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Parent Partnership

"The PTO strives to help make our children's experience at SSA, the best it can possibly be. We do this through providing varied enrichment opportunities, as well as creating social events where the entire SSA community – students, parents, siblings, teachers, and staff – can come together to have fun and strengthen the bonds which make us more than just a school, they make us a family." – Melissa Shafner, former PTO Co-chairperson

At SSA we recognize that a partnership with parents is essential to educating children. We therefore promote open communication with families to encourage continued learning, involvement with school activities and participation in school governance.

Parents generously volunteer their time, talents and energy to help develop and run special science programs, visit classrooms to share their expertise in a subject, and organize school community social events. Parents also coordinate Friday challah and school lunch programs, and chaperone field trips.


Solomon Schechter Academy has a very active Parent-Teacher Organization.  The PTO helps to enhance school life in many ways.  The SSA PTO sponsors and coordinates:
• in-school enrichment programs, such as African drumming, nature center activity on owls, folk musicians, and science programs
• after-school enrichment opportunities, including robotics, drumming, and Mad Science
• special lunch programs, such as pizza lunch and hot dog lunch
• Staff Appreciation lunch
• social events for the entire SSA community, such as the annual Welcome Back Picnic and Spring Fling BBQ and Silent Auction
• food for the Lag B'omer Field Day
• various fundraisers

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