PTA Council 2019-2020
President - Katie DeNoyelles
Vice President - Linda Prezioso
Treasurer- Linda Gibbons
Recording Secretary- Michelle Rose
Corresponding Secretary- Jenny Ann Lally
Superintendent- John Xanthis
BOE Liaison - Sonia Lewis
Founders’ Night- Lori Weikel and Vivian Durso
Health and Safety- Carolyn Wesenberg
RIGHT Award- Linda Prezioso and Katie DeNoyelles
Scholarship- Lisa Kuenzi
Staff Liaison-Vivian Durso
Web Page- Carolyn Wesenberg and Jenny Ann Lally
Berea PTO - Jenny Ann Lally
EC PTA- Erin Card
Montgomery PTA- Katie DeNoyelles
Walden PTO- Holli Jaegar
VCMS PTA Mary Kelly
VCHS PTSA- Lisa Kuenzi
Berea PTO - Kristen Milliken
EC PTA - Josephine Pace Brown
Montgomery PTA- Jennifer Wilson
Walden PTO- Jennifer Burke/Dawn Sweed
VCMS PTA- Tara LaPierre
VCHS PTSA- Lori Weikel
The purpose of a PTA Council is to provide a support system for all the individual PTA units within a school district. The Council acts as a forum for the sharing of ideas, keeping all units well informed of any changes in the district that may affect our children and our community. In addition, council helps the local units learn and apply good PTA practices. The Valley Central Council connects our schools by holding regular meetings for its members. Our members include representatives from our PTA units and we invite our PTO units to take part in all of our activities as well. The Council acts as a link in the PTA "chain" and is a valuable resource in connecting the units to The Central Hudson Region PTA, The New York PTA and The National PTA.
The Valley Central PTA Council was founded in 1995. The Valley Central PTA Council sponsors several programs that benefit both the children and the community members of our district.
- The RIGHT Awards
- The Valley Central PTA/PTO Council Scholarships
- Founders' Night
- School Board Candidates Night
Founders' Day is a reminder of the substantial role that PTA has played locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It's a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments, and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.
PTA's founders, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Alice McLellan Birney, and the founder of Georgia's Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, Selena Sloan Butler, were women of imagination and courage. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to literally change the world. They had a simple idea - to improve the lives and futures of all of our children. As much as other conditions in America may have changed, that idea has not. PTAs keep it alive.
Today, PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation. Our members represent the ethnic diversity of our nation, and they come from the ranks of traditional families, single-parent households, blended families, grandparents, and other caring adults. Together, we continue to serve as the conscience of the country for children and youth.
The R.I.G.H.T Award
R - Role model
I - Initiative
G - Goals
H - Helpfulness
T - To make a difference
The R.I.G.H.T. Award is sponsored by the Valley Central PTA Council. This awardis dedicated to acknowledging the youth of the Valley Central School District who have demonstrated an exceptional contribution within our community. It is the goal of the Valley Central PTA Council to foster the belief that “good kids” deserve recognition. It is our hope that the positive deeds of our youth will serve to enhance the quality and integrity of our entire community.