Welcome Back Arcola Families!
Hope you all are safe and had a wonderful summer and are excited to start the new school year! The PTA Board is working very hard to be ready for our new and unusual school year.
Unlike previous years, all our events and fundraisers will have to be online at least until the school is open again. Our PTA members have been constantly brainstorming throughout the summer to come up with some fun and creative events that we can do in a safe manner while keeping the online screen time to the minimum. Attending these events is a great way to have fun and help the PTA raise funds which then are used toward school support and educations programs for our students, teachers and parents. Please stay tuned for PTA newsletter in upcoming days for more details on these events.
Since our community and local businesses have been affected so much, we have decided not to hold any fundraiser this fall or winter. We may decide to have a fundraiser in spring next year if it’s safe to do so. Which means, we are relying entirely on PTA membership and spirit wear this year to generate funds.
I invite you to join the PTA. With your participation as a member of the PTA, the PTA can fulfill its mission to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. PTA memberships are good for one year, so if you joined last year, please join again! Memberships are $10 per person and $15 per family. Information on how to sign up for membership will be available at Back to School Night and Open House, as well as on our website.
Be sure to keep up to date with all of Arcola’s PTA happenings by attending our General PTA meetings, viewing the PTA e-Blast emails, visiting the PTA website and “liking” us on Facebook. Check out our schedule of events and mark your calendars for the whole school year. You can even sync your calendar to the PTA calendar!
As always, we can plan fun events and activities, but volunteers are what makes them successful! Please consider volunteering for an event committee or at an event – even just one hour of your time makes a huge difference!
We hope you have a fantastic year! If you have any questions, comments, ideas, or want to get more involved, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s to a great school year! Go Dragons!
Manisha Gupta – PTA President