South Orangetown Community Elementary Schools PTA

William O. Schaefer Elementary ~ Tappan Zee Elementary ~ Cottage Lane Elementary

What's Happening in SOCES...

Next PTA Meeting 

7:00 PM - Wednesday, March 11th @WOS

We'll discuss our FriendSmart program, SOCSD's Character Education program, and how our children are learning to build friendships. Mommy's Helpers will be available, so please bring your children.

Founders Day Celebration

On a cold, but not snowy, evening February 24th we celebrated PTA Founders Day by awarding Willy Sullivan-Power, bottom, with an Honorary Lifetime Membership in recognition of all she has done in her years as a volunteer to bridge the connection between home and school. Among other roles, Willy has served Assemblies Coordinator, bringing wonderful, interactive learning experiences to our students, and as Fundraising Chairperson, raising thousands of dollars to help fund SOCES PTA's programs and events. Willy was humbled when Co-President Kris Campbell, top, introduced her as a driving force for PTA. Willy noted that she was raised in a family where volunteering is very important. She said she only realized, while reading the evening's program, that her grandfather is also a Founders Day nominee! Congratulations Willy! 

Remember to continue collecting Box Tops!

Don't forget to clip and send in your Box Tops. Next submission deadline is March 2nd, so please send in your Box Tops before Winter Break. Each school has a collection box in the lobby - just drop them in. Or send them in with your child. S/he can glue them on to printable activity sheets Box Tops can be found on scores of products - office/school supplies, cereal, snacks. clothing and even produce! Visit for a list.

Help SOCES PTA Advocate for Your Children

Decisions about our children's education, about Common Core and state testing and about funding for our schools will all be made this week by the Governor and the legislator. Now, more than ever, your voice is needed. Please visit our new Advocacy page for details on how you can contact our elected officials and tell them enough is enough.


Friday, Mar 6 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 8 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar 11 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Mar 13 All Day


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