Why volunteer at SOMS?

Volunteering at SOMS helps foster the home/school connection. Since the middle school doesn’t have class ambassadors, volunteering on a PTA Committee is your best opportunity to become involved in your child’s life at SOMS. You’ll have a unique perspective on daily logistics and relationships, the opportunity to get to know teachers and staff, encourage a safe and friendly environment among the student body, and you’ll help the PTA provide resources, events, and activities for our middle school students.


There are several volunteer opportunities available at SOMS. If you’re interested in participating, please reach out directly to the committee chairperson, send an email to somspta@gmail.com, or use the contact form at the bottom of the page, below the committee descriptions. We appreciate your support!



*SOMS Delegates to SOCSD PTA Council: Suzanne Chiang

The PTA Council helps build stronger, more effective units by providing leadership opportunities, and facilitating communication and cooperation among member units, district-wide.


The SOMS Delegates to Council represent our PTA membership at monthly meetings held at Tappan Zee High School. The meetings provide a K to 12 perspective, as well as an opportunity to consider ways in which we can work together to support our children across the entire district. Together with the Council Executive Board, the delegates comprise the voting body of the PTA Council.



*Spirit Wear: Gloria Bidmead

Spirit Wear clothing sales are one of the major fundraisers for SOMS. We typically hold 2 or 3 Spirit Wear sales throughout the school year. Responsibilities include distribution and collection of order forms, placing the clothing order, and distribution of Spirit Wear. Contact somspta@gmail.com for more information.



*SOMS School Photos: 

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Make-up/Re-takes – Wed, Dec 4, 2019



*SOMS School Store:

     2018/2019 School Store Schedule: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

  • Friday, Oct 18th
  • Friday, Dec 20th
  • Friday, Feb 7th
  • Friday, May 8th
  • Friday, June 5th



*SOMS Dance and Hospitality Committees – Several volunteers are needed for a variety of dances and events held throughout the year. Please contact somspta@gmail.com for more information.

  • 6th Grade Welcome Dance – Friday, Oct 11, 2019
  • 7th Grade Winter Social – Friday, Jan 24, 2020
  • SOMS Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Friday, May 8, 2020
  • 8th Grade Graduation Dance – Friday, June 12, 2020
  • 8th Grade Breakfast – Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • 8th Grade Moving Up Reception – Thursday, June 25, 2020