Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

If your child attends PS 281, then you are part of the PS 281 Parent-Teacher Association! The PTA’s main responsibilities are to build community in the school and provide supplementary resources necessary to ensure our children’s success. The PTA organizes many events such as the Thanksgiving Potluck, Valentine’s Dance, Spring Benefit, and International Night. The PTA also provides in-class enrichment programs for every child to supplement the school curriculum.

PTA Executive Board 2023-2024

Every family member and teacher (and the principal!) is part of the PTA. But we have a dedicated team of parents/guardians who have been elected to handle the legal, financial, and administrative duties. You can reach the Executive Board anytime by emailing

Rachel Kate Miller, President Rachel Kate Miller
Children: Chloe (Grade 1)
Pamela Han, Treasurer Pamela Han
Children: Emmett (Grade 2), Reagan (Kindergarten)
Salma Naguib, Secretary Salma Naguib
Fatmata Fofanah Bryant, Vice President of the Treasury Fatmata Fofanah Bryant
Vice President of the Treasury
Children: Jordan (Grade 5)
Cara Weiss, Co-First Vice President Cara Weiss
Co-First Vice President
Children: Theo (Grade 2)
Tara Francia, Co-First Vice President Tara Francia
Co-First Vice President
Children: Scarlett (Grade 4)
Masha Bogushevsky, Co-Second Vice President Masha Bogushevsky
Co-Second Vice President
Children: Kaya (Grade 4)
Kavita Harris, Co-Second Vice President Kavita Harris
Co-Second Vice President
Children: Niam (Grade 1)
Addie Jurecka, Member at Large, School Leadership Team (SLT) Representative Adelina Tafuri Jurecka
Member at Large, School Leadership Team (SLT) Representative
Children: Portia (Grade 5), Alessia (Grade 4)
Rachel Rebholz, Member at Large Rachel Rebholz
Member at Large
Children: Oliver (Grade 1)
Thao To, School Leadership Team (SLT) Representative Thao To
School Leadership Team (SLT) Representative
Children: Avery (Grade 3), Sloane (Grade 1)

PTA Meetings

Your participation in the general PTA meetings and volunteer efforts are crucial to foster a strong school community. PS 281 is a family and we invite all family members (parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and more) to get involved!

The PTA holds General meetings on the third Wednesday of every month (with some exceptions for holidays, etc.), alternating between evening and morning meetings. Please see the Calendar for up-to-date meeting information.  At these general meetings, we discuss school business, upcoming events and activities, as well as hear from the Principal. All parents and staff members are welcome.

The PTA also holds Executive Board meetings on the first Wednesday of every month to set the agenda, discuss fundraisers and expenditures, as well as other administrative issues for the general meetings. These Executive Board meetings are open to the public. All parents and staff members are welcome, but please note that voting is limited to Executive Board members.

You can read the PS281 PTA Bylaws here.