You only have to join once per adult, so no need to pay $6 for each student. Iowa PTA gets $2.50 and National PTA $2.25, the rest goes to our Pleasant View PTA.
Have your meetings always been in the morning?
Meeting times have varied in the past years depending on the needs of the membership.
2010-11: After several concerns about having morning meetings during the 2010-11 school year, the PTA surveyed the parents and decided to move our meetings from 9:00am to 6:30pm for the 2011-12 school year.
2011-12: At the beginning of the 2011-12 school year, the attendance at the evening meetings was well attended, but as the year went along, fewer and fewer parents attended. Late in the year, the PTA ended up having a meeting with only the school principal and the executive board.
2012-13: Our board decided to have a combination of morning and evening meetings during the 2012-13 school year. The morning meetings clearly were better attended, so in 2013-14 the meetings were once again at 9:00am each month.
2014-17: During the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 school years, the meetings have been held at 9:00am each month.
2017-18: After the 2016-17 school year, the PTA heard several concerns about having morning meetings. Once again, the PTA surveyed the parents and decided to move our meetings to a combination of morning and evening meetings. Beginning in November 2017, our meetings will alternate morning/evening.
When are your PTA meetings held?
Our morning meetings are held in the school cafeteria and our evening meetings are held in the school library.
I have an idea for an event?
If you have an idea, please present it at any PTA meeting. The PTA loves new ideas, but often lacks the manpower to get them started. Volunteers are vital to a successful event. We are also somewhat constrained by the district’s equality guidelines, which we’d be more than happy to discuss with you.
What is the scope of the PTA?
The PTA organizes events that benefit or raise funds for the entire school. We do not organize volunteer events within the classroom.
Who do I contact if I want to volunteer in my child’s classroom?
Contact your child’s teacher to learn about volunteer opportunities or classroom needs.
How is the PTA executive board chosen?
Anyone who is a PTA member is eligible to run for a position. The positions are typically two-year terms. The nominations are made known at our April meeting and the election is held at our May meeting. As positions become available replacements are looked for among the current PTA membership. We welcome new interest in any PTA position! If interested, please let our executive board know before March.
How are your committee chairs chosen?
Anyone who is a PTA member is eligible to be a committee chair. New committee chairs are sought after by the out-going committee chair in the spring. We welcome new interest in any PTA position! If interested, please let our executive board know before March.
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE FAQ:
Is FIRST Lego League (FLL) a Pleasant View PTA sponsored event? No, FLL is not sponsored or funded by our PTA. * Note: In the past, the PTA received some funds from First Lego League generated by the registration of some teams. These funds were used to help purchase Lego robotics kits. This no longer occurs.
How do I start a FIRST Lego League (FLL) Junior team at Pleasant View? Who do I contact? In the past, teams have been formed by parents who were willing to organize and lead the team. The PTA has no role in forming teams. Now, there is a Pleasant Valley Community School District Robotics Coordinator. You may contact Sankari Kandasamy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
If our school or PTA does not sponsor the team, can we use a school facility for our meetings? Yes, please contact Mr. Cotton to arrange a meeting location.
How can I reach out to other parents who will be interested in LEGO League Junior? We would encourage you to utilize the weekly eNews. You could also contact the district robotics coordinator for ideas.