Welcome to Santiago STEAM Magnet PTA!!!
Hello Santiago STEAM Families,
Summer is here, and we have all earned some time to relax and unwind with our families. Thank you so much to all the families who helped make PTA programs so incredibly successful this year! Together we improve our school, build community, and create experiences and opportunities for our kids.
Enjoy your summer, and check back in just before school starts. The new PTA Board will be taking over and hitting the ground running. Lots of projects and we’ll need all hands on deck!
New Board for the 2022-23 School Year:
President: Kimi Hernandez
Treasurer: Darlene Blakeley
VP2: Liz Gibson
Auditor: Anita Kar
Historian: Lisa Oh
The secretary simply notes the motions made and whether they pass or fail. We have a simple template to pass down to anyone who wants the job, and the President and Treasurer will send you the motions via email ahead of time so you can mostly copy and paste and note if they’ve passed or not.
VP1 oversees programs including, back to school packets, waivers, yearbook, book fair, staff appreciation, etc. This person isn’t responsible for completing theses tasks, but relaying reports back to the board. If a committee chair under this position doesn’t step up, it’s up to this VP to decide if they want to take it on, recruit a new committee chair, or let it go this year.
VP3 (Fundraising): OPEN
VP3 oversees all fundraising including Raise Craze, Jogathon, Restaurant Nights, grants and painless fundraising. This person isn’t responsible for completing theses tasks, but relaying reports back to the board. If a committee chair under this position doesn’t step up, it’s up to this VP to decide if they want to take it on, recruit a new committee chair, or let it go this year.
The Parliamentarian familiarizes themselves with the bylaws, Robert’s Rules of Order, and Election and Meeting Procedures. Once they do this, they’re able to run the election committee in the winter, advise the board about proper procedures, and find answers about procedural questions while running a PTA and 501c3 nonprofit organization. This person will have access to the current and previous presidents, as well as the Saddleback Valley PTA Parliamentarian who will help answer questions and guide.
Interested in joining the board? Email email@example.com
The multiphase gardening project is in full swing, transforming garden areas. When you have time, give yourself a tour around the school during non-school hours to see all the improvements. Many of the gardens offer interactive elements and/or outdoor learning environments. If you haven’t already, follow Garden Club on instagram @santiagosteamgarden and email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to join. In addition to the budget provided by the PTA for Garden Club, we’ve also partnered with the Home Depot in Mission Viejo. Their team came out just before winter break to plant a fruit orchard, and are also planning to help us with the next phase of the garden project. Garden Club has also established an exciting partnership with CalPoly Pomona. Starting this winter, CalPoly graduate and undergraduate classes will be collaborating with our students to envision a potential new outdoor learning space for our school. You can sign up for independent garden projects here: https://santiagopta.com/2022/02/07/santiago-garden-projects/
Virtual Field Trips & Demonstrations
We have put together several field trips this year for families to enjoy at their leisure. All students who watch virtual field trips and then respond to the form on the page will receive a Virtual Field Trip & Demonstration spirit button. Check out the field trips so far and look for more to come.
Meet the School Counselor
Buddy Benches by the PTA
This is another great way to get involved. Dad’s Club has been an invaluable resource when we need things built, items need fixed, muscles need to lift, push or pull, trucks need to be loaded, and help is generally needed. If you would like to throw your skills into the mix, please sign up here: https://santiagopta.com/2021/07/20/learn-more-about-dads-club/
PTA To Do List:
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)