Welcome to the Innovation Elementary School PTA
2023 No Hassle Giving Drive
With your help, the PTA aims to raise $20,000 by December 31. Your donations support teacher grants, staff appreciation activities, student activities, and family events. Please give generously! Donate online or download paper form and return with check to the front office.
December Dates to Remember
Friday, December 1: Spirit Day
Saturday, December 2, 10am-12pm: KidsGiving Fair (at Arlington Science Focus School)
Wednesday, December 6: School Photo Retakes Day
Wednesday, December 6: EARLY RELEASE
Friday, December 8: Last date to donate gift cards for Holiday Helpers drive
Thursday, December 21 - Monday, January 1: WINTER BREAK
KidsGiving at Innovation
KidsGiving is an organization designed to teach students the importance of philanthropy through partnerships with local non-profit organizations. Register your student as a KidsGiving member here. Once registered, you will receive monthly KidsGiving communications highlighting one or more local nonprofit organizations with three ways of participating: Education, Volunteering, and Giving. Students who participate in at least five activities, including at least one from each category, will be recognized for their philanthropic efforts at the end of the school year.
Innovation T-shirts and Magnets
The PTA Online Store is now selling Innovation T-shirts and Magnets. Order online and items will be delivered to your students' classrooms! While you're shopping, you can also pay your 2023-2024 PTA dues!
We'd love your feedback!
We'd love to hear your ideas and feedback about PTA initiatives! Share your thoughts via this brief survey—responses can be anonymous.
The Smart Talk
The Smart Talk is a free tool to help families set digital safety ground rules together, helping children and families feel safer and more empowered in their digital lives. The Smart Talk, co-created by the National PTA and Norton, is a self-paced online tool for helping families have those important conversations about digital safety. Start talking today: https://thesmarttalk.org. Once your family has completed The Smart Talk, take a picture of the certificate of completion and email it to [email protected] for your student to receive a gift from the PTA!
Innovation ES PTA Joins Benevity Matching Gift Program
The Innovation Elementary School PTA is now a registered nonprofit with the Benevity Matching Gift platform. To take advantage of the matching program, log on to your employer's Benevity site, and search for "Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers" (official name on our W9). A search for "Innovation Elementary School PTA" or "Innovation PTA" should also work. Click here to see the entry.
Minted.com Discount and Fundraising
Update text to "Get 20% off when you use promo code FUNDRAISEINNOVATION at minted.com, and Minted will donate 15% back to Innovation PTA! The code is good all year long!
Keep checking the PTA website as we post upcoming events!
2023-2024 Innovation PTA Calendar
Not sure if you're a member?
Check the member dashboard. You will need to remember your password to log into Givebacks/Memberhub. At the top of the page, you should see the following (if you are currently a member):
Innovation Elementary School PTA
JOIN THE PTA FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR!
To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Family Membership - $20
Parent/Guardian Membership - $10
Faculty/Staff Membership - $10
JOIN HERE TODAY!
2023-2024 PTA Officers
President: Marguerite Williams
Treasurer: Courtney Davison
Secretary: Juliet Brizek
VP Communications: Shinae Kang
VP Community: Brittany Tsiopanas
VP Fundraising: Raj Ratwani
VP Programs: OPEN
The Innovation Elementary School PTA is looking for volunteers!