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Message From the PTA President – Why…Hello there Summer!!

Hello Summer — Oh how we’ve missed thee!!

It’s been a long hard year, but together, we accomplished some amazing feats. From the beginning of the pandemic, the PTA quickly realized our number one initiative would be to build our community, connect families and attempt to reduce social isolation. 

With the tireless efforts of our team and community, we provided resources, programs, contests and events to appeal to students and families. We didn’t do it alone. PTA volunteers planned, promoted and created. Teachers, staff and families encouraged and taught the value of participating in the Santiago Community. Students stepped up and showed that they’re Santiago STEAM Proud!!!

Just look at what we did this year: 

Summer is starting, but that doesn’t mean our forward momentum will come to an end. We will be planning for next year and looking for volunteers for a myriad of activities to come. If you value the PTA and its contribution to the school, please join and reach out to some of our committee chairs.

We need help:

  • Getting donations for the silent auction (vpwaysmeans@santiagopta.com)
  • Procuring free items, gifts and meals for staff (vpstudents@santiagopta.com)
  • Volunteers on hand to make banners (vpparents@santiagopta.com)
    • Welcome back to school
    • Spirit Weeks
    • Fundraisers
  • Volunteers on hand to decorate doors or the school (vpparents@santiagopta.com)
  • Grants and Corporate Sponsorship (vpwaysmeans@santiagopta.com)
  • Family Resources and Wellness Chair (president@santiagopta.com)
    • Finds reputable articles and services to update the website
  • Virtual Field Trips & Demonstrations Chair (president@santiagopta.com)
    • Reaches out to local businesses to create VFT&D
  • Spirit Wear Chair (info@santiagopta.com)
    • Works with our Spirit Wear vendor to coordinate sales windows and can design new spirit wear
  • Team of Room Parents to get our messages to parents in your classes (secretary@santiagopta.com)
    • Hoping to have a room parent in every class
    • Coordinates info from the PTA to classrooms
    • Works with the teacher independently of the PTA to see if he/she needs help with the classroom or projects
  • Dad’s Club members and leaders (president@santiagopta.com)
    • Looking for dads (uncles, grandfathers, neighbors, partners, etc) to step up and create events to promote a balance of parental involvement at the Elementary School aged level
    • Help doing tasks around the school
  • ESL and Special Needs Leader(s)
    • Make sure PTA information can be translated into languages other than English
    • Double check programs so that special needs students are able to fairly participate
    • Coordinate with special needs resources in the community or the ESL advocate to get messaging out and address any needs.

PTA programs are for everyone. We hope that engagement and enthusiasm grows. When we pick back up in the 2021-2022 school year, we hope you support us by participating in fundraisers, join us in contests, events and programs, and take advantage of the resources and the power behind the advocacy of the Santiago STEAM Magnet PTA. 

Everyone has done such an amazing job. Truly, a year we won’t soon forget. Rest, recover and revel in the fact that we all did something extraordinary this year. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall. 

Happy Summer!!!

Liz Gibson
PTA President

 

PTA To Do List:

Join PTA

Connect your Amazon Account to reward Santiago STEAM PTA

Connect your Ralph’s Card to reward Santiago STEAM PTA

Install the Box Top App!  Scan your receipt from Grocery stores to reward Santiago STEAM PTA

Order Spirit Wear – New Styles Available – ORDER WINDOW CLOSED

Participate in Restaurant Nights – Pickup food for the family, and they’ll give back to the  school

Join Bloomz (Ask you teacher for a code)

Bookmark this website SantiagoPTA.com – to keep up to date with our community

Follow or “Like”  the Santiago STEAM Magnet PTA Facebook Page

Join the Parent’s Only Private Facebook Group for your student’s grade level (Moderators may ask you to provide evidence of your enrollment)