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Parent WhatsApp chats

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) hosts WhatsApp group chats by grade where parents can communicate with other parents of their children’s classmates. To maintain everyone’s privacy, only parents and guardians of enrolled children at PS/IS 499 are eligible to join the groups.

To join a group chat, please follow the steps below:

  • Download the WhatsApp app for your mobile device or personal computer.
  • Send an email to whatsapp@499pta.org with the following information:
    • Your name
    • Your phone number
    • Child’s name(s)
    • Child’s grade(s)
  • You may receive an invitation with a link to join the group or you may be directly added to the group and start receiving messages from the moment you are added. Historical content before you were added will not be visible to you.  

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