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The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:
For less than 3 cents a day, you can become a PTA member, joining more than 5 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone — parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities — is invited to join our not-for-profit parent association.
It's not the amount of time you can contribute that's most important, but rather your commitment to help PTA make a difference in the lives of children. It only takes a moment to join. You do not have to be a volunteer to be a member. We value your time and strive to use it effectively.
3. What is Free Stuff Fridays all about?
Once a month, the PTA provides a treat at lunch to children who are PTA members. Treats include snow cones, ice pops, and popcorn. Each child must have a paid PTA membership to be placed on the Free Stuff Friday list. For example, if you have 3 children at Bryant, there must be at least 3 paid memberships for your family. The children love receiving the treats, so please join the PTA!
4. How do I order Uniforms?
PTA will be selling school uniforms at Mary Bryant Elementary in front of the PTA room (208). Uniforms will also be available for purchase during the open house in the Multi-Purpose Room. Please see the dates and times below:
1ST MONTH OF SCHOOL (PTA Room 208)
Thursday, August 23rd: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Payment may be made by cash and personal check (sorry, no credit cards)
No returns or exchanges can be made during Open House; please hold all exchanges/returns for after the first day of school
WE RECOMMEND: A one to two week supply of uniforms per student, to include:
(1-2) Embroidered navy blue polos (required, as formal school uniform for all field trips, class photos, and school events).
(4-8) Embroidered polos and/or embroidered T-shirts (navy, white, or grey)
(1-2) Spirit Shirts (to be worn on Friday's only)
Uniforms shirts are to be worn with either light khaki (tan) or navy blue pants or shorts, which may be purchased from local retailers, and cannot bear any logo, design, pattern, etc. Denim shorts, jeans, or sweatpants may be worn with a Spirit Shirt on Friday's only.
To place an order for uniforms anytime throughout the school year, print out the order form and submit it with payment (cash or check payable to “Bryant PTA”) in an envelope addressed “PTA – Uniforms”. You may drop it off in the front office, or send it in with your child. Once received, your order will be filled and sent home with your child in his/her backpack. If you require alternate arrangements, please contact Diana Kloskowski at email@example.com.
5. What school supplies do I buy?
Click here to find a generic school supply for each grade level. Your child's teacher will be suppling a more complete list.
The Family Partnership Program is a way to donate to Mary Bryant. 100% of your donation goes directly to our school, compared to only 50% of traditional fundraisers.
7. When is the Fall Festival?
The Fall Festival is Friday, September 28, 2012! There will be an important informational meeting for Homeroom Parent(s) and/or Classroom Representative(s) Wednesday, September 5th @ 6:30 pm at Bryant's Multi-Purpose Room. Children are welcome. This meeting will give you all the necessary info you need to help your teacher’s booth become a success. You will receive event guidelines, booth ideas, preparation tips, and other helpful information you’ll be required to know to create a successful booth. Also, meet and share ideas with the other parents who are helping to make this year’s Fall Festival a night to remember.
The goal of the Fall Festival is to make sure that are all booths are exciting & interactive so the kids will keep spending their tickets to come back and play again & again!
8. What is Junior Achievement and how can I help?
Junior Achivement (JA) provides lesson plans and materials designed specifically for each grade level that teaches the students about financial literacy, economy, and business entrepreneurship. Each class at Mary Bryant must have at least one volunteer presenting the program.
This is a great opportunity to enter your child's classroom and become "teacher for the day". There are five lesson plans and each lesson actually takes up to or less than 60 minutes. You and your teacher will develop a teaching schedule that is suitable for both of you. On the days of FCAT testing volunteers are not allowed on campus until after noon. However, classes can begin as soon as the teacher can incorporate them into his or her daily routine.
To learn more, please join us for our JA introductory/refresher meeting with Tampa's JA coordinator, Anna Ryan, on Thursday, January 17th 2013 from 8:30am-10:00am in the MPR. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP via Jocelyn's Email.
Because of it's popularity among previous volunteers, the classes fill up quickly. If you are unable to make the meeting, please contact Jocelyn and set up an appointment to discuss the program and review the materials provided in the classroom kit. For volunteers that have already signed up, please let Jocelyn know if you can pick up your kit on this day. We will still need to have the bio/conduct form completed.