Welcome Back PS 121!

PTA Newsletter September 2022

Message from the PTA Board

Welcome back PS 121 students, parents/guardians and staff! We are excited for the new school year and all this year has to offer! As many uncertainties still remain we want to assure you that the PTA is here to support however we can. As a Parent Teacher Association we look forward to the continued communication and support between parents and teachers throughout this year. We have a lot of great things to look forward to and with less Covid restrictions we look forward to planning more events while keeping safety as the main priority.

Throughout the year we are looking forward to keeping some of our traditional fundraisers: Popcorn Sales, Picture Day, Holiday Boutiques etc.. but also introducing some new fundraising ideas: Raffles, Small Business Drive, School Spirit Gear Drive, Ongoing Fundraisers like Amazon Smile and more.

This year we are also introducing a new App (Cheddar Up) to make paying and purchasing items throughout the year much easier. Cash will still be accepted, but this will be provided as an option to make paying easier and hassle free. This App can be used with your phones or computers and does not require you downloading the actual application. Once we share the link for the event you will just click into the link and follow the steps provided.

In addition we have a New Remind Account for receiving updates from the PTA: https://www.remind.com/join/ptaps121 and we will also be sending out Monthly PTA Newsletters through a new domain "Smore.com".

Parent Volunteers are essential to our success and we are looking forward to more volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Our children's success is Our success!

Please don't hesitate to reach us at 28Q121PA@schools.nyc.gov with any questions, ideas and/or concerns. In addition we now have a new extension in the school. You may call the extension and leave a voicemail for the PTA Board at 718-843-1770 ext. 2750

We look forward to an amazing year and getting to meet you all!

PTA Board 2022-2023

Ana Zapata: President

Jacqualine Rowe- Vice President

Bebi Mooklall- Treasurer

Cynthia Wilson- Recording Secretary

Salina Itwaru- Corresponding Secretary

Become a PTA Member

Every child's success starts with the support from our parents. Please send in your Membership dues of $10.00. With your donations we able to host events and provide assistance to the school throughout the year. (Any donation small or large is greatly appreciated!)


Paying just got easier! We will be using this new app (Cheddar Up) to make paying and purchasing easier throughout the year. (Cash payments will still be accepted )

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September Virtual PTA Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 6pm

This is an online event.

Join us for our first PTA meeting of the new school year! Hear about our plans for this year, Updates from the Principal, meet the New AP and vote on our 2022-2023 budget. The meeting will be through ZOOM on Wednesday September 21st, 2022 at 6pm and will start with the Principal's Report.

Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 929 2971 6197

Passcode: 416939

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Upcoming Events

September 2022

9/08/22: First Day of School

9/15/22: Curriculum Night

9/21/22: SLT (Student Leadership Team) Meeting 4:30 PM

9/21/22: PTA September Meeting 6:00PM

9/26-9/27/22: No School (Rosh Hashanah)

Design NEW School Logo

Fall & Halloween Basket Raffle

October 2022

10/05/22: NO School (Yom Kippur)

10/06/22: CEC (Community Education Council) District 28 6:30PM

10/07/22: First Popcorn Day! $1 popcorn

10/10/22: No School (Indigenous People Day)

10/18/22 & 10/19/22: PICTURE DAY

10/19/22: SLT Meeting 4:30 PM

10/19/22: PTA October Meeting 6:00PM

10/20/22: PUMPKIN PATCH DAY (Pre-K & Kindergarten)


Meet & Greet (October Tuesdays-Date TBD)

Spirit Gear Drive

Small Business Drive

Fall & Halloween Basket Raffle



Please be on the look out for notices being sent home!

We are establishing a Voluntary Class Parent Program, If you are interested please email the PTA and complete the form sent home.

Meet the New PTA Board for 2022-2023

Welcome to our new PTA board for the year 2022-2023