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 and Instagram 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.
Aside from member meetings, PTA members stay involved and are updated about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities via email and our public Social Media pages.
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 2022-23 school year, we have shifted back to in person and meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the school library from 6:00-7:30pm. We plan to provide a virtual option for families that cannot attend in person. We also hope to have dinner and childcare for the meetings. See current meeting dates below:
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
Please join the Peninsula PTA for the 2022-23 school year. Cost to join is $15.00. If you would like to join, but the cost is a barrier, please let us know. We do offer scholarships.
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. The PTA organizes a back-to-school Slushie Social, Peninsula Clothing Closet, Fall Fundraiser, Fall Harvest Festival, a Family Movie Night, 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!
Peninsula PTA Officers
To be voted on at September meeting
To be voted on at September meeting
Gina Huntington, Parent
Marya Van Metre, Parent
Ex-Offico President - Lauren Clark, Parent
Ex-Offico Treasurer - Aiyana Cunningham, Parent
Executive Board Term:
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
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