Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Peninsula Elementary School
How do I get involved?
First, we want to welcome you and all individuals to our school! We have such a great community here at Peninsula and are so glad you are here! The PTA is a great way to stay connected with other families and members at Peninsula and keep up to date on the happenings at our school! We recommend that you follow us and like our Facebook page. Next, please join the PTA officially and sign up for our monthly e-blast. Please also check out our website for more information and upcoming volunteer opportunities. If your schedule allows, we would love to see you at our meetings.
Click here at 6:30pm on meeting dates to join us!
Aside from member meetings, PTA members stay involved and are updated about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities via email and our public Facebook page.
Our PTA members are parents, grandparents, teachers, students, community members and administrators who care about the school. We all believe that schools succeed when families are involved. Please join us!
Member Meetings -
For the 2021-22 school year, we have shifted to the 2nd Tuesday of the month and meetings are to continue to be held on Zoom from 6:30-7:30 p.m. See current meeting dates below:
- October 5th
- November 9th
- February 8th
- March 8th
- May 10th
We will adjust if necessary. You need not be a member to participate in meetings, though you do need a membership to vote on official business.
The Peninsula PTA Membership
FREE MEMBERSHIP this year! We are sponsoring and renewing memberships for 2021-22. We recognize this is another tough year, and we at the PTA want to continue to be here for each other!
There is always a business component to each meeting wherein the Treasurer provides an update on our income, spending, and overall financial position. We also discuss upcoming events, recap recent events, give parents an opportunity to ask questions to our Principal, Claire Skelly, and frequently feature a guest speaker on a school or family-related topic. Meeting agendas and minutes are available to the public and posted here. All PTA members are invited to attend meetings although attendance is not required.
What does the PTA do?
We plan fun things! We raise money! We work with the administration, faculty, and guardians to identify the needs of the school and fill the gaps where we can. In past school years, the PTA organizes a back-to-school Ice Cream Social, Peninsula Clothing Closet, Fall Fundraiser, Fall Harvest Festival, a Family Movie Night, School Dance, Dine Out Nights, Trivia Night, Teacher Appreciation Week, maintain a presence at our neighbor Kenton Street Fair, and so much more!
Where does our money go?
We give a portion to our teachers and staff to support their classroom needs in the form of " Enrichment Grants." Enrichment grants are used to foster learning and aid with class projects, field trips, technology, specialty classroom furniture, supplies, academic subscriptions, books, and more. The remaining funding is used to produce PTA-sponsored events and projects at the school.
Want School SWAG? Check out our website to purchase some quality Panther products!
An opportunity for you to contribute:Hello Peninsula Community,We are looking to raise money to supply the school and our students with 10 picnic tables for the courtyard. These will be used under our new tents for outdoor lunch and more! The school has expressed interest in these tables from Home Depot.If you have the means to help out, please donate at: https://peninsula-pta.square.
site/product/picnictables/36.. .Thank you so much!
Peninsula PTA Officers
Lauren Clark, Parent
Aiyana Cunningham, Parent
Gina Huntington, Parent
Marya Van Metre, Parent
Equity OfficerTBD Executive Board Term:
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Easy Fundraiser Opportunities
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