Dear West Irondequoit Families,

Another summer has come and is almost gone, and we are all anticipating the new school year ahead. The years certainly do go by fast. Please remember to take the time to become a member of our West Irondequoit Central PTSA. The memories created through the opportunities and experiences WICPTSA provides and supports are so meaningful. In my own experience, by being a member of PTSA and volunteering, I have gotten to know so many people across the district including parents, students, teachers, and administrators. As a result, I feel so grateful to be involved in my own daughter’s education and school experiences. It is both reassuring and heartwarming to know and understand what our District and PTSA has to offer to all the children in our district.

I hope you will strongly consider becoming a member of the largest volunteer child advocacy group in the United States. For our children to continue to have access to the programs and scholarships we provide, we need you! Your membership is critical to each of those endeavors. Equally I encourage you, as your time allows, to share your time and talents with the children of West Irondequoit. We know time is precious so please know that being a member does not require you to volunteer. But we welcome you to get involved in any capacity you see fit. It could be attending one of our monthly meetings, connecting with the ptsa reps at your child’s school, or if you are so inclined to find a committee you might want to be involved with, all of this information and more can be found here on our webpage. The contact information for building representatives and committee chairperson is listed on the website, under contacts, and they would welcome hearing from you.

WICPTSA continues to strive to give parents the tools and resources necessary so that our children receive the most out of their education. WICPTSA also acts as a liaison between parents, community members and the district administration; helps to provide recreational activities, educational and celebratory events. WICPTSA also provides opportunities for continued education through local and state scholarships and advocates locally, in Albany and nationally, for the education, safety, health and welfare of children and families. WICPTSA offers many opportunities for you to share your time and talents. If you have any questions or way, we can support please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

I am looking forward to another great school year for our children and I hope to work with all of you soon.


Julie Boland
WICPTSA President

Programs and Services

  • Cultural Arts Programs at each school (through BOCES and Young Audiences of Rochester)
  • Parent Connection (information/education sessions on parenting topics of interest)
  • Family events and activities
  • Red Ribbon campaign (a national campaign to promote healthy choices)
  • School pictures
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Math/Science/Technology Scholarships (grades 7 – 12)
  • Cultural Arts Scholarships (grades 4 – 12)
  • Parents Who Care Directory (grades 7 – 12)
  • Creative arts program
  • Get Out the Vote
  • PTSA Post (our biannual newsletter filled with important district information and news)
  • Legislation and advocacy for all children at the local, state and national level
  • Parent Advocates for Students with Special Needs