The next PTA meeting is tonight Tuesday, November 13th, 2018  at 7 PM. Please join us!

PTA News

Volunteers Needed!

OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 PM

Join staff and students to welcome prospective students and their families at HSAS’ Open House on October 11th.  Meet at 5:00 PM at the Performing Arts Center to usher people into the auditorium and answer questions after the presentation.

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Thursday & Friday, Oct. 18 & 19

The PTA store opens on site during parent teacher conferences.  Please contact Mary Beth Ryan-Maher if you are able to help on either date.  She can be reached through the PTA’s gmail address.

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Please come to the first PTA meeting of the year on September 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  We will be electing two ninth grade positions to the Executive Board and the SLT.

PTA meeting dates this year:
2018: Sept. 17, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Dec. 4.
2019: Jan.8, Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 17, May 21, Jun. 11.

Please join us for the New Parent/Guardian Meet and Greet on October 3rd at 6 pm. The location is Mexican Festival Restaurant, 2672 Broadway (corner of 102 and Broadway). See you there!

2018-19 Election Results!

The PTA held elections on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Here are the PTA officers and SLT members for the 2018-2019 school year:

PTA Executive Board
Co-Presidents – Nicole Rothschild and Robert Maher
Recording Secretaries – Wendi Lee and Nancy Mervish
Treasurers – Nick Reich and Jackie Weiss
Vice President – Cindy Parra
Fundraiser – Eric Weinberg
Communications Secretary – Juliet Ragaishis
Members at Large – Joanna Brody and Caroline Sabbagha Fallon

School Leadership Team
Parent Members – Robert Maher, Alix Botwin-Krell, and Nadine Rothman

Thank you to everyone for coming out to vote and support the PTA!


Monday, Jan. 22, 7:30pm at the Village Underground

Comedy Night returned…NYC’s finest headliners performed to benefit HSAS!

WHAT A FANTASTIC EVENING at the Village Underground!
MaryAnn Giraldo once again worked her magic to bring together a group of stellar comedians for HSAS Comedy Night – thank you to Dave Attell, Kevin Brennan, Chris DiStefano, Tom Papa, Caroline Rhea and Sherrod Small for performing for the benefit of our kids! We are so grateful to MaryAnn (2018) and our excellent MC, Amy Veltman (2021). Thanks, everyone, for coming out!


Recently, the PTA mailed home letters encouraging gifts to our biggest annual fundraiser, the Annual Appeal. We are looking for 100% family participation – all donations are greatly appreciated!

Please maximize your contribution by giving via check – you’ll save us the processing fee we must pay on credit card transactions, which can amount to several thousand dollars annually. Of course, you may always donate online through the DONATE NOW button on any of the PTA’s web pages.

Please give what you can, and check to see if your employer has a corporate matching program!

If we receive your donation before Nov. 5, we will be able to skip your name during our annual Phone-a-thon scheduled for November 8, 9 and 13, 6:00-8:30pm. Callers needed! We’ll work from a parent’s office in midtown Manhattan. Pizza will be provided for all volunteers! Let us know if you can be there.

Comedy Night on January 22, 2017 was a big success!

The Village Underground had a full house of HSAS parents to see NYC’s finest headliners perform. The final lineup was Jimmy Failla (host), Marina Franklin, Dan Naturman, Colin Quinn, and Sherrod Small.

HSAS PTA Welcomes Elected Officials!

Alumni, staff, parents & guardians were on hand last week to welcome State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Jeffrey Klein to HSAS, as we celebrated both our 15th year and the receipt of their generous capital funding. The officials are pictured above with Mr. Weiss, and our PTA Co-Presidents, Alice Lee and Unjoo Noh.

Assemblyman Dinowitz’s $125,000 will purchase new computers, laptops and classroom furniture. The $145,000 from State Senator Klein will upgrade the HVAC system that regulates temperatures throughout the school and will replace the sliding walls in rooms 106-108 to divide the space into truly soundproof zones. In addition, Senator Klein discussed having named HSAS one of his BOOST schools (Building Options and Opportunities for Students), which awards us an additional $16,000 in funding for curricular enrichment.