Crayons to Calculators – Donations due by July 27

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

What is a PTSA?

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.

Meadowlark’s PTSA Purposes

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.

PTSA Values

  • 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.

 

Become a PTSA member

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.

Why become a PTSA member?

As a PTSA member at Meadowlark School, you can:

  1. Develop relationships and explore volunteer opportunities while advocating for all of our kids.
  2. Get to know Meadowlark School and see how Meadowlark students spend their day. It’s a great way to show your student(s) your engagement in their school and community and your investment in their education.
  3. Build relationships with staff, parents, and students through collaboration. Having an active PTSA helps make our students, Meadowlark School, and our community stronger.
  4. Gain access to Local, State, and National PTA resources, training materials and webinars, relevant educational legislative information, and exclusive member benefits.

Don’t have any time to commit to PTSA activities?

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!

Membership Details

Dues are as follows:

  • $10 for one adult membership
  • $18 for two adult memberships
  • $8 for teacher membership
  • $7 for student membership

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.

Become a member

Ready to become a member now? Click here.