Parent Teacher Association

2023-2024 School Year


2023-2024 PTA Executive Board

President: Christy Burks
Vice President: Odessa Engles
Recording Secretary: Meriane Kremer
Co-Treasurer: Jessica Okolotkiewicz

Co-Treasurer: Geetu Aggarwal


2023-2024 School Year Meeting Dates

All PTA meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month


September 20, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 15, 2023
December 20, 2023
January 17, 2024
February – TO BE DETERMINED (mid-winter break)
March 20, 2024
April 17, 2024
May 15, 2024
June TO BE DETERMINED (Juneteenth)


Proposed Budget for 2023-2024


PTA Annual Appeal, 2022-2023

The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of JHS 157 is an active group that supports all of the JHS 157 students, teachers and administration by providing funds for various school activities. The PTA raises money through membership donations, Picture Day, Bake sales and other forms of fundraising. Every parent with a student at JHS 157 is a member of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA). Our school greatly needs your support, to ensure that our children receive the quality education that they deserve. We are asking you to make a generous donation to the JHS 157 PTA. Keep in mind our school activities can only be supported if we raise enough funds for them. All donations will go towards Halsey programs and children. We need your support to keep our programs alive! Whether you donate your time, or money, or both, you can help make this a great year for our kids. Below are just a few programs these funds will support: Auditorium seat repair, Repair or upgrade of the trophy/award display cases in the hallways, Repair instruments for the Band program, support the Drama production, supplies for the STEM Lab, buses for Basketball team to travel, Choir competitions and much more. Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated. Every little bit helps.

Pay Pal Donate buttonIf you have not done so already, you can make a donation via PayPal. (You can use your credit card; you do not need your own Paypal account.)

Or, please download and fill out the Halsey PTA Annual Appeal Letter


Service Learning

The P.T. A., in partnership with the school, wants to create a vibrant school community for our children and families. We need your help with the following initiatives and want to hear your ideas, too!

  • Parent Engagement Subcommittee of the School Leadership Team (SLT). Join with administrators and teachers to foster the School-Family Connection.
  • Charitable and Community Service Committee. Help our community make a contribution to the world around us.
  • Want to help our neighbors in need?
    Food Drive – bring non-perishable food to P/T Conferences (11/17) and we’ll donate them to local pantries
    Coat Drive (December) – plan or contribute your gently used coats to be donated to local shelters
    Toy Drive (December) – New and unwrapped toys will be delivered to young people in need.

Interested in any of these initiatives or have other ideas? Please contact

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