Programs

 

Below is a list of the various programs that we sponsor as well as the role of the chairperson and the manner in which the program is funded. Please note that some years the program cannot exist due to limited volunteers. Some years the chairperson may choose to modify the event as they deem appropriate. All programs are subject to change.

If you are interesting in filling the role of chairperson for any program please contact president@sspta.org. If you are interested in assisting the chairperson for any program please contact vicepresident@sspta.org.

6th Grade Graduation Reception 

What: The PTA hosts the 6th Grade Graduation Reception.
Who: The chairperson provides assistance securing 5th grade parents to organize and host the 6th Grade Graduation Reception.
Funding: The PTA funds the event.


6th Grade Parent Coordinator

What:  The PTA coordinates the 6th Grade parents for organizing fundraising and events for the 6th Grade.
Who: The chairperson heads the committee of 6th Grade parents.
Funding: 6th Graders raise and spend their own funds.


AmazonSmile

What: The PTA participates in AmazonSmile, a program that donates .5% of eligible purchases made on smile.amazon.com to the charity of the purchaser's choice.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for communicating with our community as to the ways in which they can support the PTA through AmazonSmile.
Funding: This program does not require any PTA funds and  is an income generator for the PTA.

 

Assemblies

What: The PTA sponsors various student assemblies throughout the year.
Who: The chairperson, with optional committee, is responsible for researching available assemblies, coordinating providers, organizing event with administrators and teachers as well as schoolwide communication. 
Funding: The PTA funds the cost of assemblies.

 

Box Tops for Education

What: The PTA participates in Box Tops for Education, a program that donates .10 for each purchase of select products.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for communicating with our community as to the ways in which they can support the PTA through Box Tops for Education.
Funding: This program does not require any PTA funds and is an income generator for the PTA.

  

Children's Holiday Store

What: The 6th Grade sponsors a holiday shop for students to purchase wrapped gifts at student prices during the holidays.
Who: The 6th Grade committee is responsible for product purchase, store set-up, organizing volunteer staffing for sales and gift wrap, and event teardown.
Funding: This net sales from this program generates income for the 6th Grade.

 

Crayon Initiative/Crayola/Glue

What: The PTA participates in the Crayon Initiative, a program that collects donated crayons melts them down and remanufactures for distribution to hospitals.
Who: The chairperson communicates with our community to organize collection and processes our donations. 
Funding: This program does not require PTA funds.

 

Disaster Bin

What: Our school houses emergency supplies in both the classroom and in outdoor storage.
Who: The chairperson, with additional volunteer support, is responsible for inventory audits, communicating any donation needs, collecting supplies and cleaning as needed.
Funding: PTA funds supply needs after donations.

 

Fall Carnival

What: The PTA sponsors an annual carnival in the Fall.
Who: The chairperson, with optional committee, is responsible for communicating with our community, organizing games, food and vendors, facilitating ticket sales and ticket distribution, setting up event, organizing parent volunteers and event teardown.
Funding: PTA subsidizes this event to provide event at reduced ticket prices.

 

Family Events

What: The PTA hosts various family events to build our community. These events may include bowling, roller skating, dances, brunches, game nights, etc.
Who: The chairperson, with committee support, organizes and hosts entire event subject to association approval. 
Funding: Ticket Sales reimburse PTA funding.

  

Family Movie Night

What: The 6th Grade Hosts a family movie night where families are invited to watch a movie in the schoolyard.
Who: The 6th Grade hosts event. 
Funding: This program generates income for the 6th grade.

 

 

Founder's Day

What: The PTA celebrates Founder's Day, which celebrates the legacy and origins of PTA by recognizing persons and companies that support our students.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for communicating with our community to obtain nominees, obtaining awards, hosting recognition event and organizing volunteers.
Funding: PTA funds supplement parent donations.

 

Field Trip Transportation

What: The PTA supports field trips by paying for transportation costs.
Who: The treasurer processes payments of transportation costs.
Funding: The PTA funds this program.

 

Game Room

What: The PTA has built a game room for students to enjoy during recess.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for communicating with our community and organizing volunteers.
Funding: This program requires no funding.

 

Holiday Food / Gift Drive

What: The PTA hosts a holiday food and gift drive to support families from our own school community.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for communicating with our community to obtain donations, and collecting, sorting and delivering donations. 
Funding: This program is funded directly by donations.

 

Hospitality

What: The PTA supports the administration as needed for school sponsored events. Examples include: coffee and pastries for Coffee with the Principal or decorations for welcoming events. 
Who:

The chairperson is responsible for coordinating with administration to facilitate their needs.

Funding: The PTA funds this program.

 

Legislative Information

What: The PTA attempts to keep up with changes in legislation in order to keep the community informed.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for researching and communicating legislative changes that concern students, teachers and education.
Funding: This program does not require funding.

 

Math & Literacy Night

What: The PTA hosts a math & literacy night designed to encourage students in math and literacy through games and fun activities.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for coordinating vendors, setting up event and organizing volunteers. 
Funding: The PTA funds this event.

 

Mustang Round Up

What: The Mustang Round Up is the largest fundraiser of the year and is an annual tradition for our PTA. The event is an adult only night of dinner and cocktails and includes a silent and live auction.
Who: The chairperson, with committee support, is responsible for collecting, sorting and packaging donations, organizing and setting up event, coordinating vendors and volunteers, clean-up, and receipt processing.
Funding: The net sales generate income for the PTA.

 

Mustang Store

What: The PTA sponsors the Mustang Store, which students use their Mustang Pride slips to purchase prizes. Click for more information on how students earn Mustang Pride slips.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for sourcing and displaying inventory and organizing volunteers to staff the store on event days.
Funding: The PTA funds this program.

 

Recycling

What: The PTA sponsors a recycling program.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for communicating with our community, collecting and processing donations and coordinating with vendor as to payment.
Funding: This program generates income for the PTA.

 

Red Ribbon Week

What: The PTA sponsors Red Ribbon Week, which encourages students to live a happy and drug free life.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for communicating with our community, obtaining volunteers, and organizing daily events for the students.
Funding: The PTA funds this program.

 

Reflections

What: The PTA participates in Reflections, a program that encourages student creativity and provides opportunities for recognition. Students' creations related to the annual theme are showcased at an annual gala, with those pieces receiving the highest recognition moving on to the city-wide program followed by the district, state and national programs. 
Who: The chairperson is responsible for communicating with our community, organizing creative events, collecting submissions, organizing the gala, organizing judges, ordering and distributing awards and ensuring compliance with PTA rules for the event.
Funding: The PTA funds this program.

 

Room Parent Program

What: The PTA facilitates room parents to coordinate with teachers and assist in parent communication.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for coordinating with teachers, assigning room parents, educating room parents and providing template communication tools.
Funding: This program does not require funding.

 

Spirit Wear

What: The PTA facilitates the availability of school spirit wear.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for sourcing spirit wear, negotiating pricing and design, marketing and distributing spirit wear sales.
Funding: The PTA funds inventory which is reimbursed by sales.

 

Spring Fundraiser

What: The PTA hosts an optional spring fundraiser depending on the year's finances and the success of the Mustang Round Up. The spring fundraiser is chosen by the chairperson.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for researching and selecting a fundraising opportunity, communicating with parents, holding event and/or processing program.
Funding: The program generates income for the PTA.

 

School Supplies Program

What: The PTA supports the purchase of school supplies and resources by providing teachers with an annual stipend to reimburse purchases.
Who: The treasurer processes teacher requests for reimbursement.
Funding: The PTA funds this program.

 

Sweetheart Breakfast

What: The PTA hosts a free Valentine's breakfast for families before school. 
Who: The chairperson is responsible for ordering and picking up food and drinks, setting up, cleaning up and organizing volunteers.
Funding: The PTA funds this event.

 

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

What: The PTA hosts a luncheon for teachers to conclude Teacher Appreciation Week.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for ordering and collecting food, setting up, cleaning up and organizing volunteers.
Funding: The PTA funds this event.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

What: The PTA hosts daily events to celebrate teachers during teacher appreciation week, which may include door decoration, breakfast, gift baskets, etc.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for planning daily events for teachers, coordinating with room parents to accomplish daily activities, and organizing volunteers and donations.
Funding: The PTA supplements parent direct donations.

 

Technology Program

What: The PTA pays for various technology and programming needs for the school as requested by administration and as approved by the Association.
Who: The treasurer processes funding support. 
Funding: The PTA funds this program.

 

Variety Show

What: The PTA hosts a variety show to showcase student talents. 
Who: The chairperson, with optional committee assistance, is responsible for reviewing and approving student acts, editing music, holding rehearsals, organizing students and volunteers, and hosting both school-wide and family shows.
Funding: This program requires no funding.

 

Website/Social Media/E-communication

What: The PTA maintains several ways that it communicates with the community.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for facilitating parent communication and making sure each source is up to date.
Funding: PTA funds the communication platforms.

 

Welcome Back Social

What: The PTA hosts a welcome back event at the beginning of the school year that provides parents and teachers an opportunity to socialize.
Who: The chairperson, with optional committee assistance, is responsible for securing food, setting up event, organizing volunteers and cleaning up after the event.
Funding: The PTA funds this event.

 

Women in History

What: The PTA hosts a week-long Women in History event which support students' education with respect to notable women in history. Typically a volunteer will assume the persona of the celebrated woman and teach the children about her life in first person.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for organizing daily assemblies, organizing and assisting performers and organizing background volunteers.
Funding: The PTA funds program.

 

Yearbook

What: The PTA creates the annual yearbook.
Who: The chairperson is responsible for taking and collecting photos, laying out the yearbook, marketing and creating 6th grade tributes, coordinating with the vendor and marketing distributing the sold yearbooks.
Funding: Book and ad sales reimburse PTA funding.

 

Yes to the Dress

What: The PTA hosts a dress exchange where parents donate new or lightly used dresses and students have an opportunity to select one dress at no cost prior to a PTA sponsored dance. 
Who: The chairperson is responsible for collecting donations, setting up displays and hosting shopping/try on events.
Funding: The PTA supplements direct parent donations.