PTA - Welcome to our PTA website!

The B-V PTA Welcomes You to the
2020-2021 School Year!!

We look forward to working together to create an exciting year for all of our children!

This site will be updated often! Please check back regularly for important news and information.

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Questions, comments, concerns or suggestions? Email us:

2020-2021/2021-2022 PTA OFFICERS

Sandrina Freitas, President

Antoinette Pio, Vice President

Erin Prada, Vice President

Laura Yakaboski, Treasurer

Joy Snyder ,Corresponding Secretary

Kathryn Feeley, Recording Secretary


  • Order Your Spirit Wear!! New Items and our all-time favorites are now available for our 2020/2021 school year. Show your B-V Spirit when you are out and about. 
  • Tired of writing those pesky School Notes? We've got the solution for you! Now on sale for $3.00 through the B-V PTA. You can buy a pad of 25 B-V School Notes by emailing

Visit our Calendar of Events page for a very detailed look at our upcoming events and activities. The link is located on the left-hand side of this page.



PTA Meetings - We typically meet the first Monday of every month in the B-V Auditeria from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm and all are welcome to attend. Our meetings are just one hour or less - guaranteed! What do we do at meetings? You can find out what the PTA is planning and give valuable input and ideas, get updates on school happenings from Mr. Cohen and out Teacher Representative, and more! Become a paid PTA Member and you will have voting privileges on budgets and other PTA decisions. To make it easier to attend, babysitting is provided.

Next Meeting:

Monday, November 9th at 7:00 pm



  • Yearbook - Send us your photos! The B-V Yearbook gets started with the First Day of School Photos!  We need YOUR pictures to make it a success!  The first day of school, bus stop pictures, classroom events, parties and field trips, Winter concerts - pictures of these or ANY school-related events are needed!  Please send your photos to: Pictures can be emailed all year long!
  • To find out in detail what the PTA does (meetings, programs, and information) and to see a full list of our Board & Committee Chairs, please visit our new page, PTA Information, located on the left-hand side of this page.
  • Parents of children with IEPs or special needs, we have many resources available for you on our page.
  • Translated Math Modules: NYSED is working on an initiative to translate the mathematics curriculum modules into the top 5 languages spoken in New York State, including Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Arabic, Bengali, and Haitian Creole. 



To find out in detail what the PTA does (meetings, programs and information) and to see a full list of our Board & Committee Chairs, please visit our new page, PTA Information, located on the left-hand side of this page.

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the PTA! PTA members can save money on everyday purchases thanks to the National PTA's Member Benefits Provider Program. National PTA teams up with businesses by offering special discounts, fundraising opportunities and more. Interested in joining the PTA? The B-V PTA Membership form can be found on our Documents and Forms page (link is to the left).


Stay in the loop, make sure you "Like" our PTA on Facebook! 


Clip Box Tops Coupons and Labels for Education UPCs and send them in with your child. They are collected each month from classroom collection bins. Help us (and our scissor hands!) by trimming extra cardboard away from each label. Less cardboard means cheaper shipping costs, and it makes the job of counting thousands of Box Tops so much easier. Also, please remember they have expiration dates. If they have already expired,they do not count. We encourage you to sign up at so you will get timely notification of bonus opportunities and other Box Top news.


Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. We encourage you to sign up at so you will get timely notification of bonus opportunities and other Box Top news.                                                          



(1) AmazonSmile: If you shop Amazon, you can earn B-V PTA a little cash every time you make a purchase and it won't cost you anything! Sign up at, search for "Pta New York Congress Buchanan" and choose the "Buchanan, NY" location. You only need to select the PTA once, there is no change to your account or cart (including Prime perks), there is no extra charge to you, and everything else is exactly the same as your regular Amazon shopping experience- you just need to remember to start your shopping at

(2) Box Tops for Education: There are several bonus opportunities each month (click on "Bonus Box Tops" under the "Earn" tab at the top). Sign up and receive emails when new bonus programs are available. Coupons can be found on this site too! For a list of products, click on List of Participating Box Tops Products. Check out a new way to earn Box Tops at Walmart! Click on to sign up!

(3) Labels for Education: Clip UPC codes from participating products, send them in with your child, and B-V earns points. Many of our playground items (balls and jump ropes included) are purchased with LFE points. Sign up at Labels for Education and click on the "My School" tab to choose B-V as your school and gain access to recipes and coupons. Click on the following for a List of Participating Labels for Education Products.

(4) Target Take Charge of Education: Register your card and help earn B-V a percentage of the annual Target donation fund.

(5) Tyson A+ Labels Program: Cut off the ENTIRE UPPER LABEL from Tyson Frozen Products that display the A+ logo and send in to school.



Organization Name:  Buchanan-Verplanck PTA
Federal -Section 501(c)(3) ID:   13-3225958
NY State Sales Tax Exemption ID:   203554
PTA Unit ID:  18-351


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