Huntington's Special Education PTA awarded $3,500 in grants.

Huntington SEPTA Donates Thousands for Mini-Grants

Huntington's Special Education PTA awarded $3,500 in grants.

February 7, 2018

The Huntington School District’s Special Education PTA has donated thousands of dollars to the district to cover the cost of nine mini-grant awards for a variety of educational items designed to improve students’ classroom experience.

Huntington School Board members accepted SEPTA’s donation to the district in the amount of $3,487.79 to fund the competitive grant proposals, which were submitted by teachers.

“Thanks, once again, to SEPTA,” Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “The organization continues to do great things for our students and staff. The grants are but one way the organization supports programs across the district. All efforts are beyond appreciated. For those who have not already done so, please consider joining and becoming an active SEPTA member.”

The new round of grants includes:

• Grant: Classroom Sensory Processing
Amount: $232.81
Teacher: Jaclyn LeGodais
School: Flower Hill Primary School
• Grant: Therapeutic Devices-OT
Amount: $407.88
Teacher: Linda Malloy Buonanno, MS OT/L
School: Washington Primary School
• Grant: Hearbuilder Technology
Amount: $299.00
Teacher: Angela Allegretti
School: Woodhull Intermediate School/Huntington High School
• Grant: Wobble Seats
Amount: $419.94
Teacher: Megan Scannevin
School: Flower Hill Primary School
• Grant: Field trip to Sweetbriar Nature Preserve
Amount: $395.80
Teacher: Shelley Stockner, Sarah Macaluso, Colleen Simko
School: Flower Hill Primary School
• Grant: Sensory Integration/seating
Amount: $448.93
Teacher: Catherine Fede
School: Flower Hill Primary School
• Grant: First Aqua Adventure team registration
Amount: $425.51
Teacher Luz Marotta
School: Jefferson Primary School
• Grant: Room Panels
Amount: $428.96
Teacher: Joanne Taormina
School: Jefferson Primary School
• Grant: Room Panels
Amount: $428.96
Teacher: Evelyn D’Andraia
School: Jefferson Primary School

SEPTA is led by co-Presidents Tonya Guandique and Elizabeth Lopez, co-Vice Presidents Lisa Hana and Julie Porzio and fellow executive board members Laura Ubriaco (corresponding secretary), Miho Verfenstein (recording secretary), Jennifer LaVertu (treasurer), Denis Murtagh (PTA Council delegate) and Alice Marie Rorke (PTA Council delegate).

For more information about SEPTA send a message to [email protected].