Welcome, both new and returning families, to South Mountain School for the 2023-2024 school year!

The South Mountain School (SMS) PTA is a volunteer organization that promotes the partnership between the families of SMS students and the teachers, administrators, and staff at our school. Our goal is to build a supportive and inclusive community that provides for the educational growth of all our students. We accomplish this through family events, such as our Back to School Superstar Social, Fall Festival and School Fair, cultural arts programming, music assemblies, author visits, technology enhancements and FUNdraising events such as the biennial Casino/Auction Night and Community Mixers.


All of the incredible events, programs and learning enhancements are made possible through our ongoing FUNdraising efforts, including the Book Fair, Annual Fund, and this year's biennial offering of Community Mixers. We hope you will consider volunteering for one or more of these fun and important events. The success of each event is dependent upon volunteers and it is a great way to meet other families!


If you haven’t already, please make sure you register/sign-in and complete the forms for the 2023-2024 school year. Even if you have already registered your child(ren) in previous years, updating your information each year is the easiest way to ensure you are receiving all up to date information. Registering for the website is free. Also, please consider BECOMING A MEMBER of the South Mountain PTA ($10 annual payment per individual membership). It is our goal that every family participates so we can best serve all students and also gives you access to the school directory.


To ensure you are staying informed and up to date with the latest news and events at SMS,  we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter and to like and follow us on Facebook. If you ever need financial assistance to participate in any of our events throughout the year or to purchase a PTA membership, please reach out to us or any of the following; Principal- Kevin Mason (kmason@somsd.k12.nj.us), Social Worker- Ms. Shazaan Napoleon (snapoleo@somsd.k12.nj.us) or your students' teacher.


We are incredibly proud of our students and hope that you will join us as we work to share the South Orange/Maplewood spirit celebrating community, art, culture, and all that makes SMS such an exciting place to learn!


Please join us for coffee and breakfast treats in the Big School cafeteria on Friday, September 8th at 8:15. We will also be holding our first open meeting of the year and encourage you to stay and learn more about the PTA and ways to get involved.  


Let’s make it a wonderful year!




Erica Epstein & Meisha Williams Bertels, PTA Presidents

And the entire PTA Executive Board


Upcoming Events