The Huntington High School PTSA and the J. Taylor Finley Middle School PTA are banding together to sponsor what the two organizations are billing as “Funday Monday.”
Everyone is invited to a “casual night out” at Christopher’s Courtyard Café on Wall Street in Huntington village on Monday, November 4 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. There will be “friends, football, amazing raffles, food and drinks,” according to a promotional flyer for the event.
The Huntington High School and Finley Middle School PTAs are sponsoring Funday Monday.
Television sets will be tuned into the Monday night football game featuring the New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys. It’s going to be a great evening for everyone.
Tickets are priced at $40. Log onto www.huntingtonhs.memberhub.store to secure a ticket. There is a cash bar. Tickets can also be purchased with a check made payable to either HHS PTSA or Finley PTA and mailed to Susan Lyons at 7 Wincoma Drive, Huntington Bay, NY 11743.
The roots of Huntington UFSD’s PTA date to 1923 and Lowndes Avenue School in Huntington Station (which was located on the plot on which Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School stands today).
“The nucleus of the first PTA of Lowndes Avenue School/Roosevelt School, consisting of about six parents, met together in Room 115 to discuss ways and means of providing free milk to a large number of undernourished children whose parents were economically unable to supply their children with the necessary amount of milk for good health,” wrote Roosevelt Principal Agnes B. Bailey in 1958. “This was about 1923.”
The parent’s milk campaign was the start of something special in Huntington. “At this time we were buying milk in quart bottles (retail price) and serving it in paper cups,” wrote Mrs. Bailey. “The front of our auditorium was the area used for this purpose.”
The group’s first organized fundraiser was a roast beef dinner prepared and served on the second floor of the old four-room School Street School. It was located across the street from the current Jack Abrams School parking lot (the one with the basketball courts on the south side of the building).
“PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children,” current Huntington PTA Council President Kristin Cosover Kanzer said. “We are the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America, comprised of over 24,000 local PTAs and four million plus members. ‘Every child. One voice.’”