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Message from the President

Hello CCMS Family!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Christopher Columbus Middle School PTSA is working hard on creating a strong and supportive community and are enthusiastic about the rest of the school year. The PTSA has many plans for this year and we welcome volunteers from all parents, faculty, and our community. If you want to contact PTSA, please email us at

Here are your board members for 2018-2019:
President – Donna Duran
Vice President – Carol Park
Secretary – Heripsima Kouzian
Treasurer – Shani Finestone
Parliamentarian - Morris Finestone

As we start the new year, remember that our main focus is children-the children in your home and the children in our school.   Whether you are a new PTSA member or a returning member, we thank you for your contributions, time, and commitment to our organization, our teachers, and most importantly, our students!

As I embark on my first year as your PTSA President, I am looking forward to establishing a great partnership with the Administration, our amazing teachers and our invaluable staff to provide an excellent learning experience for our children.

I encourage each and every one of you to become a part of our team.  The number one reason to join the PTSA is to benefit the children.  In doing so, you also help us.  But there are many more advantages:

  • By becoming a PTSA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
  • By volunteering with our PTSA, you gain valuable experiences and personal confidence. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use, for a good cause.
  • By getting involved, you’ll be part of the solution, helping to make positive change.
  • PTSA functions provide opportunities to meet other parents and teachers.
  • The PTSA is a forum for exchanging ideas, attend the PTSA Association meetings every month to make suggestions, and provide your input.

Some things that we can use some help with this year are fundraising and volunteering. We will be spending time and money on programs and events to enhance our children’s learning experience. As we continue to grow year to year, we would like to add more. Yet in doing so, we need more help to allow for these programs. If you have any ideas or would like to help in any way, please contact me.

"Every child's potential is a reality..."

Thank you and have a great year!!!

Donna Duran

2018-2019 PTSA President