PS 133 William A. Butler School   |    610 Baltic Street Brooklyn, NY 11217   |   p. (718) 398-5320    |   f. (718) 398-5325
 

PTA Committees

Want to get involved, make a difference and have fun? Join one of our committees! Becoming involved in a committee is a great way to dig-in, bring what you uniquely have to offer to the table and get to know fellow members in the PS 133 community. Below is a current list of our committees. If you wish to get involved in any way – whether it be to chair, co-chair or be an active member of a committee – the respective email for each committee is provided.

Fundraising

The Fundraising committee is the central hub of our fundraising efforts. The Fundraising committee brainstorms ideas, initiates and coordinates fundraising activities, such as the Annual Appeal, the Annual Spring Auction, the Read-a-thon, book fairs, MULEE’s Back-to-School supply kits, Mabel’s labels, Marathon and Election Day Bake Sales, Picture Day, Legacy Tile Wall and many more!
This committee oversees current fundraising initiatives and launches new ones. The sky is the limit!

Committee Chair: OPEN – Email development@ps133brooklyn.org.

Garden of Wonder

If you have a green thumb and wish to help green our school, The Garden of Wonder is your committee! Named by our students and created in 2012, the goal of this committee is not only to grow and maintain the garden but also to introduce students to the joy of gardening with hands-on classroom activities. Several times a year, students are able to sample the Garden of Wonder’s harvest in the cafeteria.

Committee Co-chairs: Sorayya Kassamali, Denise Morales and Karyn Lee – garden@ps133brooklyn.org

Grant Writing

The purpose of this committee is to research, write and submit grant proposals in order to raise money and resources for PS 133 and its programs. Grants are a great way to get larger amounts of money into our school. Successful grant writing projects have resulted in amazing results! To name a few successes: the PS 133 art program with Studio in the School equating to over $100K in programming over 5 years; supplementing our theater art’s program with Theater for a New Audience; and giving our auditorium at $25K upgrade for the sound and lighting systems. We need parents to help research new grants, write and submit grant proposals.

Committee Chair: OPEN – Email grants@ps133brooklyn.org

Language & Cultural Diversity

The Language and Cultural Diversity Committee supports ALL students at PS133 in second language acquisition and cultural understanding with the goal of fostering their academic and personal success. We collaborate with our community, school administration, staff, and our families providing a forum and organizing events and other engagements to share information and resources in order to foster a diverse international community.

Committee Co-Chairs: Tim Wilkins & Ana Bartolome – escuela@ps133brooklyn.org

Performing Arts

We have a great auditorium and strive to put it to good use every year! Be a part of this committee to help support and publicize our theater arts residencies with Theater for A New Audience (TFANA) & Creative Stages; enable the visions of our amazing drama & music teachers; and continue to build dance programming at PS 133. We need volunteers to assist with running lights/sound, building sets & props and making costumes for the school musical and other original projects. For the past three years, The Performing Arts Committee has been instrumental in winning a grant and to pay a sizable chunk of costs for the TFANA’s New Voices Project and World Theater Project at PS 133– 13-week residencies that culminate with performances by 133 students our auditorium. The Committee also successfully launched PS 133’s very own talent showcase – PS 133′s GOT TALENT!

Committee Co-chair: Esra Dayani – performingarts@ps133brooklyn.org
Co-Chair: OPEN

Volunteer Coordinator

This role helps PS133 and our dynamic PTA inform, cultivate and organize amazing volunteers for exciting and enriching initiatives. There are so many ways to get involved that this role is essential to make sure parents know about opportunities and keeps the process is well-managed. Our goals it to make it easy–and fun– to contribute your time and talent to help our community!

Primary Coordinator: Esra Dayani – volunteer@ps133brooklyn.org
Additional Coordinator Role(s): OPEN

Web & Social Media

The role of this committee is to promote and expand PS 133 presence online and via traditional marketing tools, primarily by developing solid branding, maintaining and upgrading the school’s website, and developing an effective social media strategy with the goal of keeping the school community, external stakeholders and potential contributors and donors abreast of school’s programs, activities and achievements.
No technology skills required but knowledge and experience in marketing, communications and online outreach is desired.

Committee Co-Chair: Kreg Holt – communications@ps133brooklyn.org
Co-Chair: OPEN

ON-GOING VOLUNTEER NEEDS:

In addition to these above committees, there are numerous volunteer opportunities that arise throughout the year where one-off help is needed. For a list of current needs click here.
If you would like to support our school during Green Month and/or assist the DOE’s staff member and grownyc, both of whom are bringing the zero waste initiative to PS 133, you can email: greenteam@ps133brooklyn.org

Back to top