Wilcox School PTSA

Engaging and Empowering Families and Communities

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Wilcox Elementary School PTSA

It's not too late to join the 2019-2020 PTSA Membership

We welcome all parents/guardians, teachers, students, staff, and surrounding community

to please join or renew your membership and become a HERO in every child's life

Wilcox Elementary School's 1st Annual Healthy Keiki Celebration

Friday, February 7th, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Chili Dinner will be available to purchase

Yoga ~ Barre ~ CPR Classes ~ Nutrition Cooking Workshops ~ Activities ~ Vendors ~ Workshops ~ Mindfulness ~ Food

Interested in volunteering for this event:

  • Contact Vice Principal Deena Moraes - deena.moraes@k12.hi.us

Membership Stats as of October 1st for SY19-20: Parents 90 - Teachers 40 - Students 55 - Staff 4

For a Grand Total of 189 members

We kindly thank you for your membership

Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

The purpose of the National PTA, the Hawaii State PTSA and the Wilcox Elementary School PTSA is to promote through an advocacy and educational program directed toward parents, teachers, and the general public.

The Wilcox Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association sponsors many cooperative activities to promote parent involvement and quality education. Families are encouraged to join the PTSA and become involved with all activities promoted by the organization.

PTSA General Information Meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm in the school library (please see below for SY19-20 PTSA General Membership Meeting Dates).

2019-2020 Board Officers Email Address

President – JoJo Kawamura jojoptsa@gmail.com

Vice President – Paige Javier paigeptsa@gmail.com

Secretary – Melisa Paterson melisaptsa@gmail.com

Treasurer – Cheryl Garma cherylptsa@gmail.com

Aide & Counselor to the Treasurer – Daurice Arruda

Membership Chair - Lindsay Hashimoto

Program Chairs - Lani Gokan & Shelley Gandeza

Volunteer Chair - Malia Freitas

PTA Reflections Program - 2019-2020 Theme: “Looking Within”  - More Information to Follow

MEMBERSHIP Information

How do I Join? Please click on the PTSA Membership Form link here for your convenience or you can pick up a membership form at the office and drop off your payment and form in the PTSA box located in the office.

Do I have to join the PTSA to volunteer? No, anyone can volunteer at anytime.

Who do I contact? You may contact any of the board members listed on this page.

Myth Busters

There are some misconceptions about PTSA membership. These falsehoods often prevent parents from joining an association that helps our children.

“Only moms and teachers need to join PTSA.” A strong, vibrant PTSA needs the support of moms and dads, step-parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers and school staff, students, community members, and business leaders. Anyone who cares about children belongs in PTSA. It is important that we all have a voice in the decision-making process relating to the laws and regulations – whether in the schools or government – that affect children.

“Joining PTSA means I have to volunteer or go to meetings.” You do not have to volunteer or come to meetings to be a member of PTSA! Our PTSA appreciates everyone’s membership, whether or not a member volunteers or participates in meetings, because each member increases PTSA’s ability to advocate for children.

“PTSA membership never expires – I only have to join once.” Each new school year begins a new PTSA membership year. Membership cards are for an annual membership and will remain valid until the end of the school year. Membership is open to parents, grandparents, students, teachers, and other staff at Wilcox Elementary School.

“I don’t have the time to join PTSA.” We understand your time is valuable. However, it’s your interest in children that counts. If you are not able to support the PTSA with time, please become a member and give your financial support so that the children know that you support our efforts. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your support helps as we develop programs and activities that benefit not only your children, but all children!

I have to be an officer or committee chair to join the PTSA. You don’t have to serve on the PTSA board or committee chair. Your presence and support are enough!

I’ll get roped into volunteering if I attend a PTSA meeting. There will be opportunities to help out, but no pressure or judgment here! Come sit, and enjoy the interaction with other parents and take part in what’s happening at your child’s school!

The PTSA is only for stay-at-home parents with nothing else to do. Our PTSA members are family and community members who want to support the students and school. Most members are juggling full or part-time jobs, kids, household chores, bills, sports and homework, just like you!

My child’s life will be the same whether or not I join the PTSA. Not only does joining the PTSA put you in direct communication with other parents and teachers, it shows your child that you are interested and invested in their education experience.

The PTSA has all the help they need.

Our PTSA always needs and wants volunteers! If you choose to volunteer, you decide your time commitment.

I have an idea but the PTSA isn’t interested. New ideas area always welcomed! It’s important to keep our PTSA fresh and exciting! You are welcomed to write your ideas anonymously on paper, voice them at a meeting or discuss them privately with any of our PTSA officers or committee heads.

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August Membership Winners

September Membership Winners

School Year 2017-2018

PTSA Reflections Winners

August Membership Winner

School Year 2018-2019

PTSA Reflection Winners