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About Us

Our PTA serves every student attending the Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics and Arts at Old Donation School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This includes the full-time academic program for gifted learners (grades 2-8), the gifted dance program (grades 3-8), and the gifted visual arts program for the elementary grades (grades 2-5).

We are part of the National PTA®, a nonprofit association comprised of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders. Together, we support educational success, and promote parent involvement in our school.

Our PTA supports the dynamic and challenging curriculum of Brickell Academy with financial support, grant programs, scholarships, and organized volunteer efforts. We strive to support every grade level, with age-appropriate and interesting opportunities. And fun is not forgotten! With your help, we organize after-school clubs, game days, spirit nights, fun runs, chess competitions, art contests, and staff appreciation events.  Please join.

MONTHLY PTA MEETINGS: The PTA meets monthly during the school year.  During the 2023-2024 school year we will meet on the fourth Friday of each month at 9 am at Old Donation School.  All PTA members are welcome to attend monthly meetings.  

2023-2024 PTA Executive Board

President: Jennifer Gettins

1st VP, Membership: Sharline St. Pierre-Noel

2nd VP, Programs: Hajar Street

3rd VP, VIE: Renee Custodio-Check

Secretary: Vivian Arganza

Treasurer: Michelle Korn

Committee Leads

After School Clubs: OPEN,
Bingo Night Chair: OPEN
8th Grade End of Year Events:
8th grade dance - Cindy Sweitzer
8th grade picnic - Kim Strassberger

Fall Event: OPEN
5th Grade Finale:
Grants: Natalie Petsu​, 
GradWalk: Kim Strassberger,
Hospitality: Carla Grassia and Camilla Breault
Reading Month: Rene Custodio-Check,
Reflections: Nandini Sakharpe,
School Supply Kits: Polly Foster
Scholarships: Carrie Williams,

Shamrock Races: OPEN

Shopping Incentives:

Social Media: Allison Davis

Spirit Nights: Ameera Ahmad,

Spirit Wear: Anna Feliberti, Kim Strassberger,

Spring Event: OPEN

Website: Allison Davis



Destination Imagination: Jenny Sessoms,

Math Kangaroo: Nandini Sakharpe,

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