School Leadership Team

  SLT meetings for the 2022-2023 school year

Meetings are held virtually at 3:00pm

December 8, 2022

January 5, 2023

February 2, 2023

March 2, 2023

April 5, 2023

May 3, 2023

June 7, 2023

                                                                                                                     School Leadership Team (SLT) Members                                                                                                                  

Carmen Torres -Parent

Connie Altamirano -Parent

Christine Dai -Parent

Maureen McGarvey -Parent

Dmytro Fedkowskyj-Parent

Denise Twomney- UFT

Agata Mojica- UFT

Jennifer Farley-UFT

JoAnn Trani-Staff

Eva Petrolekas-Staff 

 Meeting Minutes

Monthly meeting minutes will be shared with our school community after they have been approved at the following month’s SLT meeting.

School Leadership Minutes

SLT Meeting Minutes 10/7/22 Members in Attendance: Ms. Trani, Ms. Petrolekas, Ms. Farley, Ms. Mojica, Ms. Twomey, Ms. Altamirano, Ms. Torres, Ms. McGarvey, Ms. Dai, Mr. Fedkowskyi 

● Meeting was called to order at 3 pm 

● Returning to school/welcome back 

○ Ms. Trani explained that policies that were put into place last year (dress code, honors class) were shared with the school community

 ○ At the moment, our school does not have a UFT representative, so we cannot vote during the SLT meetings but can discuss the issues of our school community 

○ Our reopening was wonderful. During the first week teachers focused on safety, routines, and creating norms for instruction. Teachers check in with students daily.

 ○ The UFT contract negotiations allow for teachers to set up Google Classrooms that will be used in the event of school closures and if students are out because of Covid 19. 

○ Covid-19 guidelines: 

■ No health screener this year. 

■ Anyone who enters the building has to show proof of vaccination. We can have in-person events in the building but must be vaccinated. 

■ If a student tests positive for Covid 19, it is reported to Ms. Jelen who reports it to the situation room. There will be a 5-day quarantine period and a letter will be sent out from the situation room. 

■ There is no mask mandate 

○ Class size: The maximum number of students in a class can be 32. Some classes are at 32 in our school, and enrollment is ongoing. 

○ Meet the Teacher night will be an overview of the class expectations 

○ All Parent Teacher Conferences will be remote 

○ Fridays are parent engagement time 

● Safety   All safety protocols are from the DOE. The principal and assistant principals went to active shooter training and were taught “Run, hide, fight” which they shared with the staff 

○ We are required to have one door open; all other doors are armed at all times 

○ Visitor Policy: If a parent needs to come in, the information must be shared with the secretary, school safety, and administration. 

Visitors must show an ID 

○ Ms. Torres asked how many people are outside with students at recess. Ms. Petrolekas explained that the grades are split in the yard and lunchroom; there are about 4-5 adults in the yard at a time 

○ Ms. Dai asked if something is happening, how would people know outside? Ms. Trani explained that staff outside have walkie-talkies 

○ At PS/IS 128 we follow the protocols set by the DOE 

○ Ms. Torres asked: Do teachers get active shooter training? Ms. Trani explained that administrators go to the training and bring back the information to the teachers 

○ Within the first week of schoolteachers and students practiced shelter-in, soft lockdown, and fire drills. A certain number of drills need to be conducted throughout the school year. 

○ BRT team discusses after each drill and tweaks things that need to be improved 

○ Cell phone policy: announced each day and everyone is onboard to make sure the policy is in place 

● Meeting ended at 3:30 pm

Parent Teacher Association

President- Carmen Torres 

Co 1st Vice President- Caroline Barretta and Herima Asanovic 

2nd Vice President- Nilufer Akkas  

3rd Vice President- Graceann Faulkner  

Treasurer -Maureen McGarvey  

Recording Secretary -Mary Demetriou  

The PTA meetings for the 2022-2023 school year will be held virtually. All meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm.   

You will receive a link to the meeting each month.  


February 6, 2023 

March 6, 2023 

April 3, 2023 

May 1, 2023 

             June 5, 2023               

 PS/IS 128 PTA  email-

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Feb 6, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Parent Teacher Association Executive Board

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Hello Parents , 

We are excited to share that the PTA will be hosting a Pop-up Snack Shop Friday January 20th during each lunch period. Children will have the opportunity to purchase the following items:

Water, Juice and Snacks(assortment of chips)

Items will range from $1-$2

Please send your child with money if they would like to purchase any of the snacks that we will have.


Parent Teacher Association Executive Board

We would like to invite you to the first PTA meeting of 2023, please join us on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 P.M. via zoom

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jan 3, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

*Picture retakes and 8th grade photos will take place on January 10th *