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Lori Pieper
23:41
Its raining in Lake Mary by me lol
Dulcibell Robiou
24:04
❤️
Helen Lacayo
24:43
Good morning everyone!
Sheryl Shaffer
26:30
Lori Pieper, What school are you at?
Lori Pieper
26:43
Sanford Middle School
Sheryl Shaffer
27:12
I'm at Crooms. Used to be at SMS. :-)
Frank Reyes
27:13
Yes great question and glad you asked that
Lori Pieper
27:37
Great question Mary! I am done with SMS at the end of this year and we have had very little participation so I am nervous I won't find a replacement
Lori Pieper
28:15
Sheryl Shaffer, I hear Crooms is a great school!
Sheryl Shaffer
28:29
It is! You heading to us next year by chance?
Melanie Williams
29:00
Teachers' Lounge conversations landed me my house:)
Lori Pieper
29:01
Sorry, but he wants Seminole High for their Aviation Program of Emphasis. End goal is Air Force Academy
Sheryl Shaffer
29:14
excellent
Lori Pieper
31:49
What happens if we can't find a replacement? Do we have to stay on at a school we are no longer at? I won't have any other kids at SMS for years because my kids are way spread out in age lol
Lori Pieper
33:27
Seminole :)
Shelly Pedraza
33:28
Lori message me and I will help you with ideas
Lori Pieper
33:36
Thank you!
Juan Sierra
33:54
I propose to start a presidents advisory group. this is one of the fist topics to address.
Juan Sierra
34:30
SAC meeting is a great way to find interested parents
Shelly Pedraza
34:33
lori 407-283-8447 :)
Mary Barker
34:45
Thanks, Melanie! Good suggestion
Diane Handley
35:13
How many years can I stay as President. Is there a term limit?
Rachel Hollar
35:56
@Diane it's in your bylaws. Typically it's two years in a row, but the max is 3.
Rachel Hollar
36:17
If you take a year off, you can come back ;)
Mary Benedict
37:17
Chelsea Bowlin is also a slated president at a soon to be chartered PTA in Alachua County! Welcome Chelsea!
Carolyn Nelson-Goedert
37:45
Welcome Chelsea!
Chelsea Bowlin
37:58
Hi! Thanks!
Melanie Williams
38:44
Congrats Diane, Risa, and Chelsea! Your hearts are in the right place. Here to support in anyway.
Mary Benedict
38:45
In Alachua County we have President meet ups with the feeder schools.
Melissa Butler
39:32
We have a presidents group in Hillsborough.. Im thankful for it! I have most of my questions answered there and get tons of advice.
Melanie Williams
41:45
We are meeting this Monday at 7 pm. Join us if you are able.
Juan Sierra
42:22
how do we incentive participation from parents? specially middle schools?
Frank Reyes
43:15
Diane you are doing great Myles. Janel is so proud of your work
Melanie Williams
43:24
Get to the children, Juan. They will get to the parents.
Shelly Pedraza
44:35
I had to stalk the PTA lol
Rachel Hollar
45:02
Seconding Juan's question. There was a security incident in our county, so they changed where all the student's can't receive external emails, so we now have no way to contact them. :(Admin will sometimes send to teachers to put in the student portal, but they aren't getting the messages like they use to.
Rachel Hollar
45:18
(Middle School here also)
Rachel Hollar
46:22
Adding that we're also not allowed on campus or able to send flyers.
Mary Benedict
48:10
Covid has had the silver lining of bringing forward new parents who want to advocate for the safety of their school. We found them on line through our FB group and invited them in.
Juan Sierra
49:17
I suggest to start a conversation with parents about what move them, what is their big WHY? They find out that their big why is their children and their success. they the question comes wouldn't make sense to be in the direction of your why? PTA is the place to be.
Risa Bell
49:36
Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm excited about the PTSA Chat; there are definitely different concerns at the HS/Collegiate (Dual Enrollment) level. Please keep me posted
Juan Sierra
50:40
also, don't ask for help, for their time, instead offer resources to achieve their dreams, improve communication with youth, and triangulate the vision
Juan Sierra
51:02
because we parents teacher and youth have the same vision''
Melissa Butler
51:31
We opened up memberhub to all when we did registration to our Winter Event. We increased who we can contact by nearly 200 !!
Frank Reyes
53:17
Great point Shelly in letting people know what your local PTA is doing. And that evens goes a step further when asking for membership.
Stacie Kimble
53:39
Hello - brand new PTA and Pres here, Umatilla Elementary School (Lake County). Can someone please provide Jessica membership contact info in comments? We definitely need help setting up our member HUB. Thank you!
Juan Sierra
53:45
instead of asking for help, ask what do you need? what do you do? we can help at PTA
Risa Bell
53:46
Valerie Licata @ MemberHub is GREAT with assisting with the setup. MemberHub will be your BEST FRIEND.:)
Stacie Kimble
54:08
Thank you!
Linda Witherwax
54:18
Jessica Summers - membership@floridapta.org
Linda Witherwax
56:08
Jessica is the Membership Committee chair and she, along with the entire committee, are here to help!!
Lori Pieper
56:54
I LOVE that! If your WHY is your kids than PTA/PTSA is the place to be! I'm stealing that lol maybe it will help get more participants! Great idea!! Thanks!
Juan Sierra
58:43
https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/dtd/TRIAD-CONSENSUS/334366-48088
Shelly Pedraza
01:00:55
Change is good and it is okay... I have been preaching grace all year and it is the same with new presidents. A new President should do it a bit different...we are all different and that's okay. We cant grow without change.
Juan Sierra
01:01:26
Sure, Please own it! that is what we need
Juan Sierra
01:02:25
should any one needs more info please email me at ttmsptapresident@gmail.com
Lori Pieper
01:03:30
Lol I was voluntold to be President
Linda Witherwax
01:03:41
That was 25 years ago for me!!
Frank Reyes
01:03:53
I was voluntricked
Kimberly McDonough
01:04:02
Frank told me to be on County board.
Shelly Pedraza
01:04:09
lol frank!
Frank Reyes
01:05:13
And those circles are even more intimidating for the one guy who wants to help.
Juan Sierra
01:05:18
same here. I just knew my why and jumped in.
Juan Sierra
01:06:55
also, start an IT committee. they are the ones who are helping us to communicate.
Shelly Pedraza
01:07:17
My first PTA seemed click-ish because they would all go into a room at drop off...so for weeks I would hang around near the room after drop off hoping they would ask. Finally they had their 1st general meeting...and I went to every single PTA Board member and told them I wanted in.
Shelly Pedraza
01:07:52
When they realized it they were super excited....they wanted people but didn't realize what they were doing.
Shelly Pedraza
01:09:23
Drive-Thrus are popular
Mary Barker
01:09:28
Chelsea - what level are you
Juan Sierra
01:09:38
The biggest complain is no time no money. we stopped asking parents for money and turned to the corporate community for exposure with in the xxx number of families...
Chelsea Bowlin
01:10:36
Elementary
Shelly Pedraza
01:11:06
Chelsea- we have done a lot of drive thru events and the kids enjoyed it
Melissa Butler
01:11:17
We have done drive thru events - a businesses sponsored treats we were able to provide to families. We have done a few dine out events as well. We are looking to do a drive in movie night (trying to figure out logistics still). We want to do more programs virtually as well
Elizabeth Gerace
01:12:21
We have been setting up Photo Prop set-ups on campus…set up after hours, for teachers and students to use at Holiday times.
Shelly Pedraza
01:12:24
Spirit nights fundraisers could be drive-thru... just ask the business
Melanie Williams
01:12:27
Great ideas, Melissa. Drive Thru events are great to impact the community.
Juan Sierra
01:12:34
also, as fundrising we ask partners to sponsor the Talent Show. no one wins, but show their talent. this has been powerful
Melanie Williams
01:13:37
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Melissa Butler
01:14:23
Maybe share membership info!
Elizabeth Gerace
01:14:33
If you have Spirit Gear then sell, sell, sell!
Diane Handley
01:14:39
Thank you everyone for the information. I have to go to another meeting. Will be back after lunch break.
Chelsea Bowlin
01:14:53
Any suggestions for developing community without a fundraiser? I like the drive through ideas!
Mary Benedict
01:14:54
Remember to ask you principal to include you in Kindergarten Round-Up.
Lori Pieper
01:15:43
We have our first spirit night coming up and Chick-Fil-A said we can't solicit to their guests so that kind of stinks, are there other places that will let you set up a table to promote membership?
Caroline Dixon
01:15:44
Chelsea- we did a cooking event. We had a parent teach how to make crepes. It was a free event that brought people together.
Shelly Pedraza
01:15:48
Chelsea... we have had PTAs do a paint night... they did a drive thru to pick up supplies and they did a paint party on zoom
Chelsea Bowlin
01:16:12
Those are great! ThANKS
Carolyn Nelson-Goedert
01:16:22
Thanks for joining us everyone! Stay in touch.
Erica Hamblen
01:16:33
Thank you!
Mary Barker
01:16:37
Sheryl - do you have spirit items to sell? Put some up as a give away. Or do you do senior yard signs - a give away for those is nice too
Melissa Butler
01:16:56
Lori - I think it depends on the business, ask before scheduling! I remember my old unit used to set up a table at PDQ , before I was on the board.
Shelly Pedraza
01:17:07
lori… call texas roadhouse. they have done a lot to help our PTAS
Sheryl Shaffer
01:17:18
we have spirit stuff yes. :-) tnx
Juan Sierra
01:17:40
Thank you
Melissa Butler
01:17:57
Chelsea - Maybe invite a local business to share information with your Members and families virtually.
Carolyn Nelson-Goedert
01:18:58
Workshop Wednesdays - Youth Advocacy
Elizabeth Gerace
01:19:17
Thank you from Deerwood Elementary :)
Lori Pieper
01:19:26
Thank you!