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PTO’s & PTA’s

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

Lacey Elementary School PTA
Second Tuesday
6:30 PM
President: Mary Sheppard
[email protected]
Hawthorne Elementary School PTA
First Thursday
7:00 PM
President: Elaine Stetford
Lowell Elementary School PTO
Fourth Tuesday
6:30 PM
Co-President: Gifty Asante
Co-President: Bronwyn Tobin
Whittier Elementary School PTO
Fourth Tuesday
6:30 PM
Co-President: Amy Bannon
Co-President: Tama Harris McPhatter
Benjamin Franklin Middle School PTO
Second Tuesday
7:00 PM
Co-President: Seleene Lewis-Wong
Co-President: Heidi McCullough
Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA
Second Tuesday
7:00 PM 
President: Elizabeth Rynd
Teaneck High School PTO
Second Monday
7:00 PM
President: Tamika Francis


Welcome to Teaneck’s Parent-Teacher Organizations/Associations (PTO’s/PTA’s). We are looking for parents to become more involved in their children’s schools - and the time commitment is up to you! Please join us by reaching out to the contacts below for each school. The PTO/PTA Councils (below) are the umbrella organizations who meet throughout the year. NOTE: The new officers list will be updated in late September/early October of each year.

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: Tamika Francis
[email protected]

PTA Council

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
Christina Pami, Vice-President
Glynis Corso, Secretary
Elizabeth Vazquez, Treasurer

Teaneck PTA Council:

Parent/Teacher Conferences


Bryant School - October 14, 2021 (Thursday afternoon and evening)
Theodora Smiley Lacey School - October 21, 2021 (Thursday afternoon & evening)
Hawthorne, Lowell, Whittier - October 27, 2021 (Wednesday afternoon & evening)
Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson - October 26, 2021 (Tuesday afternoon & evening)
Teaneck High School - October 28, 2021 (Thursday afternoon & evening)


Bryant School - February 3, 2022 (Thursday afternoon & evening)
Smiley Lacey School - February 8, 2022 (Tuesday afternoon and evening)
Hawthorne, Lowell, Whittier - February 9, 2022 (Wednesday afternoon & evening)
Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson - February 10, 2022 (Thursday afternoon & evening)
Teaneck High School - February 23, 2022 (Wednesday afternoon & evening)

HALF DAYS 2021-2022

Half Day before Thanksgiving
November 24, 2021

Half Day before Holiday Recess
December 23, 2021

Half Day before Memorial Day
May 27, 2022

Half Days for Students Districtwide
October 4, 2021 (Monday)
December 6, 2021 (Monday)
March 21, 2022 (Monday)