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Our Mission


The Great Neck South Middle School Parent Teacher Association facilitates the Home-School connection and strives to enrich the students and the school. We help integrate families into the Middle School environment.

Presidents' Welcome

September 2023

Dear South Middle School Families,

Welcome back to our returning families, teachers, and staff! We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer and is ready for the new school year. 

To our incoming 6th graders and new families: Welcome to the SMS community! 

At SMS, our Parent Teacher Association focuses on nurturing a strong school community and support system by guiding new families, providing parents with volunteer opportunities throughout the school year, and offering exciting events and programs. We look forward to strengthening the partnerships we have established with the 
Board of Education, SMS administration, our wonderful teachers, and our invaluable staff to provide an unparalleled learning experience for our children.

Of course, we can not do this alone, so please join the PTA! Being a PTA member benefits our children as the dues go directly toward funding many of their school activities. While the school budget pays for academics, PTA dues help support all of the additional programming and elements that enhance the SMS experience, such as the annual Author Visit, Cultural Heritage Night, and Relay for Life field day. As members of the PTA, parents also have the 
chance to make a positive impact by engaging with our diverse group of parents and teachers, and our Association meetings offer even more opportunities to voice your opinions and concerns.

Please also note these important links:
Volunteer for the PTA!
PTA Dues (PayPal) – just once a year, once per family (not per student)
• Sign up for the SMS PTA mailing list
SMS PTA WhatsApp Chat Group for parents – for sharing official SMS and PTA information
SMS PTA website

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to another wonderful and productive year for our students!

Warm regards,
Clara Feacher, Karen Yan, and Sicheng Peng
SMS PTA Co-Presidents

2023-2024 Executive Board



         Clara Feacher
         Sicheng Peng
         Karen Yan

Executive Vice Presidents

         Anita Cheung

         Elena Keung

Vice Presidents

          Shihpei Chang
          Sharon Dickey
          Jenny Hwang
          Matthew Jagoda
          Fan Jia
          Penelope Nirenstein
          Ana Paranos
          Carol Peng
          Evelyn Stravrinides
          Ping Su
          Kevin Sun
          Ellen Yi
          Ruoyi Xu

Recording Secretary

          Charlotte Chiu


          Holly Wong

Multi-lingual Coordinator

          Joyce Jing

SEPTA Representatives

          Julie Lam

UPTC Representatives

          Benjamin Wang
          Si Wen

Shared Decision Parents

          Maria Condello
          Wendy Halpern
          Angela Pian


          Antoinette Capodanno

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