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What is Title 1?
  • Title 1 is the largest federal aid program that provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
  • Fort Hamilton HS is a Title 1 school and we NEED all families to fill out their Family Income Inquiry (Lunch) Form to continue to get Title 1 funding at starting in the summer.
What is the Title 1 Parent Committee?
  • Title 1 schools must set aside 1% of their total Title 1 allocation to fund parent and family engagement activities that a committee (of parents/guardians of students) jointly agree upon the use of set-aside funds.
  • Title 1 Parent Committee will be sending out a survey to all parents/guardians to gather input on what topics of workshops that would be of interest to our families and day/time frames that families are available.
  • What workshops have been successfully held with translators?
    1. College Preparation - Essay Writing, FAFSA, Searching for Colleges, Financial Literacy, & more
    2. Academics - Importance of PSAT/SAT, Regents & Advance Placement, Naviance, Junior Night, & more
    3. Social-Emotional Development - Cyberbullying/bully, Conflict Resolution, Anxiety & Depression, Anger & Stress, & more
  • With every workshop, there are books handed out to each of our families that attend for their child.
    1. Prep Books - PSAT, SAT, How to Search for Colleges, Barron Regents, AP, Scholarship, Essay, & more
    2. Social-Emotional & Parenting Books
Who is in the Title 1 Parent Committee?
  • Title 1 Parent Committee: Chair - Lillian Shek; Secretary - Cathy Joseph; Treasurer - Genevieve Mammana; and all our wonderful parents that come and join in our monthly meetings.  You can contact or follow us below.  Please select the language you prefer!
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2019 - 2020 PTA Executive Board
Co-President     Angela Schillaci Matteduci
Co-President     Christine Brzezinski
1st Vice-President     Cathy Joseph
2nd Vice-President     Catherine Massab
Recording Secretary     Stefania Vasquinz
Co-Treasurer     Dina Gangemi
Co-Treasurer     Miroslaw Brzezinski
PTA Executive Board/General Meetings - School Year 2019 - 2020
Date Executive Board Meeting General Meeting
September 16, 2019 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
October 21, 2019 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
November 18, 2019 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
December 9, 2019 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
January 13, 2020 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
February 10, 2020 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
March 16, 2020 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
April 6, 2020 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
May 18, 2020 6:00 pm 7:15 pm
June 15, 2020 6:00 pm 7:15 pm

Fort Hamilton High School

Duties of PTA Officers



  • President / Co-Presidents: The President/Co-Presidents shall preside at all meetings of the association and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.  The President/Co-Presidents shall appoint chairpersons of association committees with the approval of the executive board.  The President/Co-Presidents shall delegate responsibilities to other association members and shall encourage meaningful participation in all parent and school activities.  The President/Co-Presidents shall attend all regular meetings of the presidents’ council and shall be a mandatory member of the school leadership team.  The President/Co-Presidents shall meet regularly with the executive board members in accordance with these bylaws to plan the agendas for the general membership meetings.  The President/Co-Presidents shall be eligible signatories on checks. The President/Co-Presidents shall assist with the June transfer of association records to the incoming executive board.
  • Recording Secretary: The Recording Secretary shall record minutes at all association meetings.  The Recording Secretary’s responsibilities shall include the preparation of notices, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials for distribution.  The Recording Secretary shall prepare and read the minutes of each association meeting and shall distribute copies of the minutes at the next scheduled meeting for review and approval by the general membership.  The Recording Secretary shall maintain custody of the association’s records on school premises.  The Recording Secretary shall incorporate all amendments into the bylaws and shall ensure that signed copies of the bylaws with the latest amendments are on file in the principal’s office.  The Recording Secretary shall be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence addressed to the association.  The Recording Secretary shall assist with the June transfer of all association records to the incoming executive board. 
  • Co-Treasurers: The Co-Treasurers shall be responsible for all financial affairs and funds of the association.  The Co-Treasurers shall also be responsible for maintaining an updated record of all income and expenditures on school premises and shall be one of the signatories on checks.  The Co-Treasurers shall adhere to and implement all financial procedures established by the association.  The Co-treasurers shall prepare and present a written report of all transactions at every executive board and general membership meeting.  This report must include income, refunds, reimbursements and other expenditures, and opening and closing balances for the reporting period.  The Co-Treasurers shall also prepare the association’s interim and annual financial reports.  The Co-Treasurers shall make available all books and financial records for viewing by members upon request and for audit.  The Co-Treasurers shall assist with the June transfer of all association records to the incoming executive board.
  • 1st and 2nd Vice President: The 1st and 2nd Vice-President shall assist the President or Co-Presidents and shall assume the President’s or Co-Presidents’ duties in his/her or their absence or at the President’s or Co-Presidents’ request. The 1st and 2nd Vice-President shall be one of the signatories on all checks.  The 1st or 2nd Vice-President shall assist with the June transfer of association records to the incoming executive board.
    • VP or Co-VPs of Fundraising:  The Fundraising Committee is a standing committee of the Fort Hamilton High School PTA chaired by a Vice President of Fundraising (or two Co-Vice Presidents.)  The purpose of the Committee is to raise money to meet the PTA’s proposed annual budget. Generally, the PTA will work with a list of school needs from the Principal.  The Fundraising Committee will plan at least one major fundraising event each year to raise money for PTA designated programs; (scholarships, activities, workshops and projects.) All fundraising events must be approved by Fort Hamilton High School’s Principal and by the PTA members at a General PTA meeting.  The General Membership fundraiser votes must be recorded in the meeting minutes. 
  • Fort Hamilton Volunteer Parent Grade Representatives: 1-3 Parents Grade Representatives for each of four grades at Fort Hamilton High School. 1-3 parents for 9th; 1-3 parents for 10th grade.; 1-3 parents for 11th grade.; and 1-3 parents for 12th grade.  Parent Grade Representatives will serve for one year (while their student is enrolled in that class.)  They may volunteer for more than one year.  Parents will be invited to be volunteers at a PTA General meeting early in the school year.  They are welcome but do not have to attend Executive Board meetings and do not vote at the Board (they vote at general PTA meetings.) They should try to attend the monthly General PTA meetings.  Duties include representing parents of their grade to the PTA; encouraging parents to attend PTA and school special events, like the annual Fashion show; helping PTA and PC plan parent orientations, workshops and parent information nights for the parents of each grade level.


Section 4 - Election of Officers

  • Officers shall be elected by the last day of each school year for a one-year term beginning July 1. Any timeline established by the association to complete the nominations and election process must adhere to this timeframe. The Principal should be notified of the date and time of the annual election by April 1 but must be notified no later than May 1.
  • Employees of FHHS may not serve as members of the executive board. This restriction applies equally to employees who have a child currently attending FHHS.

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The Parent-Teacher Association of Fort Hamilton High School provides valuable support and service to students and staff.  We are fortunate to have a combination of caring and concerned parents and dedicated teachers, staff and administrators who encourage our students to excel.  We encourage all parents to become an active member of the PTA.  Attending monthly PTA meetings will help keep you informed of all school-related and community matters.  In addition, we value your input and welcome you to participate in PTA functions throughout the year.  Meetings are held on Monday evenings unless otherwise noted.
Christine Brzezinski &
Angela Schillaci Matteduci
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