We would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families to EAST FLORA ELEMENTARY School. As East Flora PTA board members, it is among our responsibilities to talk with you about our organization, enroll you as a member, and very importantly, encourage you to get involved in your school.
Our EFE PTA is part of the national Parent/Teacher Association that strives to enhance children’s educational experiences. Being part of a national organization, we must pay annual dues. To offset these dues, every year, we have a membership drive. Becoming a member does not mean you automatically sign up to volunteer, it just means you support our group and believe in what we’re doing. You will see our membership tables at all of the monthly meetings. All parents and caregivers, along with school faculty can be members, for only $5! Please enroll or renew your membership for 2010-11 and help us achieve our membership goal!
PTA Programs & Fundraising
Our primary objective as a PTA is to provide our schools with funds, programs, resources and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child. To meet this important objective, and afford services that are no longer covered by our school budgets, we must fundraise. Though it may not be our favorite responsibility, it is a necessary one. Our school community must raise money if we want to provide our children with the storytellers, story and puppet crafters, music and dance residencies, author readings, concerts, nature talks, grade and curriculum based assemblies and other hands-on, interactive experiences and presentations that we have in the past. We are excited about several new programs for this coming school year! This year World's Finest Chocolate Collection is our major fundraiser.
Become a Volunteer…Why YOU should get involved!
As you can see, we are a busy group. This is where you can come in! We need your help, and so do your children. Over 500 independent studies on parent involvement show that when parents get involved in their children’s education grades go up, test scores improve, children are more likely to attend better schools after high school, they have fewer discipline problems and they’re less likely to use drugs and alcohol. Get involved TODAY!
Please look at the PTA volunteer sheet, indicate what events/activities interest you, and we’ll contact you to discuss it further. A volunteer table will also be set up at all of the monthly meetings. Stop by to see all of our volunteer opportunities! Volunteering doesn’t have to mean a huge time commitment. We understand it is increasingly more difficult to find time to give, but please, whatever your time schedule allows, we have need of you. We even have tasks that can be performed in the evenings, during the day or that don’t even involve coming to the school at all.