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School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are vehicles for developing school-based educational policies, and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effects on student achievement. SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making, and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture.
2023-2024 Meetings
September 19, 2023 at 2:40
October 23, 2023 at 2:40
November 13, 2023 at 2:40
December 11, 2023 at 2:40
January 22, 2024 at 2:40

February 12, 2024, at 2:40 

March 11, 2024, at 2:40 

April 15, 2024, at 2:40 

May 20, 2024, at 2:40 

June 10, 2024, at 2:40 

*If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact Mrs. DiPiano at


School Leadership Team Members

Chavaughn Anderson, PTA President
Crystal Vives, Parent
Gavin James, Parent
Lauren Regester, Parent
Afeesat Balogun, Parent
Hyejin Kim, Parent
Jill Pritchard, Principal
Joanna Panagiotopoulos, Teacher, UFT
Dawn Brennan, Teacher
RoseAnne DiPiano, Teacher
Elizabeth Koos, Teacher
Rosalba Barretta, Teacher

Care Closet

Our school provides a Care Closet for our school community with items such as:
personal hygiene products such as soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, winter clothing for students (hats, gloves, coats), shoes
and some gently used clothes. We also have a limited amount of nonperishable food items. We have baby clothes, shoes and clothing items (toddler through junior high sizes) at this time. We know that students do better when their basic needs are met and we want to make sure all of our children are set up for success. All requests will remain confidential.
You may fill out a Google Form or complete a paper request for assistance. All requests will be sent home as quickly as possible. If you have an emergency need, please reach out to Ms. Choudhry, by calling (718) 445-2902. As a reminder, if you are able to help us with this initiative, these are some of the things we need: Clothing (children’s sizes) New or gently used hats, gloves, scarves, coats New socks New packages of underwear Personal Hygiene Products Toothpaste Toothbrushes Body soap Tissues Shampoo/Conditioner Q-tips Cotton Balls Non-perishable Food Items Canned beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit, rice, dried beans, pasta, peanut butter, shelf stable milk, granola bars, cereal, fruit snacks, oatmeal packets, juice boxes Thank you for supporting our school community. Together we can make a difference!

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PTA Enrollment/Sign Up​

The P.S. 242 PTA welcomes all parent involvement.
Throughout the school year, we have many events for you and your child(ren) to participate in.
All PTA Meetings will be via remote and begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed.
(Zoom link will be sent via ParentSquare a few days prior to every meeting)
You can contact the PTA via email:

PTA Meetings Agendas & Minutes