Urbana Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association
Welcome to the start of a brand new school year. We have a lot of exciting events and initiatives we are working on this year and we look forward to the support of our community in helping achieve our goals!
Welcome back to all the returning UMS families and a big WELCOME to all new families. As the new school year begins, we would once again ask for your support so that we can continue making resources and learning opportunities available to our students and staff.
Over the years, the PTSA has provided learning opportunities and social activities that may have otherwise been unavailable to our students. For the PTSA to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential. There are endless possibilities and ways you can help. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. We promise that the time you give to the PTSA and the school will be worth your while—and fun!
Please consider volunteering, it really does make a difference in the lives of all our students! We would like to thank you in advance for your support. Please find the PTSA table at registration, curriculum night and at the first meeting in September! You will have an opportunity to join PTSA, purchase spirit wear and meet the officers.
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One of our big initiatives this year is boosting membership in the Parent Teacher Student Association. We encourage all parents, students, and teachers to become members regardless of their ability to volunteer.
Important Upcoming PTSA events:
Easy ways to fundraise for the PTSA:
Even if you don’t have time to come to meetings or volunteer for an event, there are so many ways to help!
We collect Box Tops for Education that you find on many products in the grocery store. Each label is worth 10 cents for the school, so keep sending them in! For more information, visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/.
We collect Coke Rewards. Every point is a penny for the school. So, sign up for your own account at http://www.mycokerewards.com/content/home.html or send in your caps and codes.
If you shop at Schnucks, Meijer, or Target, they all have customer cards that will donate a percentage of your purchase back to our school. Cards are free and available at the service desks of each store. They cost nothing and will not affect you in any way–except just by shopping for your family, you are also giving back to the school. Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to sign up, too!
For Schnucks, visit http://www.escrip.com/merchants/identity/schnucks/index.jsp.
For Meijer, visit http://www.meijer.com/rewards.
For Target, visit http://www.target.com/redcard/benefits-target-rewards. Not only will you be donating 1% of your purchase to the school but you will also get 5% off your total purchases. It’s a win/win!
PTSA Executive Board
- President – Gennifer Gilbert
- Vice President – Asia Fuller-Hamilton
- 2nd Vice President – Stephanie Thompson
- Treasurer – Rebecca Wiltfong
- Secretary – Melissa Dowds
PTSA Meetings 2016-2017
- September 20
- October 25
- February 21
- April 18
*please note: all meetings are scheduled for 6:00 to 7:00 pm and will be held in the Band Room unless otherwise noted