I would like to welcome back returning students and families and extend a welcome to new Hendricks families! To all of you, I look forward to making 2016-2017 a fun and productive year.
The purpose of the PTA is to first and foremost support our students. In addition, it supports the faculty, staff, parents, and the local community. Every Child-One Voice is the National PTA motto and the PTA is one of the strongest voices in the educational process that directly supports our children and school. This year will be no different.
An effective and successful PTA requires support and involvement of the parents and care givers of our students. It is vital. Your first opportunity to show support is to become a member of the Hendricks Avenue Elementary PTA. Our membership drive is happening now.
Hendricks Avenue has had 45 years of 100% membership in PTA. We'd like to make this year our 46th!! Your PTA membership funds such amazing programs as Donuts with Dad, Family Fitness Night, Reading with the Stars, Cultural Arts Week, Boo Hoo Yahoo Breakfast, Vision and Hearing Screening and Spring Carnival...just to name a few.
The Second Way that you can show your support is by participating the PTA Fall Fundraiser. This year's fundraiser is in full swing and will end on September 19. PTA is working with Charleston Wraps again this year. Their catalog features many home and gift items, delectable candies and a beautiful assortment of wrapping paper. I ask that you continue to support this event.
The biggest way to support PTA is volunteering your time. Keep on the lookout for volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.
A couple of upcoming items on the PTA calendar include our first general session meeting. This meeting will take place on September 12th at 6pm, location TBD. Please attend, we will be voting on the PTA budget for the 2016/17 school year. The proposed budget can be found on the PTA website at www.HendricksPTA.org and posted on the bulletin board in the front hallway.
Be sure to stay up to date with all PTA happenings by liking the Hendricks Avenue PTA Facebook page and visiting the www.HendricksPTA.org website.
Thank you again for your support and I look forward to a great year!!