skip to main content

King Street School PTA

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) serves as the umbrella for parent involvement in school activities that take place throughout the year. Parents can get involved by volunteering to help with special events, after school programs, chairing a committee, and more!

Being a member of the PTA gives you a voice in our school and an opportunity to meet other parents.

The King Street PTA holds a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Parents and teachers are encouraged to attend all meetings, which include updates from our principal and teacher representative, and provide a wonderful opportunity to keep up with what's happening in our school and the school district.

Email us anytime at


Why join the PTA?

  1. It's good for your child. Taking an active role in your child's school is critical to their success. Research shows that children whose parents are involved in their school get better grades and have fewer disciplinary problems.
  2. It's important to the school. The PTA raises funds to provide educational services and activities for our kids. With budgets tight, King Street School counts on us to provide the little extras that are first to be cut on tight budgets.
  3. You'll be connected. Belonging to the PTA is a great way to hear first-hand what's going on at school. You will get to know teachers, administrators and other parents. You’ll regularly hear about important decisions that will impact our children, both at the school and district level.
  4. You can ‘PTA’ YOUR way! There are a variety of ways parents can get involved in the PTA - from simply paying your yearly membership dues to chairing schoolwide events, becoming a class parent or serving on our Executive Board. It all depends on your interests, special talents and most importantly, your availability. You don't need to attend every meeting or volunteer every week to be a valuable member of the PTA!
  5. Your opinion matters! It makes a difference when you speak up. Your voice and ideas can help improve the quality of education for your children and their peers.
  6. strong>You don't have to make PTA a full-time job to make a difference!! Volunteering occasionally, participating in fundraisers and attending school events MATTERS. Showing your children that you value their school will teach them to value it as well.

Membership is $15 per individual or $25 for a family. Your dues help give us the resources to pay for educational and fun activities for our kids and show your support for our hard working teachers and administrators. A portion of your dues also goes to the National PTA, which provides us with important legal, membership and other support.

Click here to join online TODAY!

Return to navigation


Class Parents

Class Parents must be paid members of the PTA. The role of a Class Parent is to:

  • be the appointed contact for classroom teachers to communicate information to parents about classroom specific events, field trips, parent-teacher conferences, and more.
  • connect with their class’s families to keep them informed and involved.
  • participate in classroom events. Only appointed Class Parents are allowed to do this.
  • organize group gifts for teachers when appropriate.

Return to navigation


PTA Committees

The PTA has many committees on which parents can serve. They include:

  • After School Programming: Coordinate fall and spring after-school enrichment classes. Hire instructors, register students, and monitor daily check-in of students.
  • Cultural Arts: Arrange and set up for cultural performances and author visits throughout the school year.
  • Founders’ Night: Coordinate this event, including nominating parent and teacher award recipients, honoree gifts, speeches, and notifying community.
  • Fun and Fitness Day: Organize theme, activities, food, volunteers and entertainment for this King Street School-only event, which takes place at the end of the school year during a school day.
  • Holiday Boutique: Coordinate this boutique sale for students working with parents on craft ideas, arranging for drop-off of crafts, set-up, organizing volunteers, selling crafts, etc.
  • Holiday Breakfast: Coordinate this breakfast, including sending out flyers, ordering food, and providing decorations and entertainment.
  • KSS BookSwap Committee: Organize a book swap/book exchange.
  • KSS Community Garden/Garden of Memories Committee: Maintenance of the newly established community garden, the Garden of Memories, and other beautification areas.
  • Scholastic Book Fair: Coordinate, help to organize and staff the fall and/or spring school-wide book fairs.
  • Scholarship Committee: Review applications received from KSS alumnae who are currently PCHS seniors in the Spring, and review mini-teacher grant applications in the fall/winter.
  • Spirit Team: Assist hired teacher in teaching pom pom, flag and baton routines to the children for Band Night.
  • Talent Show: Coordinate this event, including organizing talent acts and arranging for an emcee.
  • Translation Committee: Periodically throughout the school year, assist with translating materials and/or meetings with parents in the school.
  • Veteran’s Day: Coordinate this community wide event inviting Veterans from our KSS families to a morning of ceremony, honors and breakfast.
  • Yearbook: Responsible for layout, sale and distribution of yearbook.

Return to navigation


Events & Fundraisers

Annual Events

  • Back to School Dance (September)
  • Walk to School Day (October)
  • Halloween Family Movie Night (October)
  • Veterans Day Breakfast (November)
  • Holiday Breakfast (December)
  • Winter Ball (January)
  • Family Literacy Night (January/February)*
  • Family Math Night (January/February)*
  • Bingo Night (March)
  • Grandparents Days (April)
  • Talent Showcase (May)
  • Guardians of the Crosswalk (May)
  • Fun & Fitness Day (June)
  • Founders Night (June)
  • 5th Grade Kickball Game (June)

*new events


Annual Fundraisers

  • Scholastic Book Fair (September)
  • Charleston Wrap: Gifts/Food Items (October)
  • Fall & Spring Tag Sale (October & May)
  • Holiday Boutique (December)
  • Spring Fundraisers
  • Spring Book Fair (May)


Year-Round Fundraisers / Promotions

Box Tops for Education

  • Find Box Tops on hundreds of products.
  • Clip the Box Tops from the package or download the new app and skip cutting out the box tops all together!
  • Send the Box Tops to the school in your child’s backpack or deliver to PTA Mailbox.
  • Collections are ongoing all year. We submit Box Tops twice a year and receive cash payments in December and April.


Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile Program donates .5% of the purchase price on eligible items to the KSS PTA. See instructions below to participate.

  • Visit Amazon Smile and log in (or create an account).
  • Select our charity: PTA New York Congress 18-081 King Street Elem School PTA. Once you’ve selected a charity, it will be linked with your account moving forward.
  • Log in through every time you shop.


Oliver's Labels

Avoid the lost & found - remember to label all valuables. Oliver’s Labels are dishwasher, microwave & freezer safe; laundry safe; and weatherproof. Order labels any time!

  • Visit to shop for custom labels.
  • Label clothes, hats, jackets, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc.
  • 20% of each purchase will support KSS PTA.

Return to navigation


Executive Board Members

Title Name
Co-President Isavela Pace
Co-President Marisa Torento Butkiewicz
Co-Vice President Amanda Barrow
Co-Vice President Megan Chumenti
Treasurer Jordan Allen
Recording Secretary Sara Ramos
Corresponding Secretary Whitney Gomez

Return to navigation