Welcome to PTA!
WHAT IS the PTA?
Peterson PTA is the local unit of the national Parent Teacher Association. We are a membership organization open to parents/guardians, teachers, relatives, and community members who support the PTA Mission:
·A voice for all children
·A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child
WHAT DOES the PTA DO?
Peterson PTA organizes and funds activities and programs that benefit all Peterson students and families, such as:
Beginning of the Year Welcome
Monster Mash Bash,
Daddy Daughter Dance,
STEM Science Fair,
Mother / Son Event,
and much more.
Join Peterson PTA!
Peterson PTA membership sign-up
Why Join Peterson PTA?
· It will benefit your child! Research shows that regardless of income or background, when parents are involved at school students are more likely to earn higher grades, enroll in higher-level programs, attend school regularly, have better social skills, graduate, and go on college.
· *Find out what’s going on at school! PTA fosters positive communication between parents and the school. Members are also eligible to vote on PTA programs and business decisions.
· *Let your gifts and talents shine. All of us have good ideas. Please share yours!
· *Your involvement and membership in the Peterson PTA is important to our children and our school community, so we hope you will consider volunteering where you can. It is personal involvement that helps us create memorable opportunities and experiences for our children.
PTA Membership entitles you to access the online directory with MEMBERBSHIP TOOLKIT.
We have two levels of membership: Golden Paw Membership or Purple Paw Membership
PETERSON GOLDEN PAW MEMBERSHIP
Are you tired of writing a check for each event? Do you want to put an end to asking your child if they turned in their money? Want to write one check and forget about it? Do you want to help support our school? If you answered "Yes", this program is for you.
Peterson Golden Paw membership is a one-time check/membership that eliminates the need to write multiple checks throughout the school year for PTA sponsored events.
PETERSON PURPLE PAW MEMBERSHIP
Peterson PTA, along with State and National PTA's, invite you to become a member of our organization! The PTA is dedicated to providing programs and activities that directly benefit your children. A portion of your PTA dues goes directly into the Peterson PTA budget to help provide funding for educational and extracurricular activities such as: assemblies, field trips, after-school programs, school dances, in-school events, social activities, etc.
PTA VOLUNTEER OPTIONS
We need you to make great experiences and events for our children! Please let us know if are interested in supporting our students as a volunteer.
Peterson PTA membership sign-up and volunteer sign-up are online at: https://petersonpta.membershiptoolkit.com
Peterson PTA Chair Contact List
|Vice President ||Angela Kane
|Treasurer ||Kavita Arora
Ready to Volunteer?
We need you to make great experiences and events for our children! Please let us know if you are interested in supporting our students as a volunteer. Please sign up at https://petersonpta.membershiptoolkit.com
Want to Nominate Someone for PTA Position?
The PTA could not function without our community being willing to serve on committees to help the organization run smoothly to provide for our students and our children. If you would like to nominate someone, or would like to nominate yourself, please click the link, print the form, and send it to school in an envelope marked "PTA".
. PTA Nomination Form
PTA meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows: Minutes of the meetings will be available here and linked below to keep you updated on Peterson PTA business.
| Meeting Date: || Minutes: |
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| September 12, 2019 @ 9:30 AM|| |
| October 10, 2019 @ 9:20 AM|| |
| November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 PM|| |
| January 9, 2020 @ 9:30 AM|| |
| February 6, 2020 @ 9:30 AM|| |
| March 12, 2020 @ 9:30 AM|| |
| April 9, 2020 @9:30 AM|| |
| May 7, 2020 @ 9:30 AM|| |
PTA meeting dates for the 2018-2019 school year were as follows: Minutes of the meetings last year are linked for your convenience.
If your child has an artistic side, this is the time to start planning for this year's National PTA's Reflections Arts Program. Reflections, which has been running in public schools across the country for several years, is a program that allows students to submit their original creative works in different categories to compete for national awards and recognition. The entries are judged at a school level and a maximum of five entries in each category per grade division advance to the national level where they are pitted against entries from other schools.
This year's Reflections theme is "Heroes Around Me". Entries are due by October 19, 2018 and can be submitted to the students' homeroom teachers. Entries can be submitted in one or more of the seven categories:
- Visual Arts
- Music Composition
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Special Artist (Students who have a disability and may recieve services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the category)
Each original work must meet the applicable submission guidelines and must be accompanied by a completed form (see below). If you have any questions or need more information, please reach out to Peterson's Reflection Chair, Christine Paik (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 2019-2020 school year is here, and with a new school year comes new spirit wear designs! This year you will find plenty of options so you can get your spirit wear apparel the way you really want. Think performance shirts, comfy sweatshirts/hoodies, and personalization.
Directions for ordering online:
•Once you place your spirit wear order, you will receive an email confirmation and your
order will be passed out at school and sent home with your children.
Be sure to click on each design because you will be able to see sizing specs as well as the
possibly to personalize the apparel.
The website is user friendly, but if you have any questions or any spirit wear suggestions,
please feel free to contact me, Emily Brosnahan, at LimaBeanEm@aol.com or call
Have your child ready in their spirit apparel showing their Peterson PRIDE on the second
Friday of each month!!
Here are the specific dates for the year:
The following events will occur throughout the school year. More information will be distributed as the event gets closer. This page will be updated as dates and time become published.
2019-2020 PTA Dates
12th – New Student Open House, 4:30-6:00pm (Presentation 5:00-5:30pm)
14th – Teacher Meet and Greet, 2:00-3:00 pm
19th -- Yogurt Beach Dinner Night (at Yogurt Beach) 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
26th -- Curriculum Night, Time TBD
10th -- Noodles & Company Dinner Night (at Noodles & Company) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12th -- PTA Meeting @ 9:30 am
13th -- Spirit Day
18th -- PTA Member Welcome Night (PTA Member Exclusive Night), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
8th -- Orange Ruler Kick-Off Assembly
10th -- PTA Meeting @ 9:30 am
11th -- Spirit Day
19th – Monster Mash Bash, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
22nd -- Orange Ruler Money Turn In
24th -- Orange Ruler Fun Run
7th -- PTA Meeting @ 7:00 pm
8th -- Spirit Day
14th -- PTA Member Night Event (PTA Member Exclusive Event), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
4th – Holiday Shop, 9:00am-3:00 pm, evening hours: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
13th -- Spirit Day
9th -- PTA Meeting @ 9:30 am
10th -- Spirit Day
24th -- PTA Member Night, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
29th -- Family Read-In Night, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6th -- PTA Meeting @ 9:30 am
6th – Open House & Savvy Business Kids, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7th -- Spirit Day
TBD -- Daddy / Daughter Event
11th – Science Fair, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12th -- PTA Meeting @ 9:30 am
13th -- Spirit Day
TBD -- Mother / Son Event
9th -- PTA Meeting @ 9:30 am
16th – World Cafe, Time TBD
17th -- Spirit Day
4th - 8th -- Teacher Appreciation Week
7th -- PTA Meeting @ 9:30 am
8th -- Spirit Day
15th -- PTA Volunteer Breakfast, 9:15 am - 10:15 am
The following list of links will help to keep parents informed of other organizations throughout the district and within the school.
WHAT IS WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)?
It is an innovative program to increase positive male role model involvement at the school. The two main goals of the program are to demonstrate the importance of education and to reduce bullying.
WHO ARE WatchDOGS?
WatchDOGS are fathers or father figures who volunteer at the school and become actively engaged with multiple students, including their own child(ren).
WHAT WILL WatchDOGS DO?
Your time spent volunteering will be meaningful to the teachers, students, and of course, yourself! Teachers may assign you tasks like read to a small group, review math facts, play an educational game, correct assignments with a student, review spelling words, or assist in a group project. You might also assist with morning bus duty. There are many different ways you can get involved.
PETERSON WatchDOGS COMMITMENT:
There are two ways to participate:
OPTION 1-Instructional volunteer opportunities are from 8:40-10:45 on either Tuesday or Thursday. You will also have an opportunity to extend your day by helping with lunch/recess supervision. *Prior arrangements must be made.
OPTION 2- You can assist with lunch and recess supervision during your child(ren)’s lunch period(s). There will be no instructional time. Please enter and re-enter the building during your child(ren)’s lunch periods only.
LUNCH AND RECESS SCHEDULE:
5th 10:45 - 11:20
4th 11:45 - 12:20
3rd 11:15 - 11:50
2nd 12:15 - 12:50
1st 12:45 - 1:20
KN 1:15 - 1:50
Please choose only one date per family. By doing so, this will allow other dads to volunteer. We will try our best to accommodate your schedule, however if there is a conflict, we will contact you. Your volunteer day will include being with your child(ren), as well as being with other Peterson students.
Official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirts are available for $10 and should be worn on the day of the event. Thank you!
For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/watch-dogs-faqs/
If you have any questions about the WATCH D.O.G.S. program or would like an opportunity to volunteer, please contact Leslie Shepherd at email@example.com.
Parents, Are you looking to help Peterson School in a very simple and quick way? Please read on.....
The PTA is grateful for the support of our parents and community so we can supplement the educational experiences of our children.
If you wouldl like to give to support all the PTA does to supplement our children's educational experience, please click below to donate.
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(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
The PTA runs the STEM program for Peterson Elementary. This enrichment program is in addition to the school science curriculum and currently includes the Science Fair, a Science Assembly and Earth Day. Parents are encouraged to join the STEM committee and volunteer to help for individual events. No science background is required!! Just bring your curiosity and willingness to help! You will be rewarded by seeing students' minds expand and their self-confidence increase!!
What happens if I use cold water versus hot, to make bubbles? Will plants grow faster if I play music? What experiment would you like to do?
Peterson's Science Fair is scheduled for
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, 6-8 pm!
Register here to participate
(Deadline to register is March 3, 2019)
Sign up here to volunteer
Mark your calendars, more details below!
Peterson Elementary Science Fair Information
All Peterson students and their families are invited to participate in the science fair. In preparation for the fair, each student can develop one project to present, with the help of parents. Students may work individually or teams, up to four people. Students do not have to be in the same grade level to work together. These guidelines should answer any questions you may have on this fun and educational process.
(Deadline to register March 3, 2019)
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Parent / Student Friendly Science Fair Planning Guide
Looking for a student/parent-friendly science fair planning guide? This guide was created by a Science Lab Teacher named Lora Holt. It is a great guide to get you and your student planning for the Science Fair. It has some great explanations of The Scientific Method. But, remember, it was created for another district so the specific dates, Science Fair Rules, and Point Guide for judging do not apply to our Science Fair. Please refer to our Science Fair and Safety Guidelines links above for this information.
Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide
created by Lora Holt, copyright 2006
If you are interested in seeing "Staff Favorites", click on the names below for this information.