Class Parents

Thank you to the following parents serving as representatives for each respective grade.

Class parents are your “go-to” people for immediate questions/concerns you may have pertaining to your class, upcoming events, etc. Please help them out whenever possible in planning class events, field trips, etc.

2016 -2017 Class Parents:

Kindergarten: Jill Jones & Julia Kopelson

1st Grade: Ana Paula Gambogi Carvalho & Ann Wazelle

2nd Grade: Talia Zaider & Zabrina Guevara

3rd Grade: Lilly Arrazola Brinkman & Yan Shao

4th Grade: Christina Ho & Jia Lin

5th Grade: Annette Espana & Yvonne Lau

6th Grade: Connie Kim & Derek Wieland

7th Grade: Stephen Friedgood

8th Grade: Jacqueline LeDonne & Lars Hanson


Class Parent Role

  • To serve as the communication link between the classroom teacher, parents/families of the class, the PTA, and our school.
  • Act as a resource by answering questions for parents, especially for those new to your classroom.
  • Contribute to the well-being and stability of the class and the entire school.


  • Set up and maintain classroom e-mail group list.
  • Attend class parent meetings twice a year (Fall and Spring) to share ideas and offer feedback.
  • Attend PTA meetings to stay informed of what’s happening at SMS.
  • Encourage parents to read PTA minutes (which are posted within one week of the meeting) and solicit feedback to be passed on to the PTA.
  • Maintain regular contact with your class teacher to find out how parents can best assist with class activities.
  • Establish connections with class families, get to know their skills and solicit volunteers for school wide events.
  • Send out reminders—via email, phone or notes that go home with the kids—about upcoming events, meetings, field trips and needs for donations or volunteers.
  • Coordinate social events throughout the year to build community (e.g., mid-year picnic, a holiday party or an end-of-year gathering).
  • Check with your parents and teacher to see what they would most like to do.
  • Assist the teacher by helping to coordinate class related activities and securing parental participation.
  • Coordinate teacher gifts (typically during the winter holiday and end of year).
  • Serve as a referral source for specific parent needs (e.g. connecting parents to each other; directing parents to PTA website).
  • Direct complaints about classroom instruction, music teachers or any programming/curriculum issues to appropriate staff and administration (e.g., teachers, school principal, Dean of music).


Contact the School

Academic Office: 212.501.3318
Music Office: 212.501.3316
KMC Front Desk: 212.501.3308
KMC Support: 212.501.3356

Calendar Quick View

Donate or Pay Your SMS PTA Dues With Paypal. Use Link Below.

You can Pay your PTA Dues, or Donate to the PTA online. It is that easy! For Dues Payments, plese add 3% to help offset PayPal's processing fee. Thank You. "PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"

Click Below to Shop at Free Money For the PTA

The SMS PTA is an Amazon affiliate. If you go to using the click below, the SMS PTA will earn a percentage on any item you buy at There is no additional costs to you! And, yes, it is Free Money For the PTA! So, click today.

Katie’s Korner

For The Principal's Message, Click Here!

Kristen’s HS 311 Report

For Kristen's HS Message, Click Here!

Lisa’s Weekly Update

To go to Lisa's Weekly Updates and Reminders, Click Here!