Parent Teacher Association


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Being a Children’s Workshop School parent/guardian means you are a part of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

The PTA Does That?!
At Children’s Workshop School, our “family under one sky” is committed to a rich educational experience for every child. In order to provide many of our programs that the department of education does not fund, we raise money in many different ways.
What we fund
* Technology needs for Remote + Hybrid learning (laptops, tablet keyboards, adapters, etc.)
* School safety supplies including classroom fans, cleaning supplies and additional PPE (if needed)
* Yoga
* Music Program
* STARs Program
*  Bridges k-5 Math Program
* Supplemental classroom supplies
* Library Maintenance & software
* And more!
How we raise funds
* Donations (company matches, phone drive, GivFund, paypal)
* Events (like Schoolapalooza)
* CWS Merchandise sales *
* School dress up day donations
* Children’s Film Fest (percentage of proceeds)
* Amazon Smile
* Grants
*  Corporate Donations
* Scrips Gift Card Sales

The PTA is the most direct vehicle for parent/guardian involvement in the school, allowing them to serve as partners both in their children’s educations and in the schools themselves. Involvement can mean inspiring parents/guardians to attend meetings, volunteer with activities and events, support classroom work, and bring needed resources to the school.

How can you help? Attend a PTA meeting!

General PTA meetings are held once a month. The meeting is your forum to voice opinion, discuss ideas, and participate in your child’s education.

2021-2022 General Meeting Dates (via Zoom until further notice)

Minutes for meetings available here

All meetings at 6:15pm EST
October 21
November 18
December 16
January 20
February 17
March 17
April 28
May 19
June 16
2021-2022 Executive Board Meeting Dates (via Zoom until further notice)
All meetings at 7:00pm EST
October 6
Novmeber 3
December 1
January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1

Meeting Logs and Financial Reports are available upon request.

Your 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board Members


Lisa Lazarus

Co-Vice Presidents

Joanna Borrero

Loyi Malu


Scott Cogan

Nicole Doudican


Edy Castro

Robin Duncan 

PTA Teacher Representatives

Michelle Mizrachi

Jessica Bobbins

Class Parent

A Class parent assists the teacher in communicating class needs and fundraising initiatives to families.  They are the point-person for parents and also facilitate communication between the PTA and CWS families.  They are chosen at the beginning of the year with a maximum of two parents per classroom. Please discuss with your teacher if you would like to volunteer.

Duties include:

  1. Facilitate communication from the teacher
  2. Coordinate parents for snack sign-up, field trips, and classroom celebrations
  3. Foster a sense of community among teachers, students, and families of the class

Events & Committees

This page is under construction. Please check back soon. 

Thank You!

  • to those who support the school by donating to the PTA Pledge Drive
  • to those who support the school by using Book Fair Coupons at Barnes & Noble
  • to those who make the Winter Craft Fair wonderful by setting up, selling, donating items, and shopping
  • to all who make Honoring the Dream come true
  • to those who brought us Schoolapalooza: planning, collecting items, tickets, working the night of the event
  • to all the volunteers and guests at The Art & Science Fair
  • to those who support our parent hospitality events like Coffee and…, classroom writing celebrations, family visits, and multi-cultural events
  • to those who attend community meetings, performances like the Talent Show and CWS Band Concerts
  • to those who participate in parent/child projects and fundraisers like Original Works
  • to those serving on school committees
  • to those who bring great ideas to the PTA and SLT
  • to those who donate raffle items
  • to those who serve as officers on the PTA Executive Board and the SLT
  • to those who write up the newsletters
  • to all back-end graphic designers, IT and webmasters