September PTC Notes

On behalf of the Mary Immaculate School PTC: Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Even though summer always goes by too quickly, we are very excited to be back with our MIS family!

As Mr. Krause talked about at Great Expectations, the word for this school year is Family. I want to emphasize the significance that our MIS family has in volunteering in various capacities for the betterment of our school. This does not only include the PTC volunteers but all MIS volunteers. Your efforts result in lower tuition costs for all students and help facilitate communication and coordination between teachers, staff, parents, and the Parish. Your actions truly matter in the life of our school family. One of my favorite quotes is: “Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.” We are truly blessed here at MIS with all of our Volunteers. Your “roll-up your sleeves” mentality is like none other and our children, teachers, administrators and school are for the better. 

It is my great privilege to tell you of the great things purchased for our students over the summer with the help of the PTC’s Wish List. At the end of each school year, a request is sent to MIS parents and teachers asking for suggestions on items or repairs needed for our school. Once the list is compiled, a committee of parents, teachers and administration prioritizes the list as to what will be purchased and the order in which it will be purchased. Between $17,000 to $20,000 is spent annually to cover these Wish List items that would generally not be covered by the school’s operating budget.

The Wish List items purchased with funds earned from the 2016-17 PTC activities include:
-    Algebra Tiles (class set)
-    Carpet for KA, KB, KC
-    Student chairs for 3B
-    Bulletin Boards for 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B (2 for each classroom)
-    Bulletin Board for Spanish grades 4-8
-    Stools (2) for the Drama Department
-    Teachers’ Desks for 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
-    White Boards for 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B (2 for each classroom)
-    White Board for Spanish grades 4-8

Thanks to directed donations from some of our MIS families and staff, several items on the Wish List were purchased outside of the Wish List budget. These itms include:
-    Projection System in gym
-    Steamer for the Drama Department
-    Tennis balls for students’ desks and chairs
-    Door mat for the front entry (on order)

A few more items requested on the Wish List were purchased using MIS funds:
-    music stands for the Music Department
-    Scientific Calculators for Algebra(30)
-    Teacher’s Sets of Math Flash Cards for grades 1-3
-    Novels for Spanish (2 sets)
-    White Boards repaired

With the remaining funds, we are researching the possibility of replacing the tire pieces on the playground. Thank you to all who supported the PTC activities last year!

The PTC board welcomes you to join in our meetings which are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the MIC conference room. The Mary Immaculate PTC provides a forum for parents to participate directly with the school. That participation helps to positively impact our children’s educational and spiritual experiences. Whether you have a lot or a little time, all of your creative ideas, your time and your talents are wanted and needed. There are countless opportunities for you to help and to get involved. The more involved you are, the more you and your family benefit from this rich experience at Mary Immaculate.

Go Mustangs!
Kristin Rogers, PTC President