The Staten Island Federation of PTAs was founded 93 years ago in 1927 by a small group of mothers representing eight schools, has grown over the years not only in size, but in purpose and strength. Today, its membership proudly includes every public school PTA in the borough of Staten Island, grades K-12, as well as several from District 75 and an alternative school.
Purposes - to promote better understanding between home and school....over the years we have expanded our purposes to involve the entire community in our education and this strength has gained over the years in our cooperative efforts with all the components in our community which enabled us to achieve tremendous strides on behalf of our young people.
Achievements - provided a Shirlee Solomon award to one 5th grade student at graduation from each Public School for their academic improvement and community service and provides a graphics calculator for one 8th grader of each Intermediate School. Upon graduation and in helping students continue their educational careers the Federation grants a $2,000 scholarship to one student from each Staten Island High School and a Special Education student based on an essay contest. The Staten Island Federation of PTAs also awards a $2,000 scholarship to promote artistic talent to the student whose design is chosen for the scholarship journal cover; and in the beginning of June, the entire Staten Island Community comes together for our Annual Scholarship Luncheon.
Federation has been successful due to the sacrifice of many of its leaders, and because of its inclusion of many, many hard working, interested and involved parents across Staten Island; Including Past Presidents of SIFPTA, Parent Support Officers, Current and Past Officers and Executive Board Members, Delegates, and Legislators who have joined together with Federation over the years in dedicating their energies and talents to the cause of quality education for the children of Staten Island.
Throughout The Staten Island Federation of PTA’s history, it has had a somewhat unique work ethic of not only including all Staten Island public schools but all inclusive of the entire educational community of parents, teachers, students, administrators, legislators and community.
"The tree has weathered many storms but its roots are firmly grounded and the tree still stands strongly."