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!
All Peninsula families, staff, and close community members are welcome to our meetings. For the 2023-24 school year, they will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the school library (unless otherwise indicated) from 6-7:30 pm. We plan to provide a virtual option for families that cannot attend in person. See current meeting dates below. After the meeting has occurred, we will link a meeting folder with all the important documents from each meeting.
You need not be a member to participate in meetings, though you do need a membership to vote on official business. Participating in our meetings is a great place for us to meet each other and learn about opportunities to get involved.
Members are a key part of the guiding decision-making and supporting activities. You can choose how active you'd like to be. This is a great way to build a deeper connection with our school community!
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, allow parents to ask questions of our Principal, Claire Skelly, and frequently feature a guest speaker on a school or family-related topic. All PTA members are invited to attend meetings, although attendance is not required.
Missed a meeting and want to see the meeting agenda and minutes? Click HERE.
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, maintains a presence at our neighborhood 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.
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Peninsula PTA Officers
Duncan Carranza, Parent
Alexandra Brucculeri, Parent
Brian Creutzburg, Parent
Marya Van Metre, Parent
Allison Sweet, Parent
Ex-Offico President - Gina Huntington, Parent
Easy Fundraiser Opportunities
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- Create a Fred Meyer online account if you do not already have one. Having a Rewards card does not mean you have an online account.
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- Click the activation link in your email inbox.
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