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Parent-Teacher Association

Foothills Elementary is fortunate to have an active PTA. Invaluable support from parents, guardians, teachers, and school staff allow the PTA to sponsor the Back to School Night BBQ, school directory, Reflections Art Program, and science fair, just to name a few events and programs. The PTA has contributed to school improvement by purchasing SMART boards, having murals painted in the school gym, and planting flowers in the barrels in the front of the school. PTA has also been able to provide assistance for many school programs and activities, such as, Kindergarten Graduation, 6th Grade Continuation, Outdoor Lab, school assemblies, and lunch loans.

We would love to have you find out what your PTA is all about and join our team. The best way to do that is to attend a meeting. Everyone is encouraged to attend the PTA/FIT meetings. PTA meetings are an excellent way to meet the principal, staff, other parents, and to learn about PTA events and programs. You do not have to be a member to attend the meetings, although you must be a member to vote during the meetings.

For more information on Foothills Elementary PTA, please send an email to: membership@jeffcopta.org


 

Membership

Membership

The goals and objectives of your PTA would not be attainable without your support. Your support can come in the form of your time, talents, or resources. Any support you can provide is greatly appreciated!

The first step in supporting your PTA is to become a member of the PTA. In addition to having an active voice in your child's education, being a PTA member has additional benefits.

Individual dues-paying members have access to a number of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Online parenting resources, including select articles from Our Children magazine
  • E-newsletters on parenting and legislative issues
  • Exclusive National PTA member benefits and sponsor offers
  • Leadership training opportunities in-person and online
  • Discounted member rate for PTA's annual national convention, magazine subscriptions, and more
  • The Member-to-Member Network, connecting you to Congress when help is needed on issues important to children, schools, and families

Dues-paying members also receive discounts from the following Member Benefit Providers:

  • Barnes and Noble
  • The HP Academy Store
  • MedicAlert Foundation
  • MetLife Auto and Home
  • Sharp
  • Southwest Airlines Vacations
  • T-Mobile

To become a member of Foothills PTA you just need to fill-out a membership envelope and return it to the school with your dues enclosed. Membership envelopes are located on the table outside the school office, or you can always ask for one at the front desk.


Volunteer

Volunteers

The following are short descriptions of the Foothills Elementary PTA committees and programs. Each committee and program has at least one chair. If you are interested in being a chair and/or helping, please send an email to: jshapiro@jeffco.k12.co.us.

The following are active PTA committees and programs:

  • Membership: Performs administrative duties with regards to maintaining accurate member records. Develops and maintains materials used to inform parents and the community of the benefits of PTA.
  • Legislative: Follows political issues which may affect students, teachers, schools, or PTA.
  • Program Planning: Ensures that all current programs are in line with PTA goals as well as the school's goals. Develop programs to meet the goals of PTA, the students, and the school.
  • Publishing Center: Type, laminate, and bind stories created by the students.
  • Box Tops and Labels: Oversees the Campbell's Labels for Education and the Box Tops for Education programs.
  • Apparel Committee: Acquires apparel for sale to the school and community. The apparel is meant to increase school spirit and community awareness of the school.
  • Veteran's Day Event: Coordinates with the school Veteran's Day Committee to sponsor a Veteran's Day Event at the school.
  • Back to School Night Barbeque: Coordinates and puts on the Back to School Barbeque.
  • Kindergarten Coffee: Plans and attends a welcoming event for the kindergarten parents on teh first day of school.
  • Reflections: Oversees the national PTA Reflections Program which is an arts recognition and achievement program.
  • Student Directory: On a yearly basis gathers student and parent information for inclusion in the Student Directory (with parental permission); and publishes the directory for distribution to the student body.
  • Room Parent Coordinator: Solicits help from parents to be a room parent for their child's class. Ensures room parents are supporting the class parties and other activities throughout the year.
  • Tickets for Time: Provides a means for parents, guardians, grandparents, and anyone else involved in a child's life to volunteer.
  • Fundraising: Oversees a once-a-year major fundraiser. Develops and maintains relationships with fundraisers. Ensures the current fundraising vendor is meeting the PTA's needs, and identifies other vendors who may be more beneficial. Identifies and oversees smaller fundraising opportunities throughout the year.
  • Conference Dinners: Coordinates with volunteers to provide dinner for the staff during Student Conferences in October and April.
  • Spring School Event: Develops, coordinates, and executes a yearly spring event to reward the student body for their hard work all year long.
  • Science Fair: Coordinates and oversees the school science fair in February.
  • CSAP Snacks: Purchases and delivers snacks for the students during the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) testing.
  • Foothills Fun Run: Plans, oversees and executes the Foothills Fun Run, which was established as a Foothills PTA fundraising event in 2009.
  • Staff Appreciation: Develops special events to thank the Foothills Staff throughout Teacher Appreciation Week during the first full week in May. Coordinates with volunteers to execute the events.

In addition to the above committees, ad hoc committees are developed to address short term PTA goals and/or one-time events.

Partners in Education (PIE)

At Foothills, Partners in Education meetings take place weekly, prior to PTA meetings. This group follows the model that reflects Jeffco Schools's belief in the value of community involvement. Active parents engagement helps to ensure the unique needs of the school's community are served through a positive collaboration between the school's leaders, staff, and community members.

Group responsibilities include:

  • Making recommendations to the principal on school priorities for spending school funds prior to adoption of a budget, as well as ensuring that funds and spending priorities align with the school's improvement plans and core values
  • Providing recommendations annually on the school's Unified Improvement Plan (UIP)
  • Reviewing and discussing implementation and progress of the school's improvement plan
  • When requested, providing input and recommendations concerning principal development and evaluation
  • Assisting school personnel to increase the level of parent engagement in the school

Additional links:

Parents as Partners

School-Based Decision Making

PTA Officers

President

Veronica Harmon

1st Vice President
Erik Hanson

Secretary
Kelley Harmon

Treasurer
Delora Zamora

Membership Chairs
(Currently Open)

Box Tops

Erin Crowley


Jeffco PTA

Colorado PTA

National PTA

 
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