Connetquot Septa

Connetquot SEPTA


Special Education PTA

SEPTA is a district wide PTA that strives to educate parents of all children through informational speakers,

 workshops and useful information to help all students with the increasing rigor of their education

SEPTA provides access to resources on a wide variety of services available to all children

SEPTA provides the district’s parents and students with a network that can create social opportunities for children

with special needs and without

SEPTA helps to break down the walls between the typical learner and the special needs learner through awareness

An active Special Education PTA is an essential component of a successful school district.

Connetquot SEPTA welcomes Connetquot Families and Staff!


Have a great summer!

Watch this page for our fall meeting schedule!


July & August BOE Meetings


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Reorganization Meeting

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Planning Session/business meeting

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Business Meeting

All meetings: Central Office, 780 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia

Public meeting 6:30 PM for possible purpose of considering a motion to enter executive session.

Resume Public Session Approximately 7:30 PM

Questions: District Clerk 244-2215 ext. 3506






April Letter to Membership

from Connetquot SEPTA President Lisa Kennedy

April Letter


Free Parent Training Workshop From the Connetquot Teacher Center



Links to March Speakers


Our speakers from our March 16th meeting represent various special

 needs sports teams.

Bob Kinney-Smithtown Kickers (soccer)

Grace Bohl-JJSFoundation (baseball) INFO & Registration

 Chris D'Andria-Rolling Thunder (running/track) INFO

Great Strides Therapeutic Riding

Ray Samson Challenger LaCrosse INFO


Sachem Soccer Club-TOPS Soccer

East Islip Soccer Club-"Just for Kicks" INFO

Hauppauge Soccer Club TOPS soccer INFO



SEPTA is in need of a nomination committee to put together a slate for

 next school years executive board. All positions are open: President,

 VP, Recording/corresponding secretary and Treasurer. Without a

 board, SEPTA cannot function.

Please contact Lisa at



Breaking Boundaries (high school club) will also be in attendance. If

you cannot get a babysitter please bring your children. The club

 provides activities to keep the children occupied while you the


Hope to see you!


Membership Flyer



MARK your calendar!

Board of Education Meeting Dates



Sensory Friendly Movie: Storks

Saturday, April 29th @ 11 am

Connetquot Public Library



2017 UPDATE from our January 2017 Meeting: 


From our January 2017 meeting a special presentation by our Special Education Service

 Coordinators: Ginna Harper, Elementary Coordinator, Danielle Black, Middle School

 Coordinator and Donna Pamlanye, High School Coordinator

 Quick info on school transitions, program types, contact, conferences, CSE & annual review,



2016-2017 Meetings


Please Mark Your Calendar! We look forward to seeing you!

 All meetings take place on Thursdays @ 7 pm at Central Office

 in the Conference room unless otherwise stated.

3/16/2017 SEPTA Meeting 7:00 at Central Office

5/15/2017 SEPTA Meeting 7:00 at Central Office



CCSD Wellness and Nutrition Committee Members needed.

See Flyer for details and dates. Send contact info to


Connetquot Cares Brochure 


Connetquot Cares hosts Naloxone Training March 20th


Thank You to everyone who joined us for our

 Movie Fundraiser. Your support is appreciated.

Proceeds go to the Connetquot SEPTA scholarship fund.



Most meetings take place on Thursdays @ 7 pm at Central Office

 in the Conference room unless otherwise stated.

Please join us, meet our SEPTA leaders and members. 

 Connetquot Special Education Administration and staff are also always in

 attendance to support our children and parents.

All parents of Pre-K through Grade 12, our dedicated teachers & staff are welcome!

 SEPTA is a great place to connect with other parents as well as keep up with

 District news and resources.

Connetquot High School Breaking Boundaries Club will be joining us.


Membership is now being accepted ONLINE!!


Joining our PTA is easier than ever! No need to fill out a Membership Form or find your

 checkbook. For a small processing fee, you can sign up online.

After payment is received you will be emailed your Membership Card.


LINK to NYS PTA Website 

Join SEPTA using the online membership form and have your membership card

emailed to you. Follow the link to the "Join your PTA" page and click on the "+Add

 Member" box. Fill out the form and click "Save Member". This will bring up a pay

 online button. After finishing payment you will be emailed a receipt for your

 transaction and a separate email with your membership card.


It is easy to join Connequot SEPTA

Just down load and print a membership form and mail to Central Office.

Membership Flyer



Parent Counseling Sessions

join Dr. Howard Schneider of Rose Psychological Solutions

Meeting monthly, Wednesdays at Central Office through May 2017.

More information: Parent Counseling Sessions FLYER




Connetquot Superintendent Lynda Adams and Assistant Superintendent of Special

Education Monica Manzi wrote a letter on behalf of SEPTA to NYS Education

 Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia and the New York State Board of Regents advocating for

 diploma options for our students. Their suggestions to SED are to improve pathways to

 a valid diploma and  include allowing students with disabilities who pass their course of

 study to obtain a diploma endorsed by NYSED without the added burden of passing

 Regents Exams.

To read the letter signed by Superintendent Adams, Mrs. Manzi, Connetquot SEPTA

 President  Dawn Covino and Connetquot SEPTA Vice President Lisa Kennedy click the link





All meetings take place on Thursdays @ 7 pm at Central Office

 in the Conference room unless otherwise stated.


Now it is easy to join Connequot SEPTA

Just down load and print a membership form and mail to Central Office.


  Membership Flyer


BAC Charge 2017-18

Revised BAC Invite PTA Council


Diploma Options for Students Forum VIDEO


Connetquot Cares Brochure 



Long Term Per Diem Sub Math 7-12 INFO





 Connetquot SEPTA


 President:  Lisa Kennedy

 Co-Vice Presidents: Adriana Wetzel

 Corresponding and Recording


 Treasurer: Tammy Moceri




 2016-2017 MEETING DATES

 September 29, 2016

November 14, 2016

January 19, 2017

March 16, 2017

May 15, 2017



2015-2016 Speakers & Presentations





 President Lisa Kennedy





Meeting Minutes





 CHS Breaking Boundaries