Two weeks ago we held the PTA Planning Retreat to put together a road map for the upcoming school year. We had 10 parents show up to spend a large portion of their summer Saturday to give input, join in the discussions and determine where they would like to help out this year. I would like to say “Thank You” to each of them for taking the time to get involved.
The main focus of the day was to brainstorm about what the PTA does, why we do it and how we get it all done. We also outlined a proposed budget, began work on scheduling events and assigning committee leads.
Below are some links to the various ideas that came out of each session:
- Why are we here?
- New Ideas
- 2012-2013 Committees, Events and Activities
- 2009-2012 Past Budgets and 2012-2013 Proposed Budget
- Committees – How? Why? Improvements?
These brainstorming sessions did not necessarily produce exact results but they give us a common place to start defining our future plans.
In the time since the retreat we have continued to make progress in laying the foundation for the new year:
The Back-To-School committee, headed up by Sharon Nielsen, has been working on fliers, banners and magnets to use as promotional material.
Katie Gladwill has offered to head up organizing a Wascher PTA Facebook page. Be looking for announcements and invites coming soon.
A new event has been added this year that will be held in October. The October Family Fun Festival (working title) will be organized by Kam lo Reid.
All PTA officers attended the required state training and the new Wascher PTA website is beginning to fill in with information.
As you can see we have lots of different projects getting underway and there are plenty more to come. If you would like to join in on the fun and lend a helping hand please let us know.