Welcome Back! 2016-2017
What is a PTA?
The PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) is a grassroots organization that brings parents and teachers together so they can work towards improving the lives and education of students. Over 6.5 million people belong to PTAs nationwide, making it the largest child-advocacy volunteer association. Simply, a PTA is a group of adults, both men and women, affiliated with a school that have organized to work to help children thrive and learn — whether that means fundraising for school supplies, educating parents, helping teachers, or fighting for legislation to ensure every child gets a high-quality education.
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Penngrove Elementary! Friends of Penngrove PTA has planned another amazing year of enrichment activities for your kids, community building events, financial support of innovative ideas in the classroom, and advocacy on behalf of all students. Please read on to learn about just a few of the opportunities we’ve planned for the beginning of the year and how you can help FOPPTA to support our school. We welcome your ideas, time, energy and financial support to make theses plans a reality. Let’s build a great year together.
We are excited to reach our goal of 100% membership for the 2016-17 school year! Don't delay, become a PTA member TODAY! Becoming a member DOSEN’T require you to volunteer or participate, though we always welcome your time and talent. Becoming a member DOES benefit your child by showing support for an organization is dedicated to making a difference in the education, health and safety of our children. MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!
Looking forward to another great school year,
Friends of Penngrove PTA President
Penngrove’s PTA association meetings are held in Room 3, one of our favorite classrooms. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in discussion, however only PTA members will be allowed to vote on action items. Membership dues are $10 annually and enrollment is open year-round. If you would like a topic to be added to the agenda at an upcoming PTA meeting, please drop a note in the PTA mailbox located in the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you! The Friends of Penngrove hope to see you at a meeting soon!
For just $10.00 annually you can become a member of the PTA. Membership has it perks! With your membership you get discounts on things around school such as: Halloween Carnival entry, yearbooks, and logo wear. Also, when you are a PTA member you get a vote at our meetings. PTA, as an organization, depends on its membership and our unit cannot conduct business without the approval of its members.
Click HERE for a printable membership form.
If you have pictures to submit to the yearbook, please send them to: FOPPTAYearbook@gmail.com
*Disclaimer* High resolution images are preferred when submitting photos for yearbook. Some cell phone images do not transfer well. If you're using your cell phone for capturing pictures for yearbook, please check the settings in your phone to assure that you are capturing the highest resolution that your camera allows.
Ways you Can Help Raise Money
Did you know that you can bring money back into our school by doing your weekly grocery shopping? Well, you can! In fact, our very own local grocery store - Oliver's was our top eScrip income last school year. We received over $4,500, just for our families and supporters shopping and using their Community Card at Oliver's. Have you signed up for the Community Card yet?