Mission and Purpose

As parents, we all support our children with their education. As the PTA, we work collaboratively to support the faculty, staff, parents, and most importantly, our SIHA children through many events, programs, and volunteer opportunities. We are dedicated to securing an excellent education for our children and supporting the values of our school. Together we can ensure that every child succeeds.

The PTA offers a wonderful opportunity for parents to get involved, enriching SIHA, while making a difference in the lives of our children. Volunteering not only gives us a chance to directly impact the success of our many projects, but it helps build friendships with other parents as well. Through our many different fundraising events, the funds raised have helped enhance our school in so many ways.

SIHA PTA sponsors several events that strengthen the SIHA community and the educational partnership between home and school. In addition to book fairs, teachers’ and staff appreciation, creating SIHA’s own library, purchasing various school supplies, helping organize fundraising events and social outings, we also partake in the majority of school organized events. Other examples include transportation for trips when yellow busing is not available, venue rental for Mother’s day and Victory day concert, various workshops for kids including Matza and Challah baking, Purim party, Chanukah cookies for kids and Chanukah concert decorations, items for classrooms such as a rug for the Kindergarten classroom, end of year BBQ, end of year school trip, staff appreciation night, lice checks, and many other smaller yet significant things that help grow our school and community while enriching our kids.

SIHA PTA also supports parties that take place for the whole Staten Island Community. These programs connote a sense of belonging amongst our students and their parents. In order to be successful, we know that the support and involvement of parents, the faculty and staff, as well as our community is of utmost importance. We urge you to show your commitment and become a member of the PTA team. Participating in the PTA is fun and easy and can positively impact both your child’s and your own SIHA experience.

Share your good ideas, your energy, your time and talent, help your school and have fun in the process! If you cannot join the team, participate in the numerous events and programs. Your participation might be that of a committee member, volunteer, class parent, or merely as an attendee. Whatever level of participation you select, your time and involvement will certainly be appreciated.

PTA is always looking for suggestions and ideas, so please feel free to contact us via email at

Meet Our PTA Team

Carmit Cohen

Naama Zadok



Class Parents

  • K – Jonathan Roth
  • 1st – Nailya Elkaiev
  • 2nd – Emanuel and Danna Rayburn
  • 3rd – Hanny Hanuka
  • 4th – Carmit Cohen
  • 5th – Nailya Elkaiev
  • 6th – Evelyn Shindelman
  • 7th – Shane Kimmerling
  • 8th – Shane Kimmerling/ Tomer Applebaum