Spring Gala Donations 2023

Dear Families of I.S.72,

As you may have heard, we are currently planning our 2nd Annual I.S. 72 PTA Spring
Gala. We are really looking forward to a fun filled evening to raise funds for our I.S. 72 school
community. We are really quite busy planning our biggest fundraiser of the year and we
humbly ask that we can once again count on you all for your support.
Ways you can help make our Gala a successful one are as follows:

1. Sharing our donation request letter with local businesses. (Ex: nail salons, hair salons,
restaurants, boutiques and local clubs such as dance, gymnastics, art, sports). You can
have the business contact us for pick up or bring in any donations at your convenience.
2. Monetary donations can be made to the PTA via Zelle at
(That is a zero after the R)
3. The gift of regifting. Do you have any new/unopened items sitting around that can’t be
returned and won’t be used? We are happy to take them off your hands. We can use
anything from kids toys, candles, gift sets, wine & liquor sets, etc.
4. Create a basket of your own. Pick a theme and make a basket on your own. We will
acknowledge your donation in our program at the Gala. (Some ideas: Movie night, Kids
fun, Baking, Pamper yourself, Holiday themed)
5. Choose an item from our Amazon Wishlist to purchase and it will be delivered to the
PTA for us to create unique baskets for the auction. We will acknowledge your donation
in our program at the Gala. Here is the link:

Once again, we are absolutely grateful for your ongoing support and look forward to
hosting a successful and memorable Gala this spring. It is your kindness and generosity that
keeps the PTA going so that we can continue supporting our students and IS72 community. 

If you have any questions, please email us at

 IS72 Donation Letter.pdf 

With sincere gratitude, 

The PTA Executive Board

PTA Pie Fundraiser


Family Movie Night 10/14/22


Chocolate & Snack Fundraiser!

Kastle Fundraiser (Chocolate and snack sale)  

Our Kastle fundraiser has begun! Packets were sent out to all grade levels the week of September 12th. This is our first fundraiser of the year. Please ask your child if you have not yet received the packet. The sale will close on 10/4. 

Please check out this video that was shown to the students regarding our fundraiser: 

Students are asked to sell 3 ITEMS so be invited to a SLAM DUNK BASKETBALL SHOW (see video link) 

Fundraiser Link and QR Code:  

School Code: ISPTA72 



Membership Dues!

PTA Membership Dues:  

  • This will begin today and continue until November 1st.  
  • $5.00 PER FAMILY (This is NOT a requirement but is welcomed and appreciated)  
  • Please use our Venmo QR code to submit dues.  

Parent Coordinator

Dear Rocco Laurie Families,

I would like to introduce myself to our school community and families this New Year. My name
is Stephanie Montanez-Miniero and I am the new Parent Coordinator here at I.S.72.

I have recently taken on this position since early December after sixteen wonderful years as a
Bilingual Paraprofessional across the street at P.S. 69. It has been a joy to walk through the halls
since I’ve started at I.S. 72 and seeing some of the students I have worked with. The looks on
their faces upon seeing me has been indescribable. Through the years, I have played many roles
in the school community and have been a leader and role model to others. I have built fantastic
relationships with not only the students I have worked with but also with their families and I
cannot wait to build new relationships with the families at this phenomenal middle school.

With that said, I’m here to help! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to
reach out by calling me at 718-698-5757 and selecting Extension #1782 or email me at

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe 2022 and look forward to working with you all!

Best regards,

Stephanie Montanez-Miniero




James Desiderato, President

Nora Santomassino, Treasurer

Jenny Torres-Lock, Recording Secretary

Jennifer Russo, Corresponding Secretary

1st Vice President,  Andrea Sene

2nd Vice President, Hallima Ali

To contact our PTA, please email