Dear Coolidge Families:
The Coolidge Elementary PTA would like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. We wish to extend a warm greeting with hopes that you had a great summer and are ready to have a fantastic year at Coolidge. The PTA has a very strong tradition here at Coolidge. We are an integral part of the school community in three major ways: building the parent/school/community connections, fundraising, and volunteer coordination.
First, PTA is responsible for Family Fun events that occur each month. These events are truly fun for the whole family. The Coolidge community is strengthened by the friendships that grow by being with other Coolidge families and having a good time.
Second, fundraising efforts are essential for a strong school. Funds raised at Coolidge are used to enhance your child’s schooling by providing many positive things, from field trips and library books to an air-conditioned gym. PTA collects box tops, soup labels, milk lids, and holds three main fundraisers here at Coolidge. 1.) The “Cougar Pride Stride” Walk-a-thon continues to be a great success, so we will be using this again as our primary, BIG fundraiser at the beginning of the year. 2.) Fun fair, which takes place in the spring, serves as both a Family Fun event and a fundraiser. 3.) A great “no cost” way to raise funds is our SCRIP program which allows parents to buy gift cards for everyday shopping needs throughout the year with a percentage of the money being donated to our school by the businesses from which you purchase.
Third, the PTA coordinates many volunteer opportunities for parents, helping to build that relationship between the families and the school. The list of volunteer opportunities here at Coolidge is endless: helping at the book fair, donating food for teacher meals during conferences, hanging artwork in the hallway, leading a game at Field Day, helping at a Family Fun Event, such as the Sock Hop or Fun Fair, helping in the classroom, going on field trips, and the list goes on. We are always in need of volunteers, whether it be parents, grandparents, or guardians. When you volunteer, not only are you helping Coolidge, you are also setting an example for your children of how to give of your time to help better the school and our community. Statistics show that if you are actively involved in your child’s education, your child will be more successful in school. PTA is the perfect place to help you get involved. Be sure to fill out the PTA information form on power school and turn it in during open house to be added to our volunteer database. Or email Amy Kuennen at Akuennen88@hotmail.com or Coolidgevolunteers@gmail.com to get more information.
Every volunteer is a treasure. Every voice and every idea shared at a PTA meeting is valued. Our PTA can only grow stronger with increased involvement, and we challenge you to become involved at our school in some way. We wish you a successful school year and thank you for your contributions and involvement, and would love to see you at our first PTA meeting being held September 8rd at 7pm in the library with daycare provided!
Thanks for your support
2016-2017 PTA Board