Dear Cedar Park Families,
We are thrilled to have you as a part of our school community and we hope that you have been settling into school life this fall. With lots of new faces in and around the school and playground, we wanted to reach out to tell you a bit about the PTA and our role. Our mission is simple: to serve children in our community through the support of students, families, teachers, and staff. Here’s a bit about how we do that, and why we hope you’ll join in support of our mission:
You are interested in forging new friendships and building community. We gather throughout the year around various activities, like Dine Outs, our annual MidWinter Festival, or even casual meet-ups at the playground—even our PTA meetings are informal affairs! While we venture into our third year of figuring out how we can best connect with one another, we are still brainstorming creative ways for us to come together, like online Bingo Nights and Dance Parties.
You are eager to learn and grow as parents and educators. Our PTA helps families be more involved in their child’s education by keeping them informed and engaged. We organize parent education events on topics such as social/emotional learning and digital citizenship, and are actively committed to creating a more equitable and just system of education and community for all. We work alongside families to learn what is needed, and respond with tools, resources, and encouragement.
You want to inform and influence our PTA and school. Our members are key decision makers, approving PTA budgets and electing leaders. Members can also participate in school-wide planning and governance, representing family interests via Cedar Park school’s leadership team, special design teams, or sharing feedback.
You’ve got time, skills or ideas but don’t know how to plug in. We can help match up your skills and interests with needs for academic support, classroom projects, or new programs. Got ideas? We’re eager to help figure out how to make your idea a reality.
You want to participate but life is complicated. We get it! Our PTA does not require members to volunteer, donate money, or even bake cookies. Those things will come up throughout the year, but don’t sweat it if you can’t swing it. Our PTA is not about what you can do for us, but what we can do for YOU!
We welcome your ideas and look forward to working together to enrich the lives of all of the children at our school and in our community. Please join us on this exciting adventure!