The PTA at Fulton Avenue School #8 has a long-standing tradition of working collaboratively with staff, parents and students. We welcome parents to get involved and be part of our School #8 family.

One of our goals is to bring programs to our school to enrich the children. We are aware that not all children are privileged to the arts outside of school so we feel that cultural arts programs are extremely important.

As parents we realize reading is an important part of our children’s education. Therefore, the PTA strongly supports and participates in activities to promote reading. We encourage children and parents to participate in the Parents As Reading Partners Program and Battle of the Books. In the past we have had storytellers present assembly programs bringing to life many favorite stories. Further to encourage the joy of reading PTA sponsors a Book Fair by which the children pay half price and the PTA does not make a profit.

The PTA supports many other school-wide activities. We start the school year welcoming new students to the School #8 community at our New Student Welcome Party. One of our many wonderful programs is the Senior Citizen Volunteer Program that brings senior citizens from the community into the classroom sharing their knowledge, experience and grandparent-like nurturing. Our annual Fulton Fall Festival brings together our School #8 family and community for a fun-filled day of games, raffles and excitement.

The winter starts with the PTA Reflections Contest. Children are encouraged to submit literature, art or a musical composition on a topic chosen by National PTA. During the last several years School #8 has been fortunate to have several Nassau County winners.

Besides these programs we have a Holiday Boutique enabling the children to shop for holiday gifts for the special people in their lives. In the spring we have a plant sale so that the children can purchase plants for their home or garden.

One of our main goals this year was to provide safety around our building. At the suggestion of our Shared Decision Making Team we began a Traffic Safety Patrol. Parents are posted at morning drop-off locations, opening car doors, allowing the students to quickly exit their cars preventing a traffic back up. At dismissal time traffic cones are placed in the street and parents remove them from the street after dismissal which prevents double parking and traffic hazards.

One of the most important reasons these programs and activities are a success is due to the team effort of our principal, staff and PTA. Last year a flag designed by students in our building says it all..."School #8 Brings Us All Together."

We look forward to continue working with Mrs. Welch-Storch, the entire staff and the PTA to continue to be a family.


MEETINGS 2016/2017
All meetings are held in the cafeteria
September 8, 9:45am • October 7, 9:45am • January 12, 7:30pm March 2, 7:30pm • April 6, 7:30pm• June 6, 9:45am


Co-Presidents Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
  Michelle Tonzi 665-9492 (H)
Past President  Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
1st VPs – Membership Allison Sackstein (917) 838-8200 (C) 
  Nancy Surdyka 316-2486 (C)
2nd VP – Cultural Arts Rosemarie Auletta 946-3801 (C)
  Bonnie Miller 962-6630 (C)
3rd VPs Fundraising Francesca Romagno 620-0530 (C)
  Maria Aimee 536-9133 (H)
Recording Secretary Loretta O’Grady 993-3237 (C)
Corresponding Secretary  Maria Capone 205-3175 (H)
Treasurer    Tania Salazar (718)809-5567 (C)
Historian Rachel Reyes 594-9522 (H)
Delegate to Council  Tara Agozzino 849-8709 (C)
  Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (H)
Alternate to Council     Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
Teacher Delegate     
   to Council  Ivy Cibrano 678-8503
Counselor   Laurie Storch 678-8503
Advocacy Rep Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Audit Committee Christine Pectol 312-8793 (H)
Back to School BBQ   Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
  Kathy Steiger  594-1870 (H)
  Michelle Tonzi 665-9492 (H)
Board of Ed Liaison Susan Eisner (917) 365-4205 (C)
Book Fair – February Maria Capone  764-0095 (H)
Box Tops Maria Capone  764-0095 (H)
Committee At Large Michele Valentin 536-1953 (H)
Class Pictures – Kim Poplawski  536-9203 (H)
   Fall/Retakes/Spring Michelle Tonzi  665-9492 (H)
D.A.W.C. Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Email Communications Gretchen Guchek 646-734-8891 (C)
Field Day  Rosemarie Auleta 946-3801 (C)
  Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
  Kathy Steiger   594-1870 (H)
Fifth Grade Blood Drive Debra Keehner 678-0726 (H)
Fifth /Grade Car Wash Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
First Grade     
   Welcome Wagon Christine Pectol 312-8793 (H)
Fitness Night Melissa Camuti 458-7265 (H)
Grade Level Chairs    
1st Grade Tara Agozzino 849-8709 (C)
2nd Grade Rosemarie Auletta 946-3801 (C)
3rd Grade Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
4th Grade Michelle Tonzi 665-9492 (H)
5th Grade Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
6th Grade Amee Feldman 766-6263 (H)
Halloween Dance Maria Capone  764-0095 (H)
Holiday Boutique Rosemarie Auleta  946-3801 (C)
  Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
  Michelle Tonzi 665-9492 (H)
Holiday Shopping Night Maria Capone  764-0095 (H)
Hospitality Melissa Yanatos 833-0697 (H)
School #6 K Liaison Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Legislation Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
  Mary Messler 567-8309 (H)
Middle School Liaison Maria Capone  764-0095 (H)
Math, Science and     
   Tech Day Melissa Camuti 458-7265 (C)
Nomination Committee Rosemarie Auletta  946-3801 (C)
Nutrition-Wellness Tara Agozzino 849-8709 (C)
  Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
PARP Rosemarie Auletta  946-3801 (C)
  Michelle Tonzi  665-9492 (H)
P.A.S.S. Loretta O’Grady 993-3237 (C)
Plant Sales Kathy Montella  417-4005 (C)
Installation Dinner Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
  Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
  Michelle Tonzi 665-9492 (H)
Reflections Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Safety Drop-Off/Valet Sal Bartolo 776-4572 (C)
  Rachel Reyes 594-9522 (H) 
Scholarship Fund Chair Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
School Supplies Christine Pectol 312-8793 (H)
School Beautification Kathy Montella 417-4005 (C)
SEPTA Liaison Kathy Montella 417-4005 (C)
SDMT  David Friedman 263-3887 (C)
  Debra Keehner 678-0726 (H)
School 8 Newsletter Michael Dressler 721-9745 (C)
Staff Recognition Dinner Rosemarie Auletta  946-3801 (C)
  Bonnie Miller  962-6630 (C)
6th Grade Committee Chairs    
  Maria Capone 205-3175 (C)
  Lisa Karduna 543-7373 (C)
  Kim Piccola 536-0398 (H)
6th Grade Car Wash Lisa Karduna 543-7373 (C) 
  Bonnie Amitrano 852-7898 (H)
6th Grade Yearbook/ Maria Capone 205-3175 (C)
Fundraising/ Lisa Karduna  543-7373 (C)




Unless otherwise noted, Round Tables are held at 7 pm in HS
Library. Council Meetings are held at 8 pm in
the HS Library





September 12, 2016 PTA Presidents Round Table/Council Meeting  
October 20, 2016 Council Legislation Mtg., OHS Cafeteria, 7:30 pm  
November 15, 2016 PTA Presidents Round Table/Council Meeting  
December 12, 2016 Presidents/Principals Dinner 7 pm  
January 4, 2017 PTA Presidents Round Table/Council Meeting  
February 1, 2017 PTA Presidents Round Table Only  
March 14, 2017 PTA Presidents Round Table/Council Mtg.,  Nominations
April 19, 2017 PTA Pres. Round Table/Council Mtg., Elections/ District Budget Presentation, OHS Cafeteria
May 2, 2017 BOE Candidates Meet and Greet, if needed  
May 2, 2017 District-Wide Shared Decision Making Team Elections  
June 1, 2017 PTA Council Awards/Installation Dinner, 7 pm  
June 12, 2017 PTA Presidents Round Table Only, 6:30 pm  




President Wendy Swords 547-7607 (C) 
Past President Lynn Woods  528-4972 (C)
Vice President Patricia Abela 917-991-4001 (C)
Corresponding Secretary Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Recording Secretary Jennifer Carboy 547-5880 (C)
Treasurer Anna Greco 764-3853 (H)
Teacher Advisors Michael DeMarco  678-8520
  Frank Rugolo 678-7527
Counselor Allison Glickman-Rogers  678-8518
Advisor Dr. Phyllis Harrington  678-1215
Advocacy/Legislation Gigi Perez 917-627-4527 (C) 
Arts in Education/PARP Sarah Mazeika 305-0326 (C)
BOE Liaison  Lynn Woods  528-4972 (C)
Blood Drive Karen Polito   510-2356 (C)
Buildings & Grounds Laura Lisi  917-562-2147 (C)
Bylaws/Procedures Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
DAWC Jean Nelson 665-9099 (H)
Dawn Delirium Debbie Cohen 766-7923 (H)
Honorary Life    Patricia Abela 917-991-4001 (C)
Nutrition Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
PASS Susanne Cavale  603-1065 (C)
  Herb Pitkowsky 376-7981 (C)
Reflections Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Scholarship Tara Brasch  263-2261 (C)