Parent Teachers Association (PTA)

Welcome to the P.S. 172 PTA! 

The P.S. 172 Parent Teacher Association (PTA) works to ensure our children have the best educational experience and our school community is strong, vibrant and supportive.   We do this by:

  • encouraging parent participation and engagement
  • providing support and resources to the school for the benefit and educational growth of the children
  • fostering strong, ongoing communication between the parent body and school administration and staff, and
  • supporting enrichment and community-building; and, working with teachers in the pursuit of academic excellence so that every student succeeds.

All parents/guardians of P.S. 172 students and classroom teachers are automatically members of the PTA.  Parent volunteers are elected annually to serve as officers on the PTA Executive Board and Chairpersons different committees (see PTA By-laws). However, it is your participation that makes PTA efforts a success!  There are so many ways to contribute to making P.S. 172 such a wonderful place. Whether it's coming to general meetings, volunteering at events, assisting teachers, translating a flyer, updating the website, working on a committee or helping out in anyway, your participation makes a difference. 

The P.S. 172 PTA sponsors school-wide events that include: Holiday Extravaganza, Valentines Father/Daughter Dance, Monthly Cafecito/Coffee Time for parents, Kids Go Green Hour, Read-a-thon, Afterschool Enrichment and much more. We manage the school’s website, Facebook page and send out email alerts.

We invite everyone to join us in planning and implementing these fun-filled and enriching events.  We NEED you. There are many ways to reach us: email:; send us a note via teachers or in our mailbox in the main office; leave us a voicemail 718-965-4200; or swing by the PTA office near the main entrance.  You can also contact any individual members of the Executive Board.