Parents Association

Parents as Partners

The mission of the Parents Association (PA) of The School at Columbia University (TSC) is to build a sense of community among families, teachers and staff through thoughtful programming, by acting as a voice for families, and by providing support for TSC in achieving its educational goals.

Get Involved
All parents and guardians, teachers and staff are members of the Parents Association at The School at Columbia University. There are no dues and no membership requirements. Everyone has a valuable contribution to make to our school culture and community. Please join us!

Be a Class Parent
Class parents connect teachers, families and the PA. They organize class-wide potlucks, picnics and bake sales, as well as coordinate teacher appreciation.
Attend PA Events!
Throughout the year, the PA and its group host an array of fun and informative events for the whole family, including movie nights, game nights, cultural events and more. These events are open to the entire TSC community. See the PA’s calendar below for more information.

The PA relies on volunteers to set up and staff all events during the school year, from small gatherings such as weekly meetings, to large events like the Rock the Block! Our events would not be possible without your help. Please stay tuned for volunteer signup opportunities throughout the year, and join us, whenever and however you can!

Let us know how you’d like to be involved!

PA Meetings and Events 2016-17

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  • PA Executive Board Meetings and Community Shares

    Tuesday, Sept. 20, 8:30 am (#1)

    Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:30 am (#2)

    Tuesday, Nov. 29, 8:30 am (#3)

    Tuesday, Jan. 10, 8:30 am (#4)

    Tuesday, April. 4, 5:45 pm (#5)

    Tuesday, May 9, 8:30 am (#6)
  • PA/Primary Division Potlucks

    Kindergarten: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:45-7 pm

    Grade 1: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:45-7 pm

    Grade 2: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5:45-7 pm
  • PA/Bake Sales

    Grade 8: Friday, Oct. 21

    Grade 7: Friday, Nov. 18

    Grade 6: Friday, Dec. 9

    Grade 5: Friday, Jan. 20

    Grade 4: Friday, Feb. 24

    Grade 3: Friday, March 31

    Grade 2: Friday, April 21

    Grade 1: Friday, May 12

    Kindergarten: Friday, June 2
  • PA/Minds of Many Kinds Meetings (South Dining Room)

    Thursday, Sept. 29, 8-9:30 am (transition meeting)
    Friday, Oct. 28, 8-9:30 am (first meeting)
    Thursday, Dec. 8, 8-9:30 am
    Thursday, Jan. 26, 8-9:30 am
    Thursday, March 30, 8-9:30 am
    Thursday, May 25, 8-9:30 am

  • PA/Spring Division-Wide Picnics (Morningside Park)

    Primary: Wednesday, May 24, 5-7 pm

    Intermediate: Wednesday, May 31, 5-7 pm

    Middle: Wednesday, June 7, 5-7 pm

Rock the Block 2016

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  • Donor Listing

    2016 Rock the Block Donors: We had several local donors that supported Rock the Block this year. Please feel free to support these local businesses!
    16 Handles
    Alicart Restaurant Group
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    Amy Ruth's 
    Andrea B. Ballen Photography
    Angel of Harlem
    Bank Street Bookstore
    Bank Street Camp
    Bare Burger
    Bernheim & Schwartz
    Big Daddy's
    BigShot Camera
    Blick Art Materials
    Bloomingdale School of Music
    BLVD Bistro
    Book Culture
    BowlMor Lanes
    Breakaway Hoops
    Buceo 95
    Camp Waziyatah
    Chef Toni's Cooking Adventures
    Chidren's Museum of the Arts
    Chirping Chicken
    Corner Social
    Dance Theater of Harlem
    Desserts by G
    Dinosaur BBQ
    Discovery Programs
    Dos Toros
    Famiglia Pizza
    Franky D's Salon
    Freshmade NYC
    Harlem Corner Social
    Harlem Shake
    Harlem Tavern
    Kare Thai
    Kids Creative
    Lido Restaurant
    Little Shop of Crafts
    Mel's Burger Bar
    Modern Martical Arts
    Mommy Makeup
    Muse Paintbar
    Museum of Jewish Heritage
    NYC Elite Gymnastics
    Nicholson Events Inc.
    Rachel Adams
    Richards/Climan Inc.
    Shabazz Barber Shop
    Sharyn Gift Basket
    Silver Moon Bakery
    Simply Crafted 4 U
    Spring Lake Day Camp
    Studio Museum of Harlem
    The Amazing Max
    The Ellington
    The Fashion Class
    Tonnie's Mini's
    Trader Joe's
    Two Boots Pizza
    United Palace of Cultural Arts
    Urban Sitter
    Vital Theater Company
    Wang Chen Table Tennis Club 
    West Side Market
    Comcast/Sports Net

2016-17 Executive Board

President | Jon Sea
Vice President of Operations | Jorgelina Sabez
Treasurer | Connor Gaffney
Communications Co-Representatives | Cynthia Bowman and Ambar Salam
Primary Division (K-2) Representatives | Sarah Cole and Lila Davachi
Intermediate Division Representative | Diana Cordero
Middle Division Representatives | Michael Paulin
Member-at-Large I | Vern Ballard
Member-at-Large II | Donna Saliani

Parents Association Groups

Casa Latina celebrates Latin culture and Spanish language | Contact Lida Rubenstein, Diana Cordero, Marta Kohn

Kaleidoscope promotes, advances and fosters awareness of cultural diversity in our school community | Contact Lida Rubenstein, Kathy Leichter

Minds of Many Kinds is a support group for parents of children with learning differences and challenges. The group provides a supportive environment where parents can discuss their experiences as well as exchange helpful information with each other. | Contact Krystle Rodriguez

Wellness | Contact Marta Kohn, Gita Johar

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