The next PTA meeting is Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  at 7 PM. Please join us!

PTA News

Special Projects Committee Request

We are looking for ideas for the PTA to fund as part of the Special Projects Committee.

They are already working on proposals to make a classroom out of the lower cafeteria at Lehman and for a student printing station. We are soliciting other big ideas. Click Here For Link To Suggestion Form.

The Special Projects Committee is asking for responses by February 8. If you have questions, please contact the PTA at

Thank you.


January 28, 2019 • 7:00 pm

The Village Underground
130 West 3rd Street, NYC
Featured Comedians Include:
Judy Gold • Sherrod Small
Russ Meneve • Dan Naturman

Click Here to Purchase Tickets Now!

HSAS 8th Annual Online Auction

8th Annual Online Auction March 8 through 18, 2019

Regrettably, the Department of Education (DOE) budget cannot cover all of HSAS’s expenses. After salaries and administrative costs, the school has little money to fund vital and beloved offerings. This year, the PTA must again cover items that were once part of the regular school budget—crucial things like science and art supplies; educational trips; technology; teacher compensation for afterschool activities (teams, clubs, tutoring, and trip-chaperoning); and sports and other team/club expenses. We need your help now more than ever. The PTA of HSAS is holding its 8th Annual Online Auction this spring to raise funds and close the gap between what the DOE provides and what our students need to succeed. Every Donation Helps!

You can donate online at
You can download here a hard copy of the Donations Form.
Our Online Auction reaches 450,000 bidders online, ask your friends, family, co-workers or company you work for to help our school.  Download the Auction Appeal Letter here.

Thank you for you support.

Volunteers Needed!


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 you have not already done so, please send in your PTA Contribution, it is never too late.  For more information, email us at

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Please join us at your PTA Meetings. The PTA meeting dates are:
2018: Dec. 4.
2019: Jan.8, Feb. 26, Mar. 19*, Apr. 17**, May 21, Jun. 11.

All meeting take place at the High School and begin at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Watch for updates in the Weekly Newsletter in your email.

All parents of HSAS students are encouraged to attend.

* Immediately following Open House for Accepted Students
** 6:00 PM – College Fair at Bronx Science immediately after meeting

2018-19 PTA Executive Board and SLT Parent Members

Here are the PTA officers and SLT members for the 2018-2019 school year:

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

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

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

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.