Our Board What We Do Our Committees & Events
John H West 2021-2022 Board
Tara Schneider Co-President
Heather Winters Co-President
Samantha Kanowitz 1st Vice President
Holly Finnegan 2nd Vice President
Ariel Ronneburger-Howard Treasurer
Jennifer Verambeck Recording Secretary
Sharon Ventura Corresponding Secretary
What We Do
We believe in the power of positive messages; celebrating milestones & accomplishments of our children, no matter how big or small.
Concerns & Cooperation
Together we work for a common purpose: to secure adequate laws, regulations and policies for the care and protection of children and youth. To achieve this objective PTA advocates bring critical issues that affect the education, health and welfare of children and youth before the public, policy makers and elected officials.
We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your heart, your time, and your skills.
We fund many school events and assemblies, both during the school day for students and after school with their families. We thank you for your financial support.
Our Committees & Events
Making every child’s potential a reality by establishing the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (NYS PTA) as the premier association for parent involvement and advocacy for all children.
PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
Arts in Education
Birthday & Holiday Grams
Box Tops & Coca Cola Cares
Chuck E. Cheese Night
District Coat Drive
Plainedge PTA Council Delegates
Fall Book Fair
Family Wingo Night
Free Money Programs
Halloween Candy Drive
Health & Wellness
Holiday Mini Golf Night
LI Ducks Game
Parents’ Day Boutique & Plant Sale
Picture Retake Day
Red Ribbon Week
Sail into Kindergarten
School Supply Kits
Spirit Sticks Sales
Spring Book Fair
Welcome Back Get Together
5th Grade BBQ
5th Grade Game Show
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
5th Grade Party
5th Grade Spring Tea
Every child deserves to have his/her basic needs met.
Every child deserves an education designed to meet the child’s needs.
Public education is the appropriate forum to prepare children for participation in a democratic society.
Every child deserves our continued commitment to advocacy.
PTA will take the lead in parent involvement by training parents to be partners in education.
PTA will take the lead in promoting the value of parent involvement with the community and educational partners.
We are responsible for identifying, understanding, and meeting the needs of our diverse membership.
Educators are integral part of our association.
Education and leadership training and self-evaluation are essential at all levels.
Programs and materials should be provided to enhance parenting skills.
Challenging oneself leads to growth.