Chairs:​ ​Mara​ ​Yentis​ ​(​marayentis1@gmail.com​), Lihi​ ​Rapoport (misslihi@gmail.com​)


Spring​ ​Orientation​ ​(Kindergarten)​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​organize​ ​and​ ​and​ ​facilitate​ ​an introduction​ ​to​ ​PS183​ ​for​ ​incoming​ ​families.
Email​ ​co-Chairs:​ ​Mara​ ​Yentis​ ​(​marayentis1@gmail.com​);​ ​Lihi​ ​Rapoport (misslihi@gmail.com),​ ​Karen​ ​Otterburn​ ​(kotterburn@gmail.com)


Website​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​to​ ​develop,​ ​update​ ​and​ ​manage​ ​the​ ​PS​ ​183​ ​website.
Email​ ​Chairs:​ ​Rebecca​ ​Gruber (​rebeccamgruber@gmail.com​),​ ​Fernando​ ​Garza (rezyde@gmail.com)​

Community​ ​Building


**Appreciation​ ​Week​ ​Coordinator​ ​(​ ​May​ ​8th-12th​) —​ PS​ ​183​ ​celebrates​ ​our​ ​teachers​ ​and staff​ ​during​ ​National​ ​Teacher​ ​Appreciation​ ​Week​ ​by​ ​showing​ ​them​ ​gratitude​ ​for​ ​their commitment​ ​to​ ​our​ ​children’s​ ​education.​ ​
Email​ ​Chair:​ ​ ​Lihi​ ​Rapoport​ ​(misslihi@gmail.com)


Back​ ​to​ ​School​ ​Block​ ​Party​ ​-​ ​Volunteers​ ​organizes​ ​a​ ​block​ ​festival​ ​to​ ​welcome​ ​families back​ ​to​ ​school.​ ​
Email​ ​Chairs:​ ​Liat​ ​Kletz​ ​(​liatkletz@gmail.com​);​ ​Alana​ ​Woodnicki (​alanawodnicki@gmail.com​)


Carnival​ ​— PS​ ​183​ ​Annual​ ​Carnival​ ​in​ ​Central​ ​Park​ ​every​ ​June.​ ​Volunteers​ ​sell​ ​tickets​ ​prior to​ ​the​ ​event,​ ​and​ ​check​ ​in​ ​participants​ ​at​ ​the​ ​carnival.​
​Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Rebecca​ ​Gruber (​rebeccamgruber@gmail.com​)


Comedy​ ​Night​ ​(​TBD​)​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​to​ ​sell​ ​tickets​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​this​ ​super​ ​fun parents’​ ​night​ ​out.​ ​Volunteers​ ​also​ ​facilitate​ ​check​ ​in​ ​on​ ​the​ ​night​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event.​ ​
Email​ ​Chair: Debbie​ ​Altomonte​ ​(​debbie@happyfunky.com​)


Family​ ​Fun​ ​Friday​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​organize​ ​family​ ​events​ ​such​ ​as​ ​PS​ ​183’s​ ​Annual​ ​Halloween Party​ ​(​October​ ​27th,​ ​2017​)​ ​and​ ​Spring​ ​Movie​ ​Night.​
Email​ ​co-Chairs:​ ​Joslin​ ​Paradise (joslinparadise@gmail.com);​ ​Sam​ ​Berg​ ​(sambrinberg@gmail.com​),​ ​Hope​ ​London (hopeforadiamond@aol.com)


Graduation​ ​Committee​ ​—​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​with​ ​5th​ ​Grade​ ​graduation​ ​events-decorating the​ ​gym,​ ​ordering​ ​food​ ​and​ ​drinks,​ ​and​ ​helping​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​at​ ​this​ ​wonderful​ ​event celebrating​ ​our​ ​fifth​ ​graders.​ ​
Email​ ​Chair/co-Chairs:​ ​Patricia​ ​Correge​ ​(bahia@rcn.com), Debbie​ ​Altamonte (debbie@happyfunky.com​)


Ice​ ​Skating​ ​Party​ ​(​TBD​)​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​to​ ​sell​ ​tickets​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​event, and​ ​help​ ​with​ ​check​ ​in​ ​the​ ​night​ ​of​ ​this​ ​fun​ ​winter​ ​celebration!​ ​
Email Chair:​ ​Rebecca​ ​Gruber (​rebeccamgruber@gmail.com​)


Pre​ ​K​ ​and​ ​Kindergarten​ ​Welcome​ ​Breakfast​ ​—​ ​Volunteers​ ​order​ ​and​ ​set​ ​up​ ​food​ ​and beverages​ ​to​ ​welcome​ ​our​ ​incoming​ ​families​ ​to​ ​PS​ ​183​ ​on​ ​the​ ​first​ ​day​ ​of​ ​school.​ ​Done​ ​for this​ ​year.​ ​Need​ ​volunteers​ ​for​ ​next​ ​year.


Sport​ ​Events​ ​(Yankees,​ ​Barclays, NYCFC) —​ ​Volunteers​ ​work​ ​with​ ​sports​ ​organizations​ ​such​ ​as​ ​the Yankees, ​Islanders and NYCFC​ ​to​ ​organize​ ​community​ ​nights​ ​for​ ​the​ ​school.​
Email​ ​chairs:​ ​Patricia Correge​ ​(​bahia@rcn.com​),​ ​Yvette​ ​Lau​ ​(yvetteylau@gmail.com)


**PS​ ​183​ ​Times​ ​— Volunteers​ ​write,​ ​layout​ ​and​ ​oversee​ ​advertising​ ​for​ ​our​ ​school newsletter.​ ​
Email​ ​Editor:​ ​ ​Erin​ ​Bach​ ​(erinlbach@gmail.com)


Sensations​ ​Yearbook​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​take​ ​photos,​ ​collect​ ​student​ ​work,​ ​oversee ‘congratulatory​ ​ads,’​ ​and​ ​work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​5th​ ​Grade​ ​Student​ ​Yearbook​ ​committee​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​a theme,​ ​design​ ​and​ ​layout​ ​of​ ​the​ ​book.
Email​ ​Editor:​ ​Patty​ ​Brahe​ ​(p​brahe@mac.com​),​ ​Kaz Gibson​ ​(​kazuha@gmail.com​).​ ​Especially​ ​4th​ ​grade​ ​parent​ ​volunteers​ ​are​ ​needed.


Social​ ​Action​ ​Committee​ ​—​ ​Volunteers​ ​work​ ​with​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​choose,​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​implement student-led​ ​community​ ​service​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​involve​ ​and​ ​engage​ ​our​ ​children​ ​in​ ​learning about​ ​and​ ​taking​ ​action​ ​on​ ​social​ ​causes​ ​that​ ​matter​ ​to​ ​our​ ​community​ ​and​ ​to​ ​our​ ​world. The​ ​goal​ ​is​ ​to​ ​create​ ​child-centered​ ​learning​ ​experiences​ ​through​ ​working​ ​with​ ​selected non-profit​ ​organizations​ ​covering​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​range​ ​of​ ​social​ ​issues,​ ​including​ ​those​ ​providing relief​ ​to​ ​those​ ​affected​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Summer​ ​2017​ ​hurricanes.
Chairs:​ ​Allison​ ​Anderson,​ ​Nikki​ ​Barker​ ​and​ ​Cristina​ ​Mota
Email:​ ​socialaction@ps183.org
Social​ ​Action​ ​Grade​ ​Chairs —​ ​Need​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​2​ ​per​ ​grade​ ​(more​ ​are​ ​welcome)


*​*Pre​ ​K​ ​and​ ​K​:​ Hurricane Relief
The Pre-K and Kindergarten fall hurricane relief project will focus on rescue animals. We will have Foster Dogs come to classrooms with a therapy dog on October 25 and November 1 to share what they have done to help the animals affected by the hurricane & how the kids can help from afar. This will be done through read aloud, discussion and photos. The students will then do a follow up art project with PS 183’s art teacher Sophia Casas: students will design blank note cards with a dog/ or mixed animal theme. Teachers are looking for parent volunteers to wrap and package the cards into bundles to sell at the PS 183 Saturday market (date TBA). All proceeds from the sales will go toward hurricane relief efforts. Timeline: October-November 2017


Project Cicero
The Pre-K and Kindergarten social action project is focused on Project Cicero, a partnership of independent, public, and parochial schools, private and public organizations and corporations whose primary goal is to create and supplement classroom libraries for children in under-resourced New York City public schools through an annual citywide book drive. Project Cicero also puts books into homeless shelters, juvenile detention facilities, community centers, pre- and after school programs, and wherever else there is a need. To date, Project Cicero has placed more than 2.5 million books into more than 15,000 classrooms and school libraries reaching over 1,000,000 children in under-resourced schools in New York City. Project Cicero encourages children to help children; students can be involved via collecting new and gently used books for under-resourced schools, such as by holding a book drive in their school, building or neighborhood.
Parent volunteer activities at PS 183 include raising awareness about the book drive process and dates with parents in January and February and helping to collect and sort books that are donated to PS 183 during the book drive on March 5-March 8. Timeline: January – March 2018; book drive dates are March 5-8
Parent​ ​chair: Andrew Koerner (andrewkoerner@gmail.com)
Need another co-chair


**1st​ ​Grade:​ ​The​ ​United​ ​Nations​ ​Children’s​ ​Fund​ ​(UNICEF):​
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. Students will learn about UNICEF and make presentations to other classes throughout the school about UNICEF and Trick or Treat for UNICEF, distributing the boxes. Students will then collect donations for Trick or Treat for UNICEF, which will support hurricane relief efforts. Timeline: October 2017
In the spring of 2018, first grade will organize their own school store, including creating student-made goods to sell to other students to raise funds for UNICEF. Timeline: Spring 2018
1st​ ​Grade​ ​Chairs:​ ​
Efi Tzatha (tzathae@mskcc.org), Priscilla Nelson (prissy.nelson@gmail.com), Allison Anderson (allisondominique@gmail.com)


2nd​ ​Grade:​ ​Wild​ ​Bird​ ​Fund:​ ​The​ ​Wild​ ​Bird​ ​Fund​ ​is​ ​a​ ​state​ ​and​ ​federally​ ​licensed​ ​501(c)(3)​ ​that rehabilitates​ ​over​ ​3000​ ​sick,​ ​injured​ ​or​ ​orphaned​ ​wildlife​ ​and​ ​releases​ ​them​ ​back​ ​to​ ​the​ ​wilds​ ​of New​ ​York​ ​City.​ ​April-​ ​May​ ​2018
Parent​ ​chairs/volunteers:​ ​NEEDED
3rd​ ​Grade:​Ava’s​ ​Voice:​ ​Ava’s​ ​Voice,​ ​which​ ​provides​ ​public​ ​education​ ​about​ ​and​ ​assistance​ ​and support​ ​to​ ​families​ ​affected​ ​by​ ​hearing​ ​and/or​ ​vision​ ​loss,​ ​will​ ​engage​ ​children​ ​in​ ​learning​ ​about​ Braille and​ ​American​ ​Sign​ ​Language​ ​and​ ​create​ ​art​ ​projects​ ​using​ ​tactile​ ​mediums,​ ​so​ ​the​ ​blind​ ​can​ ​feel​ ​them. November-January
Parent​ ​chairs:​ ​Sam​ ​Berg,​ ​one​ ​more​ ​needed
Parent​ ​volunteers:​ ​NEEDED
4th​ ​Grade:​Grow​ ​NYC:​ ​Grow​ ​to​ ​Learn​ ​is​ ​the​ ​NYC’s​ ​citywide​ ​School​ ​Garden​ ​Initiative​ ​and​ ​this​ ​project will​ ​connect​ ​with​ ​PS​ ​183’s​ ​green​ ​and​ ​sustainability​ ​initiatives,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​Green​ ​Team​ ​and​ ​the helping​ ​to​ ​reduce,​ ​reuse​ ​and​ ​recycle​ ​within​ ​the​ ​PS​ ​183​ ​community​ ​through​ ​the​ January​ ​2018​ ​rummage sale.
Parent​ ​chairs/​volunteers:​ ​NEEDED
5th​ ​Grade:​ ​Halo​ ​Foundation:​ ​HALO​ ​provides​ ​housing,​ ​healing​ ​and​ ​education​ ​to disadvantaged​ ​youth​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world​ ​with​ ​the​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​empowering​ ​them​ ​to​ ​ ​contributing members​ ​of​ ​their​ ​communities;​ ​among​ ​other​ ​activities,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​and connect​ ​with​ ​young​ ​people​ ​being​ ​support​ ​by​ ​Halo​ ​and​ ​help​ ​to​ ​organize​ ​the​ ​2018​ ​rummage sale​ ​that​ ​will​ ​benefit​ ​HALO.​ ​November​ ​to​ ​January
Parent​ ​chairs/volunteers:​ ​NEEDED


Spring​ ​Fair​ — Volunteers​ ​help​ ​to​ ​organize​ ​and​ ​set​ ​up​ ​a​ ​school​ ​wide​ ​spring​ ​celebration.
Email​ ​co-Chairs:​ ​Cara​ ​Gelfand​ ​(carabgelfand@gmail.com);​ ​Alana​ ​Wodnicki


Staff​ ​Appreciation​ ​Luncheon​ —​ ​Volunteers​ ​help​ ​to​ ​arrange​ ​our​ ​annual​ ​potluck​ ​luncheon​ ​to the​ ​PS​ ​183​ ​teachers​ ​and​ ​staff.​ ​Lunch​ ​is​ ​held​ ​in​ ​November​ ​on​ ​an​ ​early​ ​dismissal​ ​day​.​ ​
Email co-Chairs:​ ​Kristen​ ​Duong​ ​(kdfu2015@gmail.com);​ ​Yvette​ ​Lau​ ​(yvetteylau@gmail.com)


Welcome​ ​Back​ ​Potluck​ ​Dinner​ ​–​ ​Volunteers​ ​arrange​ ​a​ ​potluck​ ​dinner​ ​in​ ​September​ ​for incoming​ ​families.​ ​
Email​ ​Chair:​ ​Jen​ ​Mitek​ ​(j​tmitek@gmail.com​).​ ​Done​ ​for​ ​this​ ​year.​ ​Need volunteers​ ​for​ ​next​ ​year.