Parental Involvement

Parent Engagement Time


Meetings with Teachers

In addition to our Parent Teacher Conferences, parents can request to make an appointment to meet with their child's teacher through email or at the Welcome Center.  The parent and teacher can agree on a date and time to meet.  Teachers will not be able to enter conversations with parents at dismissal or arrival time in order to ensure safety.

Meetings with teachers can be arranged by:

  1. Sending a written message to the teacher via your child
  2. Calling the school and leaving a message for the teacher
  3. Email the school at
  4.  Visiting our P.S. 131 Welcome Center located by the 44th street cafeteria doors at 7:45-8:30 am and 2:30-3:00 pm.


Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

One of the greatest strengths of PS 131 is the collaboration among teachers, administrators and families through the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA office is located in the cafe. The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) works to support teachers and families, and it serves as a liaison between families and the school administration. The PTA provides tools and information to help families become active participants in their child's education and the PS 131 community.  At P.S.131, every parent or guardian is a member of the PTA.  PTA Meetings are held monthly and are open to all members of the community. PTA Executive Board meetings are also held monthly and are open to all.

The PTA bulletin board is located on the 1st floor by the main entrance.  The bulletin board has announcements about PTA meetings, subcommittees, and school-wide events. You may also visit the PTA webpage on this school website.


PTA Executive Board Members

PTA President - Glenny Garcia     

PTA Treasurer - Yuriela Leyva

PTA Secretary - Fatima Begum



Parent Teacher Conferences

Read NYC Department of Education Information on
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Key Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year
Please ensure that these dates are penciled in on your calendars.

PS 131 Parent-Teacher Conferences, including afternoon and evening sessions, will be held on the following dates remotely (by Zoom):

 * 1st Marking Period Parent-Teacher Conference 
     December 9th, 2021 (Thurs), 12:30-2:30 p.m. &  4:00-7:00 p.m. 

 *2nd Marking Period Parent -Teacher Conference
   March 24, 2022 (Thurs),  12:30-2:30 p.m. &  4:00-7:00 p.m.

Language Assistance

The NYC Department of Education provides translation and interpretation services ![new window icon][1]. that will assist you in communicating effectively with your child's school.  If you require interpretation services when meeting with your child's teacher, please notify our Language Access Coordinator,  Ms. L Zelmanovich and Ms. C. Zencuch.  The school can provide interpretation service in person in the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Urdu.