PTA programs provide:
Opportunities for Helping Families Support Student Learning
The PTA hosts educational workshops, including math skills workshops for parents and seminars on various parenting topics.
Opportunities for Building Reading Skills and Enjoyment
PTA programs include: Reading is Fundamental, the Books and Beyond reading challenge, Everyone A Reader tutors for struggling readers, and two Scholastic Book Fairs. PTA also provides stipends for library staff and teachers to use in purchasing classroom enrichment materials.
Opportunities for Artistic Expression
The PTA funds art instruction by district-approved consultants. In the past, we sponsored the Reflections Program, an arts program in which students express themselves through visual arts, photography, literature, dance, video, and/or music composition. We’ve begun an independent PTA ART SHOW in 2012-2013. Another chance for students to showcase their talent is the student Variety Show in the Spring.
Opportunities for Community Outreach
The PTA Community Service Committee participates in a Holiday Teddy Bear Drive. The PTA also rewards individual student’s acts of goodness
The PTA funds its work with a few key fundraisers. These include the Fall Fundraiser, Innisbrook Sales, in September, book fairs, box tops redemptions, E-scrip, cartridge recycling, and membership dues. By becoming a member of PTA, you help and support our programs.
Opportunities for Intercultural Communication
The PTA funds multi-cultural assemblies throughout the year and hosts a Multi-Cultural Fair to celebrate our diverse student body.
Opportunities for Connecting with Families and Building School Spirit
The PTA rings in the new school year with Back-to-School Night for families in September. Be sure to wear your BW t-shirt to this event. We host a fun-filled Halloween Happening in late October. Our Hospitality Committee welcomes parents and teachers back to school and celebrates their work throughout the school year. Our springtime Variety Show is a terrific student showcase, brought together with the enthusiastic help of many parents. The PTA helps families connect through a monthly newsletter called Paw Prints, a school-wide directory, monthly PTA meetings, and our website, bwpta.org. An annual PTA membership drive welcomes new families, with kindergarten, room parent, and volunteer orientations. The PTA bulletin board outside the front office is updated frequently with news of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
PTA meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. Check your child’s backpack on a regular basis for flyers about meeting times and other PTA events. You do not need to be a PTA member to attend meetings, although you must be a member to vote. You do not need to attend meetings to be a part of the PTA and there are lots of opportunities to join committees or volunteer at events. Your support is welcome which ever way you are able to give it!
Want to support the PTA, but you don’t feel like joining? Want to donate extra to continue support for special programs? These programs include Everyone a Reader, Halloween Happening, Multicultural Fair, the Art Program, Art Fair, Variety Show, Music, Special Assembies, etc… Consider making a one time donation of your chosen amount and have it all support the PTA.