The Village Times

September 5, 2022 ~ Volume II Issue I

It Takes A Village!

Welcome to the 22-23 School Year! It was a magical two days reconnecting with our Village family and welcoming our newest members.

I am extremely #VillagePROUD of where we are and all that we have accomplished ...TOGETHER! Thank you for your positive energy, patience, and support as we settle into a new school year. We will continue to establish routines and work on areas such as the ever improving bus situation.

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The mulit purpose room is BACK!!! We are so excited to return to eating lunch in the multi purpose room TOGETHER!!!! Lunch time is a great opportunity to talk, laugh, and socialize with friends...and make new friends! Socializing is an important aspect of dining because it allows students time to connect with others and have a break in routine. This important time also helps refresh them for afternoon learning.

Village PTA!!!!

Have you joined the Village PTA yet?

The PTA strengthens our invaluable family-school partnerships. Joining the PTA is a great way to show support for the programs that are provided, get proactively involved in your child’s education, and meet other parents. Member support is always welcome and does not obligate you in any way.

Questions? Contact:

Have you joined Syosset SEPTA yet?

Syosset SEPTA is the Special Education Parent Teacher Association that serves Syosset School District’s children with disabilities, as well as their families.

SEPTA meetings and membership are open to all parents regardless of whether your child is receiving special education services. SEPTA is a resource of people who are available to help parents and children by providing support, education, and advocacy.

Questions? Contact: Danielle Sandjaby at

#FunFridays ARE BACK!!!!!!

We are so excited to announce that Village #FunFridays are back!!!!

Join us on Friday, September 9 for our FIRST #FunFriday.....SPIRIT DAY!!!

How do you show school spirit?
  • Wear a Village Shirt
  • Wear a Syosset Shirt
  • Wear school, white, and/or black

Welcome New Staff

Let's give a warm Village Welcome to the newest staff members:

Syosset District Staff:

Dr. Theresa Curry

Deputy Superintendent

Ms. Erin Goldthwaite

Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Service

Mr. Ray Loverso

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Mr. Scott Stueber

Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation

Dr. Christopher Hale

Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts:

Coordinator of Science….More to Come!

Village Staff:

Gianna Abeles: Consultant Teacher

Sammy Almlah: Custodian

Lindsey Bair: 3rd Grade Teacher

Julia Bentrewicz: Supersub

Marianne Bischofberger: Supersub

Christine D'Anna: Teacher Aide / LPN

Jennifer Donohue: Developmental Learning Specialist

Mary Dragotta: 4th Grade Teacher

Ryan Fitzgerald: Consultant Teacher

Kelly Frain: Teacher Aide

Allison Holahan: Speech Teacher

Abigail Maher: World Language Teacher

Colleen Mander: Music Teacher

Meghan Parker: Consultant Teacher

Kindergarten Meet & Greet

Our Kindergarten Meet & Greet was a smashing success!! A very special thank you to our amazing PTA committee!

Ms. Tara Lieberman

Ms. Stacy Oster
Ms. Rikki Usinger

School Supplies!

A BIG Village shoutout to:

Ms. Higgins

Ms. Forman

Ms. Forrest

We truly appreciate the incredible Village PTA and all of generous volunteers for organizing our school supply sale!

*New this year....School Supply Drop Off! This new addition went seemlessly!!! A BIG thank you to YOU, the Village Families, for taking the time to drop off your kiddo's school supplies in preparation for the new school year.

We are #BetterTogether!!!!

Staff Shout Outs!

Want to give a SHOUT OUT to a Village teacher or staff member?

This is an opportunity to celebrate our teachers and staff for the great things they are doing with and for our children. Please click the red button below to recognize a teacher or staff member that has gone above and beyond!

Teachers and/or staff members will receive a 'Shout Out Certificate'

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar!

9/6 - Welcome Wagon for New Families, 7:00pm at Village

9/6 - Village PTA Meeting, 7:45pm (*in person at Village)

9/8 - Open House *in person at Village School (Click HERE for details)

9/12 - Board of Ed Meeting, 8:00pm at South Woods Middle School

9/16 - Back to School Social; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

*To join PTA please click here

*To join SEPTA please click here

Be sure to follow Village on Instagram & Join the Village PTA Facebook Group!

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