All Parents, legally appointed guardians, and persons in parental relation to students currently attending Spruce Street School, as well as Teachers, are automatically a member of the Spruce Street School PTA; no membership form is necessary.
The PTA holds a monthly meeting (General PTA Meeting - see schedule) where all are invited. The meetings have a report from Principal Nancy, a financial report of the PTA and address current events involving the PTA and other issues. Attendance is encouraged to stay in the know about happenings at the school and to meet with other Spruce parents.
The PTA is governed by the Spruce PTA by-laws, written/updated by the PTA Executive Board (EB) and filed with the Department of Education of the State of New York. The PTA EB are volunteer parents elected to perform the roles needed to run the PTA, a Delaware 501(c)3 Nonprofit.
Elections for the EB take place at the end of the current school year for next fiscal year.
Elected EB members begin their roles on July 1 (PTA fiscal year is: July 1 - June 30).
The PTA runs many events throughout the year with 2 main objectives:
The PTA sends announcements by:
The PTA spends hundred of thousands of dollars every year on programs and events for every child in every grade. Many of the activities and programs would not be possible without the funding from the PTA. There is no obligation on the part of parents to donate to the PTA, however, the PTA can only exist with your support.
The most important thing you can do is to be involved: Volunteer your time, come to meetings, read the minutes, fill out an SLT card giving your thoughts. Jump in and help. Ask questions. Donate when you're able. The PTA makes wonderful investments in our children and our community.