Parent Teacher Organization
Website: click on logo below 


We work with parents, School Leadership Team (SLT), faculty, administration, Friends of 187, President's Council, Community Education Council (CEC), District 6 Superintendent and D6 Network, and DOE to create the best school environment possible for PS/IS 187 students. 
We also:

  • Hold and support fundraising activities

  • Plan Activities to sustain parent involvement and participation

  • Provide access to information and resources

  • Identify issues of concern and work with the SLT to address them

  • Hold workshops

  • Run the Class Parent Representative program for direct access to each classroom

  • HAVE FUN! 

2020-2021 Executive Board 


Jennifer Bennion &

Gwendolyn Kingsberry

Co-VPs Elementary School 

Dena Wolk & Yessika Murga

VP Intermediate School

Jacqueline Cruz


Traci Schwinn

Communications Secretary

 Ksenia Selemon

Recording Secretary 

 Stephanie Reed

2021-2022 PTO General Meetings

Held on the 4th Thursday of each month virtually at 7:00pm until further notice. To receive the links for the virtual meetings please sign up on the PTO website to receive emails.

Please note: The general meetings in November, December and February will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. 

2021-2022 General Meeting Dates

  • November 18th

  • December 16th

  • January 27th

  • February 17th

  • March 24th

  • April 28th

  • May 26th

  • June 23rd

2021-2022 PTO Executive Board Meetings

Held on the 1st Monday of each month virtually at 7:30pm until further notice.
Please email for the meeting link.

PTO General Meeting Information


The PTO monthly general meetings are where the business of PTO gets done. It is the forum where WE as parents and guardians get to have our voices heard.


The meetings are a great way to learn about new and ongoing initiatives, hear from the school teachers and administrators, ask questions, contribute ideas, and have direct impact on PTO decisions. MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.


  • Adoption of minutes 

  • Administration Report

  • Faculty & SLT Report

  • President’s Report

  • Funding and Allocation

  • Board Member Reports

  • Open Forum