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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

Happy Kids

We Celebrate



We believe in the power of positive messages; celebrating milestones & accomplishments of our children, no matter how big or small.

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We Advocate

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 Volunteer



We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your heart, your time, and your skills.

Dollar Bill in Jar

We Fundraise

Sponsoring &


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

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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.

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Adventureland Night

Arts in Education

Birthday & Holiday Grams
Blood Drive
Book Fairs
Bowling Night
Box Tops & Coca Cola Cares

Chuck E. Cheese Night

District Coat Drive

Plainedge PTA Council Delegates
Fall Book Fair
Fall Fundraiser
Family Wingo Night
Field Day

Flocking Fundraiser

Food Drive

Free Money Programs
Halloween Candy Drive
Halloween Party

Health & Wellness
Holiday Boutique
Holiday Mini Golf Night
LI Ducks Game
Logowear Sale


Movie Nights


Parents’ Day Boutique & Plant Sale

Picture Day
Picture Retake Day
PTA Reflections
Red Ribbon Week
Sail into Kindergarten
School Supply Kits

SEPTA Liasion

Shoe Drive
Spirit Sticks Sales
Spring Book Fair
Sweetheart Dance
Welcome Back Get Together
West Dance

5th Grade BBQ
5th Grade Game Show
5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
5th Grade Party
5th Grade Spring Tea

Our Beliefs

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.

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