SFA Parent/Teacher/Student Organization (PTSO)
The PTSO at SFA is a small but active group! Our mission is to support our kids by being involved in their school. We believe that in turn, we support our campus, our school district and our community! Parent involvement in schools matters!
What we did in 2014-15:
Hosted four “Coffee with the Principal” events to foster communication between families and campus staff
Supported STAAR testing by providing a snack to every student during every testing day
Purchased digital cameras for the yearbook staff through our Teacher Mini-Grant Program
Hosted two dances for our students
Provided and sold concessions at home football games
Updated the faculty lounge
Purchased a plaque for the school to recognize teachers and staff nominated for district-wide awards
Provided and sold SFA merchandise at affordable prices to help represent our school in the community
Helped produce the school yearbook
Provided snacks and refreshments at every faculty meeting and provided a catered meal for every staff and faculty member at SFA during STAAR testing
Provided small gifts and tokens of our appreciation to the staff and faculty at SFA throughout the school year
Set aside PTSO money to be used for scholarships to graduating BISD seniors in 2015-16 who attended SFA
Myth: The PTO is just for stay-at-home moms.
FACT: The PTO is for everyone! Our volunteers are mothers, fathers and those who fill those roles. We have a wide range of volunteers who: stay-at-home; work part-time to full-time; have little ones at home, preschoolers, high schoolers and/or college students; are continuing their own education; and more.
Myth: The PTO has all the help they need.
FACT: The PTO welcomes everyone and continues to need volunteers for various events, fundraisers, and committees year-round. We need you!
Myth: Volunteering for the PTO takes too much time.
FACT: Only YOU can decide how much time you can give. Even if you can help at just one event or handle one task per year, it would be greatly appreciated.
Myth: PTO volunteers need to be at the school during the day.
FACT: Much of the PTO work can be done from home on your own schedule, or at events at night or weekends. Yes, there is volunteering during the school day if you are able to do so. But no one does it all, so choose what works best for you.
Get involved in your campus! Your son or daughter will reap the benefits! The PTSO at SFA meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the conference area off of the front lobby at SFA. Questions or concerns? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org!