Stratford School PTA Accomplishments

Stratford School PTA Accomplishments

Your support of PTA through your annual membership and participation in our fundraising effort means so much to Stratford 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:

  • Sponsored Brian Pinkey author visit for all students.
  • Sponsored Stratford’s first Family Fun Bingo Night.
  • Sponsored a field trip to the LICM for all second graders.
  • Sponsored 5th Grade Annual Trip to the Metropolitan Opera House.
  • Co-sponsored with the school and parents, the 5th Grade combined Stratford-Stewart yearbook.
  • Planned and co-sponsored the Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) program in March.
  • Sponsored through a PTA Grant: Third Grade Trip science trip
  • Sponsored through a PTA Grant: Mindfulness training for Stratford staff.
  • Sponsored Game Builders Academy’s programs for 3rd and 4th grades, funded by a 2015-16 approved PTA Grant.
  • Organized the National PTA Reflections Contest
  • Held five PTA meetings, guest speakers included
    • Mr. DaVola presented ”Thinking in the Digital Age.”
    • Mrs. Dowden, Mr. Madden. Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. McGovern presented: “Strategies for parents to use in helping children with math and word problems.”
    • Ms. Norton and Gina Donovan presented an overview of the District’s research into modifying the High School start time.
    • Donna Kraus introduced PARP to Parents.
    • Mrs. Donovan and Mrs. Marzullo presented strategies for parents help children to develop a love of reading.
    • Mrs. Vincent “Mindfulness in our School” complete with a demonstration from Ms. McCavera’s second-grade class on how mindfulness is used in the classroom setting. 
  • Published monthly newsletters, keeping parents informed on the happenings at school.
  • Organized and staffed two Photo Days.

PTA helping around Stratford School

  • Assisted with the Stratford School 5th Grade Blood Drive. 
  • Organized a schedule of volunteers for the library and chess programs. 
  • Facilitated Stratford School’s Box Tops program.
  • Distributed Spirit Week t-shirts. 
  • Assisted with Back to School Night classroom signups.

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