Reminder --- Parent Teacher Association 2016-2017
It’s never too late to join
and help with a committee!
The main objective of the PS 173 PTA is to foster programs that will enable parents to become
partners in the education of their children. The role of the Executive Board is
to plan and execute the tasks necessary to implement the programs and policies
adopted by the general membership. The Executive board consists of the
President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Recording Secretary.
Please note, It is imperative that parents get involved in our PTA. Here is a list of our functions and fund- raisers. [Print / Download the list as a pdf here!] Please take a moment to review them and let us know which function(s) you are interested in helping us. We will provide training and guidance. Just send a note with your child addressed to the PTA. We encourage a “team” effort so that no one is left to do it all.
IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL, WE NEED YOUR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION!
CANDY SALE COMMITTEE- select a candy company in the spring and arrange the sale dates, form sub-committee to collect and count money and a group of volunteers to help distribute merchandise. (Once a year)
PICTURE COMMITTEE- arrange for picture and re-take date with the picture
company, coordinate & assist
the picture company on picture day and with other volunteers, deliver pictures
to all classes. (3 times a year).
PLANT SALE COMMITTEE- make arrangements with
a nursery for delivery of plants, setting up and selling plants in the
GYM. (Mother’s Day Event) (Once a year)
COMMITTEE – arrange dates, send letters
requesting donations of baked goods / volunteers, and organize the sale
in the gym during the lunch periods (11:00am to 1:10pm, 3 times a year)
and SPRING DANCE COMMITTEE - coordinate after school Halloween Party
& Spring Dance, make arrangements with D.J. in spring, send letter to
parents requesting volunteers to pack goodie bags, chaperone & decorate
OBSERVER (School Paper) BUSINESS MANAGER -
collects ads from neighborhood merchants to advertise inthe bulletin in order to defray
the cost of publication. Bill, track, and collect fees from the advertisements
and send copy of Observer to all who placed ads (see file for letter).
HEALTH COMMITTEE– arrange the “Head Check” after each vacation. Send home letters regarding date of the events and requesting volunteers.
(4 times a year for approximately 2hours)
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE- send home letter
and envelope with information regarding membership and requesting voluntary donation. Collect returned envelopes from office, count money and
record information. (beginning
BOX TOPS COMMITTEE - handles the collection of Box Tops for Education Logos (from teachers) and handles Corresponds with General Mills on behalf of the school.
STAFF RECOGNITION DAY- pick a date for luncheon, chose and make
arrangements with a catering company. Send letter home requesting donation of
refreshments, dessert, fruit salad or a
monetary contribution. Function handled by PTA Officers. (Once a year)
CARNIVAL COMMITTEE – coordinate with the school for scheduling, make arrangements with vendors, buy prizes, order food for volunteers’ lunch (once a year).
IT’S MY PARK DAY – purchase plants, put in request with Parks Department for bulbs, pick up bulbs, send out volunteer letter, clean up park and school grounds, plant bulbs, bushes and flowers (2x per year).
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM - members meet once per month with the Principal, A.P. and a few staff members to discuss curriculum, budget and other school- based issues. If you are a concerned parent or guardian, you qualify for the team. The school provides the training. (Monthly meetings)