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Welcome to the Emmet  D. Williams PTA! Our PTA has a strong tradition of enriching our children's  education. We provide many services throughout the school year and encourage  all parents to be involved and volunteer.

Play, Learn and Grow Together



WHAT DOES THE PTA DO?

The main role of the PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and the school, in support of students.  This includes recruiting and coordinating volunteers, organizing parent education events, planning teacher appreciation activities and more.  The PTA is also responsible for many fundraising events throughout the year to assist our staff and community in offering our children more opportunities with less budget restrictions.

WHY BE INVOLVED?

Children  receive a strong, positive message that school is important each time they see you volunteer.

WHEN ARE PTA MEETINGS HELD?
 

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. unless school is not in session on the first Monday or if we are coming off an extended school break, then we meet on the second Monday.  Meetings are held in the EDW school library. Note: We do not hold a meeting in December. A typical format for a PTA meeting would be a business meeting from 6:30-7:00, followed by a speaker. FREE childcare
 is provided at every meeting.

PTA Membership Form 

A Membership Form can be found as an attachment at the bottom of this web page.



HOW  IS THE PTA FUNDED?

  • Fall Book Fair
  • EDW Community Carnival
  • Read-a-Thon
  • Grants from Community Organizations
  • General Mills Boxtops
  • Donations from EDW families and friends

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

Each November and March, the EDW PTA allocates our discretionary funds.  Spending proposals can be submitted by staff, students and parents/guardians.  PTA evaluates the proposals and decides where to spend the money.  Most times, we are able to fund nearly all of the proposals.

Some examples of previous projects funded by discretionary spending and/or additional targeted fundraisers are:

  • North Computer lab
  • Several Smart Boards
  • Digital video cameras
  • iPads
  • Additional leveled reading materials
  • Puppet show assembly

PTA Board for 2016-2017

For more information about EDW PTA, or how to get involved, please contact:

Co-President
Anne Secker  anne.secker@yahoo.com

Co-President
Paul Koerber  pkoerber@tegragroup.com

Secretary
Theresa Las-Peters  tlaspeters7@gmail.com

Treasurer
Sarah Held  sarah_held@hotmail.com



HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Join the PTA and attend monthly meetings
  • Collect General Mills box tops. Turn these into the school office, or send them to school with your child.
  • Get a Target Red Card at Target Red Card and specify that you want the proceeds to go to Emmet D. Williams.
  • Donate directly to EDW PTA at Give MN.
  • Volunteer
    -Science Fair
    -EDW Community Carnival
    -Yearbook committee/picture taker
    -Media Center
    -Vision & Hearing Screening
    -Count box tops
    -Read-a-Thon
  • Do you shop at Amazon?  Sign up for AmazonSmile at  smile.amazon.com, and they will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to our selected charity. Choose Emmet D. Williams and help us raise money for our new playground. Sign into AmazonSmile to choose your charity today! 

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Charry Marczewski,
Sep 14, 2015, 1:01 PM