Hastings-on-Hudson Families in 2017 - 2018!
Join Our Special Education Parent Teacher Association
and Help Support All Students
Differentiated learning benefits everyone. By joining SEPTA, you can help us work alongside parents, teachers and administrators to strengthen our schools for all students. We advocate for curriculum, professional development, technology, processes and resources that help our schools teach to every child - especially those with IEPs, 504s and different learning styles.
For parents, we provide a strong community of support. Our goal is to help both new and experienced families in Special Education navigate the system and connect with others. We also provide workshops and information so every parent can advocate for their child with confidence.
We welcome ALL members of our Hastings community – parents and educators –to join us. Together, we can promote an inclusive environment that opens the door to addressing the needs of every student. Your membership sends a message that each child is important and helps keep our mission strong.
SEPTA Board Members
Jennifer, Mia, Jen, Rhiannon, Rachel, Kate, Barb and Sandra
Our Advocacy in Action
From community-building to educational events, SEPTA provides:
- Coffees at HHS, FMS and Hillside : parents, teachers and administrators come
together to discuss topics and issues relating to children with 504s, IEPs and
different learning styles
- Communication: our Board meets regularly with administration to communicate
needs, concerns and opportunities on behalf of parents
- Community: we seek to bring together parents and make connections in a
supportive and collaborative environment
- Educational Grants and Programs: we offer grants to our schools with funds
raised during our annual Laser Tag fundraiser. Recent grants include:
❖ Books for the Integrated Co-Teaching classrooms at Hillside as part of
the new literacy program
❖ Guest speakers on preparing, navigating and optimizing IEPs
Connect with Our Community
We are here to guide, support and represent parents throughout the Special Education
experience. Please reach out to receive emails, read posts, ask questions
or share confidential concerns at any time.
General Email: Hastings.SEPTA@gmail.com
Jennifer Destin firstname.lastname@example.org
Mia Johnson email@example.com
VP: Rachel McQueen firstname.lastname@example.org
VP: Kate Loewengart email@example.com
K-2 Liaison: Anne Runyan firstname.lastname@example.org | 3-4 Liaison: Kit Demirdelen email@example.com
Farragut Middle School
VP: Rhiannon Platt firstname.lastname@example.org | Liaison: Karin Braier email@example.com
Hastings High School
VP: Jen Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org | Liaison: Deb King DKingHoH@gmail.com
Out-of-District Liaison: Joe Scarglato email@example.com
Preschool/CPSE Liaison: Melissa Goldberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Sandra Yi Sandra.email@example.com
Treasurer: Barbara Rizzo firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBERSHIP FORM (Download form here)
To join SEPTA, send this form along with cash or check dues payable to “Hastings SEPTA”.
You may drop it in the SEPTA mailbox in the offices of Hillside, FMS or HHS,
or mail to Sandra Yi, SEPTA Secretary, 50 Whitman Street, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
Name _________________________________ Email ________________________________
- Please sign me up for the following:
Annual family membership $20 _____ Annual educator membership $5_ ____
Additional SEPTA donation to support grants $_____ (optional and appreciated!)
- I have a child/children in (please check all that apply and note grades):
Preschool _____ Hillside _____ FMS _____ HHS _ Out-of-district _____
None, I am a Hastings educator _____
- Please share any particular areas of interest or suggestions here:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON BEHALF OF SEPTA AND ALL OUR CHILDREN!