As a PTA, our goal is to help teachers and staff make Cassidy Elementary an environment of learning where our children are afforded the best and most innovative educational experience and resources. We are also responsible for creating events which engage and entertain students in an effort to create a sense of community among all families who attend this great elementary school. Unfortunately, in order to meet these goals and fulfill our role as a Parent Teacher Association, fundraising is a central component of our organization.
The money that we raise provides enhanced curriculum, improved technology and exceptional events and activities for our children. It also fills the gaps that state and district funds cannot provide.
The PTA provides programs and events in many, many different areas, some of which are highlighted below:
We enable and promote school communications through our weekly Sunday Night News parent email; by creating an annual directory of students which is distributed in the fall; by maintaining a website with up to date news and information; and by ensuring that all relevant school information is distributed in the most efficient manner possible.
Fundraising is a significant component of our organization. We strive to offer innovative ways to raise money through donation and events. Some of our fundraising efforts include Spiritwear, Kroger Gift Cards, Box Tops, Yearbook, Fall and Spring Book Fairs, Fun Day, and Colt’s Night Out. We are constantly trying to find new and easy ways to support our school through fundraising
The PTA also provides and supports many enrichment activities at Cassidy. We provide and act as a liaison for after school programs and clubs. With the help of our wonderful special area teachers we are able to promote and assist with the Science Fair in January as well as a Variety Show highlighting our student talent in the spring. The PTA also facilitates the PTA Reflections contest which enables students to create and submit works of art, music, dance and literature at the school, district, state and even national level. We also show our support of our teachers and staff through Teacher Appreciation events in both the fall and spring.
In an effort to promote healthy lifestyles and environmental awareness, the PTA sponsors programs throughout the school which promote wellness. Our PTA organizes Cassidy School participation in the district’s PTA 5K held annually. We also have committees dedicated to the creation and maintenance of our Cassidy garden, located in the playground area of the school. For beautification, the PTA purchases plants and flowers and maintains landscaping in various places around school grounds. In the spring, the PTA organizes and provides volunteers for Field Day activities, which is an event enjoyed by all students.
Cassidy PTA also works with the family resource center director and guidance counselor to identify particular needs the school may have throughout the year. As part of our outreach efforts we participate in the annual God’s Pantry Food Drive. The PTA is also responsible for the annual Special Needs Awareness Week which engages students in a week long event to raise awareness for all types of disabilities.
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