SOMS PTA Meetings and FAQ

PTA Meetings are open to all parents, teachers, guardians, family members, and even community members.

Meetings are held in the South Orangetown Middle School Library every month at 7:30pm unless otherwise communicated.  If we are unable to meet in person, we will hold our meeting via ZOOM.  Please check our Facebook or Instagram page for the most current information.

Below is our calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year.  Dates are subject to change.

 

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Here are dates to remember for this year!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m_Sy_I8qkL7umQw1e5z-Un0mZJWprVSvSCcz5hQqOzk/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
BELOW, WE LISTED ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF SOMS PTA.  PARENTS ARE INVITED TO HELP OVERSEE THESE ENDEVORS, OR SIMPLY VOLUNTEER TIME,GOODS OR SERVICES.  

Welcome Back Breakfast for Teachers

Spirit Wear                                       

School Store 

School Photos

Halloween Parade/Costume Judge                                                                         

6th Grade ‘Welcome Party’                                                              

7th Grade ‘Winter Social’

Staff Appreciation Day 

LockerWorks Locker Organizers                                

8th Grade ‘Dinner and Dance’

8th Grade Beautification/Legacy Project

8th Grade Breakfast

8th Grade Graduation Reception

Locker Day 2022

SOMS PTA Reflections Program

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD POSTITIONS
MUST BE VOTED “IN” EACH YEAR.  CANNOT SERVE MORE THAN 2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS IN ANY ROLE.
-PRESIDENT
-VICE PRESIDENT
-TREASURER
-SECRETARY 
EXECUTIVE CHAIR POSITIONS
DO NOT NEED TO BE VOTED “IN” AND THERE IS NO LIMIT ON TERMS SERVED
-FUNDRAISING
-MEMBERSHIP
-EVENTS
-ASSEMBLIES
-8TH GRADE PARENT AMBASSADOR 
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  • PTA FAQ

    What is a PTA?
    PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.

    What does the PTA do?
    The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a partnership between parents and educators who strive to enhance student learning and enrich the lives of the students within the school. It is also a forum for parents to obtain knowledge and voice their opinions about what is happening in their school.

    What can I do to help enhance my student’s education?
    A key way to show support and involvement is by becoming a PTA member. Your membership helps support valuable enrichment programs and equipment that SOMS otherwise could not afford. Through PTA membership you can participate in your child’s education by volunteering for a committee, attending meetings, voting on important PTA decisions, and providing ideas and feedback. Whatever level of involvement you choose, your time and efforts shows your child that you care about their education.

    Why is membership important?
    The more members we have, the more our children feel supported and the more we can support them within the school by sponsoring assemblies, social events, and educational support.

    What are the benefits of joining?
    The PTA benefits parents as well as students/staff/school. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. Joining the PTA also means you get a “VOICE and a VOTE” in helping shape the education of your child at South Orangetown Middle School. Every dollar we spend is debated and voted on by the membership at our meetings.

    Who can join?
    SOMS PTA is an inclusive organization that is open to all adults who care about children and schools. It is made up of parents, guardians, family, friends, teachers and members/business owners of the community.

    How do I join?
    Joining is simple! Go to http://soms.memberhub.com/store   Select individual or family membership. $15 per parent/family member/teacher and $5 for students. Your membership will need to be renewed every year August 1st.

    What do my dues pay for?
    We send a small portion ($4) to the NY State PTA national offices. In return, local PTAs and members receive access to many valuable resources, discounts, information, grants, support and training programs.  Be sure to visit http://nyspta.org to see what your $15 membership entitles you too!

    How can I volunteer?
    We have many opportunities for parents to volunteer and make a difference at the school. There are ways to help even if you work full time or have younger children in your care. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form below with your preferences. Be sure to also check out our Volunteer Info Tab(s) for more information.

    How can I keep updated on SOMS PTA information, activities and events?
    We use a variety of ways to keep you informed besides this website.  We have our weekly Wednesday “Red White” email that is sent from the district, Our Facebook Page , and you can follow us on Instagram at SOMSPTA.  We also will send home forms on occasion but we really want to reduce our carbon footprint by encouraging our families to join us online!

    What if I have more questions?
    SOMS PTA is made up of friendly and knowledgeable people who are happy to help answer your questions. Our email is somspta@gmail.com

    The Below link is our Volunteer Form we ask everyone to fill out.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12ttyVW4Pw8u7eaIw256ZblTi4wbzlFVPWNoVlRoWCTM/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1DFsFsBp8wPhytY4WjMjayOEmIdreGHfLqjn8VbL1E9xsdiNQMknhm0ms&edit_requested=true

 

PTA MEETINGS: Schedule and Minutes

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