Dear Parents,

One of the key factors that make PS 145 a successful school is help from our families.  With a strong Parent Association (PA) and active parents, we can accomplish a lot to enhance students’ education. There are many opportunities for parents to engage with teachers, administration and fellow parents inside and outside the school at fundraising, school spirit and educational events.  The PS 145 Parent Association (PA) organizes most of these events.

Every parent at PS 145 is a member of the PA and is encouraged to be an active participant. Parent involvement is vital to our school’s success.  Budget cuts have affected all public schools in NYC, making it necessary for the PA to raise funds to ensure that children can expect even basic necessities such as:

  • Teaching Assistants (TAs) - Math & reading coaches - 

  • Librarian & library supplies

  • Recess aides & enrichment

  • Garden teacher & garden supplies

  • Classroom technology

  • Nursing supplies & health programs

  • Wellness education


Anastasia Rashkova                



Mariela Angulo


PS 145 has 400 students ranging from ages 4 - 11 and with the help of our parents we can work to ensure that all of our children get the very best education available. 


Parents can help in so many ways, so please browse our site and check out the opportunities to donate, volunteer, and add your expertise to our collective workforce. 



The PS 145 pre-k after-school program...........

K - 5

The PS 145 k - 5 after-school program...........


The YMCA after-school program.....................








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Parent Association of PS 145
150 W 105th St, New York, NY 10025

Tel: (212) 678-2857

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PS 145 Parent Association

           Last Updated: 11/19/18

Anastasia Rashkova


Bio Coming Soon

Mariela Angulo


My name is Mariela Angulo and I am from Venezuela. I have worked in hospitality for more than 20 years. I think it is important not only for the parents, but for the children to take part in their education, because they will be the leaders of the future.

Mia Simring

Vice President of Title I

Bio Coming Soon

Emily Whitmore


Emily has a background in education- as a teacher, leader, and presently for a nonprofit supporting schools all over the city.  She grew up in Maine and has lived in NYC since college.  In her free time, she enjoys playing with her two amazing kids, cheese, wine, and nerdy board games.  She believes that public education is the greatest opportunity we have for the future of our society.

Vice President of Community Affairs 

Rae Mercado

Bio Coming Soon

Vice President of Events/Fundraising 

Gulnara Medvedeva

Bio Coming Soon


Olga Iliachenko 

Born in Lviv, Ukraine. Parent of Kindergarten student at P.S.145. BS in Finance from Brooklyn College. 10+ years ' experience as a financial analyst. Joined the PA to facilitate transparent financial accounting and reporting. Passionate about projects that help PA evolve as a whole and provide academic enrichment for kids such as IXL math program or STEM workshops.  


Olga Aksenova

Bio Coming Soon


Sofia Besyakov

Sofia Besyakov brings to PA 145 years of ad tech and start-up development experience.  Sofia works in a private equity fund and is responsible for monetization. She also volunteers for Lamplighters Yashiva, a progressive educational movement for insular communities, where she helps with fundraising efforts. Previously, she worked in management roles in ad tech and was a co-founder of Coballistic Inc, a boutique online marketing agency. Sofia holds a Bachelors of Engineering from Carleton University. Her hobbies are in sports and crafts.

Future PS 145 Playground Dubbed
'Gold Standard'
of Accessibility
for All Kids

Project Status: Active Construction

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UPPER WEST SIDE — A complete redesign of an aging West 105th Street playground got the go-ahead Tuesday night after years of planning, paving the way for the space to become a new model of accessibility for New York City play spaces.

City Councilman Mark Levine, whose district includes the Upper West Side, called the design the "gold standard" for accessibility and inclusiveness in the city during the meeting Tuesday.

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