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Welcome to the LP PTA!

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What is the PTA?

PTA (Parent Teacher Association): The goal of the PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and administration in support of our students. We recruit and coordinate volunteers, plan and organize a mix of educational and fun school activities, plan teacher appreciation activities and much more.  

Our PTA provides a wide range of activities/services for our school, including:

  • After School Enrichment Programs, Hot Lunch, Spelling Bee, Fun Run, Geography Bee, Read-a-thon, Fall Carnival, movie nights, annual dodgeball game, annual dance, yearbook, book clubs, spiritwear, Spring Picnic, special assemblies, Math Night, room parents in each classroom, and the Science Fair.   

Some of the events listed above are fundraisers (Fun Run, Read-a-thon and Fall Carnival), which are separate from Moraga Education Foundation (MEF).  The money raised from these activities benefits LP directly and provides a stipend ($400) for each teacher for supplies, as well as staff training and development, schoolwide office supplies and materials, subscriptions and equipment needed for supplemental classes, such as PE, art and computers.  We also fund one capital improvement project per year on campus.  Recently, some of the big items the PTA funded were the lower playground, and a new audio-visual system in the Oak Room, which is our multi-purpose room.

PTA members include parents, teachers and administrators.  We encourage you to join the PTA (available on Membership Toolkit) and become active in the school community.  Our meetings are held at LP monthly (third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m.), with one evening meeting in February. Each meeting includes an update from our Principal, Ms. Richards. In addition, we go over financials and monthly business and occasionally will have a guest speaker who will present on a topic of interest.  

Even if you can't make the meetings, there are many ways that you can get involved. We have a great group of parents who help out at the school in all different ways and would love to have you on our team. The kids love to see their parents on campus helping out!  And for those of you who can't be on campus, there are plenty of jobs that need to be done from home.  If you are interested in getting more involved, let us know, and we can help you find a job that works for you! Please e-mail us at: losperalesptaprez@gmail.com.  Thank you!

-Janelle Chng and Sara Curran

Los Perales PTA Co-Presidents

IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION FROM YOUR LP PTA!

 Dates To Remember:

August  6     Moraga School District registration opens on Aeries 
August  7     LP registration opens online on Membership Toolkit (MTK)

                    
                     What can I do on  Membership Toolkit?

  • Buy PTA memberships and online school directory access
  • Order yearbooks
  • Sign up for volunteer opportunities
  • Sign PTA Waiver for participation in all PTA events for the year
  • Please note the following changes in MTK: Milk purchases will not be completed through MTK this year.  Milk purchases will go directly through the Moraga School District via a link on the Los Perales website.  Please visit the website on the first day of school to order milk.
  • Spiritwear will be purchased via an independent website this year, not on MTK.  Look for an e-mail from the PTA with all of the details regarding spiritwear purchases within the next few weeks. 

Week of

August 13      TK and Kindergarten teacher assignments mailed

August 16      TK and Kindergarten Back to School Night (Parents Only) 

                        6:00-7:15 pm

August 17     TK and Kindergarten Meet and Greet (Parents & Children) 

                        9:30-10:00 am 
August 20     Teacher assignments available on Aeries for Grades 1-5 (after 4 pm)

August 20     Panther Day at LP from 4:00-5:00 pm (LP Courtyards)   

  • Enjoy popsicles and meet, or catch up with other LP families
  • Check out class lists
  • Get a preview of our exciting new LP spiritwear
  • Meet with Panther Club representatives
  • Meet with After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) vendors
  • If you are new to LP with a 1st-5th grader, visit our New Family table.
  • Check out Sodexo, our new lunch vendor
  • Find out more about the PTA Reflections Art Contest

August 21    ** First Day of School!** (TUESDAY)

                       Parent Coffee from 8:30-8:45 in the Oak Room 

                       PTA Meeting from 8:45-9:15 in the Oak Room

 Campus Tour for any interested new families after the meeting.

                       All parents are encouraged to attend.  Come and join us  

                       for the first meeting of the year!

August 27      Hot Lunch Begins 

(Please note:  Hot lunch will not be available during the first week of school.  See ordering information for Sodexo, our new hot lunch vendor, below.)

 

August 29      

ASEP registration opens

 

Join us for our PTA Meetings!

Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Room 4 at LP unless otherwise posted. 

The schedule of meetings for the 2018-2019 school year is as follows: 

Day Time
August 21 8:45 AM
September 19 8:30 AM
October 17 8:30 AM

November 14

8:30 AM
January 16 8:30 AM
February 20 7:00 PM
March 20 8:30 AM
April 17 8:30 AM
May 15 7:00 PM

**Minutes are approved for distribution at the meetings one month after the meeting in question. Please attend the PTA meeting to obtain a copy of the prior meeting's minutes.

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