PT Council, known formally as the Scarsdale Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, is the umbrella organization for the Scarsdale PTA units which exist at each of the seven Scarsdale Public Schools. It is a separate entity with its own elected officers and committees. The membership is drawn from teachers, parents, and administrators from each school. The President from each individual PTA serves as a member of the Executive Committee and acts as a liaison between the PT Council and the respective PTA unit.
PT Council believes that one of the key responsibilities of the PTAs is to promote awareness of local, state, and national education-related issues. Please visit the PT Council Advocacy and Legislative Issues webpage for materials received from the New York State and Westchester East Putnam Regional PTAs as well as links to District, Board of Education, and "education watchdog" websites.
PT Council sponsors a variety of speakers, panels and programs which enrich the student and parent community. During the school year, the PT Council Executive Committee meets monthly with the Scarsdale Schools Superintendent as well as sends representatives to Scarsdale Board of Education meetings and budget discussions.
Sports Swap: The Sports Swap is a giant tag sale with great prices on sporting goods, computer equipment, musical instruments and sports & dress clothing. People in the community donate their gently used items and all the proceeds from the sales go to support PT Council programs, events, speakers and special events. This year's sports swap will be held on March 28, 2015.
Young Writers' Workshop (YWW): From sports writers, authors, magazine writers, producers to bloggers and illustrators, numerous top creative professionals share their crafts with third through fifth grade Scarsdale children. In each workshop, students will experience 'real life' writing activities in small group settings, as well as gain a better understanding of a day in the life of a writer. Last year's Young Writers' Workshop 2015 Catalog is available for your review. This year's YWW will be held on March 19, 2016 and registration beings in January 2016.
STEAM Day:What do Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) have in common? More than you'd ever imagine--and Scarsdale's kids will have a chance to learn all about it on STEAM Day 2015. The first-ever event, scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9 am to 12 pm, will be hosted by the Parent Teacher Council. STEAM is one of modern education's hottest new learning methods, blending science, technology, engineering, art and math. On STEAM Day, fourth through sixth graders will meet with professionals who concentrate in these disciplines, and enjoy STEAM presentations and workshops. Following the format of the famed PT Council's Young Writers Workshop, students will attend a keynote presentation followed by two workshops of their choosing. Please watch for more infomation in the coming weeks.
Visit STEAM page on the PTC website.
See the PT Council homepage for additional information.
(Children Having Individual Learning Differences)
Representing both the preschool and school-age population, Scarsdale C.H.I.L.D. is a committee of PT Council. Scarsdale C.H.I.L.D. strives to:
inform the community by presenting educational programs
educate parents on how to be their child’s best advocate
bring parents together for mutual support
The parents and professionals on the Scarsdale C.H.I.L.D. committee are here to offer assistance, answer questions and provide information about special education in the Scarsdale School District. Monthly meetings feature speakers from the Scarsdale School District as well as noted professionals in the fields of learning disabilities, psychology and medicine.