We are an enthusiastic, diverse and fun-loving group of caregivers, teachers, administration, and staff at PS172. Our mission is to build and support a school community that is connected, engaged, and equitable. We offer time, talent and support to the ongoing education, enrichment and social/emotional wellbeing of the P.S.172 community. We strive to cultivate community participation and engagement, and provide the funding and programs needed to sustain a rich learning environment for our students. We are a charitable nonprofit and 100% volunteer driven.

We welcome all current members of the PS172 family to join us! Whether you have 10 minutes, 1 hour, or a whole morning available, we have a volunteer opportunity for you.

  • The below committees and events need volunteers now! Email us to learn more

    • Fundraising Committee - From raffles to event nights, strategize fundraising opportunities for the PTA
    • Fifth Grade Council - Help make our fifth graders’ final year at P.S. 172 a memorable one! Plan and produce graduation, the senior trip, and more
    • School Spirit Committee - Help design, produce, and distribute spiritwear for our school
    • Enrichment Committee - Find vendors, plan and organize club schedule, process registration, and more!
    • Book Fair Committee - Help plan and host our Scholastic Book Fair at the school

Have a great idea we haven’t covered? Email us ( and we’d love to hear from you.


PTA Executive Board 2023 - 24

Sheldon Austin
Samantha Clark
Co-Vice Presidents
Raquel Raghunanan
Sheilah DeJesus-Calderon
Sara Schwartz
Joanna Ormita Dukes

Upcoming PTA Events


P.S.172 Read-a-Thon - Nov 1-22 - Encourage a love of reading and help raise funds for the PTA! Students can set and achieve their reading goals with the support and donations of friends and family. There is no cost to participate, and we'll be giving away weekly prizes to the top readers, plus grand prizes of $25 gift cards to our sponsor, PowerHouse Books @ IC, to our top overall readers.

Sign up to create a free account here. Create a free account and a student profile using our school fundraiser code: 267270

Students who sign up with a minimum of one pledge will receive a $5 gift voucher to shop the Scholastic Book Fair (Nov 13-17).

Questions? Learn more about how the Read-a-Thon works here.

This year, P.S.172's Read-a-Thon fundraising goal is $5000. Let's get reading!


Scholastic Book Fair - Nov 13-17th - Hosted @ P.S.172 - The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to P.S.172! Students will shop the fair with their classrooms, and we'll have an open shopping event for caregivers (date TBC). We need volunteers to help students with their shopping! Sign up for a 2-hr time slot here.


Multicultural  Potluck - Nov 17th - 5:30-7:30pm - P.S.172 Gymnasium - The Fifth Grade Council is thrilled to invite you and your family to our multicultural potluck. Join us in recognizing and celebrating the many cultures represented at P.S.172. There is a suggested donation of $5/family. Interested in bringing a dish from your culture? Email! All are welcome.


We'd love to hear your great ideas and suggestions for events, enrichment clubs, community and caregiver support and more. Email us @ 


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P.S.172 PTA Zoom Meeting Dial-In Information

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 936 9148 7522Passcode: 469048

PTA General Meeting Schedule

PTA General Meeting #3

Thursday, Nov 30th


Hosted IN PERSON @ P.S.172!


Future PTA Meeting Dates

Jan 18

Feb 15

Mar 21

Apr 18

May 23

PTA General Meetings Zoom Info

P.S.172 PTA Zoom Meeting Dial-In Information

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 936 9148 7522Passcode: 469048

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