Council News

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HHS Open House on Thursday, November 3

October 19, 2016



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The Huntingotn PTA Council
executive board for 2016-17.

The Huntington School District’s PTA Council is ready for the 2016/17 school year. A new slate of officers was sworn in during the organization’s annual luncheon at the Bay Club in Huntington Bay.

Melissa Ryan will serve as president. Michelle Kustera and Marilyn Maggio are the vice presidents. Kristin Kanzer will be the treasurer and Michele Sabatino will continue to serve as the secretary.

“The PTA Council in Huntington is as strong and supportive as they come,” Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “Members dedicate considerable time and energy to helping ensure that our educational programs are enriched and our students are well supported.”

The PTA, as the Parent Teacher Association is widely known, has a long history in the Huntington School District. It’s been active for nearly a century and has been tireless in its efforts to improve the educational experience of all students.

The Huntington PTA Council is affiliated with the New York State PTA and National PTA.


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Melissa Ryan, President

Welcome to the 2016/17 school year to all of our returning families, as well as to all of those new to Huntington.

I would like to introduce myself as your Council President. This will be my second year as your council president and my last year as part of this amazing district’s PTA as my daughter will be graduating and my son will be a junior in college. I am so proud and honored to have been able to work with each and every one of you and look forward to welcoming and working with all of you joining us this year.

The PTA Council consists of representatives from each of our school buildings as well as SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teachers Association). The council provides information, shares ideas and provides feedback and inspiration to its members. 

The PTA Council, along with individual building PTAs, advocates for all children in the district. The PTA Council maintains a strong partnership and open lines of communication with the Board of Education and administration.

PTA Council meetings are held once a month (usually on the first Tuesday) in the School Heritage Museum (room 140) at Huntington High School. This year we are adding a couple of evening council meetings to try and accommodate those who are not able to attend during the day. These dates are listed in the district calendar. Meetings typically feature guest speakers with topics of interest to parents and community members. The council meetings are an easy and accessible way to keep informed on the news and activities happening throughout the district. Meetings are open to everyone and we encourage you to come and hear all that happens in our district!

PTA contact information and announcements can be found by clicking on the respective link on the right side of this page. I encourage all families to become members of their school's PTA and SEPTA. Our PTAs can only meet their maximum potential to advocate for the students when we have a high level of engagement from district families. Please consider being involved in whatever manner you are able. If you have questions about how to get started please contact me or your PTA President. 

On behalf of the entire PTA Council, best wishes for a successful and positive school year for you and your children! On behalf of the other members of the Council, please allow me to extend our thanks and appreciation to each of you, the parents, grandparents, family members, community members, teachers and administrators for all of the work you do each day on behalf of the children in our community.

With warm regards,

Melissa Ryan

President, PTA Council


  • President: Melissa Ryan 631-897-2711
  • Co-Vice President: Marilyn Maggio 631-424-4538
  • Co-Vice President: Michelle Kustera 631-457-9497
  • Recording Secretary: Michelle Sabatino 631-271-2208
  • Treasurer: Kristen Kanzer 631-673-6861