Founder’s Day

Did you know it wasn’t always called PTA?

Happy Founder’s Day

The Founders’ Day celebration was originated in 1910 by Mrs. David O. Mears, one of the charter members of the first National Congress of Mothers, which was organized on February 17, 1897 in Washington, D.C. The name was changed in 1925 to the National Congress of Parents and Teachers Association. Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst are recognized as co-founders of the National PTA, and Selena Sloan Butler as the founder of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers organized in 1926. The two volunteer organizations were formally united on June 22, 1970.

 

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Good Morning Everyone,

Hoping everyone is staying well during this flu season. We had a great attendance at kindergarten information night! Looking forward to recruiting new members for next year.

Thank you to everyone who attended our PTA meeting last night too. Click the link to see  the agenda . https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mIqpOBQXDqiyyTkI43EifUp-cseNtbgICZR-tqevaaw/edit

What did you miss?

Book fairs and Right to Read week are coming up and we are looking for volunteers to help. (ex: decorate the school, label and distribute books, help cashier during book fair)

BOX TOP competition is going to start in FEB. Look for the flyer to come home soon with more details. (https://www.boxtops4education.com/about/collection-sheets)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Know someone who may be interested in filling a board position next year? Please send me your info. OFIS has all positions open. FLECC has some open too. This is a great way to be involved and to be in the know for all school news.

Is there any teacher or staff member that has really stuck out in your mind? Recognize them by completing the helping hands and outstanding educator forms! Everyone enjoys getting praise for a job well done.

Thank you to everyone who gives their time to the PTA. We are an amazing district because of each one of you.

Have a great one,

Michelle Smith

P.S. NEXT MEETING IS 2/27/18 @ FALLS LENOX 7pm

 

Helping Hands and Outstanding Educator Nominations Needed

Here is your opportunity to give recognition!

Is there a individual in the Olmsted Falls school district that has helped your child reach their potential in learning?  Give them a shout out by completing the attached forms and sending into school. (Please send in a envelope marked PTA)

Helping Hands Form

Eligibility Nominees may include anyone working on behalf of children and youth excluding certified educators such as teachers, principals, counselors, librarians. Selection Guidelines • Nominee must be a PTA member. • Nominee must provide PTA involvement and support. • Nominee has made a positive impact on the lives of children. • Nominee has participated in activities involving children and youth. • Nominee is dedicated to the PTA Purposes. PTA Purposes • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship • To raise standards of home life. • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. • To bring into closer relation the home and school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth. • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education. • To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in education funding.

 

Outstanding Educator Form

Eligibility Nominees may include principals, superintendents, teachers, counselors, librarians, and other certified educators.

Selection Guidelines ‘ Nominee must be a PTA member of a unit in good standing. ‘ Nominee must be involved with the educational process of students as a certified educator. ‘ Nominee must have participated in activities involving youth. ‘ Nominee must be dedicated to the PTA Mission and Purposes of PTA. ‘ Nominee must provide PTA involvement or support. PTA Purposes ‘ To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship. ‘ To raise the standards of home life. ‘ To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. ‘ To bring into closer relation the home and school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth. ‘ To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education. ‘ To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in education funding

 

Talent Show this weekend!

OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW
The Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 31st annual talent show will take place in the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium next Saturday, January 27th at 7 pm. This scholarship fundraiser will feature approximately 25 local students in grades K-12 performing a myriad of talents including: singing, dancing, and playing various instruments. New this year, we will have a number featuring the entire cast! Also new this year, members of the Golden Bullettes Drill Team will teach a dance number to preschoolers before the show starting at 6pm, and they will preform at the beginning of the second act. If you are interested in the preschool program, please see the Sign Up Genius for more details. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca62aa31-dance Enjoy an evening watching and supporting our talented students! Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under age 3. Tickets are available at the door and in the OFHS auditorium on Monday, January 22nd from 6-9 pm. Questions? Contact Sharon Knaggs (msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or 440-463-8106).

Volunteer Opportunity!

Falls Lenox is looking for helpers to pass out hot chocolate in the cafeteria for the January PBIS monthly reward.

WHEN: January 29th and 30th 130pm to 230pm. If you are able to help, please use the link to sign up.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48AFAC29ABF58-fallslenox5