South Orangetown Central School District


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.

Wednesday Update: September 19, 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.


WOS & CLE 2018-19 Class Lists: To help parents connect with one another and enable class ambassadors to communicate with class families, please complete this Class List Google Form: Contact Rana Park at [email protected] with any questions about class lists.

Field Trip Payments: WOS and CLE families received a permission slip in teacher packets outlining this years trips! Please visit to pay.  Be sure to include your PayPal transaction number on the permission slip before returning to your child’s teacher.

CLE Volunteer Fair: Parents are invited to attend our PTA Volunteer Fair on September 26 at 6:00pm. We will showcase events, fundraisers and enrichment programs. It’s a great opportunity to see how you can help be a part of the PTA this year! CLE specials teachers will also be available to meet and chat with parents about the classes they provide to 3rd-5th grade students. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

Class Ambassadors: This past weekend, Class Ambassadors for CLE and WOS were an anonymously selected. Those chosen have been notified via email. We would like to thank all the parents who volunteered to be a CA. We will be holding informational meetings for our 2018-2019 Class Ambassadors to hand out paperwork & answer questions. We will hold three separate meetings to accommodate schedules. You are only required to attend one meeting.

  • Thursday, 9/20, 9:30 AM @ WOS Cafeteria
  • Thursday, 9/20, 7:00 PM @ WOS Cafeteria
  • Tentative 3rd Meeting – Monday, 10/1, 9:30 AM (TBD)

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend, please contact Rana Park at [email protected].

Fall Catalog Fundraiser: Be on the lookout for our first fundraiser of the year being backpacked this week! Cherrydale Farms will donate 40% of every order to SOCES PTA. From chocolates to home decor, magazines, luxurious wrapping paper, jewelry and SO MUCH MORE! All orders must be returned to school by Friday, September 21. Contact Jane Smith at [email protected] with questions or visit for a direct link to shop!

October PTA Meeting: Please join us for our next meeting on October 24, 7:00pm, at WOS.


SOMS PTA is running the Jets fundraiser again! Please support the PTA while enjoying a football game! The tickets are $50.50 for the November 11 game against the Buffalo Bills. Payment due by October 5. Forms available at

Please join the SOMS PTA to help support assemblies, events and activities for our middle school students. Forms are available at

SOMS PTA will have its first meeting of the new school year on September 24 at 7:30pm in the SOMS library. Come join us and hear what we have planned for the coming year!


Save the Date: MHA of Rockland at TZHS on Tuesday, October 9, 7:30pm. TZHS PTSA is bringing you resources so you don’t have to do the research on your own! When the need is there, you want to have the right phone number of the right person to call. Stay tuned for details.

It’s the perfect time to join TZHS PTSA! Annual dues help us support TZHS students. For membership information or to register, go to Interested in volunteering? Send an email to [email protected].


The 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.

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 Athletic Office.