Friday, March 9, 2018

PTO Meeting / Reunion de la Org de Padres-Maestros March 15 at 6pm

Our next PTO meeting will be Thursday, March 15 at 6pm in the library. We plan to have representatives from Student Council and an update from the Pedestrian Safety Committee. If you are interested in an elected position on the PTO Board for 2018-2019, or serving as Parent Rep or on a committee, sign-up forms are now available, and will be available at the meeting. Elections will be held at our April 17 meeting.

Nuestra próxima reunión de la Org de Padres-Maestros (PTO) será el jueves 15 de marzo a las 6 p.m. en la biblioteca. Planeamos tener representantes del Consejo Estudiantil y una actualización del Comité de Seguridad Peatonal. Si está interesado en un puesto elegido en la Junta de PTO para 2018-2019, o sirve como Representante de Padres o en un comité, los formularios de inscripción están ahora disponibles, y estarán disponibles en la reunión. Las elecciones se llevarán a cabo en nuestra reunión del 17 de abril.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

PTO Meeting Cancelled Tonight 2/20/18

****MEETING CANCELLATION**** Due to cancelled KCPS classes and after school activities today, our PTO meeting tonight (2/20/18) has also been cancelled.

**** CANCELACIÓN DE LA REUNIÓN **** Debido a las clases y las actividades después de la escuela canceladas  por KCPS, nuestra reunión de la Org de Padres-Maestros esta noche (20/02/18) también ha sido cancelada.

Monday, February 19, 2018

PTO Volunteer Positions for 2018-2019

We are looking for volunteers of all kinds! We are currently accepting nominations for 2018-2019 PTO officers, plus we need two parents from each grade to be representatives on the PTO Board, and many other types of volunteers. We need your help!

Elections for officer positions will be held during the April 17 meeting at 6pm. If you are interested, come to a PTO meeting and fill out a volunteer interest form. Thank you for being an engaged family!

Volunteer types and descriptions:

Elected Officer Positions:
President: Lead monthly meetings, work with PTO Board to create agendas, serve as primary contact for the principal; serve as ex oficio member of all committees and coordinate the work of committees to ensure that the purpose of the organization is served; act as a representative of  the organizations to the community.

Vice-President: Assist the president, carry out the president’s responsibilities when he/she is absent, assist in coordinating the work of the committees.

Treasurer: Keep accurate records of the receipts and expenditures, receive and pay
out all funds in accordance with the approval of the PTO board, present financial
 statements at meetings and as requested by the board, prepare and present
a full report at the end of each year., assist with annual audit.

Secretary: Create monthly agenda, record meeting minutes, coordinate
communication and notices and meetings to parents and teachers, keep a list of
meeting attendees, records for the organization, copies of the minutes, agendas,
bylaws, and any other necessary documents and supplies.

Additional Board Members:
Parent Grade Level Representatives: Attend PTO Meetings, assist the board in creating and approving annual budget, participate in committees and events, facilitate communication between the organization and the parents/teachers in each grade level. Two reps per grade level are needed.

Teacher Representatives: Attend PTO Meetings; serve on committees,  develop the budget; help shape the direction of the organization; communicate between the PTO and teachers.

District Advisory Representative: Attend DAC and PTO Meetings, represent FLA families and their needs to KCPS Board of Education and share district news with FLA families.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities and Committees:
Room Parents - Serve as a room parents and help recruit others to assist with
classroom/teacher needs; plan seasonal room parties; chaperone field trips,
updating bulletin boards and making copies.

Parent Education & Support  - Plan educational workshops for parents; organize
uniform donations and sale, identify and assist with other parent needs

Community Building:  Organize  Kindergarten welcome at Boo Hoo Breakfast; plan school social events; represent the PTO at welcome tables during school events;
assist in student recruitment efforts by attending  school fairs and networking;
reach out to FLA families to help PTO understand their needs, and promote their
involvement; help provide or recruit volunteers to aid in translation during meetings
and of print/online materials.

Auditing - Provide annual review of the PTO finances.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Organize or assist with two annual teacher/staff luncheons during parent/conference days. Plan Teacher Appreciation Week  in May.

Grounds - Organize and assist with efforts to clean up and enhance the school building grounds; planting trees & flowers and other projects as needed.

Book Fair - Organize or assist with two annual book fairs; recruit volunteers to help,
communicate with Scholastic to reserve materials, set up times for teachers to bring
classes; distribute information to students and families to promote the fair.

Communications: Help share news to the school community through emails, blog posts, social media, bulletin boards and newsletters.

Fall Carnival - Plan, promote, recruit volunteers, and assist with the annual Carnival;
includes decorations, games, prizes, refreshments, and inflatables.

Safety: Assist with improving and maintaining safe school arrival and dismissal

Fundraising - Lead or assist in fundraising efforts including Box Tops, Book Fair, Carnival,
Restaurant Nights, plus new ideas are welcome!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Upcoming Events / Próximos Eventos

  • Friendship Parties & Middle School Dance - Feb 14 at 2:30pm
  • Parent Teacher Conferences - Feb 15 10:30am-6:30pm
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon - Feb 15 from 1-3pm
  • No School for Students/Staff Development Day - Feb 16
  • PTO Meeting - Feb 20 at 4:30pm
  • BOX TOPS Collection Deadline - Feb 23
  • Black History Month Program - Feb 27 at 6pm

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Donations needed for Appreciation Luncheon Feb 15th

The PTO is hosting a BBQ Appreciation Luncheon for teachers and staff on Thurs, Feb 15 from 1-3pm, on the day of Parent Teacher Conferences. We need food donations and volunteers to help at the event from 12:30-2pm and 2-3:30pm. Sign up online! Contact Fiorella Franks 913-375-6656 with any questions.

Almuerzo de Reconocimiento para maestros y personal será el jueves, 15 de febrero de 13:00 a 15:00 el día de las Conferencias de Padres y Maestros. Necesitamos voluntarios para ayudar con el evento de 12:30-14:00 y 14:00-15:30. También necesitaremos ayudar con las donaciones de alimentos. Regístrese aquí! o póngase en contacto con Fiorella Franks 913-375-6656 si puede ayudar.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Box Tops Contest

BOX TOPS CONTEST! The FLA classroom that turns in the most Box Tops between now and Friday, Feb 23rd will win a PIZZA PARTY and a colorful, student sized chair from Scholastic! The second place classroom will receive also receive a chair! Look for the purple logo, clip it, and collect them in a bag to send to school with your child. Visit for more info. Here are a few reminders: 1) Make sure they are not expired. 2) Turn in on collection sheets or in a zip-top bag. 3) VERY IMPORTANT - Be sure to write the name of your child’s teacher on the bag!

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, February 23rd

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Stay up to date with the PTO

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