Each spring, the Otis Ways & Means Committee distributes a survey to families and teachers to find out what PTA programs are working and what needs to change. The Committee reviews the responses and makes recommendations to the PTA Executive Board and Membership on how to prioritize and spend funds in the coming year. We need YOUR feedback to help guide PTA fundraising and spending for next year.
- Has Soul Shoppe made a difference for your student at school and at home? Let us know.
- Does your student love the STEAM Lab and want to go everyday? Let us know that too.
- Do you think the PTA should be spending money in different ways? Tells us why and how.
- Feel like the PTA does too much fundraising? Let us know.
The more responses we get, the better the PTA Executive Board can respond. In the past several years we gotten fewer than 100 responses and that's not much feedback to work with. So far, we have only 44 responses this year.
Now's your chance to tell us what you think. Take the Otis Ways and Means Committee's annual online survey by clicking HERE
Please complete the survey by April 1. Survey results and recommendations will be presented at the April 12 PTA Meeting.
If you would like the survey translated into another language, please contact Jessie Seyfer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks very much!
-- Otis Ways and Means Committee
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL HARRIS
Dear Owl Families,
I want to extend my appreciation and admiration to the Otis community. Sadly, there have been incidents both in our immediate community and across the nation that have rocked us to our core. Thank you to the folks who recently organized a peaceful space for families to come together and stand against gun violence. The way in which the Otis community comes together in strength, solidarity and love reminds me of a Theodore Roosevelt quote. "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."
One of my favorite additions to the Otis program has been Soul Shoppe. I am proud of how students are using restorative practices to solve conflict and how they are empowered to stand in allyship. Please join us Thursday, March 22 at 6:30pm in the MPR for the third of four Soul Shoppe parent workshops.
We are continuing to focus on the new recess protocols, and the transition from the blacktop to line and into the classroom has greatly improved. If you are a recess volunteer or are interested in becoming one, please meet Ms. O. at 1:50pm on Friday near the storage containers on the blacktop where she will be holding a recess supervision training.
Happy spring, and looking forward to seeing you at the Spring Auction!