Parent Teacher Association

PTA Executive Board for school year 2019-2020 are still in tact and elections for the 2020-2021 school year will take place on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 7:00pm. A Zoom link and verification form will be shared with parents to their emails.

President:  Katarina Jokic
Vice President: Michelle Kiliski

Recording Secretary: Nelsa Boyer-Madisson
Treasurer: Nominee – Jesse Schwartz

PTA MEETINGS: All Meetings take place at 7:00pm and as of now will be done remotely.

October 21st – Executive Board and School Leadership Team Elections
November 18th
December 16th
January 20th
February 10th (Spring Break is the 3rd Wednesday)
March 17th
April 21st
May 19th
June 16th



PTA Annual Appeal, 2020-2021

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

2020-2021 PTA Executive Board and New SLT Members


Now Online: The Halsey PTA By-Laws

Our Parent Teacher Association by-laws are online for your perusal. Please find them and download here:

Halsey 157 PTA By-Laws (PDF format)

Service Learning

The P.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 – New and unwrapped toys will be delivered to young people in need.

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

Stay Connected with the Halsey 157 Parent Teacher Association!

join-us-on-fb“Like” us on our Facebook page for updates, reminders and other relevant info. You can also post and share here with other Halsey parents and caregivers in a positive community.

If you have a question or issue that needs immediate attention, please contact us by e-mail at