PTA Meeting Minutes

February 17, 2023

February 17, 2023 / 9am ET (Virtual Meeting) 

There were ~28 participants.  Kenny welcomed all with an icebreaker: What is your favorite RomCom?

Councilmember Lincoln Restler:

-Impressed with engaged parents

-$25,000 allocated last summer to PS31, released in January

-Priority is to upgrade Auditorium Sound System, on the list to be decided in June

-Greenpoint is growing and needs a new school, need to find the right spot for it

-Budget cuts to education were a mistake, he wished he knew more and voted differently

-Mayor wants to cut 1 Billion from 3K over next 3 years

A Word from Administration:

Mrs. Gallo shared the following: 

  • New After School options: Test Prep (ELA & Math), grades 3,4,5 (Kids can go to Empire after Test Prep
  • Attendance in school is VITAL unless kids are sick
  • Punctuality is important: If you want breakfast arrive at 7:40
  • 4/22 PS31 Citi Field Soccer Game
  • Student Council Food Drive
  • 3/9 Report Cards go Home
  • IN PERSON EVENTS! Mystery Reader, Fabulous Friday

Miss Kara:  

  • Do the School Survey!
  • Chocolate Sale is starting soon (March 6)
  • No School Next Week! Ms Kara will be available Tues/Thurs 


  • Peter is away but Katie stepped in to share budget updates
  • $600 raised in Merch Pop Up Shop
  • Q: Oversight on large purchases? A: Process will be reviewed and discussed in full at next meeting

Spring Fundraiser:

  • Lauren Fernandez shared updates on the Totally 80’s Party, which will be held April 28 at the Greenpoint Loft
  • Join us 3/24 for a Happy Hour at Greenpoint Beer & Ale 

PTA Updates

  • Purchase NEW PS31 Merch!
    Donate for your end-of-year tax deduction
  • Look for information about our School Musical! Coming Soon!
  • UPCOMING: Volunteers needed to join our new committees: Audit Committee, World’s Best Chocolate Fundraiser Committee, Spring Fundraiser Committee. Please email [email protected] to learn more!