As I continue efforts to finalize volunteers to fill PTSA committee positions next year, I am sending out another list of open positions that I hope you will consider. Once September rolls around, we want to hit the ground running and begin doing what we do best - supporting our schools. Plus we publish our beloved calendar over the summer with the names of committee members.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING INVOLVED WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TEAMS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY THIS FRIDAY AT PRESIDENT.DFPTSA@GMAIL.COM. And if you have questions or need clarification on any of the committees, let me know. If we receive an overwhelming response for any single position or committee, you might be asked to find another way to make a contribution. The bottom line is - we want your commitment, dedication and skills. There is room for everyone to be involved.
Thank you in advance for being that type of person that steps up and takes care of business! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Once again the DFPTSA is offering school supplies for sale through 1st Day School Supplies. Visit www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com and you are just a few clicks away from getting everything you need for next year!!! It is super easy … Click, pay, done! Ships right to your child's homeroom/homebase teacher.
NOTE: 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADE CALCULATORS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPARATE PURCHASE THROUGH THE SITE. PRICE IS NOT INCLUDED IN KIT.
8TH GRADE PARENTS ONLY: 8th graders are required to purchase a TI-83 calculator with Graphing. This calculator typically retails for more than $100. The DFPTSA is able to secure these calculators via the school district for $86.30. Email me at email@example.com if you want me to place an order for a calculator for you.
You are also able to donate a kit to a SPRING student through this program. Last year over 40 kits were donated to children in need in our community!
DEADLINE FOR ORDERING IS JUNE 30TH!
Listed below are the open positions for next year, as well as a brief description. To nominate yourself (or someone else!) or for further information on the responsibilities of each position, please email Sandra Rosas, Chair of the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the this form [CLICK TO OPEN] and mail to Sandra. Nominations should be received by April 18th.
The nominating committee will review all candidates and recommend a full slate to the PTSA Membership for vote, at the General Meeting on Monday, May 12th.
This position assists the President in his/her duties including having general charge and supervision of the business and affairs of the association. Is responsible for presiding at all meetings of the association, appointing committee chairmen and filling vacancies in chairmen of all committees, and coordinating the work of the officers and committees of the association.
Responsible for overseeing all PTSA fundraising activities events as well as creating and implementing new fundraising ideas. This person does not actively manage all fundraisers but does oversee committee volunteers that manage the programs.
Responsible for maintaining the DFPTSA budget including: monthly bank reconciliation, preparing income statements and balance sheets each month for the Executive Committee, making payments to vendors, managing expense reports, making bank deposits, preparing cash boxes for fundraising events, and helping executive committee prepare the annual budget. This job is flexible and can be done on your own time!
Serve as a DFPTSA representative for Springhurst Elementary School. Works closely with school principal, teachers and committees related to the elementary school to develop academic enrichment programs, oversee class coordinators, and attend DFPTSA sponsored events at the school.
Is responsible for attending monthly Executive Committee meetings (evenings), taking and publishing minutes of each meeting, maintaining hard copies of all meeting minutes, and creating agenda for monthly meetings that are emailed to committee members.
No matter how much or how little time you have to offer your help is always needed and appreciated.Head Lice Information
Our newsletters communicate from the PTSA to parents. But the best way for the entire community to communicate amongst ourselves and back to the PTSA is through our Facebook group. Please join, please invite your friends, and together we can ask the questions that concern us and share the insights we all need to support our kids' education. Visit us at www.facebook.com/groups/DFPTSA.
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STUDENT MEALS Nutrikids has changed to MYSCHOOLBUCKS.COM This service allows for online payments for student meals.
Committees and Contacts for phone numbers of officers and committee heads. If you have any ideas, concerns or opinions give us a call or email to email@example.com.
The National PTA website is filled with valuable information and resources for parents and educators. The main page is www.pta.org. However, if you'd like access to the "Members Only" Section of the National PTA's website, you need to register in order to receive a username and password. It's simple, and takes only a few minutes. Go to www.pta.org. Our National Unit ID is 030430. Take a minute to fill our the survey -- it will customize the information you can receive from National via email notification. Finally, remember to save your username and password to your computer's "password list" so you won't need to enter the information each time.
One of the (many) programs the PTSA provides to each of our district schools centers around academic enrichment. In the past we’ve called this ‘Cultural Arts’ but have included social studies and science enrichment activities as well. At the elementary level, it’s not too difficult to find programs that fit into the curriculum. The difficulty comes up in the middle and high school years when state requirements are high and time available for field trips is reduced.
We’d like to reach out to our community members to see if anyone has a skill, an interest, or an experience that they might be willing to share with some of our students. Someone who has traveled to unique destinations may be able to speak to a Global History class. A laboratory scientist might be able to address a high school chemistry class. A middle school math class might enjoy listening to a CPA. A professional musician would always be welcome to speak to our band students.
Our students pride themselves on their community service. It’s nice to show them by our own actions. Will you let us know any areas in which you might be interested in sharing your talents with our students?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you can do for our students. We’ll get back to you on coordinating things.