K280 PTA

K280 PTA Welcomes You

The PTA is made up of parent volunteers who serve as officers on the PTA Executive Board, Class Parents, members of committees and most importantly, every caregiver who participates in PTA activities. Our volunteers work together with the administration and the parent body to plan activities and events that inform and engage families throughout the school year. Our volunteers also plan several fundraising events every year and solicit direct donations that support K280. This year, our goal is to raise $25,000. If you want to donate to the PTA, you can always donate online

We invite all parents and caregivers to join us in planning and participating in PTA activities and events. We rely on the skills, expertise and passion of our families to create meaningful experiences for our children.  

We also know that many parents rely on the PTA for information and we welcome all parents to our meetings and hope you share your ideas, questions or concerns. If you can’t make it to our meetings, you can read the minutes of our monthly meetings to stay informed. If you have any questions or want to get more involved, please email us at k280pta@ps10.org

PTA Meetings

The PTA meets monthly. At meetings, Principal Laura Scott provides a Principal’s Report to provide parents with an update on what’s happening at K280 and gives parents an opportunity to ask questions. The PTA treasurers also provide an update on the amount of money the PTA has raised, expenses and anticipated income and expenditures. The PTA Executive Board also leads discussions on various topics, solicits feedback from families and provides information on upcoming events and activitites. Members of the PTA, including anyone present for the meetings, also vote on PTA expenditures at monthly meetings. All parents and new ideas are welcome. Check the meeting schedule for dates. 

The PTA also has a monthly Executive Board meeting before each general meeting to set the agenda and discuss fundraisers and expenditures. These meetings are open to the public. All parents, staff members and new ideas are welcome. Check the meeting schedule for dates. 

PTA Meeting Schedule

Agendas and Zoom links will be emailed prior to the meeting. 

Executive Board Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m.

  • April 1, May 6, June 3 

General Board Meetings are held at 7 p.m. 

  • March 17, April 14, May 18, June 8 

PTA Committee Descriptions

Help the PTA plan events and activities. To sign up for a committee, email k280pta@ps10.org

Health and Safety

This committee promotes initiatives that benefit the nutritional, physical, emotional, and environmental health and safety of our students. This can mean researching ways to improve air quality in classrooms, planning lice checks for students, creating fitness opportunities for students and families.

 

Fundraising and Grants

The committee is responsible for creating and promoting fundraising initiatives and oversight of general fundraising activities. It is responsible for specific fundraising events, both in person and virtual, as well as the drafting and circulation of direct appeals and the solicitation of charitable donations. Past fundraising initiatives have included Picture Day, bake sales, read-a-thons, basket raffle, book fair, dance parties, carnival, K280 merchandise and Brooklyn Cyclones game.

 

Family Engagement

The committee will create and promote initiatives aimed at building community and supporting parents. This committee can create and promote Spirit Weeks, in-person and virtual meetups and parent workshops.

 

Teacher Appreciation

The committee creates ways to show appreciation for teachers and staff. The PTA has catered lunches for teachers on parent-teacher conference days (November and March) and on National Teacher Appreciation Day (May). The committee will need to devise new ways to make teachers, including remote teachers, feel the love.

 

Service

The committee will create and promote initiatives in service to others both within the K280 community and outside of it. Previous initiatives have included food, toy and coat drives as well as donation drives for K280 families in need. Future ideas could include partnering with another District 15 school to share resources.

 

Communications

The committee is responsible for creating content for traditional and online communications. This work includes designing flyers and posters for events, newsletters or update emails, website maintenance and updating social media accounts.