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.

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

The Wednesday Update is e-blasted weekly when schools are in session 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.


For the last 50 years, the National PTA Reflections Program has helped students in pre-K through Grade 12 express themselves through the arts: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. All South Orangetown Central School District students are encouraged to create and submit original works that respond to this year’s theme, “I Matter Because…” Winners at the local level have the opportunity to advance to regional, state and national judging. National winners are announced in May and celebrated in June during the National PTA Annual Convention & Expo. The submission deadline is Monday, November 23.

To learn more about the Reflections program:

SOCES PTA: Click here and/or send an email to Rachel Witmer and Alexis Starke at [email protected].
SOMS PTA: Click here and/or send an email to Tina Albin at [email protected].


SOCES Fall Fundraiser ends October 27!  Sending a card is a virtual hug when you can’t give one, a birthday wish that goes one step further than a text, a “thank you,” “congratulations” or just a surprise in the mailbox for no reason at all. We invite you to support the SOCES PTA by participating in this year’s Fall Fundraiser through purchasing boxed note cards at

Join us for the first ever Virtual Boo Bingo/Halloween Dance Party on Friday, October 30 from 5:30-6:30PM. Please sign up here.

Membership is still open: If you haven’t joined SOCES PTA yet, please click here to join!


Students are invited to join our PTA! Yearly membership cost is $5. We encourage students share their voices. Join today.

SOMS PTA Student Halloween Costume Contest is ON! The event will be held on Friday, October 30 for Group B and 100% remote students and on Monday, November 2 for Group A. Prizes will be awarded for Most Original/Homemade, Punniest, Best Overall and Best Group. In-person judging will take place outdoors during lunch periods. Photos of 100% remote students in costume must be emailed to [email protected] by Thursday, October 29 to be included in judging.


TZHS PTSA meets virtually tonight, October 21, at 7:30PM! Zoom link will be sent in the Wednesday Update.

Join TZHS PTSA for the new school year! Membership dues help to support programs and scholarships which benefit our students. Click here to join.

TZ Red & White

TZ Strong face mask fundraiser: Face masks available in black and white for $10 each. Click here to view a photo on the TZ Red & White Facebook page. Order via email: [email protected].

Volunteers needed for 2020-2021!  Please contact Kathy Cosimano [email protected] for more information or to get involved.

Keep up with our PTAs and TZ Red & White by following them on Facebook: SOCES PTA,  SOMS PTA , TZHS PTSA and TZ Red & White.