Next SOCES PTA Meeting - Wednesday, April 9th, 9:30 AM at CLE. Dr. Mitchell will present the proposed school district budget for the 2014-15 school year.
HURRY!! Last day to purchase tickets is March 31st for the SOCSD K-12 Fundraiser - Yankees vs. Mets @Yankee Stadium Monday, May 12th, 7:00 PM. Download the flyer here and return it with your payment. Tickets are $25 each.
Square 1 Art orders are due April 7th.
Do you want to make a difference in your child's education? Do you want to organize a family fun night? Do you want to serve on a district committee or building level team? SOCES PTA is looking for a few good parents to volunteer for the many leadership positions - all of which have a direct impact on our children. Look for an email in the next few weeks with details on how you can sign up for these and other opportunities in the 2014-15 school year.
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.
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.
PTA Membership Registration - Parents and Teachers can register for the SOCES PTA now on this website under "Membership". Discounting is available to you if 2 family members register together, 2 for $20 or one household member is $12. Why We Need A PTA
Get to know PTA Leadership - The PTA Executive Committee, Committee Chairpersons and Program and Event Directors are available to you if you have questions. See "Contacts" page.
Attend PTA Meetings - Be in the know and to get to know PTA Staff Members.
To see SOCES PTA's 2013-14 Fundraising schedule, click here
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.
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