Pta fdp final letter 2013 mill valley school district

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Dear Parents,

The Park PTA Board welcomes you to Park School for another memorable year of programs, events, and Park School pride.

If you're not already familiar with the many important programs and services provided by the Park PTA, please read "About the PTA," on the next page.

As we head into a new year, we would like to remind you of the importance of your volunteer hours and financial support of the PTA.

Every year, the PTA provides funding for school events, teacher supplies, professional development, educaGonal programs, library books, and site improvements.

To maintain our support of these vital programs, we ask each family to make an annual tax--deduc;ble dona;on to the PTA ---- this year's suggested dona;on is $300 per child enrolled.

Every donaGon makes a difference and we are aiming for 100% parGcipaGon by our families this year.

Please see the "PTA Packet Checklist" for details about how to donate, sign up for programs, and get involved in the PTA.

Go online or return the enclosed "Sign Up and Dona;on Form" by Friday, September 13.

In addiGon to our annual back--to--school fundraising, we're excited to announce that we'll be hosGng our biennial Technology Fundraiser this year.

This adults--only evening event will raise funds for essenGal classroom technology purchases over the next two years.

Our teachers and students are enGrely dependent on this PTA fundraiser to keep our laptop computers, iPads, projectors, and classroom soQware current.

So mark your calendar for Park School of Rock on Friday, November 15 ---- see the enclosed flyer for more info on this fantasGc night!

Also, please join us for these important upcoming events:

? Grade--Level Potlucks: Sept. 3rd--5th ---- check the website for your grade's date! ? Back to School Night:

September 11 ? First PTA MeeGng:

Thursday, September 19, 8:30am (Library)

Please feel free to contact us with any quesGons, and thank you for your support!

Katherine Cope, PTA President

(klcope@)

Susan George, PTA EVP (susan.george@)

ABOUT THE PTA

WHY DO WE HAVE A PTA?

? To enrich student experience

? To increase parent involvement

? To provide teacher support

? To be advocates for children

? To communicate to parents and the Park community

PTA PROGRAMS

FACULTY AND FACILITY SUPPORT

Professional Development: PTA funds training for teachers in coordination with school administration

School Supplies: PTA funds the purchase of classroom, garden, PE, playground and library

Library Books: New books for the library purchased via PTA-run Birthday Book program

Safety & Health: PTA runs emergency prep, green initiatives and more!

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Assemblies PTA funds 2-3 educational programs per year

Science Night PTA organizes an annual science and math exhibition

Oceans Month PTA funds projects and assembly for school-wide program

Author Visits PTA funds 1-2 author visits per year

Book Fair PTA organizes an annual book fair

Science Program PTA funds a science program for all grades

COMMUNITY BUILDING

School Events:

Halloween Parade Movie Night Variety Show Art Show

Fundraising Drives:

One Warm Coat Marin Food Bank Dress for Success

COMMUNICATION

Park Website:

PTA volunteers maintain the Park School website

Park eWeekly:

PTA volunteers create a weekly email of school news and events

GET INVOLVED....

PTA MEETINGS

Join us to learn about school issues. Check website or Park eWeekly for dates.

PTA COFFEE CARTS

Visit our coffee stand every Thursday morning on the Upper Playground.

VOLUNTEERING

Visit the Park Website at the "Get Involved" link to learn about positions and to sign up!

PTA PACKET CHECKLIST

LEARN ABOUT THE PTA AND PARK SCHOOL

? Read "About the PTA" in this packet. ? Visit the Park Website (pk) and read the Park eWeekly email (sign

up on the Park Website if you have not already received the Park eWeekly). ? Go to PTA meetings and Coffee Carts (see Calendar on Park Website for dates).

SIGN UP FOR PTA PROGRAMS AND DONATE TO THE PTA

? Use the enclosed Sign Up Form or visit to:

? Donate to the PTA: Your $300 donation per student is critical to the continuation of our many vital programs and services at Park. Any donation amount is appreciated.

? Double Your Donation with Corporate Matching: Check if your employer offers a gift matching program. Your contribution to the PTA could be doubled! Check the enclosed Corporate Matching Program list for some local companies that offer these programs.

? Sign up for a Yearbook: The Park yearbook will be full of memories of the 2013-14 school year. Order now, as the price goes up for late orders and supplies are limited.

? Sign up for Birthday Book Club: On their birthday, members pick a book to donate to the Library. The student's name will be written in the book. Support our Library!

? Sign up for PTA Membership: Only PTA members can vote on PTA matters.

? Order Park Spirit Wear: Buy Park School gear and be ready for Spirit Wear Fridays!

? Save time by choosing a PTA Bundle: With one click at our online store you'll make your annual donation, become a PTA member, and sign up for a Yearbook and Birthday Book Club. One Student or Two Student PTA Bundles are available.

? Sign up online or return Sign Up Form to class by Friday, September 13!

VOLUNTEER

? There are many ways to contribute, no matter how many hours you have to spare! ? Go to the Park Website (pk) and click "Get Involved" to learn what

opportunities are available and to sign up.

LEARN ABOUT KIDDO!

? Kiddo! is a community foundation that funds District-wide art, music, drama and P.E. programs, classroom aides, and technology support. It is separate from the Park PTA.

? Kiddo! and the Park PTA fund different programs, so we encourage your support of both organizations! Learn more about Kiddo! in this packet.

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