Homestead School PTA Accomplishments

Homestead School PTA Accomplishments

Your support of PTA through your annual membership and participation in our fundraising effort means so much to Homestead School and all the schools in Garden City. 

Here is a list of just some of what we accomplished for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Held five PTA meetings to help keep our parents updated on Homestead news and invited speakers to discuss relevant topics to parents such as how to use GoMath, Mindfulness, the High School Start Time Steering Committee and cooking with your children.
  • Published monthly newsletters, keeping Homestead parents informed on the happenings at school.
  • Helped organize Spirit Day Rally and distribute shirts/boom sticks.
  • Facilitated with the help of our wonderful class parents, Back to School Night activities.
  • Organized and staffed our two Homestead Photo Days.
  • Sponsored the First Grade cultural PTA field trip to see Earthbeats at the Kupferberg Center for Arts.
  • Facilitated the National PTA Reflections, What’s Your Story?, at the Primary level.
  • Co-sponsored with SEPTA: Differentiated Learning evening presentation
  • Co-sponsored with our community partners, Parent University, an evening of parenting workshops.
  • Helped organize PARP, Pick a Reading Partner, for the month of March and ran a week-long Book Fairies Drive.
  • Sponsored through a PTA Grant the purchase of a Smart Board M680 with a projector to enhance the educational experience of math pull-out lessons for general education and special education students.
  • Sponsored through a PTA Grant the purchase of materials to support our district’s Steam Initiative:  Four BeeBots units with related accessories, two Osmo Units with related accessories, twelve Lego Chain Reaction sets and twelve Snap Circuits Jr. sets.
  • Purchased ten new games for the Literacy at Lunch program.
  • Sponsored the spring yoga program at Homestead for all students.
  • Sponsored the supplies and painted the map of the USA on our blacktop for the children to play and see every day.
  • Purchased the canvas and paints for an artist’s mural project that the children will paint with parent artist, Michael White, at the end of June.  This canvas will be a permanent installation by the art wing.
  • Organized and sponsored the printing of the First Grade Memory Books at the primary level.
  • Attended fire and safety drills, participating in District Health & Safety and Site-Based meetings.
  • Attended meetings of the PTA Curriculum Committee with district administration.
  • Contributed and organized, along with our school families, the annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon.

PTA Helping Around Homestead School

  • Assisted with Homestead’s First Grade Service Learning Project benefitting The Ronald McDonald House.
  • Decorated the halls with the storybook, It’s a Small World, using our students' decorated snow globes in the Fall and their helping hands in the Spring.
  • Organized the Literacy at Lunch program for our children in the cold winter months.
  • Organized the Library schedule of volunteer parents for the year.
  • Supplied the parent volunteers for the Pennies for Patients Fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Facilitated the Homestead School’s Box Tops program that successfully collected over $530.

Thank you for your support of the Garden City PTA.
Together we can achieve great things!