Welcome to the South Country PTA


Warm welcome to our new incoming and returning families!  It takes the combined efforts of both the home and the school working together, to successfully educate our children. We invite each and every parent to become partners in education and join their school's PTA.

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Mission Statement

The New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (NYS PTA) recognizes that every child deserves excellence in education and in quality of life. NYS PTA will maintain its commitment and service to all children and to its diverse membership through increased parent and community awareness, advocacy, education, and involvement.


  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.


PTA Council
Chris Maresco, President – (631) 605-6942
Bellport High School
Jennifer Wilson, President – (631) 988-1480 

Bellport Middle School
Tara Bodkin, President – (631) 332-6708

Frank P. Long
Tara Bodkin, President –
(631) 332-6708

Brookhaven Elementary School
Jenette Adams, President – brookhavennypta@gmail.com


Kreamer Street Elementary School
Jennifer Rosario, President – (631) 433-8415

Verne W. Critz Elementary School
Jenn Messina, President
(631) 560-6034

South Haven Early Childhood Center
Amanda Merckling
(518) 774-8307

South Country SEPTA
Melissa DiPasquale