PTO & PTA Councils

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PTO & PTA Councils


PTO Council

The Teaneck Council of Parents and Teachers (known as the PTO Council) is the umbrella organization of Teaneck Public Schools’ six Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs). The Council, comprising representatives from the individual organizations, meets monthly to discuss education and parent issues as they relate to the children of this district. Each PTO also holds monthly meetings at their respective school.

Although each PTO has its own identity, we all work and strive for a common goal….our students. We urge the entire Teaneck Community to come out and support the PTO Council and PTO-sponsored programs and activities that are posted on the PTO Calendar. Please mark your calendars accordingly and be sure to attend some of the wonderful and exciting events that have and will be planned for the students. Please keep in mind that from time to time event dates may be changed due to scheduling conflicts.

PTO Council President: Chondra Young
[email protected]

PTA Council

The Teaneck PTA Council, a 501C(3) non-profit organization, is a branch of the National PTA and NJPTA that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a resource for Teaneck families and a strong partner for Teaneck Public Schools.

We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for Teaneck children and families.

We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.

We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.

We value Teaneck PTOs collaboration, the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.

Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of Teaneck children and youth.  For any questions, please contact [email protected]

Edward Ha, President
Amina Benser, Vice-President
Christina Pami, Secretary
James Hall, Treasurer

Teaneck PTA Council:

 School Date
Bryant Elementary School PTO
First Tuesday
7:00 PM
President: Stephanie Davis

Lacey Elementary School PTO

Hawthorne Elementary School PTA
First Thursday
7:00 PM
President: Elizabeth Vazquez
Lowell Elementary School PTO
Fourth Tuesday
6:30 PM
President: Elizabeth Cruz
Whittier Elementary School PTO
Fourth Tuesday
6:30 PM
Co-President: Alicia Maxey Green
Co-President: Tama Harris McPhatter
Benjamin Franklin Middle School PTO
Second Tuesday
7:00 PM
Co-President: Crystal Goodwin
Co-President: Tama Harris Mc Phatter  
Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA
Third Tuesday
7:00 PM 
President: Elizabeth Rynd
Teaneck High School PTO
Second Monday
7:00 PM
President: Chondra Young

Parent Meetings


Theodora Smiley Lacey School - October 15, 2020 (Thursday afternoon & evening)
Bryant School – October 13, 2020 (Tuesday afternoon and evening)
Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson – October 21, 2020 (Wednesday afternoon & evening)
Hawthorne, Lowell, Whittier – October 15, 2020 (Thursday afternoon & evening)
Teaneck High School – October 27, 2020 (Tuesday afternoon & evening)


Theodora Smiley Lacey School - February 4, 2021 (Thursday afternoon and evening)
Bryant School – February 9, 2021 (Tuesday afternoon & evening)
Hawthorne, Lowell, Whittier – February 11, 2021 (Thursday afternoon & evening)
Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson – February 18, 2021 (Thursday afternoon & evening)
Teaneck High School – February 23, 2021 (Tuesday afternoon & evening)

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