Whitney Elementary School

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Whitney Elementary School

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Click on links to the left to access the Whitney Elementary School PTA Information
 
 
 
Welcome!!!        
 
The Whitney PTA Board would like to welcome all parents, students, staff and teachers to the  2016-­2017 school year! If you are new to the school, we hope you will participate in PTA.  PTA  is a great way to meet other parents and teachers, and find out what is going on at our school  and around the district!    
 
The success of our events and activities depends on volunteers. There are all sorts of  opportunities to get involved, from chair/co­chair activities all the way down to sending in bakery  goodies for room parties.  Some of the events that will take place this year include class parties,  the Book Fair, Breakfast with a Buddy, Movie Night and Carnival.  Volunteers are needed for  these events and many more. Most of the events take place in the evening to accommodate  those parents that work. However, others are scheduled during the day.  We even have some  committees that can be done from the privacy of your home!  Your volunteer efforts can really  help make this a great year for the students! Whitney’s website is a great place to get updates  on activities and events.      
 
We still have open positions for officers and chairpersons. Any of these positions can be done  with a friend so co­ chairing is a great idea as well! Please let us know if you are interested in  any that are listed below.  Thank You and looking forward to a fantastic school year!!    
 
PTA Co­Presidents  
Candis Swiger                                        Lorayne Fares  
cswiger_20@hotmail.com           lofares21@hotmail.com    
 
Vice President(s)  
Act as an aide to president and perform the duties of the president’s absence.    
 
Birthday/Bulletin Board  
The chairperson is responsible for decorating and maintaining boards on a monthly basis for  student birthdays and upcoming PTA events         
 
Grants  
Whitney PTA runs a grant program for Whitney teachers and staff to apply for funding for items  they need to enhance the educational experience at Whitney. The chairperson updates the  application letter and form, collects the completed applications, coordinates a committee  meeting to review the applications and distributes grant award letters. Volunteers review staff  applications and decide PTA’s grant disbursements. This activity occurs in October.    
 
Historian/Yearbook  
A PTA committee assists the school on picture day by bringing classes down to the photo area.  For the year book, the committee assists the layout/collage pages, proofing and identifying  students. The historian attempts to attend all events and takes candid shots of students. The  chairperson coordinates volunteers for picture day and the yearbook collages. Two  chairpersons are needed, one as the historian and onefor the yearbook. These two  chairpersons will work together sharing photos.    
 
Newsletter  
This school and PTA based newsletter comes out periodically throughout the year.  It tells about  news, events, accomplishments, and volunteer opportunities. Volunteers assist the editor by  obtaining articles, proofreading and organizing the newsletter.    
 
Rockin’ at the Rec  
This is a dance sponsored by the Strongsville PTA Council and is held 8 times a year at the rec  center. This chairperson is responsible for letting people know when the dances are and  obtaining volunteers to help sell tickets and chaperone.    
 
5​th​ Grade Recognition  
5​th​ graders are honored with special celebrations during their final week of school. The  chairperson(s) works with a committee to plan the graduation, Dare ceremonies and any other  events with the 5​th​ grade teachers and Mr. Stacho.  
 
 
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