South Orangetown Community Elementary Schools PTA

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

What's Happening in SOCES...

Congratulations to all our 5th graders! Your journey through elementary school is complete, and we know you will do great things in middle school and beyond!

To our friends at Tappan Zee Elementary School, thank you for a wonderful year of celebrations and events during this special time. We can't wait to see you all at Cottage Lane Elementary next year!

We wish everyone a safe, happy, fun-filled summer!

As we look to 2015/16, SOCES PTA has set up a Google doc to use in August when you receive class placement information from SOCSD. Once you receive your letter, please fill out the Google doc within seven days, after which we will email a class list. While providing this information is optional, doing so will ensure timely communications from SOCES PTA regarding class events, meetings, fundraisers and district happenings. SOCSD will not send home a class list, so it is important for everyone to fill in their information right away. 

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.


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