Parental Involvement

We highly value the importance of parental involvement. We have an active Parents Association whose support is critical in our everyday endeavors.  Parents are an integral part to the overall academic and social success of our students and, therefore, their active involvement is essential.  As a parent/guardian, you can become involved in your child’s education in the following manner:

  • Joining the Parents Association

  • Attending every Parent-Teacher Conference

  • Attending Open-Houses sponsored by the school

  • Maintaining constant communication with your child’s teacher

  • Making sure your child gets to school on time and is prepared

  • Maintaining a home environment that supports learning

  • Reading to your child every day!!!

  • Modeling positive behavior for their children

Parent Association SLT - PAC – Title I

Parent involvement at school takes many different forms. Informally, parents are invited to join class trips, attend student performances, help organize and attend workshops on parenting and educational issues, and participate in fundraising and social events. Formally, parents are invited to become active members of the Parent Association of the PS/IS 210. The PA is a volunteer body made up of an executive committee (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer) that meets monthly and anyone with a child at PS/IS 210 is automatically a member. The full association meets once a month to discuss school news, fundraising, upcoming events and other school and policy issues. This is an excellent forum for parents to learn about how the school works, stay up-to-date, and share concerns and ideas with other parents.

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Roles of PTA/PA

PA Cabinet

  • President, Carmen Irizarry
  • Recording Secretary, Haide Manila
  • Treasurer, Carol Encalada


All of the following are automatically members of their school’s PA/PTA:

  • Parents

  • Step-parents

  • Legally appointed guardians

  • Foster parents

  • Persons in parental relation


The School Leadership Team is a policy and decision-making body for the whole school. The SLT meets monthly and consists of four parents (three plus the PA president) and four staff members (the principal, two teachers, and the UFT chapter leader). The principal, PA president and UFT chapter leader serve on the SLT as long as they are in their positions. Otherwise, the term of membership is two years. Meetings are open to all parents.

The SLT writes and revises school policy, cooperatively plans the school year, and co-writes the Comprehensive Education Plan at the end of each year among other projects. The parents on the SLT are responsible for communicating SLT business to the entire parent body and reporting back to the SLT.

SLT Members:

  • Carmen Irizarry
  • Carlos Peralta
  • Visania Meirelis
  • Juan Ramirez
  • Glenis Ramos
  • Mabel Taveras
  • Jennifer Dionicio

Title I (PAC) Advisory Council

All NYCDOE Title I schools are required to have a Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) that will serve as the consultative and representative body to involve and engage all Title I parents of participating students in the Title I. The Title I PAC will participate with the School Leadership Team (SLT) in the joint review, planning, and improvement of the school’s Title I program, and the development, revision and review of the parent and family engagement policy.

Title I (PAC) Advisory Council members:

  • Josefina Richardson
  • Ligia Moran