A letter from the GAES PTA President
Hello Cub Families!
Welcome to a new year at Glen Allen Elementary and the PTA! As you join your child on his or her educational journey, remember that our focus is children; the children in your home, the children in our school and the children in our community.
If this your first year at Glen Allen Elementary, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you. If you are a returning Cub family, I know that you are as excited as we are to be starting another year at GAES.
As I embark on my year as your PTA President, I am looking forward to continuing the working partnership we have established with our administration, our amazing teachers and our invaluable staff to provide an excellent learning experience for our children.
I encourage each and every one of you to become a part of our team. The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit the children. You may not be aware that our PTA provides many resources to Glen Allen Elementary that are not allocated by the county. Additionally, the PTA supplies our teachers and staff with funds to strengthen their work in the classroom. With the approximately $130 we spend PER CHILD last year; the PTA funded and managed the following:
|After school enrichment programs||Kindles for every grade level|
|End of the year party||Leveled readers|
|Silent Auction||Spirit Nights|
|Girls on the Run||GAR Store|
|New Cub Event||Science Fair|
|Glen Allen Day bounce houses and games||Watch Dog program|
|Monthly snacks and drinks for teachers’ lounge||Spirit Wear|
|3rd grade fancy lunch||Seat sacks and student agendas|
|Yearbooks||Online resource memberships|
|5th grade graduation celebration||Student directory|
|Classroom funds||Fountas and Pinnell testing kits|
|Grade level funds|
Please consider giving to our direct donation program, the Cub Fund. 100% of your gift goes directly to the PTA and ultimately, back to your children. Additionally, it’s tax-deductible and can often be matched by your employer.
Finally, I urge you to become a PTA member. Your membership dues allow us to provide and operate for your children. In becoming a member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. By volunteering with the PTA, you can valuable experiences and personal confidence. It’s a great opportunity to put your skills to use for a good cause. By getting involved, you’ll be part of the solution, making a positive change in our school community. Lastly, the PTA and its events help to forge bonds between the students, teachers and parents. We cannot be successful without your support and involvement.
I look forward to working with each of you!
Tonia Blanchet – 2018-19 PTA President