Hello Tulita Families! The school year is nearing its end and it has been a wonderful year.
I wanted to recognize our 2014-15 Very Special Person (VSP) Awards. This year the Tulita PTA recognized the following very special volunteers:
- Robyn Toth
- Darice Olds-Mason
- Shannon Flaherty
- Steve and Kendra Day
These Tulita volunteers have gone above and beyond for Tulita and we thank and appreciate you very much. Congratulations; well-deserved!
Please take a look at the 2015-16 PTA Committee Chair vacancies and committees and sign up if you are interested. Working on a committee is a great way to meet more Tulita families and support our school. Volunteer as much or as little time as you can; the PTA appreciates every effort! Please email Al_arizmendez@yahoo.com with your interest.
- Officer positions that are open include:
- Executive Vice President (please see J25 for the Job Description).
- Committee Chair positions that are open include:
- Story Pirates (Program)
- Classroom Incentives (Membership)
- Family Portrait (Fundraiser)
- Silent Auction (Fundraiser)
- eScripts (Fundraiser)
- Spirit Sticks (Fundraiser)
- Comedy and Magic Club (Fundraiser)
- Materials and Assets (New chair position)
You are also, of course, more than welcome to volunteer to work on any committee!
THE PTA SURVEY: http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bKMphRPM9hhXKy9
This survey is a special opportunity for us at PTA to get specific feedback on all aspects of our organization’s successes, needed improvements and suggestions. Click onto the link and complete this online survey. Please take 3 minutes to fill out this survey and let your voice be heard.
We forgot to give a thank-you to our AMAZING DJ, Julian Baughman, for lending his amazing skills at the Groovy Dance Party. Thank you. You are awesome and we appreciate you very much!
The 2015-16 REFLECTIONS theme has be announced: “Let Your Imagination Fly”
The projects will be due in the fall of 2015; please encourage your child to use the summer to begin their artistic masterpiece.
Please remember that you can earn money for Tulita when shopping at Amazon.com by Clicking here and by shopping at the South Bay Galleria (information). I wanted to thank our VP of Fundraising, Donna Reilly, for her help with the PTA taxes. Thanks you for that and for everything. Finally, I would also like to thank each and every Tulita family that supports the PTA with a membership and/or volunteer efforts. Your support allows the PTA to do all that we do at Tulita.
Have a great week and thank you for making Tulita the special place that it is!
Upcoming PTA Events, Meetings and Workshops:
- Tuesday June 23rd PTA Planning Meeting for the 2015-16 school year (8:30 – 12:00)
Galleria School Rewards Update!
Thank you to those who have already submitted receipts to the Front Office AND thank you to those who have visited Guest Services to record your receipts!
We are on our way to earning free rewards
Bonus Rewards are being offered this month! Check out the link for more information.
Upcoming Events; Pictures with the Easter Bunny every Saturday and Sunday through April 4th. Your receipts from these photos are worth 1,000 points!!
Additionally, dining at restaurants and attending Kids Club events are all worth points.
Thank you for your support, Tulita!!
Ali Daly, Galleria School Rewards Chair
Science Fair Success!
The 2015 PTA SCIENCE FAIR was fantastic. Congratulations to the 141 Tulita scientists who presented their collections, models or experiments this year. We are so proud of each and every one of you!
If you did not pick up your project, please take it from the Tulita café stage by the end of the day on Monday.
Thank you very much to our Science Week/Fair Chairs, Diana Nelson and Melissa DeChandt and to all of those who helped set-up and clean-up: Gaia, Ivy and Clare Barbour, Jack, Rya and Dough Nelson, Ellie Waldman, Robyn Toth, Ali Daly, Winnie Castor, Kate, Ian and Scott McClain, Natalie, Jaxon and Jenna Menough and Marcia Carus. Your help was greatly appreciated!
Shop on Amazon!
Earn Money For Tulita When Shopping At Amazon.com! The Tulita PTA is now part of the Amazon Associates Program, letting us receive a referral fee of 4% or higher on products purchased from Amazon if you visit their Website by clicking on the banner below. It's an easy way to raise money for our school.
For example, if 200 families, using the link below, were to spend (through the link below) $1000 over the year totaling $200,000 then at 4-5% referral rate, Tulita would earn $8,000-$10,000.
Click Here to begin shopping on the Amazon web site or paste the URL into your web browser http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=httptulitarbu-20.
PTA Multicultural Night Photos
South Bay Galleria Rewards
The Tulita PTA was invited to participate in the Galleria Rewards program this year that runs from February 1st to December 1st of 2015. Click here for a PDF with information on the program. A flyer will also be sent via your child’s room parent. Please contact Ali Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
PTA Brings us Dairy Council!
2014-15 Tulita Yearbook
It’s Time to Order your Tulita Yearbook! A flyer with envelope attached was sent home with your child on Wednesday to order the 2014-15 Tulita yearbook. For those who haven’t purchased one yet and would like to, please fill out the information on the envelope, include either cash or check (payable to Tulita PTA) in the amount of $25. You may return the completed envelope to your child’s teacher or to the front office. Please make sure to print your child’s name clearly as their name will be printed on the cover of the yearbook. The deadline for ordering your personalized yearbook is March 2, 2015. Any orders received after that date will not have your child’s name on it. If you have any questions, please feel free to email email@example.com.
Please click here to find out more about PTA Reflections.
Tulita Elementary School PTA
WHAT IS PTA?
PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation,
National PTA is the conscience of the country for children and youth issues. Through advocacy, as well
as family and community education, National PTA has established programs and called for legislation that
improves our children’s lives.
For more than 100 years, National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) has worked toward
bettering the lives of every child in education, health and safety. Founded in 1897 as the National
Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, National PTA is a powerful
voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public
WHY SHOULD I JOIN PTA?
PTA connects families and schools. By joining PTA you show your children that school matters, and that
you are invested in their success. Your PTA membership gives the California State PTA a voice in
legislation and advocacy. PTA helps ensure that parents have a seat at the table when important
decisions that affect schools are made. PTA works together to improve the education, health and safety
of all children.
Three decades of research proves that students achieve higher grades, have better attendance and more
consistently complete homework when parents are involved – and just the act of joining PTA is a great
way to get involved.
HOW PTA BENEFITS OUR SCHOOL AND CHILDREN
The Tulita PTA raises funds that support important programs at Tulita including:
● Educational Assemblies ● Educational Programs ● Scholarships
● Teacher Appreciation ● PTA Sponsored Hospitality ● Hands on Art
● Student/Parent Services ● Field Trips ● Family Events
● Reflections ● Staff Wish Lists ● Technology Improvements
And Many More…..
● National PTA, www.pta.org
● California State PTA (is a branch of National PTA), www.capta.org
● District PTA (18 districts make up CA PTA), www.33rdpta.org
● Council PTA (Tulita along with all eleven RB schools are members of RB Council PTA)
● Unit PTA (Tulita Unit #00007803)