parent teacher student association
We are off to a great school year Falcons!
Thank you to all of the parents, students, and staff who joined the Perry Meridian High School PTSA last month. We could not do our work and support our school without your help!
Please still consider joining the PTSA. Membership forms can be found online under the PARENTS tab on the PMHS website. Mrs. Garrity also has membership forms at school.
Adult memberships are $10 and student memberships are $5.25.
Listen to the announcements for some special benefits, like dress down days, that come with your PTSA student membership!
Please remember that both a parent and his or her student need to be a PTSA member in order to be eligible for scholarships at the end of the school year. The deadline for joining the PTSA is October 31, 2017. Please contact Susan Henderson-Sears if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
PMHS PTSA Leadership Team 2017-2018
PRESIDENT- Susan Henderson-Sears
VICE PRESIDENT- open
SECRETARY- Angie Hoover
TREASURER- Tammy Horsthemke
TEACHER APPRECIATION- Joy Eder and Angie Opsahl
DINE TO DONATE- Anya Hanley
SCHOLARSHIPS- Jen Reed
SPIRIT WEAR- Missy Garrity, Valerie Kriech, Cortney Stover
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR- open
STUDENT LEADERS- Kali Adams, Claire Bilodeau, Mackenzie Greathouse, Thawng Hmung, Annabelle Hock, Raul Moreno, Maggie Sears
STUVO SPONSOR- Jacqui Sheehan
PRINCIPAL- Kert Boedicker
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT- Jenny York
2017-2018 PTSA Meeting Dates
September 18, 2017
October 23, 2017
November 20, 2017
December 18, 2017
January 22, 2018 (the 3rd Monday is MLK Day)
February 26, 2018 (the 3rd Monday is Pres Day)
No March meeting
April 16, 2018
May 21, 2018
WHAT HAPPENS AT THOSE MEETINGS?
So what exactly happens at those PTSA meetings each month?
The principal, the PTSA Leadership Team, students, teachers, and parents (members and non-members) come together for one hour each month to discuss how we can help support the school.
At our last meeting we discussed
* How PTSA members can volunteer at school and school events
* How the PTSA would be involved with the new Falcon Stadium
* New school year teacher appreciation events (We provided the Kona Ice truck for teachers first day back to school!)
* How the PTSA would be involved in Homecoming 2017
* PTSA finances
* Ideas for new ways the PTSA could help fund school needs
We also give parents and students the opportunity to share their ideas and concerns with Mr. Boedicker.
Here are some of the questions that were asked at our last meeting
- What are these cell phone policies I hear our students talking about?
- Why do students need study halls and how are they scheduled?
- What is BLU63 all about?
- When will we have a new swim coach?
Our next PTSA meeting is September 18, 2017 at 630 pm. Everyone is welcome!
National PTA and affiliate PTAs are starting a nationwide campaign to raise public awareness that current levels of federal funding for education is an inadequate investment for our children. Federal funding for public education programs has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of education resources and services. This disparity between funding levels and actual costs means that the federal government has essentially enacted cuts to classrooms. The federal government’s deadline to fund education and other important programs and services for the next fiscal year is Sept. 30, 2017.
The PTA is embarking on a three month campaign (July 7 to September 29) to demand that Congress #STOPCutsToClassrooms and invest more than 2% in public education before next year.
How to participate in the STOP Cuts to Classrooms campaign:
▪ Visit National PTA’s #STOPCutsToClassrooms webpage to learn more about federal funding for public education and sign the petition to #STOPCutsToClassrooms. https://www.pta.org/STOPCuts
▪ Join other education advocates every Friday for Funding Fridays on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms by following National PTA to raise awareness that 2% of federal funding for public education is inadequate