South Orangetown Central School District

PTA | Red & White

The South Orangetown Central School District PTAs partner with parents, teachers, administrators and support staff to enrich students’ school experience and encourage life-long learning, as well as advocate for sound education policy on a national, state, local, and district level. South Orangetown Council PTA is the link between the national, state and regional PTA and our PTA units; the link between the district’s Board of Education, central office administration, and our units for K-12 district-wide matters; and, the coordinating body for our three PTA units:

Please note that these are not official district sites and are not managed or monitored by South Orangetown Central School District.

The TZ Red & White Booster Club is a sports booster club dedicated to raising funds to support all athletes for all sports teams at Tappan Zee High School and South Orangetown Middle School. In addition, the club works in conjunction with the Athletic Office to foster school spirit.

Wednesday Update: November 21, 2018

The Wednesday Update is e-blasted weekly to communicate information from the South Orangetown PTAs and TZ Red & White. Wednesday Update content is also posted here, on the PTA page of the district website. Nonprofit organizations may submit text-only blurbs regarding family-oriented, education-related content for posting on the e-Backpack page of the district website. Click here for submission guidelines.


Cherrydale Catalog Fundraiser: All orders for the fall catalog sale were shipped this past Friday, November 9. You should expect delivery this week to your home. We apologize for the delay; the vendor has acknowledged there was a shipping error on their behalf. We are asking families that do not receive complete orders (including prizes) by this Friday, November 16, to please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Picture Retakes: We are anticipating delivery of school photos soon! If you are unhappy, for any reason, with the quality or result of your child’s individual portrait, you may return the photos to Coffee Pond and have retakes taken at no additional cost. Retake dates are November 28 for WOS and November 29 for CLE.


SOMS PTA Meeting on November 27 at 7:30pm in the SOMS Library: Interim Principal Dr. Chad Corey will present on Digital Citizenship and discuss Title I Information. We will also be discussing the future of Council PTA and have a vote on it. Please mark your calendars and join us.

SOMS PTA is hosting a fundraiser on December 4! If you’re looking for a new way to spend a fun night out with friends, this is it! Join us on December 4 to create your own wood sign and enjoy the company of good friends! More info is on our website at Please register at:

Looking to make holiday cards through Shutterfly? Use our link and help raise money for SOMS without any extra cost to you! All you have to do is clink our storefront link, sign in, and shop:

Please join the SOMS PTA to help support assemblies, events and activities for our middle school students. Keep those forms coming in! Forms are available at


TZHS PTSA Meeting on November 29: Mark your calendars for our next PTSA meeting scheduled for the Thursday after Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 29. Please know that during this meeting will be voting on the future of Council PTA. This important meeting will be held at 7:30pm in the TZHS Library.

Shopping for the holidays? Purchase the gift of a Tappan Zee Alumni t-shirt! Please contact Elaine Randell Duddy (TZHS Class of ’66) at [email protected] or private message on Facebook. The shirts are sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL and the price is $18 each. Local meet-up can be arranged. Profits are donated to the TZHS PTSA Scholarship Fund.

Stay connected with your PTSA by logging on to and donating $15 for the school year.  Funds are used wisely to support programs that benefit our children and you will always know what’s on the works!


Basketball season is coming! If you are willing to give an hour or two of your time to help run the concession stand at the basketball games, please email [email protected]. Thanks!

Join us! Membership in the Red & White Booster Club is open to all Tappan Zee families, alumni, faculty, staff, coaches, community members and friends. Please email [email protected] or contact the TZ Athletics Office.