Membership: As of Sept 7, 2021, we only have 15 members for the 2021-2022 school year. We see that the membership flyer has been posted on the school website, but we are positive parents may not know that the flyer is there. Is it possible for the school to send a blast via its media platforms to let parents know that we have a newly rechartered PTSA and include the link to our website: https://creeksidehs.memberhub.com/. Do you have any other ideas on how we can get school-wide support for PTSA...not just collect membership dues?
School of Excellence: This past summer, PTSA enrolled in the National PTA School of Excellence Program. This program will recognize Creekside as a School of Excellence for two years if we meet all of the requirements. The goal of the program is to identify and implement an action plan for school improvement based on PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and Transformative Family Engagement. The first step in the requirement is to collect baseline data on where the school is currently. To collect the data, we need as many families, administrators, and teachers as possible to complete the School of Excellence Survey (https://forms.gle/41ELBQTqDEdLicsL6) before Nov 1, 2021. The survey link is also on the PTSA website. Can you work with the admin team to have the survey link shared with all Creekside families, administrators, and teachers? We will use the baseline data to focus on one area/objective to improve this school year. Then, we will administer the survey again at the end of the school year to measure progress.
Student Engagement Committee Liasion (SECL): Being that we are a Parent Teacher Student Association, we definitely need to encourage students to join and participate in our organization. We have created an application process in which the first 10 students selected, will have their membership paid by a sponsor. Can you or a designee share the following announcement for one week: We will post the QR Codes throughout the school by Monday, Sept 13.
"Attention Creekside Student Leaders! Are you committed to improving your school? Would you like a seat at the table with school decision-makers? Would you like an opportunity to earn scholarships? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should apply to be a Student Engagement Committee Liaison with Creekise PTSA. The application QR Code will be posted throughout the school in common areas (i.e. cafeteria, front office area). Membership dues for the first 10 applicants will be paid by a school sponsor, so hurry and get your seat at the table."
We appreciate your help very much. We know this is like another J-O-B!!!!!!!! At times we all feel overwhelmed and slightly underprepared for such an important cause. I think we all believe 2 things- "somebody gotta do it," and once we do the leg work to become an established and relevant organization, things will be less overwhelming and more rewarding...We Hope!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday.