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2021-2022 PTA Calendar
Meetings will be held on zoom until further notice. 
  • Thursday, April 28th at 6pm (PTA & SLT elections)
  • Thursday, May 19th at 6pm
  • Thursday, June 16th at 6pm
September 2021

Dear parents and guardians,

On behalf of the PS/IS 121 PTA, I want to welcome everyone to the 2021/2022 school year. It is so exciting to have all the students back in the building again. Amid this excitement many are also anxious. Health and safety remains a major concern for everyone.  

The school, along with the PTA is committed to making sure everyone remains safe during the school year. As part of this effort, The PTA has invested in a PS/IS 121 branded mask for all students and staff as a welcome back gift.  

We hope to see more families join the PTA and attend regular monthly meetings this year. Involvement in your child's school community is key to their success. Our first PTA meeting will be via zoom on Thursday, September 23rd at 6pm. The full list of our meeting dates are available on our refreshed website at Please take a minute to check out the website and the PTA section for more information. 

The PTA is already working hard on organizing many events like the book fair, picture days, and bake sales. We are also hoping with more volunteers and renewed energy to plan some fun activities as well as support school spirit events, graduation activities and the teachers and staff who work tirelessly to educate and cultivate our children. 

I, along with your PTA board members, are looking forward to collaborating with you in building an even more connected school community and educational experience for all our students. If you have ideas, need assistance to access information, or want to get involved, please feel free to contact us at with any questions or concerns. 

Looking forward to an awesome school year! 

Cheryle Calandra


Parent-Teacher Association
PS/IS 121
Mr. Zakariah Haviland, Principal
Cheryle Calandra, President 
Diana Askar, Vice President
Tara Kaiser, Treasurer
Sarah Maxfield, Rec. Secretary

Bridget Gallati, Fin. Secretary
Aisha Rehman, Corr. Secretary


The COVID-19 vaccines are the best protection we have against the virus. Help our school community stay healthy and safe by protecting yourself and others. If you show the attached referral card when you get your first vaccine dose, NYC will contribute a $100 referral bonus to the PS/IS 121 PTA. 

You can find free vaccination sites on the NYC vaccine finder website.
The City also has additional information available about the vaccine.
Community Education Council Meetings for our District (District 21) will be held on zoom on the following dates. (Business meeting begins at 5PM, with calendar meeting immediately following). For questions about these meetings or to receive zoom link, please contact CEC21[at]schools[dot]nyc[dot]gov.
  • April 13th
  • May 18th
  • June 15th