Letter to Parents, Teachers and Staff

Dear IES Parents, Teachers and Staff.

I am so pleased to be taking on the role of PTA President for the upcoming school year.  I am especially looking forward to seeing our returning staff and families and welcoming new ones to IES, as well as working with our new Site Supervisor, Richard Mares and K-12 Principal, Leslie Hermann.

The PTA’s contribution to the IES school experience is truly enormous.  The K-5 learning experience should be profoundly positive and the PTA works as hard as possible to offer opportunities that  enhance the development of every child at IES.  We financially support many enrichment programs, so that all of our students receive a well rounded educational experience during their elementary school years.  On a per student basis, the cost of these programs is $278 (just $1.54 per student, per school day.)  We ask parents to contribute, or work with the PTA to raise this money over the course of the year, beginning with the Jog-a-Thon for Physical Education (PE) in September.  (PE takes up the bulk of our budget, at a cost of $170 per student per year, but we think that full time instruction is well worth it!)  Please think of these donation requests as an investment in your child.

In addition to program funding, the PTA also strives to bring together home and school, to facilitate cooperation between families and teachers in the education of our children.  We welcome parent engagement in school activities and truly appreciate how much value family participation adds to the learning experience at IES.  We hope that every family will share some of their time with our IES children during the school year, but joining the PTA requires no volunteer time.  We realize that our families are very busy so we hope that you will support our efforts for the school by simply becoming a member of the association.

Our goal this year, for a solid family and school community, is 100% PTA membership.  Our dues are $25 per family and $10 per staff member. As a member of the PTA you are invited to attend our monthly Member Meetings, where we openly welcome input into our programs, and where members are entitled to vote on PTA policy and financing.

The IES PTA wants to keep every family updated on school events and achievements.  Please let us know your email address to receive our Sunday night broadcast and other PTA news.  And, Like us on Facebook, Incline Elementary School PTA.

Best Wishes for your Child’s Success,

Jane Day, IES President 2013-2014

IES PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes valuable educational and social programs directed toward students, teachers and parents, associated with the Incline Elementary School community.  All donations are tax deductible.

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