MEETINGS 2017-2018

All meetings are held in the cafeteria

September 5, 8:30am              October 3, 9:45am

January 12, 7:30pm            March 6, 9:45am

April 16, 7:30pm      June 6, 9:45am



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.


Co-Presidents Rosemarie Auleta 946-3801  (C)
Michelle Tonzi 665-9492 (H)  
Past President Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
1st VPs – Membership Debra Keehner 678-0726 (H)
Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (H)
2nd VP – Cultural Arts Peggy Derasmo 768-1516  (C)
Robyn Lima 521-4451  (C)
3rd VPs Fundraising Maria Aimee 536-9133 (H)
Loretta O’Grady 993-3237  (C)
Recording Secretary Tara Agozzino 849-8709  (C)
Corresponding Secretary Rachel Reyes 594-9522 (H)
Treasurer Tania Salazar 718 -809-5567 (C)
Historian Leslie Levine 425-2590 (C)
Delegate to Council Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
Francesca Romagna 620-0530 (C)
Alternate to Council Michele Valentin 536-1953 (H)
Teacher Delegate to Council Ivy Cibrano 678-8503
Counselor Laurie Storch 678-8503
Advocacy Rep Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Audit Committee Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
Back to School BBQ Liz Marsicano 395-9787 (C)
Amanda Vitale 477-8584 (C)
Board of Ed Liaison Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
Book Fair – February Erica Ruiz (321)890-6049 (C)
Meghan Behan (917)538-1652 (C)
Box Tops Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
Committee At Large Michele Valentin 536-1953 (H)
Class Pictures – Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
Fall/Retakes/Spring Tara Agozzino 849-8709 (C)
D.A.W.C. Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Email Communications Gretchen Guchek 646-734-8891 (C)
Field Day Christina Sardo 297-2340  (C)
Janna Ferrovecchio 532-9033 (C)
Fifth Grade Blood Drive Loretta O’Grady 993-3237 (C)
Fifth /Grade Car Wash Michele Valentin 536-1953 (H)
Lisa Hourigan (347)239-6276 (C)
First Grade Welcome Wagon Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
Fitness Night Melissa Camuti 458-7265 (H)
Tricia Civita 491-7239 (C)
Grade Level Chairs
1st Grade Tania Salazar (718)809-5567 (C)
2nd Grade Tara Agozzino 849-8709 (C)
3rd Grade Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (H)
4th Grade Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
5th Grade Toni Levy 526-8469 (C)
6th Grade Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
Halloween Dance Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (H)
Debra Keehner 678-0726 (H)
Holiday Boutique Loretta O’Grady 993-3237 (C)
Maria Aimee 536-9133 (H)
Holiday Shopping Night Melissa Yanatos 833-0697 (H)
Hospitality Michele Valentin 536-1953 (H)
Melissa Yanatos 833-0697 (H)
School #6 K Liaison Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
Legislation Karen Polito 510-2356 (C)
Middle School Liaison Lisa Parker (917)882-4830 (C)
Math, Science and Tech Day Lizbeth Patney 658-1832 (C)
Nomination Committee Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
Nutrition-Wellness Tara Agozzino 849-8709 (C)
Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
PARP Kelly Borresen 729-9603 (C)
P.A.S.S. Loretta O’Grady 993-3237 (C)
Plant Sales Kathy Montella 417-4005 (C)
Erica Ruiz (321)890-6049 (C)
Meghan Behan (917)538-1652 (C)
Installation Dinner Rosemarie Auleta 946-3801 (C)
Michelle Tonzi 665-9492 (H)
Maria Sferrazza (917)670-6165 (C)
Colleen Jaffe 816-0044 (C)
Reflections Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Safety Drop-Off/Valet Sal Bartolo 776-4572 (C)
Rachel Reyes 594-9522 (H)
Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
Scholarship Fund Chair Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
School Supplies Maria Sferrazza (917)670-6165 (C)
School Beautification Kathy Montella 417-4005 (C)
SEPTA Liaison Kathy Montella 417-4005 (C)
Shared Decision Making Team Marta Lieberman (917)886-0204 (C)
Debra Keehner 678-0726 (H)
School 8 Newsletter Michael Dressler 721-9745 (C)
Staff Recognition Dinner Lizbeth Patney 658-1832 (C)
Joanna Tharos (646)533-5500 (C)
Supermarket Bingo Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Winter Wonderland Dance Melissa Camuti 458-7265 (C)
Rocco Camuti 724-0418 (C)
6th Grade Committee Chairs Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
Lori Iaquinta 678-9017 (H)
Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
6th Grade Car Wash Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
6th Grade Yearbook Lori Iaquinta 678-9017 (H)
Lisa Maitland (917)826-1026 C
Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)
6th Grade Fundraising Tammy Livingston 965-0591 (C)
Kathy Steiger 594-1870 (H)
Kim Poplawski 536-9203 (H)

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