North Springfield Elementary School PTA




Upcoming NSES Events!

Upcoming NSES Events Calendar



The new NSES Shirts, Fleece and Hoody!


NSES shirts, fleece and hoody are now available for purchase!
20141208 NSES Beavers Long Sleeve Shirt


Friday, March 6th, 2015

       All are welcome!  6:00 - 8:30 PM


Friday, March 6th from 6-8:30 pm.  Bring your family and have fun, eat food, and win prizes!!!   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for concessions and bingo.  Please contact Taryn at  
 nsesbingo@yahoo.com.

DON'T FORGET TO PRE-ORDER YOUR BINGO CARDS!  Order forms to come home in Thursday folders.


Please mark your calendar!  Join the PTA for Bingo Night in the NSES Cafeteria on March 6th beginning at 6:00 PM!

All are welcome to attend!  Food and snacks will be available  for purchase.  See you there for a whole lot of family fun and prizes for Bingo Night!  See you there!



Purchase 2014-2015 NSES T-Shirts

     Show your school spirit!  NSES T-Shirts are now available for purchase:
        Every Friday is Spirit Day!
        Wear NSES Spirit Wear every Friday!

        Congratulations to North Springfield 5th grader FARRAH ELAM.  Farrah designed the 2014-2015 spirit wear shirt!
  
        Shirts available at school functions.


  Color    Cost    
             
  T-Shirts   $ 10.00  
 
       
 
 
   
             
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
     
 

   


 

 
Purchase 2014-2015 NSES T-Shirts!


  




First 2014 NSES PTA Meeting

       October 7th, 2014


            

We hope that you can join us for the meeting.  Our PTA depends on volunteers to thrive.  Find out how you can help!

            At the October PTA Meeting, the membership will be voting on the proposed 2014-2015 NSES Draft PTA budget.  Please view a copy of the budget here (posted September 2nd, 2014).  For questions about the budget, please contact  Renate Thompson

 


2014-2015 NSES PTA Budget 
 
          
2014-2015 NSES PTA Budget
 



April, 2014 PTA Meeting


The following slate was presented last night, and will be posted on our website for 30 days.  Any additional interested parties may add their name.  We will vote at the next meeting.

    President:       Alyssa Getsey 
 1st VP:      Celeste Leyhe
2nd VP:      Emely Simone 
  Treasurer:      Renate Thompson
 Secretary:      Andrew Manson

Currently, we have a couple of committee positions open for next year also.  These don't need to be voted in.  Our wonderful Bingo Chair, Andre McGinity, is moving out of the area, so we need to fill that position.  If you are interested or have any questions about it, please don't hesitate to contact her.  I would REALLY like to get this position filled so you can still pick her brain while she's here.  We also usually set the date for the fall bingo before the end of the school year  <jamcginity@hotmail.com>.  I am also looking for someone interested in heading a new committee that will "oversee" all of the after-school programs.  After school programs at our school are VERY popular, and there are so many untapped resources out there.  



NSES March 14, 2014 BINGO
Thank You Announcement



The  NSES PTA would love to thank our very generous donors and volunteers who helped make our March BINGO Night a super fun, successful event. We also thank all the families who came and had fun with us! Please thank these business when you have a chance!!! 
  • Six Flags of America
  • Great Waves Water Park 
  • Potomac Nationals 
  • DC United 
  • Washington Wizards 
  • George Mason University Basketball 
  • Andrew Gause's Martial Arts 
  • Envy Nails 
  • Silver Diner of Springfield 
  • Virginia Stained Glass 
  • Alyssa Getsey - Pampered Chef 
  • Heidi Miller - Arbonne
  • North Springfield Swim Club
  • Annandale Golf
  • ChemDry of Arlington & Alexandria
  • The Wellness Center
  • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
  • Acupuncture Alexandria
  • Venus Nails
  • The Metta Center
  • Swiss Bakery
  • Omary's Bakery



December, 2013 PTA Meeting


        
As voted by the membership at the November Meeting, we will not be holding a December PTA Meeting.  Any announcements will appear in Chopper's Bulletin that will be coming out this Thursday in the folder.

        If you signed up your child for the Yoga Classes, they start this Wednesday, December 4th at 3:30 PM in the Cafeteria.  There is still space for 3 children, so if you are interested, please call Alyssa at   703.256.8069  ASAP.  Pick-up is 4:15 PM sharp.




NSES October 25th, 2013 BINGO Night,
A Success!


         Thanks to all who attended BINGO NIGHT and helped make the event a lot of fun!   We would like to give a HUGE THANKS to our donors who helped make this event possible: 

  • AMC Theatres
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Alyssa Getsey-Pampered Chef
  • Heidi Miller-Arbonne
  • Alison Dalsimer
  • Washington Capitals
  • Washington Redskins
  • Washington Nationals
  • Monumental Sports and Entertainment
  • Wegman's
  • Springfield Butcher, and 
  • Great American Restaurants. 

Please thank these businesses for supporting our school next time you see them!  THANK YOU, also, to our awesome volunteers whose hard work and dedication to the school really made the night a great success!  Mark your calendars for Friday, March 14th for the Spring BINGO NIGHT!




Fridays Spirit Days


     In an effort to build school spirit all year long, PTA is encouraging the children to celebrate spirit day every Friday.  Each week they should plan to wear their NSES shirt (new or old versions are all great), or any shirt in our school colors – blue and white.  If you would like to purchase NSES t-shirts and car magnets, they will be available from the PTA.  Order forms for t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items will be sent home from time to as well.



Elections and Nominating


     All PTA positions are one-year terms, and each officer may only serve two consecutive one-year terms. Elections are held in May, but the nominating committee begins searching for potential candidates in February. If you think you might be interested in giving back to the school community by serving as an officer or by working on the nominating committee, you are urged to contact someone on the board and to attend a PTA meeting.




From the NSES PTA President...

       September, 2012


Welcome to the North Springfield Elementary School (NSES) PTA Web site. I am Cyndi Brown, PTA president for the 2011-2012 school year.  I am excited about the events and services our committees have planned and look forward to working with the parents, faculty, and staff to make this a great year.

 

We are a dedicated group of parents and teachers working on committees, in the classrooms, and at after school events, to make your child's elementary school experience a positive one both academically and socially.  We rely solely on volunteers and fundraising - that’s where you come in!  Any amount of time you can give to the PTA is greatly welcomed and appreciated.  Some committees require just minutes a month, while others can provide lengthier opportunities for involvement.  Our events start in September and continue throughout the school year.  Please check the Calendar and Committee pages for more information and to help evaluate where your time and talents are needed.

 

The PTA generally meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:00 PM in the school library.  The first PTA Meeting of this school year will be held on October 4th, 2011 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the school library.  A full listing of dates and times is available on the Calendar.  Please feel free to join us and find out how you and your family can get involved.  We are currently experimenting with some ways to help make meetings more accessible to all families.  Some of the ideas we plan to try are school-aged child care during the meetings and pot-luck dinners.  The calendar will be updated to reflect these special meetings, so please check back often for the latest updates.  If you have any questions, ideas or additional comments, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me .  We look forward to working with you and having a great year!


 Cyndi Brown

---  GO BEAVERS! ---





Proposed NSES PTA Bylaws

        The Virginia PTA requires local units to review, update, and resubmit their bylaws every five years.  Our bylaws were last reviewed in 2007 and thus are up for review this year.  A bylaws review committee was appointed at the March PTA meeting and presented their recommendations at the April meeting.

        The vast majority of the bylaws are model/sample bylaws provided by the state and national PTA organizations. In fact, anything preceeded by a hashmark (#) is mandatory and can not be changed.  Items that we fill in and that are specific to our NSES PTA are highlighted in yellow on the document.  The bylaws committee recommended that there be no changes to those areas (for example: number of meetings, length of term of office, number of vice presidents).

        There were a few changes mandated by the state that we thought needed to be brought to members attention as they affect our operations.  These are: the amount of money that can be changed in the budget without a membership vote has been decreased from $500 to $300; the portion of the dues payable to the national organization and the state organization has increased to $2.25 ($1.75) and $1.00 ($0.75) respectively;  more direction is provided to the treasurer about when forms are due to the state offices.

        Please take some time to review the current bylaws, available here, and the proposed bylaws, available here.  The membership will be asked to vote to accept the new bylaws at the PTA meeting on May 1, 2012.



Northern Virginia District PTA


Please take a minute to visit the website of the
NOVA District PTA.  The mission of the organization is to promote the goals of PTA - supporting and speaking on behalf of children in our schools, helping parents to be effective guardians and role models for their children, and encouraging greater parental involvement at the school level - through the dissemination of information, promotion of legislative participation, and provision of skill development and enhancement to local and council PTAs.