Welcome to the Innovation Elementary School PTA

February and March Dates to Remember
Monday, February 19: NO SCHOOL
Monday, Feb. 19: NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9:30am: Innovation Rising K Information Session
Wednesday, Feb. 21: Innovation All-Day Fundraiser at Courthouse Kabob
Monday, Feb. 26, 3-3:40pm: 3rd/4th Grade Principal's Coffee Chat
Monday, March 4, 3-3:40pm: 5th Grade Principal's Coffee Chat
March 4-8: Innovation Book Fair with R.E.A.D. & PajamaMama
Tuesday, March 5: NO SCHOOL
Thursday, March 7, 6:30-8pm: Innovation Literacy Night
March 9-16: Innovation PTA Online Auction
Tuesday, March 12: PTA Meeting and KidsGiving Activity
Thursday/Friday, March 14-15: Parent-Teacher Conferences (Early Release Thurs.; NO SCHOOL Friday)
Wednesday, March 20: Innovation Restaurant Night at Spice Kraft Indian Bistro
Thursday, March 21: performances of Innovation's School Play, "The Thirty-Three Little Pigs"
March 25-29: NO SCHOOL for Spring Break


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No Hassle Giving Drive...in 2024!
Donations are accepted throughout the year! Your donations support teacher grants, staff appreciation activities, student activities, and family events. Give online!
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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.
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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!  

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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!

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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
Since mm/dd/yyyy

 Why Join PTA? 

JOIN THE PTA FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR!

PTA Mission: 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
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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

PTA Meeting Dates

Upcoming Meetings:
March 12, 2024
April 16, 2024
May 14, 2024 


Past Meeting Materials:

9/12: (Principal's Rpt | President's Rpt
10/17: (Prin. Rpt | Athl & FLE | Adv AcadPres. Rpt
11/14: (Principal's Rpt | SEL | President's Rpt
1/9: (Principal's Rpt | President's Rpt | Math Wrk)
2/13: (President's Rpt) 

Volunteer

The Innovation Elementary School PTA is looking for volunteers!