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Commack SEPTA

About Us


We would like to invite you to be a part of the Commack Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA). SEPTA’s primary function is to offer information, resources and support to parents, students, educators, and those who are interested in supporting quality education for children with special needs.
If your child receives speech, counseling, resource room, reading, occupational therapy, physical therapy or if your child is in a special education class, inclusion class or out of district placement, you should be a member of SEPTA. We aim to foster opportunities that bring together parents and educators of our community and encourage a sense of unity. It is our hope that you will join and be an active member in our SEPTA organization.

What is SEPTA?
SEPTA – is a PTA within a school district bringing together people interested in children with educational needs that cannot be met in the regular classroom setting.
Organized to support, strengthen and promote a greater awareness of special education.
Encourage and promote an understanding of students' needs, while striving to discover and implement ways of best meeting them.
What Are SEPTA's Goals?
To insure each child the best possible program which will allow him/her to reach full potential. To bring together parents and teachers of all special children regardless of their specific needs, in order to share the experiences involved in educating their children. We promote effective communication between parents, teachers, administrators, and students by seeking and then providing accurate information and resources. 

We encourage everyone whose child receives any service from the Commack School District to join SEPTA. SEPTA is a collective group of volunteers who understand the struggles and support one another. We would like to invite you to be a part of Commack SEPTA. BY joining SEPTA your membership helps us to provide programs and scholarships for graduating special education students. Even if you don't have children receiving services, please join to help us promote disabilities awareness district wide and our other advocacy efforts for our children.

Commack SEPTA is always looking for volunteers for committee positions for the school year. If you are interested in helping, please email us at [email protected].

Thank you for your support, and looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting!


SEPTA President

We are a 501 C-3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of students and families with special needs children. 

Executive Committee 2021-2022

Denise Shani
Vice  President 
Gina Velasquez917-837-2174
Mary Greco
Myvrose Chery
Council Reps

Director of Special Education
Ms. Savrena Riddle 

Online Fundraisers!

Fall and Holiday Photo Fundraiser
Come to LJO Photograph’s Studio in Hauppauge, and get a head start to fall/holiday photos. We will have several setups outside in our private forest. You can personalize it with fall props, or outdoor Christmas ones if you would like that. There will be 2 background sets to choose from, plus regular forest looks, to have the perfect fit for your family. In November you can also choose an indoor studio setup.
When: Saturday, October, 15 10 am to 6 pm Fall set
Saturday, November 19th Holiday/Fall 10 am to 6 pm

Click here for all the details!

Boo Bags Fundraiser

Surprise your friends & family this Halloween season with Boo bags. Boo bags include Halloween themed toys and nut free candy in a wrapped Halloween themed reusable bucket. The boo bags should be anonymously left on the doorstep of the recipient accompanied by a note (included in package) that they have been "booed" and may pass it along by "booing" someone else. Bags are $12 each. 

Dine & Donate: Friendly's Commack

Our next Dine & Donate event will be held at Friendly's on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Dine in the store or take out from 5-9PM and Friendly's will donate 20% of the proceeds back to Commack SEPTA! Please make sure to show the flyer or mention Commack SEPTA when you order!


Commack Superstars Bowling League

Come join us at Bowlero Commack on Wednesday afternoons, beginning October 12th through May 31st, for physical activity, socialization, and other fun surprises! Open to all ages and all abilities. 

Bowlero Commack Social
Strike up new friendships, see old friends and join us for a fun time on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 1-3PM. Tickets include 1.5 hours of bowling, shoe rental, $7 arcade card, unlimited pizza and soda and a $5 gift card for your next visit. This event is open to all!  

Parent's Night Out: Charcuterie Board Building
We will be holding a private Charcuterie Board Tasting Class taught by Merry Mason. It will be held on Thursday, December 8 from 7-9PM in Woodbury. The event is open to all! Availability is limited so it will be first come first served. 


Meeting Dates

General Meetings start at 7:00 

Support Groups start at 7:30

All meetings will be in person unless noted otherwise

09/13/22 SEPTA General Meeting @ North Ridge Primary School Cafeteria

09/23/22 SEPTA Support Group @ Panera East Northport

10/20/22 SEPTA General Meeting @ Burr Intermediate School Small Cafeteria
10/26/22 SEPTA Support Group @ Panera East Northport
11/9/22 SEPTA General Meeting @ Commack Middle School Large Cafeteria
11/17/22 SEPTA Support Group @ Panera East Northport
12/21/22 SEPTA General Meeting @ Commack High School Cafeteria
12/22/22 SEPTA Support Group @ Panera East Northport