Greetings Columbine Families!
The strength of Columbine Elementary is in the special community we have created here, and parents are the backbone of that community. At Columbine, we have a very active parent organization committed to making our school the best it can be for all our children.
Through the PTA, parents, teachers, and staff work together to enrich the experiences of our children. The PTA is really each and every one of us!
Read on to learn more.
Our PTA's mission is to enrich our children’s school experience and to strengthen the bond between the families, teachers and staff within the Columbine community. We strive to accomplish this mission by organizing volunteers to support classroom and school projects, planning festivals and community events, and raising money to provide classroom grants and support extra-curricular activities.
WHO WE ARE
The Columbine PTA (Parent Teachers Association) is a 501(c)(3) organization as part of our parent organization – the Colorado PTA and is affiliated with the National PTA. We are made up of interested parents, teachers, and staff.
Membership in the Columbine PTA is open to everyone and there is NO membership fee.
2011/12 PTA Officer's List
Francine Alberts: President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kori Jew: Co-President, email@example.com
Erik Rissler: Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Micah Walker Parkin: Secretary, email@example.com
Britt Pearson: Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Gini Larter: Fundraiser, email@example.com
PTA-sponsored events include, among others, the traditional (and Boulder classic) Mile Marathon, Carnival night, and the School Raffle. PTA volunteers make these events, and others, possible.
The PTA plans both one-time and on-going fundraising activities. The majority of the monies raised from these efforts is allocated to our classroom grant fund. The classroom grant fund is a program that assigns each classroom a budget to use on materials and activities. We also use the funds to sponsor other enrichment activities for the students, such as assemblies, outdoor education and school improvements.
On-going Fundraising includes:
Target and Escrip
Boxtops for Education
Fall Carnival (food, craft booths, games, performances)
Spring Raffle ($3 tickets - great prizes)
The PTA normally meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:45 pm—though you do not need to attend the meetings to get involved! All our meetings and communications are in Spanish and English.
When: First Wednesday of the Month
Time: 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Library at Columbine Elementary
Our standing agenda includes:
Introductions & food
FRS (Family Resource Services) update
It’s not always easy, but we are committed to ending our meetings On Time!
Come join the fun. If you have any questions, please contact any of the PTA Officers, we’ll be happy to talk with you.