About the Special Music School PTA

Every parent or guardian of a SMS student as well as every teacher at SMS is a member of the Special Music School PTA. 


What the SMS PTA Does

The PTA plans, organizes, and runs numerous community events to bring together SMS families and raise funds for all our programs. The PTA brings events such as Halloween party, ice-skating party, and also help organize Fundraising events for PTA and Kaufman Music Center.The PTA raises funds for a wide array of expenditures, including:

  • Providing funds for teachers to keep the class libraries up to date
  • National Dance Institute (K-5)
  • Technology Updates such as Smart Board for classrooms
  • Advances Placement Courses for our Teachers
  • Ice Skating Day at Chelsea Piers
  • Community-building events 
  • Classroom supplies for all academic teachers.
  • Art supplies.
  • Play yard renovations, equipment and supplies
  • Help to fundraise for the Kaufman Music Center

Special Music School PTA Executive Board Officers (2018-2019)

Co- Presidents
Recording secretary:
Lillie Brinkman secretary@smsparents.org
Diana Fajardo and Mariela Pellegrini
Co-VP Fundraising:
Olga Nekrosova, Barbara Rellstab, Elizabeth Núñez  and Shai Wosner
Co-VP Communications 
Andy Arluk, Megan Mardiney, Jisoo Ok and Kathy Passero
Co-VP for Music Volunteering
Dara Glanville and Fiona Wilkes-Mills
Members at Large
Carey Cromlin
Annette Santiago-España 
Michael Frederic 
Ana Gambogi
Lars Hanson
Jill Jones
Yvonne Lau
Tanya Twiggs
Abby Zeichner
Karen Golden 

Contact the SMS PTA at: info@smsparents.org to reach any of the Executive Board members


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