Wednesday, 03 July 2013 10:19
This time of year is a time to wrap things up at school whether in the classroom, cleaning out lockers and desks and or taking final exams. But just as we wrap things up, we simultaneously unwrap a new fiscal school year.
The Syosset Council of PTAs never sleeps. As with most organizations, the council works year round and especially during the hot summer months as we gear up for the following school year. Programs need to be in place, reservations need to be made and fundraisers need to be researched. All this and more is done under the leadership of the executive board. We welcome our new council with our end of year culmination dinner and installation.
This year the event was chaired by Theresa Gordon and Sandi Kroll and was held at the Woodlands in Woodbury. Our new council officers are as follows: President, Theresa Gordon; First VP, Julie Gropper; Second VP, Sandi Kroll; Third VP, Meryl Bolnick; Fourth VP, Amy Cantor; Recording Secretary, Lisa Appel; Corresponding Secretary, Jennifer Kam; Treasurer, Christine Stuart and immediate past president Roberta Dochter. We look forward to a spectacular new year with our new board. Unit presidents , council delegates, principals and administration pictured below.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.