PURSUING HIS CALL ALWAYSPlaza Heights Christian Academy
Parent/Teacher Fellowship (PTF)
A Message From Our PTF
Greetings Plaza Heights Families!
On behalf of the Plaza Heights PTF, we are so excited to welcome all our new and returning families to the 2022-23 school year! We are energized to be getting back into the swing of things. With your help, we look forward to supporting the teachers and staff at PHCA through our many events such as: Grandparents Day, Cornhole Tournament, Trivia Night, and Basket Bonanza just to name a few!
To help make this a year one that our students and staff never forget, please consider becoming a PTF member as well as attending our various events throughout the year. The success of our fundraisers will directly impact the number of programs that return and the new ones we launch! For more information on how to give or become a member, please print our PTF membership form and turn in to the office. Joining PTF is easy, and it really makes a difference!
Finally, we hope you consider getting involved! The more parents and loved ones who contribute their time and talents, the stronger and more connected our school community grows. Whether it’s a one-time commitment or a signature event, we have the perfect job for you! Please reach out to Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.
Upcoming PTF Events/Information
There’s only four more weeks of school and it is a busy one! We have several events that we are needing volunteers for, opportunities at school and things you can do from your home.
May 8-12th is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week! PTF will put on a week of activities for them including breakfast, catered lunch and school supplies restock. If you are interested in helping with this, please contact Jami Jones email@example.com. You can also help by purchasing some of our staffs favorite school supplies to give out on one of the days- https://www.amazon.com/hz/wish
list/ls/1VC97PEMTBL58. Or check out our staff favorites spreadsheet for ideas to give specifically to your child’s teacher https://docs.google.com/spread sheets/d/15ddh6x6U-uc3oEgdxAg7 Gc-AjxLlgQPJqqTgGYLS_ns/edit.
May 11th State Sports Lockers: We need 3 people to create signs for our athletes lockers (track, soccer, baseball). We can hang these as early as May 8th, as late as May 11th.
May 18th, Pastries with Parents, 7:30-9a.: we need 2-3 adults to assist our committee lead in setup and running of this event.
May 18th, 12:15-3:15pm, Field Day: this year’s Field Day will take place earlier than usual. We 3 need adults to help run our drink, snack and first aid tent. We do have a licensed nurse that will be running the first aid. *Note: no water wars this year.
May 21st, 6-7pm Graduation reception: set up, serving and clean up
Here’s our Sign Up Genius link to sign up to help make each of these events a success- https://www.signupgenius.com/g
Questions? Email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 407-619-8804
PTF officers for 2023-2024 school year
-President (vacant, interview required): oversee all operations & teams, plan & run meetings
-VP of Fundraising (filled): oversee all fundraising- Basket Bonanza, Box tops, spirit wear, business sponsorships/directory
-VP of Communications/Secretary (vaca
nt): keep meeting minutes, create PTF newsletters and maintain membership records.
-VP of Events (vacant): oversee Grandparents Day, Pastries with Parents, trivia night and other fun events
-Treasurer (filled): Keep all financial records, write checks, give reports at meetings
Committee Leads for 2023/2024 school year
-Room parent chair (vacant): oversee all room parents
-Social Media chair (filled): Run Lion’s Den FB page
-Sonshine team lead (filled): prayer and care team for the school
Do you want to get more connected and involved at your child’s school? Please call/text or email Heather Blum for more info- email@example.com, 407-619-8804.
The playground project has been completed!
Thank you to all families who helped make this project happen!
Also, thank you to everyone who helped install the playground!
Please consider making a difference and volunteering today! We would love to add your name to our email list to receive updates and monthly Sign-Up Genius invites.
If you are interested in getting more “plugged in” with PTF, we would LOVE to have you! There are many places to get you involved. We REALLY NEED some elementary parents to step up and step in to our leadership. Our current board members have high schoolers that are nearing the end of their years at Plaza. Please email Heather Blum at firstname.lastname@example.org to visit more about how you can get involved.
PTF hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to benefit all our PTF programs plus fundraisers that directly benefit the school or a certain department.
Trivia Night- Jan. 28th, 6pm (PTF fundraiser)
Basket Bonanza- March 31, 2023 (all funds raised go to the school to fund highest need)
PTF Events At A Glance
17th-Meet the Teacher (booth & volunteers) & Parent Orientation (short speech & booth)
18th- 1st day of school (lion, welcome team, stock teacher lounge, chalk the lot)
19th- Back to School picnic (PTF plan & run, we supply main dish, drinks and utensils)
16th- Grandparents Day & Book Fair (plan & run both, K-5 only, rotate from food, photo
booth, craft, book fair and classrooms. Finish with music performance upstairs. Book
fair is fundraiser for PTF)
28th- See You at the Pole- PTF provide donuts for those that come
29th- PTF meeting, 6:45-8pm
8th- Cornhole tourney (plan & run tourney and food booth, fundraiser for PTF and sports)
17th-18th- Parent/teacher conf. (drinks and snacks for teachers)
20th-22nd- fall state sports tourney (decorate lockers?)
18th- Thanksgiving Feast (decorate tables and monitor tables to give teachers a break)
22nd- Fall Class parties (preschool-5th grade only)
TBD- PTF meeting
16th- Class Christmas parties (preschool-5th grade only)
-Staff Cards and gift (small gift or email out to families give for bigger gift)
6th- Alumni Night (can PTF help?)
28th- Trivia night (plan & run event and food/snack, fundraiser for PTF)
16th-18th Fall State Tourney (decorate lockers?)
17th- Class Valentine’s Day parties (preschool-5th grade only)
2nd-4th- School Play (sponsor thank you gifts to volunteers, sponsor gift for drama teacher)
March 31st- Basket Bonanza (plan & run event, including auction, raffle, decorations. Junior
class runs food and gets profit. Profit from auction/raffle goes to school, avg. $10,000)
6th- Class Easter parties (preschool -5th grade only)
TBD- Terra Nova testing (recess monitors to give teachers and break and coordinate
snacks/drinks for kids)
21st- Fine Arts Festival (decorate lockers?)
1st-5th- Teacher Appreciation week (meal or treat each day)
11th-13th- Spring state sports tourney (decorate lockers?)
16th- Final PTF meeting
18th- Field Day (coordinate volunteers for events and snack/drink tent, sponsor snacks &
drinks and water guns for water war)
18th-Pastries with Parents (plan and run, sponsor all food, etc)
21st- High school graduation (sponsor $150 towards costs)
School clean up day?
ONGOING all year
-Sonshine team– writes cards to encourage new students, staff and those needing prayer.
Organizes monthly prayer meetings. Coordinates monthly teacher lounge thank you’s
-Room parent coordinator– coordinates a lead parent from each class (Prek-12th grade) to
help organize class parties, Basket Bonanza basket, teacher Christmas gift, etc.
Junior & senior room parents help with fundraising for senior trip.
-Box Tops– fundraiser for PTF, encourage participation through app
-Amazon wishlists– encourage teachers to create Amazon wishlists to be shared with the
parents throughout the year.
**if there is a “?” next to something, that means it has not been done in a long time but
could be done if we have the volunteers and administration approve