Parent Teacher Association

All New York City Department of Education Schools are required to have either a Parent Association (PA), or Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to advocate for students and families, update parents and families about the school, and plan and run activities for parents and families.

SCI PTA 2022-2023

PTA meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.

All of the following are automatically members of their school’s PA/PTA: Parents, Step-parents, Legally appointed guardians, Foster parents, Persons in parental relation.

PTA Meetings – 2022-2023

Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 7:00pm
Multipurpose Room | Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 8:30am
Multipurpose Room | Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4:30pm
Join via Zoom | Agenda | Minutes (Pending Approval)

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 4:30pm
Join via Zoom | Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 4:30pm
Join via Zoom | Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 4:30pm
Join via Zoom | Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 4:30pm
Join via Zoom | Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Meeting Minutes

PTA Executive Board

President – Adrianna Calixto

Vice President – Jin Liu

Secretary – Shein-Yuin Lai

Treasurer – Frank Kao

The PTA’s Executive Board is responsible for the PA/PTA Budget, events and other activities. Members of the Executive Board are elected by membership annually.

More about the PTA

PA/PTAs can support schools in a number of ways, including:

  • Hosting parent workshops
  • Organizing activities for families–both academic and social
  • Raising funds
  • Running volunteer events

All PA/PTAs must hold at least:

  • Ten monthly general membership meetings
  • Ten executive board meetings throughout the year
  • Quarterly meetings with the principal

Members must receive a minimum of 10 calendar days’ notice before the monthly meeting. The notice must include:

  • The date, time, place that the meeting will be held
  • An agenda items that will be discussed


PA/PTA Elections must be held in the Spring. At that time, the three mandatory officers (president, recording secretary and treasurer) are elected. This must happen before the last day of school. The election rules are specified in Chancellor’s Regulation A-660.


A PA/PTA is responsible for its own finances, and must obey certain rules and guidelines about banking, fundraising, and record-keeping. Any association


Any complaint about a PA/PTA election is known as a grievance. It must:

  • Be submitted in writing (email address–or Identifying Whom).
  • Focus on a specific and material violation of either the:
    • Chancellor’s Regulation A-660
    • the PA/PTA bylaws

A-660 Parent Associations and the Schools