Parent Teacher Association

May 2020 Meeting Minutes

Our Mission

  • Promote family involvement in the education of Burroughs students

  • Support school goals through projects and fundraising

  • Build and support a strong Burroughs community of students, parents, families, teachers and administrators.

The Burroughs PTA achieves those goals by managing a budget of over $100,000 that funds classroom enrichment, field trips, teacher support, and school-wide events. The PTA also oversees many of the opportunities for parents to be involved at Burroughs. Check out our August 2020 announcement.

Membership

Join the PTA! Members can vote on budgets and other decisions, as well as stay up-to-date on all the latest information about academics and extracurriculars at Burroughs.

In 2019, the PTA voted to discontinue the $10 annual dues requirement. Join us at any of the PTA meeting to sign up or contact the PTA at burroughsmn.PTA@gmail.com to join. If you would like to donate to the Burroughs PTA; cash or checks can be dropped off to Maggie Nelon (school secretary) who will pass along to the PTA’s school mailbox.

Meetings

PTA meetings are held from 6:30-8:30 five times a year. This year, to accommodate social distancing, we will be conducting the meetings remotely over Zoom. Please stay tuned for the link information. In the event we move to onsite PTA meetings, FREE child care will be available!

In the 2020-2021 school year, meetings will be held on September 22, November 17, January 19, March 16 and April 20.

What We Do

We count on parent involvement to guarantee specific academic needs and enrichment activities benefiting all students. Whether it is your time, money, strengths or all of the above, the reality is parent involvement at Burroughs is not only a want but very much a need.

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) helps to facilitate parent involvement. A major purpose of the PTA is fundraising through programs like:

  • Silent Auction  

  • Read-A-Thon  

  • Box Tops

  • Spirit Wear  

  • Scholastic Book Fair

Last year the above programs, and the families involved in making them a success, resulted in near $100,000. Below are examples of the benefits we can continue to offer our kids with this level of involvement:

  • Exceptional Math Program - Singapore Math, M2 and M3

  • Supplementing Art - Fine Arts Poetry, Art Adventure/Art Institute tour

  • Supplementing Music- Bravo!, MN Sinfonia, Ordway and Choir trip

  • Environmental Centre Overnight Field Trips - Voyager and Deep Portage

  • After School Clubs - Chess, Destination Imagination, Bird Watching and Lego League  

  • Extra Active & Healthy Programs – Mindfulness, Ice Fishing, Track & Field and the Ski trip

  • Celebrating Accomplishments - 5th Grade Graduation Party, End of the Year Picnic

  • Recognizing our Amazing Teachers - Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

 

PTA Meeting Minutes from May 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:25 PM