SEPTA was founded in early 1997 through the efforts of a handful of parents and teachers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of the Special Education and Gifted & Talented children in South River. Our goal was to promote the welfare of children of our district by providing parents the tools they need to be more effective advocates for their children.


We welcome all parents, teachers, community members, etc. to come and join the PTA so that we can work together to secure our future and the future of our children.

Danielle Oswald, President

South River Special Education PTA (SEPTA)


SEPTA 2017-2018 Officers

President – Danielle Oswald
Vice President – Open
Treasurer – Tricia Sapata
Corresponding Secretary – Open
Recording Secretary – Melanie Costa

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Welcome Letter from SEPTA

August 10, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Hello!  We hope that you are enjoying the summer.  As we prepare to start the school year again – we thought this list of meeting dates would be helpful for you to add to your calendar.    All of our meeting dates are listed on the South River PTA website calendar page:

SEPTA Meetings take place in the South River Public Library.

All meetings begin at 6:30pm

October 12th, 2017
November 9th, 2017
December 14th, 2017

January 11th, 2018
March 8th, 2018
April 12th, 2018
May 10th, 2018

Something New for 2017-2018 – We will be scheduling various Guest Speakers for our meetings – once schedules are confirmed we will announce on the calendar and via eRam. 

Some potential guest speakers are: Phillip Marcus – Help Kids Feel Comfortable in their Skin: | Cheryl Martinez – Special Needs Parent Advocate | Special Needs Parent Cafe – | Steven Bier – Popcorn for the People | Bill Kerwood –

Various Potential Fundraiser May Include

Pinot’s Palette – East Brunswick | Rodan + Fields Skin Care | Car Magnets | Popcorn for the People – Assisting those with Autism that have aged out of school.

Enjoy the rest of your Summer and see you in September!

Danielle Oswald, President
On behalf of the board of SEPTA of South River

Thank You, script lettering

To those who participated in our South River Family Art Day Fundraiser & Back to School Non-Gala Fundraiser

Upcoming Fundraisers


South River Favorite Family Recipes, South River RAMS Key Fab & Embracing ALL Children Bracelet

Check out the calendar for meeting dates & fundraisers for the current school year.

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