Contributing to Your Child's Education
Hello Paxson Community!Welcome all new and returning families to Paxson School! We hope that everyone has a great 2020-21 school year.THANK YOU! We want to thank everyone who contributed time and donations to your PTA last year. The PTA wouldn't be a success without YOU! We invite everyone to be a part of your wonderful Paxson community. The PTA supports many enriching and community building events and programs by providing funding and volunteers. We are always open to new ideas on how to enhance our children’s and families' experience here at Paxson so come to a meeting or find one of us in the halls.Your donations to the PTA support a multitude of enrichment and support programs including Co-Motion dance and movement for K-2nd graders, creative writing/poetry thru the Missoula Writing Collaborative for 3rd-5th graders, a lunchtime PEP Can teacher (a program that promotes collaborative and inclusive play on the playground reducing recess conflict), OLC (Outdoor Learning Center), and a $10/student classroom activity funds for teachers. The 2020-21 school year may look a little different but we are still hoping to raise funds. Our next big project will be Playground Enhancements so keep an eye out for more information on that!Social events are spread throughout the year for fun and community building, and sometimes fundraising. These events include Ice Cream Social, Harvest Party, Family Movie Night, Around the World Night, Riverbank Run, Sock Hop, Field Day, and Staff Appreciation events (including coordinating food during conferences) and we plan to bring all these back next year!Three key fundraising events raise over 60% of our needed funds. The key fundraisers are Local Products (holiday gifts from local vendors), Direct Ask donations and the Paxson Spring Fundraiser. You may donate any time by check at the front office or online at our PTA Donation Site.We welcome any and all you have to offer. Join us the second TUESDAY of each month at 7pm in the Paxson Staff Lounge for our PTA meeting.
Here are a few contact names and numbers:
- Roula Agne (PTA Co-President) Ph. (406) 531-2416 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Given Kutz (PTA Co-President, Treasurer) Ph. (406) 544-9520 email@example.com
- Sara Laney (PTA Secretary)
Keep up to date on events, news, and PTA happenings by following our website at www.mcpsmt.org/paxson, Paxson Facebook page, Blackboard Connect*, by reading the information sent home in the student Thursday envelopes, and Paxson’s monthly e-newsletter. *Make sure you sign up with Mrs. Miller at the front desk if you do NOT receive emails from Blackboard Connect.
Other fun events to watch for (and volunteer for) are Family Movie Nights, Parents' Nights Out, Spring Bike Walk Bus days, language related activities, after-school activities and opportunities, Riverbank Run, running club, and more. Please Note: Many of these events and programs are run by volunteers. These dates are subject to change. Stay in touch!
PTA meetings are on the SECOND Tuesday of each month, at 7:00pm, at school-- please join us!