While summer vacation still has several more weeks to run, the Huntington UFSD PTA Council and individual PTA building units have all reorganized and are ready to welcome families to the new school year.
When classes begin in September, the Huntington School District’s PTA organizations will be up and running with the ringing of the first bell.
The Huntington PTA Council’s annual awards luncheon at the Huntington Country Club was a happy affair. The group bid farewell to a group of longtime volunteers who are “retiring” after seeing their children graduate. A new slate of executive board members was welcomed with enthusiasm and high hopes for the organization’s continued success.
The Huntington School District’s PTA Council is ready for the 2019-20 school year. A new slate of officers was sworn in during the organization’s annual luncheon at the Head of the Bay Club in Huntington Bay.
Kristin Kanzer will serve as president. Jennifer Carillo and Tonya Guandique are the vice presidents. Carolina Addeo will be the treasurer and Mariam Murtaza will 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.
Dear Huntington Families,
On behalf of the nine units representing the Huntington PTA, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. We are a district-wide group of parent and teacher volunteers aspiring to be a voice for all the families in our district, a resource for administrators and staff, and powerful advocates for every child in our community. We welcome fresh energy and we embrace new ideas. We hope you will consider joining as a member of your children’s school units. A small donation of time or money can make a huge difference for our children.
Please check the district calendar and attend your school PTA meetings. Your attendance will help you stay well-informed of all the wonderful events and opportunities your children will be offered this year.
Please also note the six PTA Council Meetings held at the Heritage Room at Huntington High School throughout the year. It is your chance to get district-wide updates and to have broader discussions on Department of Education changes, student health and welfare, school safety, and state and district budget matters. All PTA members are welcome to attend.
PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. We are the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America, comprised of over 24,000 local PTAs and 4 million plus members. “Every child. One voice.”
Last year our Huntington students were the recipients of thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteer hours donated by our community to our PTA. Among the many services PTA provided were community and family events, Arts in Education programs for our schools, school beautification projects, child anxiety and stress discussions, and input to the district’s budgeting process. We look forward to another great year and hope you will join us in continuing to build our community.
Kristin Cosover Kanzer
PTA Council President, 2019-20