May 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

As many of you may know, this year will be the last year for our JDHS PTA family as we
all are graduating. We like to take the time in saying thank you for all your support over
the last 4 years. You dedication and hard work was so very welcoming along the way.
With that I am asking you to please attend our last two meetings as they are going to be
very important. These next two meetings will be determining who will be taking over for
your child’s future on behalf of the parents. All positions are available; those positions:
Recording secretary

Our next meeting date is being on May 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Where we will be holding
nominations for all board positions. Then our June 6, 2017 meeting will be our Election.
It is very important that you come and vote. Let your voices be heard and who you want
to be your voice in upcoming years. Again thank you so much we’ve had an amazing
time and definitely will miss you all!

Sincerely yours,

Robert Accurso (President)
Natasha Wachman (Co-President)
Judi Barreca (Vice President)
Nicoletta Pira ( Treasurer)
Zoraida Ascenio (Recording Secretary)

Executive Board 2016-17

  • Robert Accurso – President
  • Natasha Wachman – Co-President
  • Judi Barreca – Vice President
  • Nikki Pira – Treasurer
  • Zoraida Asencio –  Recording Secretary


Parent Teacher Assoc. Meetings

Oct 18, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Dec 13, 2016

Jan 10, 2017

Feb 7, 2017

March 14, 2017

Apr 4, 2017

May 9, 2017 (Nominations for 2017-18 Board)

June 6, 2017 (Elections for 2017-18 Board)

Welcome to John Dewey High School. The number one priority for parents is their children’s well-being. More than 30 years’ worth of research has proven that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school. Grades and test scores climb. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve.

There’s a simple way for you to help your child succeed: Join the John Dewey’s Parent-Teacher’s Association. The PTA helps parents, students, school staff, and the community work together to share ideas about programs and activities that benefit children. Our PTA provides information and resources that strengthen the connections between children, parents, schools, and the community.

A PTA is America’s number one parent involvement resource. By becoming a member, you will help your child in one of the most important ways possible.

If you would like more information, e-mail us at

Please visit and join the Parents Association Facebook page at

We have many ideas and events that we will try to create in order to bring parents, students, staff and the community together.  Last years, 3rd Annual Dewey Boogie Ball, as well as our Family Fun Day were both huge successes! We look forward for you to join us in the upcoming school year.

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Executive Board Members Responsibilities
Helping Children and Youth Cope With Stressful Events