South Orangetown Community Elementary Schools PTA

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

What's Happening in SOCES...

Ready to start some holiday shopping? Books make fantastic gifts, so join us at our Annual Scholastic Book Fair December 2nd, 3rd and 4th. If you are interested in volunteering at the book fair, please sign up. Thank you to Alicia Dunn for coordinating this fantastic fundraiser!

Join us for our next meeting Wednesday, 

December 10th 

9:30 AM at TZE

Remember to send in your 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.

All Kinds of Minds - How Does My Child Learn?

For those parents who have missed this Workshop at WOS with speaker Gene Thompson, below is additional information:

Brain Power TED video

Misunderstood Minds

All Kinds of Minds Parent portal

Brainology - Article for kids What You Should Know About the Brain

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


Wednesday, Nov 26 All Day
Thursday Nov 27 - Sunday Nov 30
Friday, Dec 5 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec 9 All Day


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