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In addition to organizing and funding the many events and programs the children experience throughout the year, the Lincoln Avenue PTA also contributes to many scholarship funds and grants.  Please read below to find out more about where the money we raise goes:

Third Grade Butterfly Field Trip Grant:

$90 is given per class for this in-house field trip.

Cultural Arts Scholarship:
12 graduating Lincoln Ave. 5th graders each receive a $100 scholarship to encourage them to further their music education.

High School Scholarship:
$100 is awarded to a graduating senior.

Lincoln Avenue PTA Scholarship:
Two graduating seniors who had attended Lincoln Avenue receive $750 each. The winner is selected from students who write an essay about their most memorable experience while at Lincoln.

Erin Halliday-Duffy Memorial Grant:
Erin Halliday-Duffy was a beloved teacher at Lincoln Ave.  She passed away at the age of 28 after a courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis.  She had a smile and a laugh that will never be forgotten.
Each year the Erin Halliday-Duffy Memorial Grant is used for something within Lincoln Ave. In 2014, music equipment was purchased for Mrs. Cirillo. In 2015, items were purchased for the new STEM room (old laptop lounge).

Josephine Palumbo Memorial Scholarship:

A scholarship was established in the memory and spirit of Josephine "Jo" Palumbo.  Our Mother's Day Plant Sale has supported this scholarship for over 25 years.  Jo Palumbo was a loving wife, mother of 12 children and a well-known resident of Sayville.  Her dedication to all children and the community was what made her a true humanitarian.  Jo's active role in Sayville PTA's, scouting, religious education, her church, children's athletics and as a past school board member were inspiring to all who knew her.  Jo knew that contributing to the community, in any way, enriched all those involved.  She encouraged many and that commitment brought great success to the Sayville Community.  Jo Palumbo passed away in 1988 at the age of 54.  $1000 is given to a high school senior who reflects her legacy of community service.


Please know that without YOU, the parents, and your involvement and support of our fundraisers, we would not be able to do what we do for our children and Lincoln Ave.  Your continued participation and support makes it possible.