Join the Parent Association

If you are interested in joining the Parent Association of Pelham Gardens Middle School, please contact the Parent Association President Letecia Stewart at pa@pgms566.org or Parent Coordinator Tyrone Leader at tleader@pgms566.org for more information and a warm welcome.  Please see the calendar or news feed for the next Parent Association Meeting.  All parents are encouraged to participate and attend the monthly meetings.

Please be aware that all parents or guardians of Pelham Gardens Middle School Students are automatically members of the Parent Association.  The Parent Association does collect voluntary annual Parent Association Dues (i.e. parent contribution) from parents in the amount of $10.00 as part of our fundraising efforts.  You may contribute as much as you wish, or nothing at all.  The choice is entirely up to you.  CLICK HERE to DONATE.

We welcome and encourage all parents to provide any reasonable contribution they can offer, be it Time (i.e. volunteering), Money (i.e. contributions), Participation (i.e. attendance) or Resources (e.g. food, supplies or information). Every parent is equally important and want to see as many parents as possible participating... from grades 6 to grade 8.

Run for a Position on the Executive Board

During our May 2017 elections, Ms. Letecia Stewart was unanimously re-elected as the President of the Parent Association of Pelham Gardens Middle School (PA of PGMS).  We happily welcome Ms. Stewart back into the position and look forward to all the incredible things she has planned for her second term.  During our October 2017 expedited election, Ms. Wendy Ascencio and Ms. Lynette Madera were unanimously elected to the positions of Treasurer and Secretary respectively. 

We will hold new Elections in May 2018.  If you are interested in running, please contact Parent Association President Letecia Stewart or Parent Coordinator Tyrone Leader for more information, or to take the next steps, fill out our Election Sign-up Form

 

Officers of the Parent Association (Description)

Mandatory Officers
President

The president shall preside at all meetings of the association and shall be an ex- officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. The president shall appoint chairpersons of association committees with the approval of the executive board. The president shall delegate responsibilities to other association members and shall encourage meaningful participation in all parent and school activities. The president shall attend all regular meetings of the presidents’ council and shall be a mandatory member of the school leadership team. The president shall meet regularly with the executive board members in accordance with these bylaws to plan the agendas for the general membership meetings. The president shall be one of the eligible signatories on checks. The president shall assist with the June transfer of association records to the incoming executive board.

Run For President.

Secretary

The recording secretary shall record minutes at all association meetings. The recording secretary’s responsibilities shall include the preparation of notices, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials for distribution. The recording secretary shall prepare and read the minutes of each association meeting and shall distribute copies of the minutes at the next scheduled meeting for review and approval by the general membership. The recording secretary shall maintain custody of the association’s records on school premises. The recording secretary shall incorporate all amendments into the bylaws and shall ensure that signed copies of the bylaws with the latest amendments are on file in the principal’s office. The recording secretary shall be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence addressed to the association. The recording secretary shall assist with the June transfer of all association records to the incoming executive board.

Run For Secretary.

Treasurer

The treasurer shall be responsible for all financial affairs and funds of the association. The treasurer shall also be responsible for maintaining an updated record of all income and expenditures on school premises and shall be one of the signatories on checks. The treasurer shall adhere to and implement all financial procedures established by the association. The treasurer shall prepare and present a written report of all transactions at every executive board and general membership meeting. This report must include income, refunds, reimbursements and other expenditures, and opening and closing balances for the reporting period. The treasurer shall also prepare the association’s interim and annual financial reports. The treasurer shall make available all books and financial records for viewing by members upon request and for audit. The treasurer shall assist with the June transfer of all association records to the incoming executive board.

Run For Treasurer.

Non-Mandatory Officers
Vice President

The Vice President shall assist the President and shall assume the President’s duties in his or her temporary absence or at the President’s request. The Vice President shall oversee the membership committee and all sub-committees.

Run For Vice President.

 

2016- 2017 School Year

To Our Incredible Parent Volunteers (June 2017)

From Parent Coordinator Mr. Leader

Hello PGMS Team and Family:

 
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible parent volunteers of the Parent Association of Pelham Gardens Middle School (PA of PGMS).  They have attended most, if not all, monthly Title I, Parent Association and School Leadership Team Meetings, they have supported my Family Workshops and they have given time, money and resources towards creating family events such as the CPR Class, The We Are Family Dance, The Valentines Day Candy Bags, the awesome Talent Show and the first annual Block Party.  
 
A lot of the incredible memories from this past school year would not have been possible without the hard work, dedication and passion of our parent volunteers. They have consistently worked towards adding more family oriented events to our already wonderful school culture.
 
Please recognize and give your appreciation to the following parents (from left to right in photo):
 
  
Carlos Madera - Parent Volunteer
Alexis Colon - Parent Volunteer
Edward Droz - School Leadership Team Member
Sharon Butler - Parent Volunteer
Wendy Ascencio - Parent Volunteer
Letecia Stewart - Parent Association President
Lynette Madera - Title 1 Chairperson
 
Also not in photo:
Paulette Bolton - Parent Association Treasurer (outgoing)
Stephanie Diaz - Parent Association Secretary (outgoing)
 
 
I would like to sincerely thank these parents for all they have done in the 2016-2017 school year. I look forward to what the 2017-2018 school year will bring.  Also, I would like to send a big shout out to our PA President Letecia Stewart for not just taking on the role and responsibilities of president when she was elected in May 2016, but for also taking pride in the position (to which she was recently re-elected).  Thank you Ms. Stewart.
 
 
PA of PGMS, You Rock!!!
 
(If you want to experience some of the incredible moments at PGMS, please subscribe to my PGMS YouTube Channel and visit the school's website PGMS566.org.  I will update both frequently.)