Welcome to The Highland School's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). Our overall purpose is to support our teachers, parents, and staff in their efforts to provide outstanding educational experiences for all of our students.
The PTSA relies on donations and fundraising to purchase items that enhance all aspects of a public education (purchases such as computers and IT equipment, playground and gym equipment, library needs, student/parent socials, teacher appreciation, etc.). We hold various fundraisers throughout the year, such as The Walk-A-Thon, Saturday Live, and The Boo Bash to raise money for these endeavors.
Research shows that children of involved parents and caretakers have better school experiences, higher grades and test scores, fewer disciplinary problems, and more supportive teachers. We encourage all of our parents to make a difference in their child's life by getting involved in their education by volunteering with the PTSA. One person can make a huge difference!
PTSA meetings are normally on the second Thursday of each month at 11am in the school library. We hope to see you there!
Current 2013/2014 PTSA Officers:
President Jennie Poetzl 425-293-7085 email@example.com
Vice President Megan Brinton 876-5141 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Aimee Brown 671-6452 email@example.com
Treasurer Chris Capetanakis 661-7072 firstname.lastname@example.org
PTSA Meeting Minutes for November 19,2013
In Attendance: Aimee Brown, Jeri Heard, Jennie Poetzl, Chris Capetanakis, Becky Avery, Brooklyn Conner, Jolane Flanigan
The meeting began at 6:35pm.
Treasurer report-We have approximately $15, 250 in our account.
Walk-a-thon-Net amount about $4,000
Fall Festival-We made a total of $2,176 at the fall festival. After expenses,
Our net amount was about $1,000
Teacher grants-3 recipients this month. Mr. Hartman, Mrs. Amundsen, Mr. Anderson
Mrs. Avery and Mrs. Patrick request a die cut machine for Highland school. Mrs. Heard
will look into pricing.
Wednesday Artists-Theresa Freestone and Mrs. Wischman-will need help on
Wednesday, Nov. 20th for framing art and completing some projects.
Christmas Program with art show-December 10th at the Lincoln Center. Art-show will
begin at 6pm. Live art auction will begin at 6:45pm. Concert begins at 7pm.
Treats for Teachers-December 18. Volunteers needed for baking treats. Chris will bring coffee and hot cider.
Box Tops-We have a generous $300.00 grant to help promote box tops. Jennie Poetzl and
Mrs. Wilcox will run this fundraiser. Each classroom will have a plastic container to
collect box tops. March 31st is the deadline for box tops. Top classrooms who collect
the most box tops will receive prizes. We will design a poster to hang near the
cafeteria for students to see the classroom progress. Containers will be distributed
on Monday November 25th.
Theatre Experience at Highlands-Aimee Brown will look into different Theatre
opportunities for our Highland students this spring.
Principal’s report-BONDS PASSED!! We will be moving to smarter balance testing instead
of MontCas testing this spring.
New Business-We as a PTSA want to implement a new afterschool “club program”
It will be called Highland University. We will solicit parents or others from the
community to teach a “club session” on Wednesday afternoons starting in January
2014. Students will be exposed to different experiences such as: science, poetry,
chess, foreign language..(specific details will be worked out based on volunteer
NEXT PTSA MEETING-January 21, 2014