Cougar Run PTA Officers & Chairmen
Megan Noraddin, President
Nate Biggs, Vice President
Katie Busch, Secretary
Craig Livorsi, Treasurer
Tasha Barreau, Co-Treasurer
Mari Diaz, Spirit Gear
Holly Quirk, Spirit Rock
Lulu Gao, Social Media & Yearbook
This Could Be YOU!, Restaurant Nights
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Our outgoing Restaurant Night Chairman is setting up all of the restaurants for the year, but we need someone to make the flyers and share the information with our President, Megan, and our Social Media chairman, Lulu. This is an easy way to get your feet wet in the PTA. There is a spreadsheet with all of the data from past years, so you will not be starting from scratch!
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A Little Bit About Us
In May of 2018, in an effort to become more autonomous and reduce administrative fees, Cougar Run PIE voted to change the organization’s affiliation and become Cougar Run PTA. This change has had no impact on the overall scope of our parent organization, as the purpose of enriching the experience of the Cougar Run Community by providing supportive resources (funds, materials, services) remains the same. With this new affiliation, many of the administrative operations will become simpler and more streamlined, thus making the various officer positions more manageable and appealing to those who may volunteer to serve.
Our Contact Information: email – email@example.com
Our Facebook Page: use the search bar to find Cougar Run PTA
Our Instagram Page: @cougarrunpta
Our TikTok Page: @cougarrunpta
As an affiliate of Colorado PTA, each member of a local chapter is required to pay annual dues of $6.75. This amount is set by the Colorado and National Organizations (No local fee is collected.) and is not meant be burdensome. Please contact our Cougar Run PTA if you would like to join, but need assistance paying this fee.
We are trying something new this year! We are planning just ONE major fundraiser to support the Cougar Run staff & students, the classroom curriculum, various enrichment activities, technology and the Learning Commons.
We continue to provide regular opportunities to strengthen our community through various social and educational activities throughout the year.
Where the Cougars Run!
New for the 2023-2024 School Year: ONE FUNDRAISER!!!
For years, we have outsourced our fundraisers to companies that take over 40% of your donations! We don't want to do this anymore. Your money needs to stay at our school with your students. You have been donating enough. Let's keep your funds at Cougar Run to pay for the student enrichment, staff support, and community event we love.
Date: Friday, September 29th ALL DAY at Cougar Run Park!
Entertainment: DJ Rick Garcia and MCs Nate Biggs & Christine Garcia
Ways to Donate:
Venmo @crunpta --> Charity Section
Check made out to Cougar Run PTA and delivered to the office
Credit Card payments came be made on MemberHub LINK HERE
PTA Meeting Dates
The PTA meets monthly, usually the second Friday of the month during the school year. We are using a hybrid model for meetings this year, so you can join us in person or by Zoom during your morning coffee break, 8:45-10 am. We are trying to be as inclusive as possible. Upcoming meeting dates for 2023-2024: Aug 18, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 8, Apr 12, and May 10.
COUGAR RUN PTA 2023-2024 HAPPENINGS
Back to School Night - Aug 17, 4:30-6:30pm
New Family Orientation - Aug 23, 4:30pm
Fall Conference Meals - Sept 18 & 21
FALL FUN RUN!!! - Sept 29 ALL DAY @ Cougar Run Park (See details below!)
Fun Run Awards and Celebrations - Oct 2-6
Fall Spirit Week - Oct 9-13
Donuts with Grownups - Oct 27, 7:30-8:30am in Cafeteria
Art & Cultural Night - Nov 30, 5:00-7:00pm - There will be a sign-up for booths!
Holiday Shop - Dec 11-15
Muffin with Mentors - Feb 9, 7:30-8:30am in Cafeteria
Spring Conference Meals - Feb 12 & 15
Spring Spirit Week - March 11-15
Family Glow Dance - March 14, 5:00-7:00pm in the Gym
Staff Appreciation Week - May 6-10
End of the Year Party - May 23, 3:30pm at Cougar Run Park
Restaurant Nights - Usually the second Tuesday of the month
Ways To Help Cougar Run PTA
AmazonSmile: Help support Cougar Run as you shop on Amazon! Click on this link to choose Cougar Run as your charity of choice. When you purchase anything on Amazon, .5% of the money comes back to the school. It is an easy way to raise funds for our students!
You will be asked if you want to to support Colorado Congress of Parents Teachers and Students. This is our official name that is on file with the state for 501c(3). Once you sign up, it will automatically take you to smile.amazon.com or ask if you want to be redirected to smile.amazon.com. Everything else is the same as when you currently shop on Amazon.
Longmont Dairy: Help us by turning in your milk caps for Milk Caps for Moola! There is a yellow bin in the main lobby area for you to drop off the caps. We will do the rest. Cougar Run gets a nickel for every cap. It adds up! Thank you.
King Soopers: Go to their Community Rewards page and sign up for a portion of every purchase to be given to Cougar Run. It is an easy way to help the students at CRun have the materials they need to thrive. Thank you! LINK
Reserve the Spirit Rock for your Student's Birthday or Special Event
To reserve your day, please do 2 things (BOTH must be completed to reserve your day):
Want to paint the big rock outside of the main office for your student's birthday or other special event? It's easy! Just claim your date at https://signup.com/go/zeofjbg and pay your $20/day at https://crunpta.memberhub.store/store/items/136870
The following rules apply to your rental of the SPIRIT ROCK:
One family, group or organization per day may paint the ROCK, unless you pay for multiple days in a row
Once reserved, you have the rock for 24 hours, from 4:00pm on the afternoon prior to your reserved day until 4:00pm on the reserved day. (For example, if your child's birthday is on May 3rd- book May 3rd. Then, at 4:00pm on May 2nd, you may begin painting)
Plan to use 2-4 cans of spray paint to cover the front and top & you must provide all supplies & paint the rock yourselves
Please clean up after yourselves and do not leave paint or materials on or around the rock. Any damage to school property as a result of painting the rock will be your responsibility.
In the event of inclement weather, you may revisit the sign up and choose another open day for a substitution. No refunds.
No bullying, profanity, etc.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thank YOU for supporting Cougar Run!
Become Part of Watch DOGS!
We are looking for positive male role models to join our CRUN community. We would love to see you in the halls, in the classrooms, and on the playground. Beckie McEachen will make your schedule based only on the time you have to give. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/gAuoewK. Thank you!