Hello Roadrunner Families,
On behalf of the Strandwood PTA Executive Board, welcome to the 2017-18 school year. If you are new to Strandwood, you will quickly discover the extraordinary group of active parents, faculty, and staff that help make Strandwood more than just an award winning school - they make it a thriving community for our kids to learn and grow.
As a PTA, our goal is to continue to support and strengthen Strandwood Elementary to ensure that each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential! A few of the exciting events and programs planned include FallFest, the Nutcracker Production, Read & Dream, and FAME (Fine Arts Mini Experience) as well as many others!
We manage a yearly operating budget in excess of $175,000, which pays for some of the programs described above as well as for essential Instructional Assistants in classrooms, our science teacher, art docent, and site tech to name a few. From site improvement to resources for teachers, the PTA works hard to ensure the students have a safe campus and the tools they need to succeed.
Now comes the part where we ask for your help in order to achieve our mission. Please consider taking the following action steps toward being actively engaged in our school community.
- Become a member of the PTA! No experience necessary and no requirements are asked of you - but you do get voting rights which shape the direction of your dollars!
- Join the conversation! Attend General PTA Meetings where we look ahead at defining new goals and implementing existing ones! Typically held first Thursday of each month, 7pm in the library (check the calendar).
- Get Involved and volunteer! Whether you can share your professional expertise or a hidden talent; whether you can help every day, an hour a week, or for a specific event, you are needed!
- Make a Financial Contribution! Every dollar counts. We firmly believe that no amount of time or money is too small! Donate here.
As you look through these pages, I hope you will be inspired to join our organization in whatever capacity you are able. Each one of our dedicated board members is available to help you answer any questions about Strandwood and the efforts, past and present, of Strandwood PTA. Please feel free to email any PTA board member or catch one of us at drop-off or pick-up if you have any questions.
Thank you for your support!
Strandwood PTA President