PTA General Meeting
Thu, Sep 20 6:00pm-7:30pm
Redwood Heights Elementary (RHS), Cafetorium
7 days before, 1 day before
Dear Parents/Caregivers,
Welcome!  Please feel free to attend our first meeting of the year.  Come get to know the whos (the PTA Board and other PTA members), the whats (what is it that we do in the PTA), and the whys (why we do what we do and why we need you).  This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the PTA and the many layers of involvement you can choose to help better the school life of your children and all children at RHS.  Dinner and child care provided.
6:00-6:30 -- Dinner (kids eat free and $5 suggested donation for adults)
6:30-6:35 -- Welcome & introductions
6:35-6:50 -- PTA's role and explanation of programs and staff we fund
6:50-7:00 -- Treasurer's report/budget amendments (vote required)
7:00-7:10 -- Fundraising report
7:10-7:15 -- Membership report
7:15-7:30 -- Auction kickoff and report

This is the presentation from 6:35-6:50:


It's a little jarring without context.  We'll provide that context at the meeting, but the main point is that the Dept. of Education recognized that schools located in certain zip codes draw from certain neighborhoods.  They know the effects of decades of redlining and restrictive covenants.  If the Dept. provided equal funding per student to similarly sized schools (e.g. Fruitvale with 372 students and Hillcrest Elementary with 377), that would produce an inequitable educational outcome given the fundraising disparity between those schools.  The presentation will highlight what parents/caregivers at RHS can do to mitigate the challenges of our funding predicament and assist teachers and staff at RHS in educating our children.

Hope to see you there,
Edmund Chun, RHS PTA President and Dad to a fourth and a second grader
PTA general meetings are held on the third Thursday every month (except Nov and Dec).  Childcare and dinner are always provided (kids eat free and $5 suggested donation for adults).  Dinner is at 6:00, and the meeting starts promptly at 6:30. 
Questions?  Contact Edmund Chun, PTA President & parent of 4th and 2nd graders, via Konstella