PTA Meeting


General PTA meetings are held virtually each Month.  Zoom links will be posted the week before the meeting. 

June 14, 2022
Join Zoom Meeting   

You can view Meeting Minutes and Agendas from our previous meetings by clicking bellow:  

PTA Slideshow & Meeting Minutes - November 9, 2021

PTA Slideshow & Meeting Minutes - October 12, 2021




 PTA Meeting information Poster 



Congratulations to our New Elected Parent Leaders!!!
PTA Executive Board for the 2022-2023

President: Julia Kotowski

Co-Recording Secretaries: Molly Gilotti & Lilith Dollard

Co-Treasurers: Brian Binsack & Jolie Ruhe


SLT Representative: Michael Gleson


Title I Chair:  Kasia Kaim-Goncalves


Title I Co-Chair: Mary Patterson-Baim

PS 34 PTA Bylaws

 Bylaws are designed to help a PTA group function in an orderly manner.  The PS 34 PTA Bylaws are available to PS 34 Parents in the link below. 

PTA Bylaws.pdf 

SLT Meetings for School Year 2021-2022

PS 34 SLT virtual meetings occur every month on the First Wednesday at 3:00 pm.

Meeting Dates:

November 3, 2021, 11-3-2021 Meeting Agenda.docx   SLT Meeting Minutes_11-3-2021

December 1, 2021, 12-01-21 SLT Meeting Agenda  SLT Meeting Minutes_211201

January 5, 2022   SLT Meeting Agenda 1-05-2022  SLT Meeting Minutes_220105  

February 2, 2022   2-2-22 SLT Meeting Agenda SLT Meeting Minutes_220202

March 2, 2022  (Rescheduled to March 10, 2022) SLT Meeting Minutes_220310.pdf 

April 6, 2022   4-6-2022 SLT Meeting Agenda,   SLT Minutes April 6 2022

May 4, 2022  5-4-2022 SLT Meeting Agenda    SLT Meeting Minutes_May 4 2022

June 1 ,2022 (In-person meeting in the STEM Lab at 3pm.  We will also be streaming virtually on Zoom with the link below)

 SLT Meeting Minutes June 1 2022

Where: Zoom Meeting

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please note: The community is welcome to observe however only SLT Members and invited guests can speak and participate.


Updates from Your Parent Coordinator

 June Updates 2022

 May Updates 2022

April Updates 2022.

March Updates 2022 vol. 2

March Updates 2022 vol.1

 February Updates 2022

 November updates 2021

 September updates 2021


Parent Square

This year we will be using ParentSquare to communicate with you at the school and in your classrooms and groups.

ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect.

 With ParentSquare you’ll be able to:

  • Receive school and classroom communication via email, text, or app
  • View the school and classroom calendar and RSVP for events
  • Easily sign up to volunteer and/or bring items

Activate your Account:

You will soon receive an invitation email or text to join ParentSquare. Please click the link to activate your account. It takes less than a minute. You can use ParentSquare on any device. You can download the free mobile app for iOS or Android or use the desktop version at

Our goal is for every family to join ParentSquare and engage with our school community. 


Media Releases

Media Release e-form for the 2021-2022 School Year has been sent on Operoo for parents/guardians to complete online.  Please make sure to complete the new release e-form so that PS 34 and teachers can share photos of your children on any of our media platforms (such as Dojo, Website, ParentSquare).


May 18, 2022: Preventing Summer Slide Workshop for parents with children in K-2.  Notes from the workshop are available by clicking : Tips for Preventing Summer LearningLoss.pdf 

Stay Tunned!  More parent workshops coming in 2022-2023 School Year at PS 34!


Is your child being picked up by an afterschool program outside of PS34?

For your child’s safety, it is important that the school is notified of people and programs that can pick up your children at the end of the day.

Parents/guardians who are having their children picked up after school by outside programs will need to notify the school by printing and completing the attached release form. Please return the form to your child’s teacher on their blended school group day or to Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator. 

 After School Release form 2021

For questions contact Ms. Deise Kowalski at


 Middle School Information for 5th Grade 

Middle School Application & Information

In New York City, most students apply to middle school during their fifth-grade year.

For Students Entering Middle School in Fall 2023

  • Start exploring program options in the (Middle School Directory. It will be posted when available for the new school year)
  • Sign up for the middle school admissions email list. You will receive more information on how and when to apply as soon as it's available, as well as key date reminders and admissions event invitations.

-Learn more at
 MySchools tutorial videos—part of our Middle School Admissions Video Series—will walk you through how to set up your account.

Question? Contact:
-Ms. Deise Kowalski at
-Mrs. Alyssa Jacobs,
-Ms. Michelle Garavaglia at

Remote Learning & Electronic Communications

NYC Schools Account

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a web-based application that lets you see your child’s academic and biographic information on any computer, phone, or tablet.

 NYSCA - ENG 1,  Polish, Spanish.

The application is translated into nine languages other than English. In the account, you can see a child’s:

  • Attendance • Grades (SCHOOL REPORT CARD) • Assessments (test scores) • Health information (Fitness-gram) • Schedule • Guardians • Enrollment history • Promotion Tracker • Graduation Tracker • Reading Level • Transportation

How to Create an Account:

You can create your NYC Schools Account online at . You will need the Account Creation Code that was sent home with your child in a letter with your report card during Parent-Teacher conferences. In addition to this code, you will need the child’s 9-digit student ID number (found on your child’s report card) to create an NYC Schools Account or to add additional children to an existing account.

Parent NYCSA Sign-Up Guide - The guide provides a visual step-by-step on setting up your account. Also, take a look at the video for the setup process 

You can request your child’s account creation code and student ID by contacting me, Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at DKowalski@schools. nyc. gov

Emergency Alerts

If you are a parent who lives with your child, or a custodial or non-custodial guardian, you can update your own cell phone number and email address in your NYC Schools Account, using the Emergency Contact page found under My Account. The cell phone number you provide will be used by the DOE to contact you directly in the event of an emergency. We recommend reaching out to your child’s school to confirm that their records reflect your updated contact information and preferences.

You can now invite other adults who are associated with your child's school record to have their own account.

You can invite relatives, the babysitter, a neighbor, or tutor, or a parent who lives in a different place, or anyone
else who you feel is important to share your child’s information with. However, as some of this information is
kept private by schools, we ask you to consider carefully whom you will invite. You control how much or how
little information you want to share with them. For more information: NYCSAParentFlyer_2017.pdf 


Connect with NYC DOE

Connect with the New York City Department of Education and get up to the minute announcements on social media.

Subscribe to NYC DOE Email Newsletters and to receive information:

Updates for Parents and Families

Pre-Kindergarten Admission

Kindergarten Admissions

Gifted and Talented Admissions

Middle School Admissions

High School Admissions

Specialized High Schools Admissions

Summer in the City

Sign up.

Learning & Activities

Health & Wellness

Adult Education

The District 79 Adult Education program is open for online FALL enrollment! Any adult 21 and older is welcome to enroll in our free program.
Classes will begin September 10th
After the form is submitted, someone from our School staff will contact you with more information on the next steps:
We will be using the Google classroom platform for our free HSE and ESL classes. 
Any questions or concerns you or your parents have you can contact me via email at OACES7@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV or cell at 917-612-7831
Other Adult education and certification programs: 

Parents' Bill of Rights

Each child's maximum potential can best be achieved through a partnership between parents and the education community.  To foster active engagement between parents and schools, parents have certain rights and responsibilities: 

Parent's Bill of Rights is available in  Polish  English  Spanish 

Notify NYC is the City's emergency alert system. Get notified about school closings and other emergency-related items in several different categories.