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Monday, April 24, 2017
   
Parents & Students PTA


Introducing the OSD Spartan - PTA

Background & Need

  • Part of being a growing group is the responsibility of adding the right structure and organizing finances for the group.

  • The Parent Staff Association (PSA) at OSD is in just such a place of growth.

  • Recognizing this, we researched the idea of organizing ourselves independently and we researched partnering with a larger umbrella organization.

 

PTA Solution

  • What we found was that the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) has a long history of supporting school groups with a mature system for growing, with membership benefits that include training resources and participation in national programs, and with a 501c3 nonprofit status that allows maximum flexibility in fundraising and projects.

 

Transition

  • So, in the Fall of 2014, the Parent-Staff Association (PSA) signed on with the PTA-OH and officially became the “OSD Spartan – PTA”.

  • Different parts of the transition will be ongoing throughout the year. 

  • We have an application in with the IRS, a membership charter, and organizational by-laws to customize and adopt.

 

Implications

  • What this means is that we will be learning and implementing a lot of new things for our group.  At times, this may look a little like stumbling forward, but please be excited with us!  

  • Paid members will begin voting on big decisions.  With our 501c3 status we can apply for grants and programs that can help us fund bigger projects.   

  • If you have any questions or thoughts to share, please feel free to attend our OSD Spartan – PTA meetings in the Multipurpose Room at OSD.  We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 4:15PM to 5:15PM.   


PTA Officers:

President: Brad Pritts - osd.pta.president@gmail.com

Vice President: Amanda Lenhart - osd.pta.vicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer: Elijah Williams - osd.pta.treasurer@gmail.com

Secretary: Anthony Coy-Gonzalez - osd.pta.secretary@gmail.com

Activities Coordinator: Kacy Chambers - osd.pta.activitiescoordinator@gmail.com

Carnival Coordinator: Lisa Pritts - osd.pta.carnival@gmail.com

Faculty Advisor: Greg Mendenhall - osd.pta.facultyadvisor@gmail.com


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, ideas, recommendations, and for volunteering.

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION

The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a family and staff focused organization. It is an organization that offers parents the opportunity to work together. PTA works together to raise funds to provide activities that are not covered by the OSD budget such as teacher appreciation week, fun day, field trips, and many more.  PTA runs parent meetings on OSD campus and workshops about various topics. Full PTA meetings are the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 3:30 p.m. (subject to change). Committees meet the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are typically held in the school building. 

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