The Glen Cove Council of PTAs works with the district staff, the Board of Education, community partners and the individual PTA units to support the students and families of the Glen Cove City School district and to improve the education, health and welfare of all children and youth.
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PTA Honors First-Ever Diamond Club
The Glen Cove PTA Council recently revealed its inaugural Diamond Club at its annual scholarship brunch fundraiser. In past years, the Council selected one community contributor to honor during the fundraiser held for members of the Glen Cove High School graduating class. This year, the various Glen Cove parent teacher associations had the opportunity to honor a special member of their school community who has been a positive influence on the lives of the children.
Each honoree was nominated by a school or parent volunteer, community or PTA member, faculty, staff member or administrator. This year’s first ever distinguished Diamond Club inductees were former Glen Cove PTSA president Suzanne Anderson, Finley Middle School orchestra teacher Brittany Frank Rifkind, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel, Director of Special Education Mary Murphy, Deasy School Principal Nomi Rosen and Connolly School Principal Rosemarie Sekelsky.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Glen Cove Community Scholarship fund for scholarships for the 2014 Glen Cove High School graduating seniors. The Glen Cove High School jazz band, under the direction of Nicholas Carbuto, entertained the 180 guests in attendance.
“Through the generosity of many groups, we were able to create the fabulous grand prizes and raffle baskets that many of the attendees took home for themselves or others who purchased raffle tickets in advance,” said PTA Council president Antoinette Bellomo. “We are always filled with gratitude as our community continues to come out to support this fine cause.”
PTA Council Honors Deborah Pearsall at Scholarship Brunch
The Glen Cove Council of PTAs recently held it’s
annual Community Scholarship Brunch at the Swan Club. This year, the
Council had the pleasure of honoring retired Glen Cove School District
teacher, Deborah Butler Pearsall. Proceeds from the brunch are used to
provide scholarships to members of the GCHS Class of 2013.
Ms. Pearsall retired last year after many years of dedicated service to
the children of Glen Cove. As advisor to Glen Cove High School’s DECA
club, Ms. Pearsall led the club to many successful seasons and many
awards, including being named DECA advisor of the year for New York
State in 2012.
The day’s events began with a performance by the GCHS Jazz Band under
the direction of Nicholas Carbuto. On hand to help honor Mrs. Pearsall
were the District’s incoming Superintendent, Maria Rianna and Assistant
Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael
Israel. Also joining the honoree were Glen Cove City Mayor Ralph
Suozzi, City Council Members Reggie Spinello and Anthony Gallo, State
Assemblyman Chuck Levine and Judge Richard McCord.
Colleagues, former students and family members offered wonderful stories
and glowing tributes to a teacher that made a difference in her
student’s lives. Many members of the school community were on hand to
enjoy the day, purchase raffle tickets and help make the day a success.
Glen Cove PTA Council thanks all those individuals and businesses that
supported the day to help make the future brighter for the graduating
seniors of Glen Cove.