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What is PTA Council?

PTA Council is comprised of members from each of Commack's nine PTA units, as well as having its own executive board and committees.  Council facilitates communication between the PTA and the school district.  Members attend monthly meetings, sharing information, ideas, and concerns with each other and administration.  We provide support to the local units, and provide leadership training through workshops and county sponsored PTA events. Council hosts the annual Founder's Day Dinner that is held in February, and also hosts roundtable meetings with the Superintendent of Schools, Board of Education members, and the Council President.  The Commack PTA Council also provides scholarships to graduating seniors, and coordinates the many PTA  committees in the District. 
New!! If you would like to receive updates from us, please join the Commack PTA Council MemberHub for up to date district information. 

 Please support your school's PTA by becoming a member.  Children benefit greatly through parental involvement in the schools, and so does our community.  You can make a difference!  PTA is committed to advocating for our children and strengthening the ties between home and school, and it starts with membership in your school's PTA and SEPTA.

School Based Management Team Candidates Needed

PTA Council Executive Committee Slate 2019-2020

The Nominating Committee has met and presented the following slate of officers for the 2019-2020 School Year:

President:                               Diana Michel
1st VP:                                     Rebecca Ben-Ezra
2nd VP:                                    Nicole Perez
Treasurer:                               Tara Darvassy
Recording Secretary:             April Haupt
Corresponding Secretary:     Lisa Monte
Past President:                       Angela Cicalo

The proposed slate of officers was announced at the April 1st PTA Council meeting.  The vote for this slate will be at the next PTA Council meeting, May 6th.  If anyone is interested in running "from the floor" at the May meeting, you must notify the Nominating Committee Chairperson, Lisa Silverman, at at least 2 business days prior to the May meeting.
Thank you

Blood Drive

June 5 at Burr Intermediate School from 1-7pm.
Walk-ins welcome!!

Notable PTA News

Founders Day Winners/Photos

Please click here for the photos from the dinner
Scroll down to the special events section.
Enter the page and use the password: "commack2019"  

Congratulations to this year's honorees!

PTA Council – Lisa Monte, Paul Infante
CHS – Sue Shea & Bobby Varughese
CMS – Jill Breslin & Carrie Lipenholtz
Burr – Alexandra Bennis & Linda Hansen
MSIS – Jennifer Fein & Stephanie Ierano
Indian Hollow – Lisa Streim & Susan Brandel
North Ridge – Paula Montaldo & Lucy Oliveto
Rolling Hills – Karen Modlin & Angela Boyle
Wood Park – Alyssa Papesca & Lisa Recek
Special Ed PTA (SEPTA) - Rocky Cinque & Michelle Collison


Congratulations to our Commack PTAs!

North Ridge PTA - 56 years old in October
Wood Park PTA - 56 years old in November
Indian Hollow PTA - 54 years old in November
SEPTA - 49 years old in November

Meeting Dates - Hubbs

 September 12, 2018 - 8pm February 7, 2019 (Founder's Day)
 October 1, 2018 - 7:30pm March 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
 November 5, 2018 - 7:30pm April 1, 2019 - 7:30pm
 December 3, 2018 - Cancelled May 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
 January 7, 2019 - 7:30pm June 3, 2019 - 6:30pm

Commack PTA Council Exec Committee 2018-19

 President Diana Michel
 1 Vice Presidentst Tara Darvassy
 2nd Vice President Rebecca Ben-Ezra
 Corresponding Sec. April Haupt
 Recording Sec. Kate Van de Berghe
 Treasurer Nicole Perez
 Past President Angela Cicalo

Executive Board 2018-19




Email Address

Arts in Ed

Lisa Silverman



Karie Walsh


Diana Michel 

Disabilities Awareness

Laurie Schoenfeld


District Action Awareness***

Madhu Dutta



Chrisine Schultz


Founder’s Day

Diana Michel



Kate Van de Berghe



Tara Darvassy



Angela Cicalo


Health, Safety & Transportation

Dawn Shikarides



Kate Van de Berghe



April Haupt



Janine DiGirolamo



Tara Darvassy



Linda Franey


Reach Liaison

Diana Michel



Lisa Streim


Angela Cicalo



Rachel McDonough



Lisa Silverman


School Board Rep.

April Haupt


Teacher Rep.

Arlene Wynn


Brenda Lentsch


Council Committee Administrators

Tara Darvassy
(1st VP)
Rebecca Ben-Ezra
(2nd VP)
April Haupt
(Correspond. Sec.)
Nicole Perez
Kate Van De Berghe
(Record. Sec.)
Arts in Education
 Founders Day  Budget  Parliamentarian District Action Awareness 
Disabilities Awareness   REACH CYA Liaison  Environment  Scholarship Hospitality 
Photography    Health & Safety  Teacher Rep. School Board Reps 
     Nutrition    Social Media
Contact Information
By Mail:  P.O. Box 150, Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2000
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