A new school year is upon us, and we hope that you all had an amazing summer coming back with new energy, interest, and enthusiasm to participate in the 2019-2020 PTA activities! As Ms. Sampayan stated at the Principal Chat on the first day of school, JS is given a budget of $63,000 for the entire school year by the school district. Basic office supplies, toilet paper, fixing the copy machine, etc. all come from this budget. PTA raises money through fun activities such as The Wacky Water Walk so that we can provide our children with technology, extra teaching materials for teachers, buses for field trips, and many other important and necessary things. Last year, PTA raised enough money to purchase two computer carts for the school!!!!
For the PTA to be effective and truly represent the school, it is essential to have parent involvement from as many parents as possible. Many working parents feel that they cannot be included in the PTA because they cannot come to every meeting or be on campus during the day. There are endless possibilities as to how you can support the PTA. Whatever your own level of flexibility, PTA always appreciates our parent volunteers, as do our teachers and staff. By becoming a member, you will get to enjoy interacting with the kids, become friends with other parents, and accomplish things that truly make a difference. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, and your talents are truly needed. Please consider becoming a member. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. It really does make a difference in the lives of our children! We promise that the time you give to the PTA and the school will be worth your while—and fun!