Thank you for taking our 2015-2016 PTA Survey. We had amazing responses from so many of you and we are grateful for your kind feedback. We also received some concerns/questions from you, which we would like to address.
Staying Informed About Classroom Activity:
Based on the PTA survey, we will continue to keep you informed about what your child is learning. Specific areas you mentioned are the math curriculum, classroom activities, RULER, music, technology, and P.E. The teachers do a wonderful job sending out emails to parents and we are grateful for your continued desire to stay on top of your child’s education.
Safety is very important to the Lawton staff. Lawton Elementary has a safety committee that meets monthly, and we have communicated all of your safety-related responses to them with the goal of supporting their efforts to enhance the safety of our school community.
Based on the current survey responses, many of you are interested in seeing the PTA budget more clearly and regularly. We will be presenting the 2016-2017 preliminary budget (which is put together by the budget committee, feedback from the school survey and staff input) at April’s General PTA Meeting on Thursday, April 28th beginning at 6:00pm (click here for meeting Agenda). At this meeting, the budget will be voted on. We will send out the approved, final budget to all members of the PTA. If you have any questions on the budget anytime during the year, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for an up-to-date budget. We are more than happy to share it with you!
Based on feedback from the survey, the PTA is currently revamping its website (www.lawtonelementary.org) to make it a substantive channel of communication. The new website will be the authoritative source for ways to get involved at Lawton, PTA committee sign-up forms, upcoming events, online enrichment registration, and more. We will also have a new page on the site specifically geared toward incoming kindergarten families and other families who are new to Lawton. Be on the lookout for updated site – we are really excited about this endeavor!
You all brought up some really fantastic ideas, and we are eager to introduce them next year. Some of these ideas included parent social nights, school talent show, community service opportunities, new family orientation, and a kindergarten liaison program. These are all fantastic ideas just waiting for the help of our parent volunteers. Please be on the lookout for new opportunities/committees to implement these ideas on our updated website this fall!
Lawton PTA Board