About the Howitt PTA

  • Mission statement
    PTA is.........
    • A powerful voice for all children
    • A relevant resource for families and communities
    • A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child


    • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship
    • To raise the standards of home life
    • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth
    • To bring into closer relation, the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth
    • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth, the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

    Source:  nyspta.org

Welcome to Howitt Middle School PTA

    Upcoming Events:

     Howitt Paint and Raffle Night
    Monday, April 24th 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
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    September is PTA membership month. Your $10.00 membership helps fund many great programs for the Howitt Middle School. HMS PTA Membership Form
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Executive Committee

Position Name Email
President Eleanor Horowitz ele.one@verizon.net
1st Vice President - Arts in Education Colleen Giordano colleengio12@gmail.com
2nd Vice President - Ways & Means (fundraising) Melissa Grazadei graz92003@aol.com
3rd Vice President - Legislation George Pieri gpieri@optonline.net
4th Vice President - Membership Lisa DiPiazza ldplus4@yahoo.com
Corresponding Secretary Maria Ferrante jferran24@aol.com
Recording Secretary Martha Thomatos martha@thomatos.org
Treasurer Kelly Maltese kellyannmaltese@gmail.com
Council Delegate Nancy Peteka rnp92@oponline.net
Council Delegates Rose Cohen rsc1101@gmail.com

Howitt Middle School PTA Committee Chairpersons 2013-2014

Committee Chairperson Email Phone Number
Awards Nancy Wagner nancywagner@optonline.net 516-554-5709
Blood Drive To Be Announced
Book Fair Kristen Valenti skvalenti@aol.com 516-782-1607
Bi-laws and Grants Kate Kelly mrskatekelly17@yahoo.com 516-557-3989
Pictures Eleanor Horowitz ele.one@verizon.net 516-322-3992
Reflections Shivonne Cowhey sk8mom2005@aol.com 347-256-7338
Staff Appreciation Eleanor Horowitz vze4zxr7@verizon.net 516-322-3992
8th Grade T Shirts Nancy Peteka mp92@optonline.net 516-557-3989
6th Grade Meet & Greet Eleanor Horowitz ele.one@verizon.net 516-322-3992
Rewards/Box Tops Nadia Barbuto ncbarbuto@aol.com 516-509-1679
Bilaws, Grants, SEPTA Kate Kelly mrskatekelly17@yahoo.com 516-557-3989
Community Summit, Wellness Michelle Faber shellfaber6@netscape.net 516-313-9663
Shared Decision Michelle Faber Andrea Cella Michelle Faber - shellfaber6@netscape.net Michelle Faber - 516-313-9663 Andrea Cella - 516-426-7100
Wellness & Board of Education Michelle Faber shellfaber6@netscape.net 516-313-9663
Youth Council & SEPTA Nancy Peteka mrskatekelly17@yahoo.com 516-557-3989

District Representatives

Committee Chairperson Email Phone Number
Blood Drive To Be Announced
Board of Education Kate Kelly and Daniela Elefteriadis Kate Kelly - mrskatekelly17@yahoo.com Daniela Elefteriadis - 516-330-4968 Kate Kelly - 516-557-3989 Daniela Elefteriadis - 516-330-4968
Community Summit and Family Engagement Michelle Faber shellfaber6@netscape.net 516-313-9663
Michelle Faber shellfaber@netscape.net 516-293-7642
SEPTA Michelle Faber shellfaber@netscape.net 516-293-7642
Wellness and Youth Council To Be Announced
Shared Decision Michelle Faber and Andrea Cella Michelle Faber - shellfaber6@netscape.net Andrea Cella - Cellabella1974@gmail.com Michelle Faber - 516-313-9663 Andrea Cella - 516-426-7100

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