PTO/SLT Information

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Parent Teacher Organization Executive Board Members

PTO Mission

The mission of the Waterside P.S.317Q PTO Inc.  is to serve as a source of support and promote communication between parents, teachers and administration to engage and empower families in advocating for all children. The PTO also sponsors after-school programs, organizes fundraising and school events to enrich our children’s educational, social and developmental experiences and deepen our community spirit.  We value the individual contributions of members, staff, volunteers and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our organization’s mission.

President – Audrey Montero
Secretary – Aggie Batista
Treasurer – Michael Connor

PTO meetings are open to all WCSS families!  Meetings will be before Family Fridays at 8:05

Read PTO Meeting Minutes here

School Leadership Team Members

SLT Mission

The mission of the School Leadership Team (SLT) at the Waterside Children’s Studio School, P.S. 317, is a commitment to researching grants and uncovering extraordinary learning opportunities for ALL of the students at our school.  Parents, teachers and school leaders are a part of the School Leadership Team so that all stakeholders are involved in the decision making process.  This collaborative effort allows these opportunities to exist and expand learning in order to have the highest impact on academic, creative and social growth within our school.



School Member – Dana Gerendasi
School Member – Denise Getchius Staines
School Member – Corinne Dubensky
School Member – Melanie Meyerson
School Member – Madia Lamontagne
Parent Member – Melissa McAllister
Parent Member – Audrey Montero
Parent Member – Laura Frank
Parent Member -Lada Panksowski
Parent Member – Shareeda Ally


School Leadership Team meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 2:30.  All parents are welcome to observe the meeting.  Observers are not allowed to comment during the meeting.  They may sit and listen to the Team discuss key issues that will move our school forward.  If you would like a forum to share, please come to our PTO meetings held the first Friday of the month at 8:05, before Family Friday.

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