regular membership is $15.50
student membership is $5.00
Join The Farley Middle School PTSA
Dozens of studies have shown that when parents get involved at school, children perform better. One of the easiest ways to get involved at FMS is by joining our PTSA. Here are 10 reasons why you should join:
#1: Your child benefits. When parents get connected to the school, children get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems. When you build a relationship with your child’s teachers, principal, and office staff, it is far easier to communicate about any problems (or victories) that occur throughout the year.
#2: You will be in the know. PTSA members know what’s happening with the school, who’s involved, and usually plans many of the events.
#3: You’ll tap into a network. PTSA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.
#4: You can be part of the solution. By getting involved at FMS you can help make positive changes. Our PTSA plays an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
#5: You can meet other parents. The common bond we share is that we care about creating the best possible educational experience at FMS for our kids. We are neighbors and peers and as a result, many friendships are forged via this connection.
#6: Your child will feel a sense of pride. Being part of our PTSA will, in most cases, make your kids proud of you. They may not admit it, but they will feel proud that their parents are involved in improving the school’s well-being.
#7: You can have fun while doing good. You will be hanging out with a great bunch of people whose common goal is to create the best school experience for our kids. Help plan fun events, socials and get-togethers the whole family can attend.
#8: It’s flexible. Not a lot of time? There are a variety of small ways parents can help and be involved. It only takes a little commitment to make a big difference.
#9: You can share your skills. Every parent has a skill set that they can bring to the PTSA and FMS, whether it’s from your career, hobbies or just commitment of time. Your child will beam, knowing you’re helping out.
#10: You can show that you care. By becoming a member of our PTSA, you’ll be a role model and demonstrate to your child the importance you place on their education as well as on being involved in their world.
Sept. 10th General Meeting at 6:30pm (Raffle will be drawn at the first PTSA General Meeting):
Family Fun Basket – Raffle
Samsung Chrome Book-Raffle
Membership is $15.50 for parents, $5.00 for students (All proceeds are returned back to the school in various PTSA sponsored events)
COMING IN SEPTEMBER
Recruiting Parent Volunteers for the PTSA committees – September (see FB-FMS PTSA site)
Picture Day – September – Volunteers will be needed
MORE EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR...
Fall Festival – October-Volunteers will be needed
PTSA – Sponsored Speaker – October – Farley Middle School – Cafeteria
General Meeting – November
Fall Field Day – November
Pies for Teachers-November
Christmas Event – December-Volunteers needed
FIRST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT – April 2020—Volunteers and Golfers needed!
yOUR 2019/2020 FARLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA BOARD
President: Elizabeth Castillo
Vice President Programs/Events
VP Membership: Karmon Hill
Secretary: Christina Garza
Parliamentarian: Elizabeth Howell
Historian: Betty Lopez
Dear Farley Community,
As hard as it is to believe we are now in the countdown mode to the beginning of the new school year. Summer has flown by so quickly and I truly hope this summer has given you time together as a family. I hope you have had time to rest, and time – precious time – with your children. As we prepare for the controlled chaos of a school year, please know that your PTSA, administration, faculty, and staff have been diligently preparing the facilities, classrooms, resources, curriculum, and most importantly themselves for the year. Our PTSA Board has met several times this summer and attended LAUNCH Conference in order to bring you a spectacular year! It is going to be a great year to be a member of Hippo Nation!
I would like to ask you to join together as a community in preparation for the coming year by lifting our faculty and PTSA in a moment of reflection. We have two weeks before classes begin and my hopes are that nearly 900 students, 1800 parents, and thousands of siblings and grandparents will lift up our educators who will be bringing not only the academics for life’s lessons to your children, but also the inspiring perspective of intellectual development. Let us all share the lesson of kindness and responsibilities of middle school with our children.
Please find a listing of upcoming planned PTSA events for the Fall Semester page 2. The goal of the PTSA this year is to deliver:
Increased Parent Participation
Increased Student Participation
Increased Teacher Participation
To become a National PTA School of Excellence Program
School give back:
To deliver to FMS one cart of 35 Chrome laptops
Outdoor picnic tables for outside lunches and classroom time on a beautiful fall day
Outdoor awnings to cover the picnic tables for really HOT days
The bar is set high; but with our Farley community, these goals can be achieved! YOU matter most: family, students and our community matter most. The PTSA will support students and families throughout the year in various activities for family gatherings and teacher appreciation. Together, we CAN work towards these goals for OUR children, grandchildren, teachers and staff. Your involvement in the PTSA will be crucial for the success of your student, your school and community. We want to create learning opportunities for children, support for our teachers and a community of kindness and support.
Again, we can’t wait to see you on campus and at our PTSA events. Soon you will begin to receive e-mails about PTSA events, athletic events, the arts and so many exciting things. But the most exciting thing of all is that your child will soon be learning even more in a community which cares about their wellbeing, education, safety and having fun!
Enjoy your remaining summer. We are Hippo Nation!
The Farley Middle School PTSA
Elizabeth Castillo – PTSA – President 2019-2020
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