November Star Award: Congratulations to our November Star Award recipient: ESD Special Education PTSA! Their PTA is recognized for their huge efforts in encouraging connection, communication, and engagement. Their Community Run, Walk, or Roll Virtual 5K encourages students of all abilities to get active, fundraises for teacher grants and shares proceeds with local PTAs. Thanks to the Special Education PTSA efforts, every single PTA in the district has a registered participant and will receive funds. In addition, their team has hosted two Q&A sessions with the district's new Director of Special Education and continues to host events to facilitate communication and connection. Congratulations!
September Star Awards: Congratulations to our September Star Award winners, View Ridge Elementary PTA and Mill Creek Elementary PTA!
View Ridge Elementary PTA was recognized for their online membership and "Become a Friend" packets to keep families connected, establishing a food pantry, and their campaign "Together, we can do virtually anything!"
Mill Creek Elementary PTA was recognized for their creative and successful weekly summer Zoom sessions. Throughout the summer, Mill Creek Elementary PTA kept families connected with lessons on chickens, music, art, yoga, and coffee chats
2019-2020 School Year:
April Star Award: Congratulations to our newest STAR Award winner, Hawthorne Elementary PTA! They have done a great job trying new programs and events throughout the school year.
January/February Star Awards: Congratulations to our latest Star Award winners of this school year, Cedar Wood Elementary PTA and Woodside Elementary PTA! These PTAs are the recipients of the Star Award for building up their Art Docent programs this year and are working towards sharing them with other schools! Cedar Wood Elementary PTA (left photo) received its Star Award at the our Council meeting on January 29, 2020. Woodside Elementary PTA (right photo) received its Star Award at their PTA meeting on February 24, 2020.
November Star Award: Congratulations to our first Star Award winner of this school year, Monroe Elementary PTA! Some examples of their successful initiatives this year include welcoming students with a red carpet event on the first day of school, plus adopting a "This Is Me" theme this year which includes introducing positive message signs throughout the school.
2018-2019 School Year: September Star Awards go to Silver Firs PTA and Woodside PTA for their creative videos shared on social media! Silver Firs PTA has done live videos showing their raffle drawings for various gift cards. Great way to encourage PTA membership and a fun way to announce the winners! Woodside PTA has a Welcome Video introducing their teaching staff and has done this now for 3 years. This short video is a quick way for families to see who all the teachers are and see them with their teaching teams. Such a simple but effective way to "meet" the Woodside staff and help build their Toucan community!
These both are great examples of using social media to promote your PTA and share out information in a fun way. If you haven't yet seen these videos, check out their PTA Facebook pages or find them linked on our Council's Facebook page. Great job, Woodside and Silver Firs!
November Star Awards go to Jackson High School PTSA for showing Screenagers and collaborating with local schools to sponsor the movie. Monroe PTA was given an award for hosting a Family Reading Night.
January Star Awards go to Jackson Elementary PTA for 100 Reflections submissions from art docents promoting and supporting the program. Jefferson Elementary PTA for it's school food bank program where they collect food for families in need and fill backpacks to go home with families.