Dear Parents, Teachers and Students,
Welcome back to Miami Beach Senior High School for the 2013-2014 school year and a big WELCOME to those who are new to our school, particularly our Freshmen, the Class of 2017!
The overall purpose of our PTSA is to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child. You are part of a school with a very active PTSA working daily to provide the best for students and their families, our teachers and our staff. We encourage you to start getting involved right away. The importance of parental involvement in schools is well documented. Over 30 years of research shows that one of the most effective ways to increase student achievement is for parents to be actively involved in the education of their children. A 2002 National Education Service study indicates that when parents are involved students tend to achieve more, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial background or parents’ educational level.
There are many ways that your time and talents can be shared while being a part of something very special. The four years will pass very quickly. You will not regret the effort you put in to helping make Beach High a success for all of our families.
Take a moment to become familiar with all of our PTSA pages under “Our Initiatives.” Getting involved is easy! Here are some of the ways you can make a difference in our school:
JOIN! Becoming a PTSA member helps support all that the PTSA is doing for your child, teacher and community. Involvement in the PTSA shows your child that his/her education matters to you. Your membership gives you a voice and a vote at general membership meetings. Your membership gives you access to our E-Newsletter which informs you about PTSA and school events, our advocacy efforts, health and welfare, scholarships, volunteer opportunities and community events.
PARTICIPATE! Join us at the PTSA board meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 am in room 306, however, the first meeting will be Tuesday, August 20th. Attend the PTSA general meetings/programs on October 30th, January 29th and May 7th at 6:00 pm in the media center.
VOLUNTEER! We welcome any amount of time you can give and have many opportunities depending on your availability and interests. We have volunteer needs in the classroom, media center and our boat show parking fundraiser.
CONTRIBUTE! Donate on line through the “PTSA Donation Program” to fund many important programs at our school including, services, classroom materials, equipment, teacher grants and a multitude of other needs in our school community. Consider donating to individual classrooms that have registered with Adopt-A-Classroom for classroom materials and supplies. Enroll your Target credit or debit card in their Take Charge of Education Program where one percent of your purchases will be donated to Miami Beach Senior High.
OUTREACH! Our PTSA represents all of our students and families. Talk to your friends and neighbors and encourage them to get involved. Help us reach families who have not been involved in the past or who speak a different language. We want our diverse community united in our mission to offer the best educational experience for all of our children.
We encourage and invite you to join in our efforts to advocate for our children. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com. High Tides forever… Regards, Kayla Rynor and Alli Walden PTSA President and President-Elect
We encourage and invite you to join in our efforts to advocate for our children. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. High Tides forever…
Kayla Rynor and Alli Walden
PTSA President and President-Elect