From the Family Welcome Letter sent out by Denise on Friday:
We would like to invite all of you to join us for our second annual Meet & Greet and Welcome-Back BBQ events! Our Learning communities will be open from 4:00-5:00 pm. This is a casual time for students to meet their team of teachers and see their school to make the first day of school easier. We will then move the festivities to the Hug and Go Loop and the sports field east of the main entrance for a family barbecue sponsored by the Meadowlark PTSA. Please see the Welcome Back BBQ flyer for all the event information.
The main course of hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided by the PTSA, and we are asking families to bring something to share to support this fun event. In addition to the many volunteer roles, we are asking families to please bring the following based on the Learning Community of your YOUNGEST or ONLY student:
We need a few hands to make this kick off event run smoothly for all our students and families. Since you will be there anyway, please think about helping out. Click here to see where you can lend us a hand!
From the Family Welcome Letter sent out by Denise on Friday:
For families brand new to Meadowlark School, we are offering a special orientation that will help you understand our innovative instructional program.
This orientation will cover the basics of Project-Based Learning (PBL), learning communities (LC), personalized student-led learning, and other unique aspects of Meadowlark.
We hope all new families will join us on Tuesday, August 7 from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Invitations will be sent to new families the week of July 30th.
The Impact on Education Foundation is holding its annual Crayons to Calculators school supplies and backpack drives. If you would like to donate school supplies and backpacks, you can drop them off directly at the collection sites listed on the linked site below before July 27th. Requested donation lists can also be found at that link.
Note: They also accept donations year-round for Crayons to Calculators at Impact on Education: 721 Front Street, Suite A, Louisville, CO 80027. Call ahead to schedule a time to drop off supplies: 303-524-3865
You can also make a monetary donation here.
If you don’t want to drop off at a drop off location, you can drop off at these PTSA members’ homes:
Jessica Mackaro: 191 Westwood Way in Erie Commons North
Jessica Diamond: 1700 Woodward St. in Erie
Heather Lofquist: 795 Dakota Lane in Erie
A Parent, Teacher, Student Association is comprised of families, students, teachers, administrators, business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. Membership in PTSA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
The Meadowlark PTSA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. We strive to build a strong partnership between faculty, staff, and families by providing diverse opportunities for involvement.
PTSA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
If you’d like to learn more about the PTSA at the national level, check out their website. Their Advocacy page describes the National PTSA’s public policy agenda, which is updated annually and outlines policy priorities and recommendations for Congress. From universal kindergarten to a juvenile justice system—National PTA® advocates have been at the heart of our nation’s greatest advances for youth.
The primary purposes of Meadowlark’s PTSA are captured in the Five C’s:
Communication – Provide clear, concise communication between teachers, parents, students and staff about PTSA events
Community Building – Engage families in events that build a strong sense of community and develop mutual respect and positive relationships
Classroom Support – Sponsor, promote and communicate events for all students that supplement and enhance the BVSD curriculum
Creating Volunteer Opportunities – Provide many and varied opportunities for families to become involved in their children’s education
Cash – Raise funds through advocacy to meet students needs not provided through district allocations.
Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.
Already know you want to become a member, just need to sign up and pay your dues? Click here!
Want to learn more about PTSAs in general and the purpose and values of Meadowlark’s PTSA? Click here.
As a PTSA member at Meadowlark School, you can:
That’s OK!!! There is no obligation to attend meetings or volunteer as a PTSA member. We want you involved as much or as little as your schedule allows!
Simply becoming a PTSA member is the biggest way you can help at Meadowlark. Your membership dues will support the state and national PTSA address legislative issues in Colorado and across the nation.
Our PTSA does have an active fundraising program, as well. There are many ways you can support Meadowlark in your day-to-day activities (like grocery shopping at King Soopers or shopping via Amazon Smile and linking your Smile account to Meadowlark…for more information, see our Fundrasing page). Our fundraisers help fund after school programs, teacher grants for classroom enrichment, technology & creative arts supplies, classroom materials, hospitality, parent communication, PTSA administrative costs, and so much more!
Dues are as follows:
Dues include membership in the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the Colorado PTA.
Dues are tax-deductible.
Paid members have voting rights. This means they can vote on the annual budget, by-laws, and elections.
There are three general PTSA meetings per school year.
Ready to become a member now? Click here.