• DECEMBER 7th VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING!  This is a fundraising event. We get a % of sales, as well as all tips from gift wrapping.      
  • Sign up using the link below or on our VOLUNTEER page.
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  • Look for these coupons in next week’s news blast and PTA mailings to use when shopping at Barnes & Noble on… …December 7th.

  • When making your purchases, present your coupon and B&N will contribute a percentage of your sale to FMHS!  This includes all B&N stores here in NYC and online purchases as well!  Just make sure to shop online between December 7 thru 17th and submit the code #12035259. So tell your friends and family.  Last year we raised over 700 dollars but we can do better!


Holiday Shopping??  Shop at AmazonSmile and select Parent-Teacher Association of Frank McCourt High School.  Amazon’s Smile Foundation will donate .5% to our school!



                                                                                    DID YOU KNOW WE COULD RECEIVE UP TO 200,000 DOLLARS!!!

This opportunity can happen only if everyone fills out their lunch form application which can be done online at and clicking under <Parents<NYC School lunch application.  If you don’t have access to a computer, you can fill out a paper form or go to your local library and use their computer.  If all else fails, there will be volunteers to assist you at Parent/teacher conferences and you can complete it at FMHS.  Spread the word!!!

Copies of lunch forms can be found on the FMHS website
under < Parents




   Peer Mentoring Program at FMHS!                                                                        This program, The Peer Group Connection,  will be introduced this Fall, and offer our upper house kids a chance to learn skills such as Leadership and problem solving and become actively involved in helping freshmen transition to high school.  The goal is to promote lasting connections to the school and among students, so that students will stay engaged in learning!  Keep your ears and wallets open to learn more about how you can contribute towards this invaluable program.  Look for more details in the upcoming newsletters and PTA meetings.


Shop at AmazonSmile and select Parent-Teacher Association of Frank McCourt High School.  Amazon’s Smile Foundation will donate .5% to our school!


Alphie McCourt youngest brother of Frank McCourt died on July 2nd 2016.  Always a great supporter of FMHS, Alphie attended our last Silent Auction where he was captured on Video singing an Irish Ditty.


Be an involved parent.

The PTA is our way as parents to participate in the FMHS community. Not only is it a resource to get information, it is a way we can have a positive impact in the classroom. Through funds raised and volunteer efforts we’ve been able to:

  • help cover bus costs for college tours
  • organize and provide food for community building events like our Fall Pot Luck
  • negotiate a high quality, low cost ACT  prep course through ibid Prep for FMHS students
  • support classroom projects like Ms. Mathes Soap Making Project and Ms. Gates Podcasting Project
  • provide funds for art supplies and graphing calculators
  • cover the costs for Naviance, our college and career readiness software
  • assist with other senior activities (prom, senior trip, yearbook and graduation venue)
  • assist with the cost of Camp Bernie
  • provide college resource books
  • and much more…

Please join the parents who have already


I’m looking at you, Freshman Parents!!

We have a lot of help from upper class parents but we need new parents to start getting involved. Learn the ropes from those who’ve done it before. It’s not hard if we all pitch in.



SUNY Financial Aid Days Starting in January.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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Get financial aid reminders and on-demand guidance by text.

Check out the app!



Thanks to all who donated to this year’s Annual Family Giving appeal.  We’re off to a good start!

Let’s keep the momentum going.   We will update this site with a progress meter shortly, but we need participation from many more families!
Please make a tax deductible donation via check or money order payable to “Frank McCourt High School PTA”, download the donation form and send it with your donation to:

145 West 84th Street, Room 321T
New York, NY 10024

You can also donate online with a  Credit Card or PayPal account.


Our PTA Executive Board is:

 Co-Presidents: Maria Hartman and Loretta McGarry                                                    Co-Vice President: Susan Crowson and Pape M. Diedhiou                                    Co-Treasurers: Chrissy Wojcik and Toby Kovacs                                                       Co-Secretaries: Rachel Laiserin and Sheila Williams                                                    Chair of communications: Susan Graef

 Chair of Fundraising: Tukashi Knox 

 SLT Reps: Laura Thorpe, Ann Marie Foss (Head of  Family Giving),  Maria Hartman, Susan Crowson


Order your FMHS Spiritwear ONLINE!


Purchase your items online and your order will be available for pick up through your child’s advisory.

You can also download an order form HERE.


 Click here for the school’s website.