On behalf of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), we would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families back to Poolesville Elementary School. For those of you who are new to our school, we warmly welcome you.
Every year, the PTA helps to oversee the needs and development of our school. Our primary objective is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child. To meet this important objective, and afford services that are not covered by our school budgets, we must fundraise. The money we raise helps to fund class trips, offer cultural enrichment programs for all grades, purchase needed books and classroom supplies, and a lot more.
As the new school year begins, we once again ask for your support so that we can continue making resources and learning opportunities available to our children. Here’s how you can learn more and help:
· BECOME A MEMBER: Membership dues are $15 per individual per year or $25 per family per year. This year we will be using AtoZ Directories to help us manage membership and create our directory. AtoZ Directories directory-creation software streamlines the directory-creation process by allowing PTAs to upload their family data to a secure, proprietary database from which they can edit, update, and format family data. The software transforms this data into print-ready reports of student listings and class rosters. In addition, their App allows parents to access directory data from their smart phones, tablets, even computers, providing them the ability to call, text, email, and get driving directions directly from the app. You will be receiving login information soon.
- · VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME: The PTA is made up of all volunteers and the only way we can accomplish so much for the staff and students is by having lots of willing volunteers. Please review the PTA Volunteer Sign Up online and find even just one event/activity that interests you. We appreciate all of the time and talents that are volunteered every year and look forward to having you participate.
- · ATTEND PTA MEETINGS & Events: We invite you to join us for our welcome meeting on Tuesday, September 9th. At every PTA meeting, our principal, Mr. Robbins, gives school related updates and is available to answer questions. PTA Board and Committee Chairs also provide information and updates on fundraising and activities. PTA meetings are the best way to keep up-to-date on what is happening in our school, and we strongly encourage you to attend as many as possible. Free childcare is available for evening meetings. We have a full list of PTA meetings and Events on our website.
As part of our going green initiative, our primary means of communication is via email and our website (www.pespta.com). On our website, you will see contact information for the PTA, a calendar of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and other useful information. Check it out! As a member of the PTA you will also receive regular e-newsletters from our PTA President.
As the PTA, our goal is creating a better school and a better educational experience for our children. We strive to create an atmosphere where teachers, administrators, and support staff can do their best work – and so can our children. On behalf of the Poolesville Elementary School PTA, we would once again like to extend a warm welcome. We look forward to another wonderful school year!
Kevin Schramm, President
Rebecca Munster, President Elect
Donna Lowell, Vice-President
Heather Witt, Secretary
Paul Loftus, Treasurer