About Us

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August
29

Who are we?

We are a group of busy parents who care deeply about our schools and our community. We bring the community together. We create — and fund — learning experiences your kids love…and make lasting impressions. And we have a lot of fun along the way.

Perks of membership

Your support makes a difference. A big difference. No matter how big or small your contribution, it all matters.

In case that warm feeling of volunteering isn’t quite enough, there are financial perks to joining.

Companies like Staples, Hertz, AARP, Sylvan Insight, and more offer discounts to members of the PTA.

We bring the community together. We love a good get together. That’s why we find so many ways to bring our families and community together. You’ll find us at events like the Holiday Craft Fair and Horribles Parade. We find fun new ways to get together (remember how fun the Manchester Monarchs game was this year?). We help bring our kids together at the spelling bee and book fairs. And we make sure memories are captured forever in the K-6 yearbook.

And we raise money

Part of (but not all of!) our mission is to augment the curriculum in ways that the budget cannot. Together we help give our kids experiences they would not have had otherwise.

We heard your feedback: raise money but have less fundraisers. PLEASE! In 2015/16 we’ll have 4 fundraisers. Just 4. We planned something for everyone:

For a fun adult night out we have auction.

For the kids we have the change project.

For everyone we have butterbraids.

For an easy contribution we have boxtops.

We spend money too

In an effort of true essentialism, we are changing the way we spend money too. Your words were clear:

Spend more on specialties and school wide enrichment.

Spend more time and money on causes like bullying awareness and response as well as drug intervention and education.

We heard you. This year we’ll fund the areas you asked us to.

Room parents

Being a room parent is very rewarding. Being in the classroom gives you an insider’s view to your child’s experience at school. You work closely with your child’s teacher, other parents in the class, and the school.

There are two key responsibilities of a room parent:

1. Keep the teacher and parents informed about upcoming events and fundraisers.

2. Work with the teacher on classroom celebrations.

This year the PTA is hosting its biggest fundraiser: the Auction.

This means room parents have one additional responsibility — working with the class to create a project that will be auctioned.