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MS51 Parent Assocation

The MS 51 Parent Association (PA) is your voice in the school—a venue for asking questions and connecting to the school administration and the larger school community. We also raise funds to enhance your child’s school experience.

The PA, through the generous support from MS 51 families and other fundraising events provides critical support for the Arts Talents, Technology, Staff Development, Pupil Path, Social-Emotional Programs, and Scholarships so all students can participate in the rich offering of activities. These dollars and in-kind support ensure MS 51 remains a rigorous and enriching educational experience for all students.

How Can I Participate

  • Attend PA meetings (dates on our MS 51 calendar—all online during 2020-2021)

  • Stay Informed – Register for Konstella (link) to receive monthly PA newsletter and weekly announcement from our fabulous Parent Coordinator, Julia Castro.

  • Volunteer – We have a running task list (link to list) and always seeking support in translation services, bake sales, and staffing at PA events

How Can I Give

  • Donate to Annual Fund

  • Double your Impact if you have Corporate Match

  • Host an event (online is fine during a pandemic!)

  • Attend PA fundraising and community events

  • Donate a talent or items to our annual auction

  • Shop at corporate partners - Amazon Smile


Fundraising: Interested in playing an active role in raising funds for the school? Have great ideas for events and campaigns? Please send an email to middleschool51PA@gmail.com. Use subject line: Fundraising middleschool51PA@gmail.com. Use subject line: Fundraising

DUET: The MS 51 DUET (Diversity Unity & Equity Team) seeks to play a vital role in shaping a school culture that promotes an inclusive, diverse, and equitable learning environment. All MS 51 students should feel that they belong and that their experiences and perspectives matter. All MS 51 families are welcome and their voices count. Go here for more information.

Technology: Advise the school on technology in school; Interested in updating MS 51’s website? Please send email to middleschool51PA@gmail.com. Use subject line: Technology

Bylaws: According to Chancellor’s regulations, all bylaws must be reviewed and updated every three years. If interested in assisting this committee’s work, please send an email to middleschool51PA@gmail.com. Use subject line: Bylaws

Your MS 51 Parent Association Executive Board

Co-Presidents : Zoë Kashner & Kara Tanzer

Co-Vice Presidents: Amy Mak & Open Seat

Co-Treasurers: Aurelia Duke & Christine Longfield

Co-Recording Secretary: Mike Tilley & Alena Sagawa

Corresponding Secretary : Stefanie Wood

6th Grade Representative: Open seat

Contact us at middleschool51pa@gmail.com

Donate to MS51 Parent Association

Executive Board Job Descriptions and Parent Committees

Executive Board job descriptions

Student Issues Committee: We are now seeking patient volunteers to join the Student Issues Committee. Within this parent group, we plan to address initial topics of homework and discipline through joint discussion; e.g., concern over lunchtime detentions. We will jointly determine how to frame suggestions and policy reviews to the administration and determine the best forum to address the administration.

PA Meeting Minutes, Budget & Meeting Dates

William Alexander Middle School 51

350 Fifth Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 369-7603

Fax (718)499-4948