Dear MGIS families,
To our returning families, welcome back! To our new families, welcome to our wonderful MGIS community! MGIS PTA would like to take an opportunity to inform you about, and encourage your involvement in, our organization.
To those of you who have already joined, thank you for your support. Every contribution of time, money and energy to our organization, whether great or small, is important for the continued success of our group and our teachers and students. To those of you who have not joined, this letter will provide insight into the value your MGIS PTA provides to our school and the importance of a robust membership roster.
Who is your MGIS PTA? Your MGIS PTA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that conforms with the purposes and guidelines established by the National Parent Teacher Association. Your MGIS PTA is a membership driven public charity comprised of MGIS staff and families committed to furthering the organization’s mission of helping EVERY child reach his or her full potential.
Why you should join your MGIS PTA? Your MGIS PTA offers essential support to the school by providing funds for and/or assistance with school programs (think approximately $9,000 to reduce the cost of school field trips across all grades, $2,500 for MGIS technology, and $6,300 for all students to receive books through Reading is Fundamental) and by hosting much loved events (think Grillfest, STEM/Math night and multicultural night). See the flip side of this letter for more information about the value your MGIS PTA brings to the school.
What does membership in your MGIS PTA mean for you? By joining the PTA, you will be supporting these programs and events that your MGIS PTA provides for the wonderful MGIS teachers and students. Joining MGIS PTA does NOT obligate you to attend the monthly meetings (but MGIS PTA would LOVE to have you there). Joining MGIS PTA does NOT obligate you to volunteer for MGIS PTA events (but MGIS PTA would LOVE to have your help).
How can you join your MGIS PTA? You can sign up and pay on the MGIS PTA website, https://mgis.memberhub.store/, or complete the attached membership envelope and return it with your cash or check payment in your child’s folder. Cost is only $6.00 for each individual membership! NEW THIS YEAR: Business Memberships for $25.00. More information regarding business memberships will be sent home in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions or ideas, we would love to hear from you. Do not hesitate to contact MGIS PTA board president, Judy Rutter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your MGIS PTA Board
Judy Rutter, President
Erika Schmitt, Vice President of Appreciation and Enrichment
Traci McKean, Vice President of Fundraising
Molly Stuettgen, Vice President of Events and Volunteers
Jessica Braun, Secretary
Michelle Urban, Treasurer
Julie Norton, Membership
TOP SIX REASONS YOU SHOULD BELONG TO YOUR MGIS PTA
- MGIS PTA supports your child’s curriculum
MGIS PTA helps organize and support room parents, funds the Black History Month assembly and the Reading is Fundamental book distribution and provides supplemental funding for physical education, technology and music. Notably, MGIS PTA provides approximately $9,000 to reduce the cost of school field trips; $6,300 to the Reading is Fundamental program, which provides every student with a book; and, $2,500 to increase technology at our school.
- MGIS PTA raises money to support the specific needs of your MGIS COMMUNITY
MGIS PTA provides financial support for programs and events unique to MGIS such as Laternennacht (a wonderful fall tradition of singing, parading with lanterns, and sharing treats), Kinderfest (a spring tradition where MGIS students spend an afternoon playing games and enjoying snacks outside), and the fifth grade overnight trip.
- MGIS PTA HOSTS FUN AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS FOR MGIS STAFF, STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
MGIS PTA hosts much-loved events like the Open House Ice Cream Social, Grillfest, Multicultural Night, STEM/Math Night, and Birthday Club during lunchtime. Last year, MGIS PTA also won a national PTA grant and hosted a Google Be Internet Awesome Through PTA Connected event where families discussed Internet safety and digital citizenship and had an opportunity to win a free laptop.
- MGIS PTA strengthens your mgis community
mgis pta provides opportunities for parents and other family members to be involved and support their students in a welcoming and open environment. *New this year* MGIS PTA will host potlucks for K4, K5, and 1st Grade families.
- MGIS PTA links STAFF AND families to school and community information
MGIS PTA provides relevant educational programming at its monthly meetings. Past and upcoming topics include the creation of wills/trusts, proper car seat installation, Roots and Shoots Club achievements, raising resilient children as a way to combat bullying, and how parents can advocate for public schools.
- MGIS PTA needs your support
MGIS PTA depends on family participation to accomplish all of the above! Our goal is 100% family participation. You can sign up and pay on MGIS PTA website, https://mgis.memberhub.store/, or you can complete the attached membership envelope and return it with your cash or check payment in your child’s folder. Cost is only $6.00 for each individual membership!