Friday, September 30th, “JA in a Day” at P.S. 139

Welcome back to P.S. 139, Junior Achievement of New York volunteers!  Wishing you and our students a terrific day together!

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photo from September 25, 2015 “JA in a Day” at P.S. 139.  For information on last year’s “JA in a Day”, visit the web post here


NYC Public Schools Closed October 3-4

Please be advised that all New York City public schools will be closed on Monday, October 3rd, and Tuesday, October 4th, for Rosh Hashanah.

P.S. 139 Organization Sheet for the 2016-2017 School Year


2016-2017 Calendar of P.S. 139 P.A. General Meetings

Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 8:30am

Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 5:45pm

Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 8:30am

Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 5:45pm

Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 8:30am

Friday, February 17, 2017, at 8:30am

Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 8:30am

Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 5:45pm

Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 8:30am

Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 5:45pm

P.S. 139 Parent Association Annual Fall Catalog Fundraising Drive Launched!

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Friends,

Our PA annual fall catalog fundraising drive has officially launched!  Miss Chocolate Fundraising packets have gone home in student folders and the fundraising drive will run for the next three weeks, ending on Friday, October 14, 2016.  All proceeds will be used for various worthwhile projects and activities that support our students.  Please follow the instructions provided in the fundraiser packets.  Special features this year are:

FUND TO LEARN: Any student participating in the fundraiser will receive a FREE storybook inside their order.  Help support this wonderful opportunity to get more books into our children’s hands that they get to keep.

STUDENT BONUS: All students that sell 5 items or more will be entered into a Miss Chocolate Company drawing for an Apple iPad mini.

RAFFLE: Sell 5 items and be entered in a raffle to win:

  • $125 in prize points from the prize flyer (2 winners will be chosen at random)
  • $25 in products (2 winners will be chosen)

You can also invite out of town friends and family to participate in this fundraiser!  Simply go to Miss Chocolate, follow the instructions for shopping online, and enter school code 100287.  They can also browse the fall fundraising catalog here.

Thank you for your support!



The P.S. 139 P.A. Fundraising Committee




Getting involved at P.S. 139 as a Parent Association Member

Here’s a list of ways you can get involved with and support your Parent Association at P.S.139:


1. Come to our monthly meetings! Bring your questions, ideas, or concerns. 


2. Visit our website and, on the home page, subscribe to our mail list for website updates.


3. Join the P.S. 139 Alexine Fenty School group on Facebook. This group is private and joining this group does NOT automatically make you Facebook friends with the other members of the group. 


4. Donate to the Parent Association, either by leaving a donation with your information in the PA box in the Main Office, or via PayPal (there’s a “donate” button on the school website).


5. Get involved in what we do!


Setting our sights:

If you have an idea of an initiative you’d like the PA to take on, bring it to a meeting, or share it with the PA president, or someone else on the board. The PA membership will decide together what we’d like our priorities to be for the year, and your ideas matter!

Contact: Indira Junicic, PA president


Event Planning: 

Help plan, or volunteer at, events like Harvest Night (Oct. 27), Movie Night, etc. 


Jasmina Srdanovic, Co-VP of Event Planning

Natalee Stephens, Co-VP of Event Planning


Internal Fundraising: 

Organize a bake sale among the families in your child’s grade, help distribute catalog sale items, come up with a school-wide fundraiser, etc.

Contact: Liliana Vasquez, VP of Internal Fundraising


External Fundraising: 

Help research and pursue external sources of support, like grants, donations from local businesses, local fundraisers, etc.

Contact: Susanna Stein, VP of External Fundraising


Parent Outreach:

Help reach out to new families, or families who don’t speak English as a first language, provide translation, organize a walking club, etc.

Contact: Maria Martinez, VP of New Parent Outreach


Communications and Technology:

Write articles for the Rugby Road Reporter, a newsletter for the school community; help update and improve the P.S. 139 website; help disseminate information on the website, Facebook, etc.


Jennifer Lutton, Co-VP of Technology & Communications

Claire Pearce, Co-VP of Technology & Communications



Help design flyers, t-shirts, event banners, etc.

Contact: Charlie Ornegri, Correspondence Secretary



Help grow the garden around our school, and facilitate student engagement with the garden

Contact: Liz Fleischman, Chair, Garden Committee


Teacher Support:

Help gather information from teachers about how the PA can support them; help stock and maintain the Teacher Supply Closet

Contact: Val Kostinenko, VP of Teacher Support


Are we missing something? Let us know!  Our next PA general meeting is Thursday, October 20th, at 5:45pm. 




Julie Subrin, P.A. Secretary, and the rest of your 2016-2017 P.S. 139 P.A. Executive Board

Parent Association of P.S. 139 Executive Board 2016-2017

Indira Junicic, President

Norma Gonzalez, Treasurer

Julie Subrin, Recording Secretary

Charlie Ornegri, Correspondence Secretary

Jasmina Srdanovic, Co-VP of Event Planning

Natalee Stephens Co-VP of Event Planning

Susanna Stein, VP of External Fundraising

Liliana Vasquez, VP of Internal Fundraising

Liz Fleischman, Chair, Gardening Committee

Maria Martinez, VP of New Parent Outreach

Val Kostinenko, VP of Teacher Support

Jennifer Lutton, C0-VP of Technology & Communications

Claire Pearce, C0-VP of Technology & Communications

This week at P.S. 139

Wednesday, Sept. 28th 5:45pm School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting. Information about School Leadership Teams from the NYC Department of Education can be found at:  SLT Overview


Friday, Sept. 30th Junior Achievement “JA in a Day” at P.S. 139.  To learn about last year’s “JA in a Day”, visit the following P.S. 139 web site posts: 

Community School District 22 Newsletter page

About JA in a Day and Junior Achievement

JA in a Day at P.S. 139: A Parent’s Perspective

Please also note that the Community School District 22 Middle School Fair will be held on September 28th, from 5:30-7:30pm at I.S. 14 Shell Bank.  For more information, visit: 

District 22 Middle School Fair


Saturday, September 24th Reminder: P.S. 139 PA Ice Cream Social. We Look Forward to Seeing You!


This week at P.S. 139