Next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Before our meeting, we will have Joe Lattimer from the University of Rochester
Admissions Office speak to the parents about college admissions.

PTA News

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

HSAS PTA Meeting Dates 2019-2020

• September 10, 2019, Tuesday, immediately following Curriculum Night
• October 29, 2019, Tuesday*
• November 19, 2019, Tuesday**
• December 10, 2019, Tuesday
• January 7, 2020, Tuesday
• February 25, 2020, Tuesday
• March 24, 2020, Tuesday, immediately following Open House for Admitted Students
• April 29, 2020, Wednesday (from 6:00 – 7:00) – College Fair follows immediately after
at Bronx High School of Science at 7:00 p.m.
• May 19, 202, Tuesday
• June 9, 2020, Tuesday

All meeting take place at the High School and begin at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

All parents of HSAS students are encouraged to attend.

* Before our October 29th Meeting, we will have Joe Lattimer from the University of Rochester Admissions Office speak to the parents about college admissions.

** Before the November 19th Meeting, we will have Nicholas Salinas, Financial Aid Officer at Sarah Lawrence College as a featured speaker.


2019-20 PTA Executive Board and SLT Parent Members

Here are the PTA officers and SLT members for the 2019-2020 school year:

PTA Executive Board
President – Nicole Rothschild
Co-Vice Presidents – Cindy Parra & Joanna Brody
Recording Secretary – Wendi Lee
Co-Treasurers – Jorge Ramirez & Dan Jacob
Chairmen Fundraising – Eniko Horvath, Keri D’Andrea & Michael Andonov
Communications Secretary – Juliet Ragaishis
Members at Large – Eric Weinberg, Stephen Friedgood & Nora McCauley

School Leadership Team
Parent Members – Alix Botwin-Krell, Nadine Rothman, Hannah Tavares-Peña

Class Parent Representatives
9th Grade – Charlotte Elkin & Melanie Kirchner Perlstein
10th Grade – Jennifer Unter
11th Grade – Ellen Morrissey
12th Grade – Eugenia Tinsley & Nancy Mervish

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

HSAS 9th Annual Online Auction

9th Annual Online Auction Coming March 6 – 23, 2020!

To read more about our Annual Auction, click here. The Online Donation Form is up and ready, or, you can use a Donation Paper Form to submit your donation.  Either way, we look forward to your continued support and participation.  A link to the Auction Bidding Site will be up later, as we get closer to the March 6th Auction Start Date.

For more information about the PTA Online Auction, contact
the Auction Committee of HSAS at

To contact the HSAS PTA for other volunteer opportunities,
email the HSAS PTA at

HSAS Spiritwear Sale Coming In October!


Our first Spiritwear Sale will be during the Parent/Teacher Converences at the school:
Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and
 Friday, October 18, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• To view/download a hard copy of the last year’s ordering information, click here.

For further information, or to volunteer to help is Merchandise Sales, email the HSAS PTA at


School-Wide Parent Mixer

Our Parent Mixer was a great success, with many new parents joining the festivities and making new HSAS friends. If you would like to volunteer for one, or more, of the many HSAS PTA Activities, please contact the PTA at hsas

Volunteers Needed!


Early in the school year, the PTA will conduct it’s 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

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.