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What did TRES PTA do for OUR school?

In 2013-2014 we… 037

  • Offered after school fun with 10 different activity options over 3 different sessions.
  • Presented 4 Cultural Arts assemblies.  These included visits from Blind Bike Trials, Billy B Science and Bio-Diversity Program, Harlem Hoopsters, and Jabali African Acrobats.
  • Collected donations benefitting local charitable organizations, including 4 bags of winter coats, hats and mittens, 5 large boxes of canned goods, 2 boxes of personal hygiene items, and 1 large box of school supplies.
  • Raised PTA funds through a total of 438 members and $4,000 in direct donations.
  • Entered 14 Reflections art contest entries, of which all 14 went to the county level and 1 advanced to the state level.
  • Supported 37 fourth and fifth grade students with 5 FIRST® LEGO® League teams, and 37 first through third grade students with 8 Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League teams.  One FLL® team even made it to the MD State Championship!
  • Raised $3,687 through the Box Tops and Shoppers Cards programs.
  • Had 24 volunteers help our kids stride to a healthier lifestyle by logging 1,459 miles during Walking Wednesdays.
  • Outfitted our students, staff and families in all-new styles of TRES Spirit Wear.
  • Showed our hospitality with goodies at Back to School Night, American Education Week and Field Day.
  • Raised more than $20,000 through the Silent Auction and Original Works Art fundraisers.
  • Appreciated our staff with delicious breakfasts, gift wrapping, conference dinners, personal notes, edible flower arrangements, gift card giveaways, and special luncheons throughout the year.
  • Donated to causes outside our school by hosting a breakfast for the HomewoodSchool staff (who does not have a PTA of their own), and contributing to the PTA Council of HowardCounty college scholarship program.
  • Produced 75 first grade Young Author’s books with the help of 5 amazing volunteers.
  • Provided funds for classroom enrichment materials and indoor recess activities.
  • Maintained our beautiful gardens and flower pots, and weeded all the front entrance beds (worms and all!).
  • Connected a name with a face by creating 320 student directories and an equal number of memory books.
  • Celebrated our TRES community at the Retriever Rally and International Night, and brought families together at Skate Night, the Olympic Dance and Bingo Night.
  • Enriched our academic curriculum by sponsoring programs from the Maryland Zoo (K), Bread Make (1st grade) , Poetry Café (2nd grade), Forest Day (3rd grade), Thirst N’ Howl STEM musical production (4th grade) and Congressional Hearings (5th grade).
  • Congratulated our 5th graders with t-shirts, an off-campus class picnic and closing ceremony refreshments.