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Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 101 Long Branch – Where the World Comes Together. Beth Dowd, PTA President 2012-13 [email protected] Long Branch PTA. Unites parents and educators in creating a community that develops and educates each child to his/her highest potential.

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parent teacher association pta 101 long branch where the world comes together

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 101 Long Branch – Where the World Comes Together

Beth Dowd, PTA President 2012-13

[email protected]

long branch pta
Long Branch PTA

Unites parents and educators in creating a

community that develops and educates

each child

to his/her highest potential

who is the pta
Who is the PTA?

We are! All families in school are members.

EVERYONE is welcome.

Everyone’s ideas are welcome.

Volunteers are always needed.

  • Whole school and classroom
what does the pta do
What does the PTA do?

Sponsors Fun, Community-building Events

  • International Night, Spring Fair, Silent Auction
  • Monthly meetings with speakers

Funds Educational Opportunities

  • Enrichment: Fun activities after school
    • Scholarships available
  • Field trips
  • Science week
  • Summer school scholarships
what does the pta do cont d
What does the PTA do? (cont’d)

Raises funds for school initiatives

  • Books for library
  • Large initiative every other year

(Most recently: Library)

  • Classroom supplies for each teacher
  • National and State PTA dues
  • Arts

Represents Long Branch in the Community

  • County Council of PTAs
  • Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI)
calendar of events
Calendar of Events

September – Busy Month!

  • 4: Welcome back coffee
    • In the library, first day of school after drop off
  • 10: Monthly PTA meeting/Speaker
  • 6: Membership form/donation letter in backpack mail
  • 7-28: Wrapping paper and gifts fundraiser
    • (Innisbrook)
    • Delivery in Oct
  • 19: Back to school night
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Calendar of Events

October

  • 2: Monthly meeting/Speaker
  • 18-19: Conference days/Teacher Luncheons
  • 1-5: Scholastic Book Fair
    • 2 – Family Fun Night! 5-8pm
  • (tbd) : School pictures

November

  • 7: Monthly meeting/Speaker
  • 3: International Night
  • 26: Adopt-A-Family (holiday) begins

December

  • 4: Monthly meeting/Speaker
  • 21: Adopt-A-Family (holiday) ends [continues year round]
  • 14 (?): Concert
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Calendar of Events

January

  • 8: Monthly meeting/Speaker
  • (tbd) Science Week

February

  • 5: Monthly meeting/Speaker
  • (tbd) Dr. Seuss Book Swap

March

  • 5: Monthly meeting/Speaker
  • 7-8: Conference Days/Teacher Luncheons
  • (16 or 2 - tbd): Silent Auction
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Calendar of Events

April

  • 3: Monthly Meeting/Speaker
  • (tbd) Spring Musical

May

  • 7: Monthly Meeting/Speaker
  • 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Standards of Learning (SOL) testing
    • Grades 3-5
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Calendar of Events

June – Another busy month!

  • 4: Monthly Meeting/Speaker
  • 8: Spring Fair
  • Field trips (also throughout the year)
  • Field Day
  • 5th Grade Graduation
  • Grade Picnics
how can i stay informed
How Can I Stay Informed?
  • Monthly Meetings, usually 1st Tuesday
  • Backpack Mail – Weekly “Principal’s Pen”
  • Backpack Mail – Monthly PTA newsletter
  • Email blasts
    • Join our google group
      • www.groups.google.com
      • Long Branch PTA – send request
  • Web: www.lbpta.org
how can i get involved
How Can I Get Involved?

Come to the monthly PTA

meetings … or not…

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How Can I Get Involved?

Hospitality

  • Coffees
  • Teacher Luncheons
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Fund Raising

  • Silent Auction
  • Innisbrook (wrapping paper and gifts)
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Tshirt sales
  • School Pictures
  • Boxtops/Campbell’s/ Grocery card link programs
  • Yearbook

Service

  • Adopt-A-Family
  • SCA annual project
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How Can I Get Involved?

Social

  • International Night
  • Spring Fair
  • 5th Grade Graduation

Education

  • Enrichment (Fun after school classes)
  • ACI
  • Science Week
  • Garden Club
  • Parent Education Programs (Monthly Speakers)
  • Dr. Seuss book swap
  • Earth day
  • Odyssey of the Mind
how can i get involved3
How Can I Get Involved?

Administrative

  • Officers
  • Membership
  • County Council PTA
  • Webmaster
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Room Parents

Arts

  • Front Case Display
  • Yearbook
  • Reflections Coordinator
      • Annual, national PTA arts-based contest
who can i contact
Who Can I Contact?

Beth Dowd – President 2012-13

[email protected]

Karen Kelly– Vice President 2012-13

[email protected]

Complete listing in directory (Fall)

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