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Message From the PTA President – Coming in with a Can-Do Attitude!!

Welcome to Santiago STEAM Magnet PTA!!!

Fall is coming soon which means it’s that sweet time of year where everyone starts new. New teachers, new classrooms, new friends, and even a new school for some of you. Grab those backpacks and fill them with pencils and folders, direct your kids to get dressed in clothes that make them feel extra comfortable and confident, and give them a happy sendoff, because it’s back to school season!!!

For those of you wondering now what? How do I continue to help my child have the absolute best experience in elementary school? Look no further. Here at the Santiago STEAM Magnet PTA, we are always looking for volunteers who have great ideas to improve the school or the student experience, and we want to support these volunteers to see their ideas come to life. 

Even last year while we were all struggling to make sense of the pandemic as individuals, as a PTA we came together and promoted, planned, advocated and created for our children. We did an incredible job of building community, offering events and contests, providing resources and assistance to families, supporting teachers and classrooms, and keeping programs moving forward. It’s true! Check out THIS PAGE to see all the things we accomplished last year!

This year we would like to help students and families focus on the spirit and importance of a can-do attitude. What exactly is a can-do attitude? It’s an eager willingness to accept and meet challenges. When you’re in a positive frame of mind, you can make better decisions. You can look ahead and plot a course, rather than just reacting to the setbacks you encounter. Over the past year, we faced and overcame many obstacles. Together we have grown and adapted, and it looks like we’ll have to do it a little longer. Guess what. That’s ok, and we can totally do this! 

We are working on many programs and family engagement events that can be done virtually to start off the year, and then hoping to open up to in person events later in the year as conditions are safer for our unvaccinated and vulnerable population of students.

PTA is a great organization to support classrooms, teachers, the community, and of course, your own child’s experience. We’re always looking for volunteers. The only way to be successful is to continue to bring in more go-getters and helpers every year so we can continue to keep ideas fresh and programs staffed with enthusiastic volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out some big and small ways we’re currently looking for help.

I hope everyone is excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year, and ready to approach it with a can-do attitude!!!

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)