We hope everyone is having a great start to the school year! As our returning families know and our new families are learning, volunteers and donations are crucial to sustain many of our wonderful programs at Otis and support our students, teachers, staff, and community.
Here are three very important steps you can take now:
1) Make a Direct Donation - Our direct donation drive has officially begun! Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 by October 1st with donations of $250-500 per child or whatever amount you can comfortably give. So far we have raised $5,700 and would love to see that number grow this week. Please see this flyer, which you also will find in your Wednesday envelopes, or click here to make your donation. Don't forget to check with your company for corporate matching as well! Please contact Liz Sparber with questions.
2) Join the PTA - Please see this flyer or click here to join. Your voice is important to us and membership costs only $10. If you are making a direct donation at the same time, be sure to add this separate item to your cart before checking out. Please contact Liz Sparber with questions.
3) Volunteer Forms - It is very helpful to get your volunteer forms in order now so they are taken care of for the year. They can all be found here. Start with the Otis Volunteer Agreement packet for instructions. Remember, once you are fingerprinted as a parent volunteer with AUSD, that lasts for your entire time in the district. Stay tuned for some for some dates and details when Otis parent and Live Scan professional Emi Johnston of Island Notary & Live Scan will be on site or contact her directly now by texting or calling 415-676-8007 to get this taken care of sooner and off your to do list! She is flexible and conveniently located right near Otis and can set up a time that works for you, including weekends, early morning, and after work.