Big news! If you missed visiting the Digital StarLab at the Oct. 9 Board of Education meeting, you'll have a second chance at the November 5th SOCES PTA Meeting! Join us for an inside look at the StarLab and hear how this portable planetarium is being used to give our children a new perspective on science. Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 PM at WOS (please note the change of date). Also on the agenda will be a proposal to elect our three Vice-Presidents as Co-Presidents.
Class Ambassadors can now download the Class Ambassador Introduction Letter.
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 http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products for a list.
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 (see the drop-down menu above) for details on how you can contact our elected officials and tell them enough is enough.
If you are ready to join the SOCES PTA and become a member you can use PayPal - a convenient way to pay! Click on the drop-down menu below and easily pay your Membership Dues. Be sure to include your child(ren)'s name(s), teacher(s)' name(s) in the "Special Instructions to Seller" box and return your receipt a copy of your payment receipt with your submission form.
Click on the link below and easily pay for your child(ren)'s field trips. IMPORTANT: Be sure to include your child(ren)'s name(s) and teacher(s) names in the "Special Instructions to Seller" box and return a copy of your payment receipt to school. This will ensure payment is properly recorded.
For those parents who have missed this Workshop at WOS with speaker Gene Thompson, below is additional information -
Brain Power TED video http://letitripple.org/brain-power/
Misunderstood Minds http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/
Gene Thompson-Grove has been facilitating All Kinds of Minds courses for educators K-12 for ten years, and has been working with South Orangetown classroom teachers, our Child Study Team members, and our administrators to use the AKOM tools, processes, beliefs and content to create more effective accommodations and interventions for struggling students.s, and other content