Thanks to all of you who participated in our end-of-year survey and the 89% of you that attended a PTA sponsored event this year! Let’s see if we can get to 100% this year! Grab a friend, and come to an event. The community is a huge part of our school and all are always welcome!
Volunteers this year threw some awesome events and we are looking ahead to next year. Favorites included the Rock’n’Roll UP! Auction, enrichment classes, pizza pi night and the Dia de los Muertos potluck. Many respondents loved anytime our community got together to do something fun – YES! As a newer school we are still figuring out our traditions, but after three years we’ve gone up with some keepers and would love your help this year!
Year one we did some weekend events that had low turnouts, in this survey respondents asked for some mixing it up – we will definitely make deliberate choices about what nights, days & times we schedule events to try to include as many families as possible.
Making all our families feel included has always been core to our mission and we are making it a priorit to will work even harder in the coming year to include more of our diverse community. We serve all kids, and our community is stronger when everyone feels included. Let us know how we can do a better a job of this and make a commitment to ask a friend to join us or reach out and make a new one!
You named the PTA’s strengths in communication, organizing events, supporting teachers, fundraising, enrichment and supporting our school community – YES! Next year we will have a new version of the Owl Post, and we are already planning next year’s events and how we can keep improving year 4.
If you ever have any questions or concerns – let the Executive Board know. We are a group of volunteers who always welcome input, support, feedback and help. Many concerns raised on the survey (like having a room liaison, or not getting e-mails, or not knowing that kids are supervised between after school and enrichment programs) are things we have solutions already in place for and we are happy to help make sure you are in the loop.
Stay tuned for more information about next year. Save the date for Back to School Bash 4 (B2SB4!) picnic potluck the evening of September 11th. Hope you are staying cool owls! See you soon!
WINNER of the $25 Amazon gift card Tia!
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