Welcome to Mira Catalina Elementary PTA!
Hello Mira Catalina Families!
On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, welcome to the 2022-23 school year!
Mira Cat is a special school with a wonderful community of students, parents, teachers, and staff and we are so happy to be starting the year all together on campus again. The PTA is excited to get back to providing educational and enrichment opportunities to our students…and hopefully a little fun too! We have heard directly from families and teachers what they would like to see this school year, and the PTA Executive Board is hard at work planning for this school year. Some of the most popular requests are:
· Parent social events
· Kid social events
· STEM activities
· Interactive curriculum enhancing activities
· On campus family-inclusive events like international day, Trunk or Treat/Halloween Harvest Festival, and the Book Fair
If you have suggestions for the PTA please share them here.
Right now, our Mira Catalina PTA Membership Drive is underway! I encourage you all to join PTA for only $15 per person. Your membership shows your support and gives you a voice at PTA meetings, access to our monthly PTA newsletter featuring Mira Catalina news and events, and – most importantly – you are supporting the oldest and largest child advocacy organization in the USA. Please plan on attending our meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. Our first meeting will be held on September 13, 2022 at 9:00 am. Click here to join Mira Catalina PTA.
Did you know that parent donations are the primary source of funding for our PTA? It’s true and our biggest fundraiser of the year is going on now. Through generous parent contributions to our “Whale of a Donation” and directed donations, PTA can fund our programs for the year with little additional fundraising. The vital programs and events PTA sponsons are Art at Your Fingertips, Reflections, the Spelling Bee, Field Trips for every class, Movie Night, Halloween Harvest Festival/Trunk or Treat, assemblies, Science Fair, Talent Show, the garden, International Day, Red Ribbon Week, Yellow Ribbon Week, Green Week, Sweetheart Dance, Mock Elections, Teacher Appreciation Week, and more.
Becoming a PTA member does not mean you are expected to give your time at school; however, for our community to be strong, everyone’s participation is essential. Some parents feel they cannot participate in the PTA because of work commitments. Please don’t let that discourage you! Whether you have 30 minutes or a few hours, your time, your ideas, your talents, and your voice are truly needed and appreciated. Contact me or speak with any of the PTA Executive Board Members or teachers and they can get you onboard with volunteering, we need all the help we can get.
Show your Mira Cat love and order our all-new Spirit Wear!
There are new styles and colors of t-shirts and sweatshirts to choose from for children and adults. Visit our store here.
I look forward to meeting you all at the first PTA Association meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. We plan to host the meeting in person in the Multi Purpose Room at Mira Catalina AND we will share a Zoom link, for those families who cannot attend in-person. Don’t forget to complete the PTA Student Registration Packet if you have not done so already. Please contact me anytime about PTA events, activities, or questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Whales!
Mira Catalina PTA President
Open PTA Positions for 2023-24 include:
1st VP - Catie Adams
Honorary Service Awards Chair
PTA Membership Chair
3rd VP - Carol DeWalt
4th VP - Jenay Rouimi
Yellow Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week
Green Ribbon Week
6th VP - Katie Rusch
Trunk or Treat/HHF