Parent Association (PA)


Parent Association 

As a parent, it can be a challenge to understand how everything works at a big, busy school like MS 51. This is where the Parent Association comes in. We are both your voice in the school and a type of “information booth” for asking questions, finding out what needs to be done, and getting involved to make it happen.  

We need your help. Please look at the notices that come home and are posted on the website for upcoming PA meetings and events. It’s a great way to get to know the school faculty and other parents in the community. If you speak another language, please let PA officers know so your skills will be used to reach out to other parents. You can also stay informed by attending the monthly PA meetings, checking your e-mail mailbox for our newsletter, obtaining information from the PA center in the main office. Please contact PTA officers with your questions and suggestions.


Co-Presidents: Danielle Kolker • Rob Sanft

Co-Vice Presidents: Rachel Aylward • Stephanie Hockman

Co-Treasurers: Samantha Britell • Sylva Piltch 

Recording Secretary: Melissa Green • Debbie Herdan

Corresponding Secretary: Velma McKenzie

School Leadership Team: 2015-2016 

Jeannine Kerr • Leila Ligougne • Peter Sistrom  • Chloe Wasserman 

You can contact the PA via email at:


 Nominations for 2017 - 2018 School year Parent Association Executive Board  Online Nomination

Volunteer for our Annual  BLOWOUT 

Blowout Restaurant Donation Form  Blowout Restaurant Donation Solicitation 2017.pdf 

Executive Board Position Descriptions  MS 51 PAExec Board Positions.pdf 

Donations Accepted


Do you want to support your child's talent program? Help teachers purchase materials that facilitate student learning? Be able to see how your child is doing through an online grading system? Those are just some of the initiatives at MS 51 that are funded through the PA. The best way to support these and other programs is to support the PA. 

Buy A Seat Fundraiser

Families can purchase an auditorium plaque. For more information, download flyer.  


Join us for a screening of the film "TRASHED"


Fairway Community Partners


Hugo & Sons Community Partners