A Welcome Letter from the 2016-2017 PTA Executive Board
September 9, 2016
On behalf of the Executive Board of the PS11 PTA, welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We look forward to seeing you at school, meetings, events, and fundraisers.
There are a few things we would like to remind returning families and introduce to new families.
YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE PTA
Every parent and/or guardian of a PS11 student is automatically a member of the PS11 PTA. When you hear of the fantastic things the PTA does, it is you who is responsible. When you hear the gratitude of the teachers as we pay for school supplies, they are thanking you. When you see all of our kids having fun at events, parties and field trips, it is because of you. When the PTA needs to raise funds and recruit volunteers to make this all possible...we look to you to help.
Executive Board: The PTA is overseen by the Executive Board. You can read more about the 2015-2016 Executive Board members here. Feel free to say “hi” if you see us around the school. We would love to hear from you, but often time is limited or our kids want our attention too. If you have a suggestion or comment, we prefer that you email us. That way, we can respond more thoughtfully.
PTA Information: Meeting minutes, details on upcoming events, bylaws, etc. are posted regularly. Please check back often.
PTA Meetings: There are two sets of meetings. Executive Board Meetings and General Assembly Meetings.
Executive Board Meetings Everyone is welcome, but voting can only be done by Executive Board members.
General Meetings We strongly urge you to attend these regularly. The meetings always provide the latest information, updates from the principal, latest budgets, etc. Your input is important at these meetings – you will be voting on PTA budgets and other key issues. Attending these meetings will help keep you involved and informed on issues related to your child’s education.
BUDGET AND FUNDRAISERS
The PTA spends hundred of dollars on every child in every grade. Many of the activities and programs that make PS11 so special would not be possible without the funding from the PTA. And with increasing cuts to the DOE budget, the PTA’s help is needed more than ever. It can only be done with your help. We will need your donations and your help soliciting from others. We have an Annual Fund, as well as many unique fundraisers, including our Fall Festival, Parent's Night Out, Comedy for a Cause, Spring Auction & Gala and Spring Crafts Fair.
The most important thing you can do is to be involved: Volunteer your time. Come to meetings. Read the minutes. Give us your thoughts. Jump in and help. Ask questions. Donate what you can. Everyone is busy, but please find a little time to help contribute to your child’s educational experience. It’s a wonderful investment that will produce lasting benefits.
We wish you and your children a successful and happy school year. We hope to see you at our first PTA Meeting on Friday, September 18th at 9am in the Auditorium.