I am excited to serve as your PTA President for 2016-2017 and honored to work alongside a very talented group of Officers and Committee chairs. University Park has a special community feel that is driven by the dedicated teachers and staff at the school, parents that believe in the value of education and all the volunteers that help deliver PTA programming.
One of University Park’s PTA primary missions is to collaborate with school staff- teachers and the Principal- to deliver programs that enrich and enhance the school’s curriculum goals. We also work hard to build and strengthen our community by coordinating events that give University Park families and students a chance to get to know each other outside of their individual classrooms.
Last year, PTA volunteers organized several educational and social activities for the benefit of every University Park student, including: Family Fun Festival, Jog-A-Thon, Meet the Masters, Walk through History, Book-fair, Lunch time activities, dine out nights, dance and holiday parties, and so many more. In addition to these activities, you PTA was able to contribute funds towards exciting school improvement projects, and classroom educational tools and assemblies for all students as well as a reimbursement for teachers for a portion of their classroom related expenses.
Elementary school is such a special time for families. There are so many ways to be involved with education during these years, and endless amounts of evidence that your involvement helps build successful school experiences for your children. The PTA is always looking for people to fill chair committees or to help out at events. The most important first step you can take to become involved with your child’s education is to become a PTA member. The form is available online. Once you are a member, you can serve as an officer, Committee Chair, have a voting voice on new business at the monthly PTA meetings, and receive regular PTA updates and communication that provides the latest news on what’s going on around University Park.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you!
President: Brenda Allen
Treasurer: Lise Poy
VP/Membership: Patricia Pierson
Secretary: Zoi Rappas
Financial Sec: Simone Carmichael
Auditor: Henry Klenke
Parliamentarian: Rachel Croskery-Roberts Thibault
The University Park PTA believes that your participation and involvement at UP has a positive impact on your child's overall educational experience. When your child observes you participating, whether it is in the classroom, at school events, or at home projects, they learn about what it means to be a part of a community. We encourage you to come be a part of this community at UP and see why your presence is their PRIDE.