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                                                                              June 5, 2016

Dear Commack PTA members and families, 

Congratulations to the Executive Slate Elect for the 2016-2017 PTA Council Executive Board.

 President – Angela Cicalo

1st Vice President – Diana Michel

2nd Vice President – Tara Darvassy

Corresponding Secretary – Rebecca Ben-Ezra

Recording Secretary – Nicole Perez

Treasurer – Maria Yandolino

Past President – Janet Cabana

An election was held by majority vote at the PTA Council meeting, on Monday, May 2nd, 2016, at 8:00 pm at Hubbs Administration building.  They were installed at the next PTA Council meeting, Monday, June 6th, 2016, at 8:00pm.  Join me in congratulating them.

Thank you,

Sue Hermer
PTA Council Nominating Committee Chairperson

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44th Annual Founder's Day February 4, 2016
Each February, PTAs throughout the United States commemorate the day when the PTA idea took on the force and vitality of a nationwide movement. In 1897, Alice McClellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst called together some 2,000 persons to “discuss questions most vital to the welfare of the children…” That meeting, held in Washington, D.C., brought into being a national organization dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the home, school and community.
Not only does our annual Founders Day Celebration help us honor our PTA founders, but it also affords the Commack PTA Units and Council the opportunity to honor members of our community for their dedication to our children by presenting them with State PTA awards.

Click here to view the photos from the dinner.

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Congratulations to our Commack PTA Council Founder's Day Recipients

Distinguished Service Awards
Janine DiGirolamo
Katie Kunz

Honorary Life Membership Award
Venise Mule-Glass

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Click here for our 2015 honorees

What is PTA Council?
 PTA Council is comprised of members from each of Commack's nine PTA units, as well as having its own executive board and committees.  Council facilitates communication between the PTA and the school district.  Members attend monthly meetings, sharing information, ideas, and concerns with each other and administration.  We provide support to the local units, and provide leadership training through workshops and county sponsored PTA events. Council hosts the annual Founder's Day Dinner that is held in February, and also hosts roundtable meetings with the Superintendent of Schools, Board of Education members, and the Council President.  The Commack PTA Council also provides scholarships to graduating seniors, and coordinates the many PTA  committees in the District.  

     Please support your school's PTA by becoming a member.  Children benefit greatly through parental involvement in the schools, and so does our community.  You can make a difference!  PTA is committed to advocating for our children and strengthening the ties between home and school, and it starts with membership in your school's PTA and SEPTA.   To read the PTA Education Updates and PTA Advocacy Alerts, please click here.

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Board of Officers 2016-2017

Exec. Committee

Name

Phone #

Email address

President

Angela Cicalo

368-5851

cicalojo@optonline.net

1st Vice President

Diana Michel

493-9395

dianamichelpta@gmail.com

2nd Vice President

Tara Darvassy

858-0303

tarad268@yahoo.com

Corresponding Sec.

Rebecca Ben-Ezra

266-1606

freefall@optonline.net

Recording Sec.

Nicole Perez

623-6357

ncuda@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Maria Yandolino

368-6723    

yando5@aol.com

Past President

Janet Cabana

462-9246

Copacabana55@verizon.net


Local Units
 

 SEPTA (District wide Special Education Parent Teacher Association)

 Commack High School
 Commack Middle School
 Burr Intermediate School
 Mandracchia Sawmill Intermediate School
 Indian Hollow Primary School
 North Ridge Primary School
 Rolling Hills Primary School
 Wood Park Primary School
   

PTA Council Events

 Founder's Day  February 2 @ 6pm
 Meet the Candidates Night  May 2 @ 8pm at Burr
Meeting Dates                        Council Meeting Guidelines
September 9,  2015 - 7:30 p.m. February 4,  2016 (Founder's Day) - 6:00 p.m.
October 5,  2015 - 7:30 p.m. March 7,  2016 - 7:30 p.m.
November 2, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. April 4, 2016 -7:30 p.m.
December 7,  2015 - 8:00 p.m. May 2,  2016 - 8:00 p.m. - Budget Presentation @ Hubbs
January 4, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. June 6,  2016 -8:00 p.m.

Executive Board 2015-2016

Committee

Chair

Phone

Email Address

Advocacy - PTA

Kerie Stone

471-7171

kerie@optonline.net

           - District

Debbie Virga

858-3623

dvirga@commack.k12.ny.us

Arts in Ed

Lisa Silverman

543-3188

dsilverman3@verizon.net

 

 

 

 

Budget

Keri Zuckerman

521-7497

kerizuck@gmail.com

 

       +1 TBD

 

 

Disabilities Awareness

Laurie Schoenfeld

493-0658

gungiefamily@optonline.net

Education

Janet Cabana

462-9246

Copacabana55@verizon.net

Environmental

        TBD

 

 

Founder’s Day

Donna Fischer

266-5326

donnafis@optonline.net

 

Mary Hughes

486-2641

mhughes@mhughesassociates.com

 

Catherine Kurten

499-4609

cathkurt@aol.com

 

Angela Cicalo

368-5851

cicalojo@optonline.net

 

Suzi Steinberg

626-5195

suzisteinberg@gmail.com

Health & Safety

Katie Kunz

858-1147

samitimmy@yahoo.com

Historian

Janine DiGirolamo

543-3652

santodigiro@aol.com

Hospitality

Janine DiGirolamo

543-3652

santodigiro@aol.com

Legislation

Anne Ghermezian

493-0384

Aghermezian@yahoo.com

Newsletter

Brenda Lentsch

543-3807

brenpta@aol.com

Nutrition

April Haupt

864-3327

atphaupt@gmail.com

Parliamentarian

Jackie Kowalsky

462-2760

brujack@optonline.net

Photography

        TBD

 

 

Publicity

Rick Cabana

462-9246

copacabana55@verizon.net 

Reach Liaison

Donna Fischer

266-5326

donnafis@optonline.net

Scholarship

Lisa Silverman

543-3188

dsilverman3@verizon.net

Website

Brenda Lentsch

543-3807

blentsch@commackschools.org

School Board Representatives

Jackie Kowalsky

462-2760

brujack@optonline.net

 

Alisa Glick

499-0414

aglickpt@yahoo.com

Teacher Representatives from CTA

Arlene Wynn

 

Awynn@commack.k12.ny.us

 

 

Special Committees

Committee

Chair

Phone

SBMT (District)

Janet Cabana

462-9246

 

Mary Hughes

486 2641

 

Melissa Gordon

462-5545

Committee Administrators
Each committee is assigned an Administrator. Should you have questions, feel free to contact the appropriate Administrator.

Angela Cicalo
(1st VP)

Donna Fischer
(2nd VP)

Tara Darvassey
(Correspond. Sec.)

Diana Michel
(Record. Sec.)

 Maria Yandolino    (Treasurer)

Arts in Education

Disabilities Awareness

Environment

Education

Founder’s Day

Budget

REACH Liaison

Health & Safety

Hospitality

Historian

Nutrition

Teacher Reps

Legislation

Publicity

Scholarship

School Board Rep

Web Site/Newsletter

Photography

Parliamentarian

Advocacy

 

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