NYC PTA Expo & Schoolfest 2016 Workshops

We had 6 great workshops featuring notable speakers and valuable resources!

One ticket will get you into both PTA & Schoolfest workshops.  

Reserve your workshop(s) to guarantee a seat!

12:00 PM              EXHIBIT HALL OPENS

                            KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC ADAMS

12:30-1:15 PM 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:30-2:15 PM              

 

 

2:30-3:30 PM 

 

 

  

4:00 PM               3rd ANNUAL NYC PTA EXPO ENDS

WORKSHOP A3:  PTA & Fundraising 101

Andrea Hopmann, Prior PTA President of PS 84 in Williamsburg & Prior President of D14 Presidents Council & Matt Matt Schneider, Prior PS/IS 276 PTA President of PS/IS 276 Battery Park City School

- What is a PA/PTA?

- What can a PA/PTA do and cannot do?

- How can a PA/PTA engage parents and build capacity?

- What does all this mean for PTA fundraising?

- What are some effective and successful fundraising strategies?

 

WORKSHOP B1:  Intro to NYC Public Elementary Schools

Clara Hemphill, InsideSchools.org, Founding Editor

- A big picture overview of the NYC public elementary school system.  

- What are the different types of public schools?

- How does the elementary school admission process work?

 

WORKSHOP A1:  PB Funding for Schools

Benjamin Solotaire,The Office of NYC Council District 33 Stephen Levin
- What is Participatory Budgeting & how does it work?

- How can PB help your school? 
- Examples of successful PB school projects:

   tech upgrades, bathrooms, playgrounds, etc. 

WORKSHOP B3:  What Schools & PTAs Must Know About NYC High School Admissions

Maurice Frumkin, NYC Admissions Solutions LLC

- What are the most important strategies for navigating NYC high school admissions?

- How to save time, reduce stress for your overburdened counseling office and families, and improve school placement outcomes for your school community.

WORKSHOP A2:   501(c)(3) Basics

Neil Stevenson, Lawyers Alliance
- What is a 501c3?
- Is a 501c3 right for your school’s PA/PTA?
- Pros and cons.
- Other options.  

WORKSHOP B2:  Intro to NYC Public Middle Schools

Clara Hemphill, InsideSchools.org, Founding Editor

- A big picture overview of the NYC public middle school system.  

- What are the different types of public middle schools?

- How does the middle school admission process work?