SUPPORT THE SANTIAGO HILLS PTA
Thank you to all the families who have joined PTA and contributed to the Pledge Drive this year. With your generous donations, we have collected over $30,000 and currently have over 420 members! For those who haven’t had a chance to join or donate yet, please take a moment to learn a little bit about what PTA does and why your support is so valuable.
What is PTA?
PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. Each school’s PTA organization is part of a national non-profit that speaks up for the health and well-being of all children.
What does PTA do?
PTA provides support to Santiago Hills through programming, staff and classroom support, and school improvements. Some of the most popular programs are Meet the Masters Art lessons, AWISH Family Cultural Festival, Speaker Series, and Family Movie Night. PTA has purchased multiple Chromebook carts (mobile computer labs) to bring us closer to our goal of having 1 – 1 computers for every student. PTA also funds the ST Math program, provides supplies to the teachers, and allows our school to have additional hours from the office clerk, librarian, and technology staff.
How much is membership and why should I join?
A PTA membership is only $10 per person and comes with discount coupons to Legoland, Aquarium of the Pacific, Dave & Busters, Office Depot, ATA Martial Arts, Urban Plates, and more. As a member, you have opportunities to interact with the principal and teachers to help shape your child’s education. You are connected to a network of parents where you can share experiences and build a stronger community at Santiago Hills. Every membership makes the PTA’s voice stronger when it speaks at local, state, and national levels with regard to educational legislation.
What is the time commitment if I join?
Joining PTA has NO time commitment at all! While you are always welcome to volunteer, it is never required, and you will not be pressured to do so. Simply joining PTA provides Santiago Hills with a great deal of support and shows your child you are invested in their education.
What is the Pledge Drive?
The Pledge Drive is our annual Fall Fundraiser. Rather than asking you to sell wrapping paper or candy, we just ask for donations. 100% of your contribution goes directly to Santiago Hills and it is tax deductible, allowing PTA to offer special programs each year and provide the ongoing support to the school. Each dollar raised past the $30,000 goal brings opportunities to introduce new programs, purchase additional technology, and find new ways to enrich the education of every child at Santiago Hills.
Join PTA and support the Pledge Drive today by turning in your goldenrod Back-to-School Form or submitting it online. Learn more about PTA here and subscribe to the weekly PTA newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the special events and programs happening on campus!
All children whose families join PTA or donate to the Pledge Drive this week will receive free popcorn at lunch this Friday, September 28. Don’t miss out on the last Popcorn Friday of the year! Also, as a huge reward for reaching the Pledge Drive goal, all students will be treated to a special motivational BMX Assembly and Bike Show on October 18!