Hello McSpedden Families!
My name is Meg Buehler and I’m very excited to be your PTA president for the 2019-2020 school year. If this is your first year at McSpedden, I would like to extend a warm welcome to each of you. If you are a returning McSpedden family, I know that you are as excited as we are to begin another year at this wonderful school.
WHAT IS THE PTA: The PTA is volunteer group dedicated to supporting our school by providing additional resources to our students and staff. Through your membership dues and generous donations, McSpedden’s PTA has funded curriculum improvements, educational enrichment programs, campus enhancements and teacher appreciation efforts. Because of you, McSpedden was awarded with the Golden Apple Award (100% staff membership), Voice for Every Child Award (75% of the school’s total enrollment), and the Men are Really Super (MARS) (at least 50 male members) award. Let’s do it again this year, McSpedden!
PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES: Wondering what you can do as a PTA member? The PTA has several opportunities for you to participate and we can’t wait to have you! Examples include: staffing events such as the book fair and winter carnival; serving on the Multicultural Night or Fun Run committees; being a part of Watch D.O.G.S for a day; and helping teachers in the classroom as a room parent. These enriching activities are just a few ways to contribute to our wonderful community and to spend time with your child. If volunteering isn’t feasible, participation in fundraisers (Fun Run, Spirit nights) and your membership donation are critical and help tremendously. Everyone can play an important role in making our PTA a success, even if it is just as simple as becoming a member.
MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION: We will continue to use our membership toolkit website to help you stay connected. This site allows you to activate your membership and keeps you informed on all the great events that are happening at our school. Please visit www.mcspeddenpta.org to check it out. Our McSpedden Elementary Parents page on Facebook is another great way to get notifications and stay up date.
Lastly, thank you for all you do to make our school an incredible place to learn. We are looking forward to working with all of you! Please let us know if we can answer any questions, assist with membership, or get you set up with a volunteer opportunity. We can’t wait to see everyone at our second annual Back to School Bash on September 12th at 6pm!