International Festival

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The Pearsontown Elementary’s International Festival Committee would LOVE your support with our upcoming International Festival on March 15th, 2018 beginning at 5:30 pm!

The International Festival is a celebration of the diversity here at Pearsontown and the contributions of our various cultures.

We would like to invite you to volunteer and/or showcase your culture at our festival. Some examples include- food samples, photos, traditional music, instruments, quilts, artifacts, art, hands-on activities, songs and any other creative ideas or items. Participating families will have an area to display their materials.

Additionally, we would love for you to provide food samples of one of your favorite dishes OR a dish reflective of your culture for our “Foods Around the World Tour”. PLEASE SIGN UP!!!!

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If you know of any businesses or you own a business that can assist through sponsorship or donation of food samples, please let us know.

For questions please contact:

April Henderson – april.henderson@dpsnc.net

or Quincey Farmer – quincey.farmer@dpsnc.net

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Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to #1288 for Pearsontown. You can link either at the register upon check out or on-line at www.harristeeter.com . Family and friends who shop at any Harris Teeter (in-state or out-of state) can also link their VIC card to our school as well. The program runs from August 1 – May 31. If you were linked last year, you will need to re-link.

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Membership

What is PTA?

PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. That means that a team of parents, teachers, and school administration work together to provide the best education for children. When you get involved with the PTA, you are working towards the same goals and vision as the National, State, and local PTA unit in your school. By working together and expanding our membership, we are able to make a bigger and better difference int he lives of all our children. PTA is also one of the nations’ oldest and most successful advocacy organizations. PTA has been an advocate for children since 1897, and has always been at the forefront in supporting laws that benefit children.

Being a member means more than just voting rights on how and what the PTA budgets for, it’s a pathway to help guide this PTA to successfully implement and execute goals that will benefit every child at Pearsontown. We need time, funds, and good will from people just like you to help keep PTA running. There is so much for us to do, but we need your help. Join us and help us do even more.

The strength of this PTA lies in its membership – the parents, teachers, school administrators, business leaders, and community members who devote themselves to making a positive difference in the lives of children. But a thriving membership doesn’t just happen; it requires year-round attention from leaders like you. Members are the lifeblood of the PTA and provide the passion, leadership, and hard work needed to fulfill PTA’s mission.

You Will Make A Difference.

Some people think that to be a PTA member you have to volunteer. Your time is valuable and we certainly value any time you could provide. However, we understand that you may not be able to make a commitment of time. Please consider joining us to show your support of our efforts; you can decide how much time you invest in volunteering. We will keep you informed of our activities, and we welcome your input.

Thank you for taking the first step to informing yourself about our PTA, and taking interest in joining us.

Remember, what you get from the PTA depends on how much you:

  • Participate in programs
  • Vote on PTA issues and PTA officer elections
  • Learn what is available to you from your local, state and national PTA.
  • Encourage your PTA to conduct programs helpful to you and your children.

The Target Goals of this PTA are to:

  • Bridge the gap of the diverse population at Pearsontown to include ALL families and children.
  • Provide resources to children and teachers to ensure an equal education,
  • Grow our membership to voice support
  • Provide communication.
  • Be a liaison for parents, students, and administration.
  • Provide educational enrichment activities
  • Engage families in wellness initiatives

Team Up with the Pearsontown PTA! Everyone is invited to join us!

Please contact the Membership Chair for information about becoming a PTA Member or questions regarding membership cards. Memberships are $8 per adult.

Membership Application and merchandise form

Yearbook Committee

The Yearbook committee is responsible for taking photos of events and capturing timeless memories of Pearsontown. The committee will work closely with Strawbridge Studios to ensure deadlines are met, log payments and receipts, and distribute yearbooks. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the PTA for further details.

Audit Committee

The audit committee shall be composed of no fewer than three members. Individuals with check signing authority and their family members may not serve on the audit committee, nor may the outgoing or incoming treasurer. The audit committee shall be responsible for the audits and financial reviews described in Article 11 of the bylaws.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall be comprised of an odd number and no fewer than three members; at least two of the committee members shall be board members and at least one committee member shall be a member of the local PTA who does not serve on the board. Neither the president nor the principal shall be a member of the nominating committee.

Throughout the year, the nominating committee is tasked with identifying talented, motivated, and responsible individuals to serve as officers of this local PTA. Prior to the last general membership meeting each fiscal year, the nominating committee shall prepare a slate of nominees for officers of this local PTA for the coming year, and the president shall include that slate in the notice for the last general membership meeting, and the chair of the nominating committee shall place such names in nomination at that meeting, and the election shall be conducted as provided in Section 6.2 of the PTA bylaws.

Wellness Committee

The Wellness committee is dedicated to the well being of every student and ensuring the wellness initiative is a success. By promoting healthy habits and holding events surrounding wellness such as Walk to School, this committee puts forth the effort to promote a healthy lifestyle for everyone. Events take place all year round and help would be greatly welcome. Please contact the PTA for more information.