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About Our PTA

The Heatherwood Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a group of parent volunteers who graciously donate their time in a variety of different ways to support our mission to provide programs and services that will enhance the learning environment, to help ensure our school and classrooms are equipped for both teaching and learning, and to work closely with our school principal to best determine how and where PTA can help.  No matter what program, service, or event our PTA is sponsoring, the goal is to benefit our students! We typically meet once a month for either a general membership meeting or a board meeting. All of our meeting dates will be posted on our calendar.

The programs our PTA organizes and the funds we raise are entirely made possible by your monetary donations. Just as important, is the donation of your gift of time to the school.  Many of the events we produce are not possible without parent participation.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President

Michelle Spano

Co-VPs of Fundraising:

Jen Hirman and Megan Swander

VP of Classroom Grants: 

Nicole McKnight

Treasurer:

Kim Caschette

Secretary

Valerie Ungren (acting)

Advocacy

Stacie Flick

Membership

Heidi Asplund

Facebook Admin.

Katie Stark

Newsletter

Stacey Benjamin

2019-2020 Committee Chairs

Bookfair:

TBD

Programs:

Stephanie Cherry

Boxtops:

Jessica Webb

Community Rewards:

Megan Swander

Financial Review Committee:

Katie Stark, Kim Burnett, TBD

Reflections:

TBD

Multi-Cultural Potlock:

Cristina Marquez

8th Grade Dance:

TBD

8th Grade Celebration:

TBD

Socials:

Diane Lee

Staff Appreciation:

Katie Stark and Tina Shaw

Volunteer Coordinator:

Kasi Boaz

Webmaster:

Katie Stark

Mission Statement

"Heatherwood PTA is a powerful voice for children, a relevant resource for families, schools and communities, an advocate for the well-being and education of all children.”

2018-2019 Goals

  • Promote and support the educational, social, and emotional needs of Heatherwood students with supplemental programs that encourage a positive school culture;
    • Sponsor and coordinate at least two student assemblies and two parent education opportunities per year
  • Give school administration and staff financial and tangible support to meet classroom and other school needs;
    • Provide two grant cycles to provide year-round, timely support
  • Encourage and strengthen relationships between Heatherwood staff, students and families, and our greater community (FACE);
    • Promote cooperation between ASB and PTA to maximize the impact of both organizations
    • Sponsor one multicultural event this year (multicultural potluck)
    • Continue to reach out to 5th grade/incoming students and parents
  • Strongly encourage parent involvement through volunteerism, parent education seminars, and PTA meetings;
    • Increase Membership by 10%
    • 100% staff enrollment in PTA
    • Encourage diverse membership with inclusion of staff, parents, and community
    • Increase active participation through communication of volunteer opportunities; include specific opportunities on volunteer interest sheet and follow up with clear steps to get involved
  • Acknowledge the efforts of students, staff, and volunteers and supporting their endeavors;
    • Provide frequent staff appreciation events (preferably monthly)
    • Support Heatherwood teachers and staff with student reward events, such as field day
  • Communicate and share our accomplishments and goals with the school and greater community;
    • Weekly eBlasts, Facebook, and HW PTA website
    • Inform the community of issues affecting education and well-being of children at the local, state and national levels
  • Develop leaders for continued PTA service at our school with relevant training and transition documentation