El Tejon PTSO Update

By Michelle Moser, El Tejon PTSO

The El Tejon PTSO (parent-teacher school organization)hosted a parent vs. student basketball Family Fun Fundraiser on March 28.

Over 25 students and their parents participated in the game. We raised over $500 during the one-hour event. A great time was had by all and we’re hoping this will become a tradition at El Tejon School.

What other Family Fun Fundraisers would you like to see at our school? Come to the next PTSO meeting at the Frazier Park Public Library to share your ideas!

How should the $8,500 in our bank account be best spent for our school? The PTSO is busy supporting both students and staff throughout the year. Most of our work is behind the scenes and very rewarding.

This year we have funded three honor roll assemblies. This is not just a one-day event, oh no! This celebration spans over an entire week.

Day 1: donuts and drinks;
Day 2: an ice-cream social;
Day 3: a pizza party;
Day 4: lunch with the principal at La Sierra’s Mexican Restaurant for those on the Principal’s list (4.0 GPA);
Day 5: all honor roll and perfect attendance recipients enjoy a movie and popcorn.

We have also purchased a new laminator for the staff, funded several assemblies, donated $100 to every teacher to use as they see fit for their classroom, and another $400 was donated for each grade level toward field trips.

We hosted a school gift shop during the month of December, where students could buy gifts for family and friends for the holidays. Book fairs, open houses, and so much more have also been assisted by PTSO.

Our Thursday, April 24 meeting (5:30 p.m. at the Frazier Park Library) will hold elections. We need to fill three seats: president, vice president and secretary.

Without filling those seats, the PTSO could fold. All parents and guardians of El Tejon students can be members with voting rights. Teachers, staff and administrators also can be members and have voting rights.

Please consider joining the PTSO. The more parents and teachers who work together, the more successful each year will be. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours inside or outside of school hours, your ideas, your time and your talents are truly needed and your involvement will be greatly appreciated.

Research shows that students whose parents are involved in school activities have better grades and fewer discipline problems. We promise that the time you give to the PTSO and the school will be worth your while—and fun. Please consider volunteering; it really does make a difference in the lives of all our children.

This is part of the April 18, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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