Dear Parents,

The NES PTA (Naramake Elementary School Parent Teacher Association) extends a warm
welcome to those of you who are new to our school, and a welcome back to all those returning for the
2018-2019 school year.

The NES PTA is a volunteer group of parents and teachers who work together for the betterment of the
students and their educational experience. We aim to do the following:

* Aid students, staff and parents by providing financial and volunteer support for  educational needs within the school. Our yearly contributions include blue communication folders, enrichment assemblies, reading programs, a school wide Scholastic Newsletter distribution, and so much more. On average, the PTA raises approximately $50,000 and in the past, we have outfitted the library with a new computer lab, the gym with a new rock wall and provided much needed additional Chromebooks for classroom use.
* Promote open communication between administration, teachers, and parents throughout the year through the Naramake School Website, flyers sent home in blue communication folders, emails
and our Facebook page. 
* Encouraging a sense of school community, spirit and pride through special events planned throughout the year.

It takes many hands and minds to support all our PTA goals, so of course We Need Your Help! Working together, we can truly make a difference at the school and in the lives of our children. Without parent volunteers, we cannot be successful. We encourage parents to volunteer and we have opportunities that fit everyone’s schedule. You can volunteer as much or as little as you want, but
please DO try and help when you can.

Why participate in the PTA??
* Have Fun!! – Our goal is to create opportunities for parents, teachers and students to have fun
together in the school environment and build a sense of community. We organize several
social events throughout the year to give families this opportunity (Back to School Barbecue,
Gobbler Game Night, Ice Cream Social just to name a few)
* Stay Connected - There is no better way to know what’s happening in your child’s school
* Support – Be a part of making a difference. ALL participation is optional, please support those
which make you most comfortable. Our fall fundraiser kicks off in September with awesome
wrapping paper and other goodies from Charleston Wrap, Cookies from David's and Pies from
Lyman Orchards. Check our website for fundraisers we run year-round that don’t cost you a
thing such as Box Tops, Stop and Shop Rewards and Shop Rite Rewards.
* Tap Into a Network – PTA functions are a great opportunity to meet other parents and teachers,
and share your ideas, concerns, etc.
* Speak Up – Being involved in the PTA can be a way for you to effectively suggest change. We
need and welcome new ideas!

Your involvement with the PTA is much appreciated! Please join us in making this a successful year!

Thank you,

Janine Randolph & Jackie Skorvanek, NES PTA Co-Presidents and