Hello Running Springs Families!
My name is Patty Chau and I am happy to be your PTA President again this year. It will be a bit different this year as we start off the school year with distance learning, but the PTA is here to help support the students, parents, teachers and the Running Springs Community. I do want to toot our horn because we have a great community here at Running Springs Elementary. We have great teachers as well as an amazing staff and I am proud to be a Redhawk parent.
This year, I have the honor of working with a passionate group of parents on our Executive Board and in our Chairmen Positions. There is a great mix of returning parents and new enthusiastic parents that will continue the strong PTA involvement at Running Springs!
From purchasing your yearbook to PTA membership, all our First Day Packet information is available online on our website at www.RunningSpringsPTA.org. This year, everything will need to be completed online since we will not have access to the campus. Please note that all forms and payments must be completed by Friday, September 11th.
First Day Packets include:
Birthday Banner Club
Room Parent Volunteers
Virtual Read-A-Thon Fundraiser
The PTA will be doing our ONE and ONLY fundraiser for the year. This year it will be the Virtual 2020 Pandemic Read-A-Thon. More information will be emailed in the near future. With YOUR generous donations we are able to fund our entire PTA budget with this one fundraiser. Where does your money go you ask?
Our PTA has provided:
Birthday Book Club
Family Fun Night
Red Ribbon Week
Know Your States
The PTA has provided numerous Chrome carts for the school and is instrumental in bringing RUDY the Redhawk to Running Springs as well as our new electronic marquee. We are sympathetic to the families at Running Springs going through these tough times. Any donation would be greatly appreciated but only if you are able to do so. EVERY Dollar Counts…so no amount is too small to donate…it ALL adds up! ALL the money raised goes straight back to benefiting our kids.
To help support the PTA, don’t forget to purchase your PTA memberships. “Better Together! Join the PTA!” We welcome EVERYONE to be part of the PTA!!!
Please join us for our first meeting on Thursday, August 20th at 3pm. Please email me for the Zoom meeting invitation. We will hold our monthly PTA meetings the 2nd Thursday of each month (excluding September). We encourage everyone to sign up to receive our monthly newsletter and stay informed! Don’t forget that information is always available at our website at www.RunningSpringsPTA.org and on social media thanks to our Vice President of Communications, Kerena Mendez! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Once again, our PTA cannot grow and thrive without volunteers, so we look forward to meeting YOU!!! Many of the programs will look different this year and some of the programs we will not be able to provide due to social distancing. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas so please join us at the meeting on Thursday, August 20th.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas at [email protected]
Let’s make this year an amazing one!