Meet The PTA

If you are a parent with a child in PS 221Q then you are automatically a member of the PTA Community!

At the end of each school year, elections are held to determine the following year’s executive board members. The executive board consists of a group of parent volunteers who organize, host and execute all of the PTA calendar events and programs in the school year. Our mission is to guarantee that all of the wonderful students and staff at P.S. 221Q have a well rounded educational experience inclusive of social and academic programming, events, and experiences. We cannot do our jobs without the help of the P.S. 221Q parent and school community and we depend largely on parent volunteers, class parents, and school staff to help with all the additional programming we bring into the school. We are Many we are one, We are P.S. 221!

The current 2021-2022 Executive Board Members are:

Annie Wong, Co-President & Euna Park, Co-President

Sharon Won, Recording Secretary

Wacima Chabane, Treasurer

Debra Daniel, Financial Secretary

Maria Elena Pagan, Membership

Lauren Purificato, Programming

Pandora Lui, Fundraising

Kristen Alverez, Fundraising

Melissa Schwartz, Fundraising

Katrin Albaz, Fundraising

Michael Leon, Webmaster 

Allow us to introduce ourselves:

My children are in the 1st and 8th grade.  I’ve been part of the 221 family since my 8th grader was in Kindergarten.  I look forward to meeting and working with everyone to support the teachers and give our children the best experience possible.  Let’s make great memories together!!!-Annie Wong

Hello PS 221 family, I am a working mom of three wonderful children – oldest in 5th grade, middle in 3rd grade, and youngest in 1st grade.  I thought I would never be involved in a PTA due to my busy schedule, but here I am.   Last year was a tough year, but I know PS 221 family is stronger, and we will have a wonderful upcoming year!- Euna Park 

My Son is a second grader at P.S. 221.  This is my first year in the PTA. I’m excited to work together to make this a great comeback year!- Sharon Won

This is my second year with the PTA, I’m really looking forward to a year of seeing people and working close togetherto make it a great year!  My son Ayden is in first grade and we’re both very excited to be part of the 221 family- Wacima Chabane

Hello PS 221 Family, my name is Debra Daniel, my daughter Isabella is starting 4th grade this year. Our family has been part of this school for 9 years, seeing how my oldest daughter is a 221 graduate. – Debra Daniel

I have one child in PS 221. I love children and meeting new people. I have sat on an SLT before and bring knowledge of public schools to the table.  I am Membership this year.  Every parent/guardian is already a member once you child is enrolled in PS 221.  You are the PTA.  I am looking forward to meeting and connecting with everyone during our Membership drives and throughout the year.  Everything you contribute, including your time goes right back to our children. Let’s make this the best year ever! – Maria Elena Pagan

Hi, my name is Lauren Purificato, I have two daughters at 221- a second grader and a fifth grader.  3 years ago I c0-chaired the Fundraising Committee, and 2021/22 will be my second year as Programming Chair. I’m very excited for this year-it’s going to be great! – Lauren Purificato

My name is Pandora Lui. My children are in the 2ndgrade and 4tj grade. I have always love volunteering ever since I was in Key Club during high school. Since 2018, I have been supporting and assisting with PS 221 PTA as Fundraising  Co-chair.

I’m Kristen, mom to 3 little ones.  My daughters are starting second grade and pre-k and my little guy can’t wait to start at PS 221 next year too. I’m excited to be part of the fundraising committee and look forward to an amazing school year – Kristen Alverez

I have a daughter in kindergarten and a son in 2nd grade.   I’m happy to join the PTA team this year. – Melissa Schwartz

My name is Katrin and I am a proud mother of three energetic boys.  Our oldest is in grade 2 and the twins are enjoying Kindergarten.  This may be my first year in the PTA, but I have aspirations of making it mutually beneficial- Katrin Albaz

This is my second year in the school, my son Gino is in 1st grade. I am helping mostly virtually with all things website and internet related. I’m happy to join the team. Stay safe in 2021- Michael Leon