2019/2020 Functional Committees

The everyday work of our PTO is accomplished by our functional committees. For detailed information about current projects or to sign-up, please email the relevant committee chairs.


The Advocacy Committee works closely with the PCSD Board of Education, administration, and staff to advocate for the best possible education for all students in Peekskill. This includes working with our elected officials to fairly fund our schools, educating parents and community members on issues that affect our kids, and being a voice for the children, youth, and families of our school district so that we can all thrive, together. Join us and add your voice.

Co-Chairs: Eric Rekeda and Margery Rossi
Contact: advocacy@peekskillpto.org

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Tuesdays, October 22nd, January 21st, March 24th, and May 26th
6pm in the Parent Resource Center at Uriah Hill

Classroom Parents

Room Parents work closely with our elementary school teachers to enrich our children’s experiences, support the work of the faculty, and build community among the families in their class.  If you enjoy hands-on work with kids and teachers, we strongly encourage you to register as a Room Parent! 

Co-Chairs: Melaine Fuentes and Sarah Peterson
Contact: roomparents@peekskillpto.org

ROOM PARENT ORIENTATION:  Friday, September 27th
FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING:  Monday, October 28th
Times and Locations TBA


Our Communications Committee partners with the district to spread the word about all PTO and PCSD news.  If you have skills in WordPress, InDesign, writing/editing in English or Spanish, publicity, or social media outreach, this is the committee for you!  Get creative, put your talents to work, and help us build connections in our community.

Co-Chairs: Kristin Jarvis and Isabel Pipolo
Social Media Coordinator: Heather Amabile
Contact: comm@peekskillpto.org

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Thursdays, September 12th, October 10th, and November 14th
3:30pm in the Administration Building Conference Room

Enrichment & Activities

Our Enrichment & Activities Committee will coordinate STEM-focused programming and other fun activities throughout the year for our students, families, and school community.  Help us expand these enrichment opportunities for all Peekskill families!

Chair: Mia Shervington
Contact: enrichment@peekskillpto.org

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Fridays, September 20th, January 17th, March 6th, and May 15th
7pm in the PKMS Library

To view committee reports and meeting minutes, please visit our Archives page.