Lynbrook PTAs Commemorate Founders Day

Lynbrook PTAs Commemorate Founders Day photo

It was an evening of celebration as administrators and families from the Lynbrook Union Free School District gathered in the Lynbrook High School auditorium on Feb. 8 for the Lynbrook Council of PTAs annual Founders Day Celebration. The theme “Work Hard, Dream Big, Never Give Up,” was prominent as 15 valuable individuals were honored with the PTA Honorary Life Membership Award in recognition of their devoted service to the Lynbrook school community. This included community members, parents, teachers and a student.

The event is celebrated each year as Founders Day commemorates the founding of the National Congress of Mothers, the precursor to the modern PTA. Founders Day representative Lorianne Quagliozzi opened the ceremony by welcoming everyone to the memorable evening. Members from the Lynbrook Council of PTAs, Lynbrook SEPTA, Lynbrook North Middle School PTA, Lynbrook South Middle School PTA, Marion Street School PTA, Waverly Park School PTA, West End School PTA and Lynbrook High School PTA presented their honorees while praising each individual’s strengths, dedication and commitment to touching the lives of the Lynbrook school community. 

The Lynbrook Council of PTAs honored PTA parent Christine Keller with the Honorary Life Membership Award. Other recipients included Ellen Restivo, Rachel Edelstein, Brian Bowes, Jenny Lengyel, Annie Pasqua, Karen R. Edelstein, Kara Bouley, Mary Beth Stalter, Mariann Pantano, Jessica Ryan, Natasha Mattera, Maria Fasano, Gretchen Hofmann and Danielle Reinert. 

Following the ceremony, the honorees enjoyed a special reception with their loved ones in the Lynbrook High School cafeteria which was decorated with Lynbrook pride.