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Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

HSAS PTA Meeting Dates 2019-2020

• September 10, 2019, Tuesday, immediately following Curriculum Night
• October 29, 2019, Tuesday*
• November 19, 2019, Tuesday**
• December 10, 2019, Tuesday
• January 7, 2020, Tuesday
• February 25, 2020, Tuesday
• March 24, 2020, Tuesday, immediately following Open House for Admitted Students
• April 29, 2020, Wednesday (from 6:00 – 7:00) – College Fair follows immediately after
at Bronx High School of Science at 7:00 p.m.
• May 19, 202, Tuesday
• June 9, 2020, Tuesday

All meeting take place at the High School and begin at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

All parents of HSAS students are encouraged to attend.

* Before our October 29th Meeting, we will have Joe Lattimer from the University of Rochester Admissions Office speak to the parents about college admissions.

** Before the November 19th Meeting, we will have Nicholas Salinas, Financial Aid Officer at Sarah Lawrence College as a featured speaker.


HSAS 9th Annual Online Auction

9th Annual Online Auction Is Live Now and Extended through April 6, 2020!

Click Here to visit the Auction Site Today!
Check out the many items up for bidding.

To read more about our Annual Auction, click here. The Online Donation Form is up and ready, or, you can use a Donation Paper Form to submit your donation.  Either way, we look forward to your continued support and participation.  A link to the Auction Bidding Site will be up later, as we get closer to the March 6th Auction Start Date.

For more information about the PTA Online Auction, contact
the Auction Committee of HSAS at

To contact the HSAS PTA for other volunteer opportunities,
email the HSAS PTA at

Fairway Community Partners Suspended!


The PTA is hoping for 100% family participation in it’s annual appeal drive – all donations are greatly appreciated!

Please maximize your contribution by giving via check – you’ll save us the processing fee we must pay on credit card transactions, which can amount to several thousand dollars annually. Of course, you may always donate online through the DONATE NOW button on any of the PTA’s web pages.

Please give what you can, and check to see if your employer has a corporate matching program!

If you have not already done so, please send in your PTA Contribution, it is never too late.  For more information, email us at

2019-20 PTA Executive Board and SLT Parent Members

Here are the PTA officers and SLT members for the 2019-2020 school year:

PTA Executive Board
President – Nicole Rothschild
Co-Vice Presidents – Cindy Parra & Joanna Brody
Recording Secretary – Wendi Lee
Co-Treasurers – Jorge Ramirez & Dan Jacob
Chairmen Fundraising – Eniko Horvath, Keri D’Andrea & Michael Andonov
Communications Secretary – Juliet Ragaishis
Members at Large – Eric Weinberg, Stephen Friedgood & Nora McCauley

School Leadership Team
Parent Members – Alix Botwin-Krell, Nadine Rothman, Hannah Tavares-Peña

Class Parent Representatives
9th Grade – Charlotte Elkin & Melanie Kirchner Perlstein
10th Grade – Jennifer Unter
11th Grade – Ellen Morrissey
12th Grade – Eugenia Tinsley & Nancy Mervish

Thank you to everyone for coming out to vote and support the PTA!

HSAS Spiritwear Sale Coming Soon!


Our next merchandise store will be March 12 – 13, 2020, during Parent/Teacher Conferences! Please stop by and pick-up a sweatshirt, a tee shirt, or, maybe, a pair of sweats. There is something for everyone.
• To view/download a hard copy of the last year’s ordering information, click here.

For further information, or to volunteer to help is Merchandise Sales, email the HSAS PTA at


HSAS PTA Comedy Night A Huge Success

The PTA’s Annual Comedy was held this past January 28, 2020.
It was a HUGE SUCCESS. Over 150 parents, and friends attended.

A very special thank you to Eniko Horvath, our intrepid PTA Fundraising Co-Chair, who pulled all the pieces together. BRAVO!

The PTA would especially like to thank MaryAnn McAlpin-Giraldo who arranged for all the magnificent talent, who performed at no charge.

We would also like to thank Amy Veltman who was our “Cheerleading” MC for the evening.

Thank you, too, to Nicole Rothschild (PTA President), Nora McCauley, Natassa Romanou, Stephen Friedgood and George Tselioudis for helping set up prior to the event.  Thank you, Jorge Ramirez, the PTA Treasurer, who organized the sign-up and kept our lists organized.

We can’t wait for next year …

Volunteers Needed!

HSAS PTA Welcomes Elected Officials!

Alumni, staff, parents & guardians were on hand last week to welcome State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Jeffrey Klein to HSAS, as we celebrated both our 15th year and the receipt of their generous capital funding. The officials are pictured above with Mr. Weiss, and our PTA Co-Presidents, Alice Lee and Unjoo Noh.

Assemblyman Dinowitz’s $125,000 will purchase new computers, laptops and classroom furniture. The $145,000 from State Senator Klein will upgrade the HVAC system that regulates temperatures throughout the school and will replace the sliding walls in rooms 106-108 to divide the space into truly soundproof zones. In addition, Senator Klein discussed having named HSAS one of his BOOST schools (Building Options and Opportunities for Students), which awards us an additional $16,000 in funding for curricular enrichment.