South Orangetown Community Elementary Schools PTA

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

What's Happening in SOCES...

Great fun is happening all over SOCES as we look towards field days, class picnics, filed trips, and, for our 5th graders, their Fun Night and Moving Up Ceremony!

Don't forget to attend the CLE Principal Chats scheduled for next week.

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. 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.


Wednesday, Jun 3 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday, Jun 3 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Jun 10 at 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday Jun 22 - Friday Jun 26


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Field Trips

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