As a parent, it can be a challenge to understand how everything works at a big, busy school like MS 51. This is where the Parent Association comes in. We are both your voice in the school and a type of “information booth” for asking questions, finding out what needs to be done, and getting involved to make it happen.

We need your help. Please look at the notices that come home and are posted on the website for upcoming PA meetings and events. It’s a great way to get to know the school faculty and other parents in the community. If you speak another language, please let PA officers know so your skills will be used to reach out to other parents. You can also stay informed by attending the monthly PA meetings, checking your e-mail mailbox for our newsletter, obtaining information from the PA center in the main office. Please contact PTA officers with your questions and suggestions.


Co-Presidents: Stephanie Hochman & Velma McKenzie

Co-Vice Presidents: Rachel Aylward & Anne Baker

Co-Treasurers: Sylva Piltch & Avi Fisher

Recording: Debbie Herdan & Susan Lapidus

Corresponding Secretary: Amy Sohn & Angelina Fisher

You can contact the PA via email at:

School Leadership Team: 2017 - 2018

Donna Davis, Angelina Fisher, Amy Sohn, Jeannine Kerr & Velma McKenzie

Donations Accepted

Do you want to support your child's talent program? Help teachers purchase materials that facilitate student learning? Be able to see how your child is doing through an online grading system? Those are just some of the initiatives at MS 51 that are funded through the PA. The best way to support these and other programs is to support the PA.

Community Partners

PA Meeting Minutes

MS 51 2016-17 PA Budget as of 3-31-17.pdf
MS 51 PA General Meeting Agenda - May 4 2017 docx.pdf
MS 51 General Meeting NOTES - March 2017.pdf
MS51GeneralMeetingNOTES-Dec2016 docx.pdf

William Alexander Middle School 51

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Brooklyn, NY 11231

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