PTA (Parent Teacher Association)

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    What is PTA?

     

    Skycrest Elementary PTA (Parent Teacher  Association) is a non-profit association comprised of parents, family members, and staff members.  PTA is devoted to the educational success of students, the support of teachers, and the promotion of parental involvement at Skycrest Elementary School.

     

    Purpose:  Skycrest Elementary PTA supports the school by providing additional resources that will enhance the children’s education and provide assistance to the school and the classrooms, that may not otherwise be available, if not for the support of the parents, the teachers and the local community.

    How to support our school:

    • Become a member of the PTA - attend meetings and provide import
    • Join PTA by buying a membership - THIS IS NOT A TIME COMMITMENT 
    • Register to volunteer in a classroom or for special events
    • Purchase your child or yourself a Skycrest t-shirt
    • Send in Box Tops
    • Support PTA activities, including: spirit nights, evening family events, fundraising, and field day
    • Use Amazon Smile and make Skycrest Elementary your charity of choice
    • We are a 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization and can accept monetary donations
     

    Reason #1: Your child benefits.  When parents get connected to the school, children get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems.  When you build a relationship with your child’s teachers, principal, and office staff, it will be far easier to communicate about any problem (or victory) that occurs throughout the year.

    Reason #2: You will be in the know. The PTA knows what’s happening with the school, who's involved, and usually plans many of the events.

    Reason #3: You'll tap into a network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.

    Reason #4: You can be part of the solution. By getting involved at your child’s school you can help make positive changes. PTA plays an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events for students.

    Reason #5: You can meet other parents.  The common bond all parents of school-aged children share is that we care about creating the best possible educational experience for our kids. We are neighbors and peers and as a result, many friendships are forged via this connection.

    Reason #6: Your child will feel a sense of pride.  Being part of PTA will, in most cases, make your kids proud of you. They may not admit it, but they will feel proud that their parents are involved in improving their school's well-being. 

    Reason #7: You can have fun while doing good.  Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. Our PTA has helped in small ways (such as helping with the Book Fair) as well in big-scale projects (such as planning and attending event school-wide events).

    Reason #8: Your voice can be heard.  PTA can be a way for you to more effectively help make changes at your child’s school.

    Reason #9: You can share your skills.  Your child will beam for weeks after his/her parent comes to school and shares a career, hobby, or even just their time helping out at the school book fair. Stay at home parents, as well as working parents all have individual talents they can share.

    Reason #10: You can show you care.  By becoming a PTA member, you’re also becoming a role model and demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education as well as on being involved in their world.
     
     

    2019-2020 Board Members:

    President - Susanne Ryckman - ryckmans@pcsb.org

    Vice President - Jamie Foley - foleyj@pcsb.org

    Treasurer - Becky Stuart - stuartr@pcsb.org

    Secretary - Tamie Rubino - rubinot@pcsb.org

     

    Meetings:

    September 5, 2019 - 5:30-6:00 p.m.

    January 31, 2020 - 5:30-6:00 p.m.

    May 21, 2020 - 5:30-6:00 p.m.

     
     
    Click for additional resources or to find out more about PTA - Pinellas County PTA(PCCPTA)  or Florida PTA
     
     
     
    The bylaws attached are for review.  We will make any needed changes and vote on the new ones at our May meeting.
     
     
     
    This link gets you to the frequently asked questions about PTA officers.  https://floridapta.org/faqs/